Game Arts, the developers behind the Grandia and Lunar series, as well as recent fares like Ragnarok Odyssey and Dokuro, is working on a new action-RPG called Picotto Knights.
According to the official site of the game, Picotto Knights will be a free-to-play title and features up to four player online co-op play. Alternately, players can go solo and use AI-controlled versions of their previous co-op party members.
Actual combat will be real-time and presented in a side-scrolling perspective. Players control a soldier called a cocoroid who is highly customizable in terms of skillsets, appearances, and weapons-handling. The game offers up to eight different kinds of weapons for the cocoroid to wield, ranging from spears to bowguns.
The game will be out for the PS Vita. There is currently no release date announced for the RPG. For more information on Game Arts' previous effort, check out GameSpot's preview of Dokuro and Ragnarok Odyssey.