The PS Vita is in stores today, and if you’re dying to get a little taste of metal on your brand new handheld, Army Corps of Hell is now available for purchase at retail and on the PlayStation Store .
The game combines the group gameplay mechanic of Pikmin with the evil and devilish atmosphere of Overlord. It’s by far one of the most interesting titles for the Vita’s launch, and one I’m excited to play.
Full press release can be seen below.
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 22, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced Army Corps of Hell™ is now available at retailers and via digital download from the PlayStation®Store. Players can now face the ultimate battle for hell exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita system.
Army Corps of Hell distinguishes itself from the rest of the PS Vita system lineup with its gut-spilling battles, over-the-top humor and heavy metal music. As the King of Hell, players control an army of a hundred goblins of three classes: Soldiers, Magi and Spearmen. Each goblin class has various abilities to defeat a host of enemies to help the King of Hell reclaim his throne. In Army Corps of Hell, players and their friends can take full advantage of the ad-hoc multiplayer system and the unique control features of the PS Vita system to experience war like never before!
Square Enix also announced that free downloadable content (DLC) will be available, allowing players to equip the goblin soldiers and make battles even more viciously fun! The “Pumpkin Equipment Set” will be available starting February 28. Additional scheduled DLC includes the “Frog Equipment Set” on March 13 and the “Bunny Ears Equipment Set” on April 3.
- Command massive goblin armies – Annihilate your enemies by controlling an army of a hundred goblin soldiers with assorted classes and abilities. Restore the King of Hell’s control, empower his army to take on all comers and reclaim his place as the ruler of the underworld!
- Unleash the PS Vita system! – Use the rear touch pad to command your goblins to play instruments, each activating special properties. Revive your hero, rejuvenate your soldiers and inspire your army to increase their strength! Skillful play will be rewarded with significant benefits and a greater edge against the demon horde.
- Reap the spoils of war to outfit your corps – Combine materials dropped by fallen foes to create nearly a hundred different weapons for your troops. Customize your corps’s equipment and items to change the look and upgrade the abilities of your goblin soldiers and the King of Hell.
- Team up with friends and increase the challenge – Play with up to four players via ad-hoc multiplayer and face tougher bosses to acquire rare items!