Nippon Ichi announces The Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen

PS3 action game to be out in spring 2012 in Japan.

Last August, Japanese developer Nippon Ichi stated that it would soon unveil a quartet of new games it had under development. According to a recent issue of Dengeki PlayStation (translated via Andria Sang), the company has finally revealed one of them: an action role-playing game titled The Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen.

One of the teaser images for the game.

The game is billed as an action RPG, and the story is about the witch Metallica, who plans to overthrow her rival--the forest witch--by using an army of "Hyakkihei" soldiers. Players will have direct control over the first Hyakkihei soldier; they have to summon 99 other soldiers via Metallica's magic. These soldiers act as temporary helpers in fighting off the forest witch's minions, as well as bolster the first soldier's stats and abilities.

The game is laid out in stages, with each of them containing multiple paths to other new stages. If players die halfway in a stage without reaching a save point, they will lose whatever items they collected but will still retain their level. In addition, the action RPG will also have an item synthesis system and a tribe system where players can either make enemies or become an ally with the game's AI-controlled tribes across the game map.

The title's single-player mode will contain 30 hours of gameplay excluding side quests. Nippon Ichi also said that the game will have no loading times when players transition between towns and the gameworld. Disgaea designer Takehito Harada will be in charge of the game's graphics and character designs, while composer Tenpei Satou will be doing the music.

The Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen will be out in spring 2012 in Japan. An English version of the title has yet to be confirmed.

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21 comments
X-RS
X-RS

Sounding Cladun-ish...

burgo81
burgo81

hmmm sounds like a cross between overlord and atelier series, could be good or could be one of those jrpg's that is trying to be a wrpg and falls flat on it's face, will have to wait and see

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

A witch named Metallica? When I saw that I half expected to have the other witch to be revealed as Megadeth and her armies of Rattleheads to face off against Metallicas' Metal Militia army. Yes, I know that hatchet has been buried but that name for the witch is just funny.

packtop
packtop

@KillerporkV2 Nop until now Nisa never released anything for either the Xbox and Xbox 360. Clan of Champion who is sheduled to be released in spring 2012 will be the first game from Nisa that will be for both 360 and PS3 but from what i saw until now that game don't look really good but i might be wrong it happen often with Nisa a game look bad but once you give it a try it's often surprisingly good.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Sounds interesting, looking forward to more info.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

Nippon Ichi building. me know where it is.

Cantido
Cantido

Is her nemesis named Slayer?

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I'd like to see a localization here in the U.S. I love Disgaea 4 but NIS could use some new I.P.s.

Archontic
Archontic

I can't be the only one who thought that something by the name of "The Witch and the Hundred Calvarymen" could only be smut.

thisranks
thisranks

I'll be keeping an eye on this as it's not the normal style you see from NIS....not that there's a problem with what they normally release. I own most of their localized releases. Hopefully NISA will be getting the go ahead on this as soon as possible....Metallica looks pretty damn cool.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

So...if the witch is named Metallica...what's her rival's name? Looks like I have to keep an eye on this one.

androidsaturn
androidsaturn

Really, I'm the first one to mention her name is Metallica?

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

Sounds good. I liked Zettai Hero Project - Ultimate Hero Unlosing Ranger vs Giant Darkdeath Evilman, so I'll probably like this too.

Ziffman
Ziffman

Interesting. It's nice that NIS is exploring new IPs and I'm already liking the sound of this. Here's hoping it'll be great. :D