Army Corps of Hell joins PS Vita launch lineup in US

Square Enix prepping RTS-like actioner from Pikmin writer's new studio for Western launch of Sony's new handheld.

The PlayStation Vita dominated Sony's 2011 Tokyo Game Show press conference, with the company confirming a large swath of launch lineup titles in Japan. One of those titles was Army Corps of Hell, from Square Enix. Today, the Japanese publisher confirmed that Army Corps of Hell will also be a launch title for the PS Vita in the US early next year.

The Army Corps of Hell mobilizes in the US early next year.

Army Corps of Hell comes from Entersphere, a new studio from the writer behind Nintendo's highly regarded GameCube game, Pikmin. Placed in the shoes of the "King of Hell," players will lead armies of goblins with the goal of reclaiming his throne.

The game will utilize special features present only on the PS Vita, with the rear touch pad put to use for commanding hordes and playing instruments. The game is also set to include a loot system for equipping goblin armies to take on more difficult enemies and bosses. Square Enix also confirmed that local multiplayer will be supported via an ad hoc infrastructure mode.

For more on Army Corps of Hell, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

All I need to read was 'pikmin writer'. Absolutely awesome game, fully loved it. The Vita can't actually get any better right now, all news is good news!! :cry: That's happy crying by the way :P

deathblow3
deathblow3

square is not making the game developers from the studio that made pikmin for the nintendo is making the game square is the publisher that the developer pick to publish the game. it more like pikmin than over lord same concept but very different in how you control the minions.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

i gotta agree with Megakick on the fact it sounds like overlord. but thats where i stop agreeing with him. i am quite likely to get this when i get a Vita.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

[URL=http://www.gamespot.com/vita/strategy/jigoku-no-gundan-army-corps-of-hell/images/6340165/1/?full_size=1&path=2011%2F286%2FArmyCorpsofHell_97197_screen.jpg&caption=The%2BArmy%2BCorps%2Bof%2BHell%2Bmobilizes%2Bin%2Bthe%2BUS%2Bearly%2Bnext%2Byear.&blog=1&cvr=UW71]This game[/URL] does not look about as good as a [URL=http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/ghostreconjunglestorm/images/0/15/?full_size=1]PS2 game[/URL]. I understand what you mean, and it does have unimpressive visuals, it just irks me when people compare PS2 visuals to a modern specimen. There's a world of difference.

franzito
franzito

SQEX is doing it!? Oh my... well, I still like them. It sound venturous after some FF debacles.

megakick
megakick

What is this Square Enix version of OVERLORD? I bet it's not 1/2 as good either. I hope this is not close to release version the graphics look about as good as PS2.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

Army Corps of Hell? That's a strange way to spell Final Fantasy Type-0.

Halloll
Halloll

I would've rather little king story. this trailer made my ear bleed

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Vita's launch is going to be kickass.

Ringx55
Ringx55

This was one game that always peeked my interests, I'm glad to see it as a lunch title :)

SteelWingKnight
SteelWingKnight

Overlord meets Pikmin for the Vita... Sounds like crazy good fun. Doubt I will get a Vita though.

fester420
fester420

I was hoping to see this game stateside, and on launch day at that!

zzamaro
zzamaro

...and we still don't know the vida date launch in the US :(