Bladestorm: Nightmare deploys to PS4, PS3, Xbox One on March 17th

Bladestorm_Nightmare-logoKoei Tecmo’s “Troop Command Action” title has an official release date: March 17th.

The sequel to the underappreciated Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War is headed to the PS4 and Xbox One, but will also be getting a digital-only PS3 release on the same day.

Koei Tecmo also sent over a batch of new media highlighting the updated battle system and character edit mode and more.

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KOEI TECMO America today announced an updated launch date for the Troop Command Action title, Bladestorm: Nightmare. The Hundred Years’ War epic will commence on March 17, 2015 in North America for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system digital only version will also be available at the same time.

Additionally, new images were released offering a first glimpse at the character edit mode and showcasing the Troop Command battle system that makes the game a stand out offering in the strategy genre. More details were also revealed for the new ‘Nightmare’ mode.

In Bladestorm: Nightmare the player is summoned to create a mercenary and accept missions that will advance the English or the French cause in the course of the Hundred Years’ War. The successful completion of these missions depends on a variety of elements that put the player?s fighting abilities, strategy, tactical and leadership skills to the test. The Mercenary does not ride to the field alone, but as the commander of an army unit chosen to fit each individual situation as some missions are better fought with foot soldiers, others with lances, archers, light cavalry, or a combination of melee, ranged and mounted units.

The updated battle system in Bladestorm: Nightmare allows for simultaneous control of up to 4 army units increasing the game’s strategic edge? units can be repositioned at any time and ordered to take certain actions that will aid in a successful mission including attacks from specific angles and holding a position or group within another unit.  The player can choose to switch to command any of these units in real time, combine them in a 200 soldier troop for a charged attack, or issue orders to each and any of them using the battle map interface.

More details were also revealed for the ‘Nightmare’ mode, an all-new and original fantasy scenario involving battling and controlling armies of mythical creatures. In the opening sequence of this mode a group of Mercenaries in possession of a sword able to control monsters arrive in war-stricken Gascony only to find the combined forces of England and France under siege by an army of demonic forces. As the leader of the group, the player fights through this army to rescue the defenders and decides to investigate the origins of this new threat.

Bladestorm: Nightmare is published by KOEI TECMO America and will be available on March 17, 2015 in North America.  The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be available for $59.99 and the PlayStation 3 digital only version will be available for $49.99. This title has been rated T for “Teen” by the ESRB.

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