Atlus just released a massive gallery of screenshots and artwork, alongside new details of Unicorn Overlord, Vanillaware's upcoming Tactics JRPG revealed during September's Nintendo Direct.
We start with meeting several characters including the spy Travis, the witch Yana, the knight Clive, the spear-armed Chloe, the former knight Hodrick, and the noble Mélisande.
We also get to take a look at the map of the continent of Fevrith, which includes five nations, Cornia, Drakenhold, Elheim, Bastorias, and Albion. They're currently under the rule of the Zenoiran Empire.
Moving on to gameplay mechanics, we get to see how we can freely roam the map while tackling the various events we encounter. We can fight battles, liberate and utilize towns, place garrisons, recruit new allies, and more.
We can take on quest battles, which will provide rewards when cleared. There's also a quest log to keep track of the missions you have found.
There are town liberation stages after which you can use various facilities within towns, also removing local enemy patrols making exploration easier.
Rebuilding towns damaged by the Imperial army requires the delivery of materials, which activates the useful facilities mentioned above. Rebuilding large fortified towns also unlocks an inn where you can enjoy meals. This is a Vanillaware game, after all, so expect food to play a relevant role.
You can gather a variety of items out in the field, including those required to rebuild towns. After completing a number of stages, the items will replenish, allowing you to gather them again.
Placing garrisons in liberated towns will grant rewards when you complete a stage and will also activate the automatic collection of items around the location.
In the forts, you can conduct mock battles between your units and expand them with additional soldiers. Various features in the forts require a certain level of fame, which can be acquired by earning medals from battle stages and deliveries.
As your fame increases, you'll be able to hire mercenaries and even customize the color of their outfits.
If you meet enemies on the field, you trigger a battle. Defeating the enemy units will earn you XP and medals, but suffering defeats will automatically return you to the territory you previously liberated. You should be careful about overextending.
Lastly, another activity you can perform is mining. You can access a dedicated minigame by paying money, and obtain ore and other materials. You can check out all the images below.Update: a second gallery has been added with screenshots localized in English, just sent to TechRaptor by Sega of America.
Unicorn Overlord will release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on March 8, 2024. If you'd like to see more, you can enjoy another gallery of screenshots and details.
In more Vanillaware news, recently we heard that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim passed 1 million units sold worldwide, a well-deserved milestone.