NIS America recently announced at TGS that it plans to publish the
fantasy action game Clan of Champions in North America and Europe for
PS3, 360 and PC. The multi-platform title is quite a departure for the
publisher, best known for niche Japanese titles like the hardcore
tactical RPG series Disgaea and lovely Ar Tonelico JRPGs.
Clan of Champions is being developed by Acquire, best known for the Tenchu series. The developer has also worked with NIS before on the PSP titles What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? and Class of Heroes, but this type of multi-platform project is new territory. Multiplayer will be a huge component too, with both three player co-op and three-on-three competitive modes. Character customization will allow players to choose among human, elf or orc, and although it's primarily an action game, it appears to have some RPG elements like weapon leveling.
Set for a Spring 2012 release in both North America and Europe, Clan of Champions is definitely one we'll be keeping our eye on in the coming months.
Sep 18, 2011