PS4 Exclusive JRPG Nights of Azure Gets New Screenshots and Official Western Names for Protagonists

on November 10, 2015 12:53 PM

Koei Tecmo just released a batch of new screenshots for the upcoming PS4 exclusive Nights of Azure (or Yoru no Nai Kuni in Japan), that also lost is PS3 and PS Vita versions in the transition to the west.

Interestingly, we also get an official blurb for the two protagonists:

“The game is set on the imaginary island-kingdom of Ruswal, where nights are plagued by Azure-blooded demons. Although it is dangerous for humans to leave their homes after dark, the brave knights known as the Curia are trained to fend off the ever growing threat.

Among them is Arnice, a warrior of great skill and the protagonist of Nights of Azure. While she’s skilled with a blade, her talents aren’t just a product of her training. Arnice has some demon blood herself and is actually the only human that has managed to touch azure blood and survive! This event hasn’t left her unscathed and its thrilling implications become apparent quite early on; among others, it allows her access to a set of impressive abilities including the power to summon monsters to her aid in battle.

Koei Tecmo also released images on the first of a row of very interesting supporting character: Lilysse. Lilysse is a chosen saint whose fate is inextricably intertwined with the outcome of the game, and Arnice’s best friend. Their friendship is one of the most vital storytelling elements of this title, and the ending of the game will be greatly affected by how players choose to incorporate it in key decisions.”

We finally get an official transliteration for the name of the characters, considering that there were at least three different versions of the way the Katakana could be read for each.

It’s worth nothing that while Arnice fits the original “アーナス” quite well, Lilysse is a bit stretched (or better, simplified) from the original “リュリーティス,” that sounded more like Lilytis.

 /  Executive News Editor
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