I was rather marketed on Unicorn Overlord the minute it was revealed at September’s Nintendo Direct just since it’s the brand-new game from Dragon’s Crown and 13 Sentinels designer Vanillaware. After assessing an extensive malfunction shared by the devs and author Atlus – of course, the Persona Atlus – it’s leapt also greater on my listing of most-anticipated 2024 launches.
Unicorn Overlord is out on March 8, 2024, for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, and the day can not come quickly sufficient. Vanillaware guaranteed “the rebirth of tactical fantasy RPGs” in the game’s expose, and it definitely looks the component in these brand-new information.
Set in the wartorn world of Fevrith, Unicorn Overlord difficulties you to discover allies amongst 5 broken kingdoms and unify versus a corrupt realm. As dropped royal prince Alain, you rest at the frontlines of fight and diplomacy, and likewise chicken-catching, woodcutting, village-building, NPC-recruiting, food preparation, purchasing, side-questing, and an entire lot of various other enjoyable and silly-looking things that makes this clearly a Vanillaware game.
The real tactical battle of Unicorn Overlord looks excellent, and I’m not simply discussing the extraordinary art. Fights are divided in between open-world handling and real 2D experiences. That’s the game’s focal point, yet the buffet set up around that battle is what’s truly obtained my focus.