Nippon Ichi’s Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story had a whole plethora of information come out this week, bolstered by a new trailer. The information was first posted to Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story‘s website, and then translated and collated on Gematsu, among other sites. In Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, you take on the role of an instructor; equally adept in battle as well as governance. The instructor is requested by all four major powers of the “Relic Islands” at the same time, and thus, you must choose which princess to raise. Each princess has their own story, and each will reveal secrets surrounding the Relic Islands.
Each princess will develop according to the player’s choices, and whether they “Scold” or “Praise” each princess at critical moments. Referred to as “Direct Teaching,” during story sequences, different dialogues and scenes will play out, depending on your choice. The Direct Teaching also carries into battle, as well, as scolding or praising at the appropriate moments can provide a boost to HP and attack power, and possibly even return the princess to the battlefield. Direct Teaching also awards materials used for upgrading any one of the princess’s five attributes, which can further affect battle performance and unlock more skills. While the video may be laden with Japanese text, you can get a feel for the tone and systems below:
If you’re curious as to who is leading the charge in development, you can look back to when Nippon Ichi announced Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story. Based on what we’ve seen here, NIS is clearly aiming for a peppy, upbeat JRPG. The energetic bounce of the characters as they talk, plus the saturated color palette gives off quite the air of excitement. Of course, that’s not to say it won’t end up being something like Long Live the Queen, but with its focus on isometric action RPG gameplay, this seems unlikely. Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, mouthful of a title and all, is slated to launch on January 25th, 2018 for PS Vita, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story? What do you think of the designs for the titular characters?