Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll heading to NA Feb. 8

Tecmo Koei's fantasy action RPG arriving Valentine's week in the US on the PS3.

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Last month, Japanese developer-publisher Tecmo Koei revealed that the first half of its in-progress fiscal year has been off to a slow start. For the six-month period ended September 30, the company saw sales fall 27.5 percent to ¥11.1 billion ($132 million), while operating losses reached ¥1.1 billion ($13.1 million). Tecmo Koei laid the blame of its sagging financials at the feet of two primary causes: development costs for future titles and a delay of the action role-playing game Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll.

The discussion over Trinity's release date has come to an end.

One of those causes will soon see resolution, as the publisher announced today that Trinity will be available for the PlayStation 3 in North America on February 8. The game is in development at Omega Force, which is best known for helming the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors beat-'em-up franchises.

Trinity takes place in an original fantasy world called Vyashion, which is populated by humans, elves, and vampires. The game sees players assuming control of three characters--a warrior, a wizard, and an assassin--with the goal of restoring order to the land after it has become assailed by the treacherous King Balor.

Players will explore environments that range from bustling metropolises to dank dungeons as part of their adventure. The nonlinear storyline also affords players a chance to engage in battles in a way that combines the magical and physical prowess of the game's three party members.

Discussion

25 comments
Quezakolt
Quezakolt

What's with the lack of traditionnal RPGs on the PS3? At least we have games like this one.. the PS3 is seriously lacking.. i should've gotten an XBOX instead.. who would have known.

pbz5
pbz5

another arpg game again...

gamenerd15
gamenerd15

The demo wasn't half bad. You can switch between characters and each character has two sets of attacks. There are 3 attacks per set. The graphics are not that great and the game does have some potential. It is better than dynasty warriors. It will not be better than any of the other games though. The demo was on the JP store.

KuRf
KuRf

Going to be a great year..can't wait can't wait!!! But I really wish a Suikoden series..hmmmm

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Would you believe that 3 dragons are entered in 2011. It will be interesting to see which dragon takes all.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

@BigBigR, yes but from what I've seen of the trailers for the game, it's starting to look like Final Fantasy XIII. D:

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

I know that jrpg's are always a bit strange.. but really? humans, elves, and vampires? That will not work well I think since it's on the ps3 it will work well though ^^ Ex: Demons souls, ummmm ok i forgot the other ones

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

To those knocking the generic nature of jrpg, well rpgs in nature, i could say the same thing about halo/COD/etc., i played these games the first time around when they were called doom and goldeneye; rpgs are not the only game genre that really havent changed that much and i get tired of hearing how generic they are

maverick_76
maverick_76

I just can't ever seem to get into these types of games.

BigBigR
BigBigR

@BladeTrinity114 "except for the Battle System." Which is the main part of pretty much every JRPG. Its all about how good the Battle System is, as long as characters and story aren't below average.

HaLoMaStErJT
HaLoMaStErJT

Hope its good, I might check it out when more info is revealed.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

There better be something to differentiate it from it's competitors, or I won't be buying it. To me, that sounds pretty much exactly like every other JRPG that's been produced in the past years, except for the Battle System.

Dantethayer1
Dantethayer1

Been waiting for a while for this one. Hopefully the story's good and ill be happy.

godzillab10
godzillab10

I think I own this game already, but it has a different name on my shelf, it's called Dynasty Warriors

Bboyjhin
Bboyjhin

it looks bad i wont buy this sorry

Darkaned
Darkaned

I hope this is good, i am looking forward to trying it out. Just hope its not another; Looks-interesting-but-messy-battlesystem game.

thisranks
thisranks

Now all we need is another Trapt/Deception style game and ROTTK/Nobunaga game for this gen consoles and i will be a happy camper.

soulless4now
soulless4now

If the story is at least interesting and the gameplay is good, I'll buy it.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

It's like Devil May Cry... on crack... with two buddies following you.

First_Descent
First_Descent

Damn Koei/Temco, that's a lot of dough to lose, but you do make the dynasty warrior games, which you play one, you played them all. This game, if it has a strong story line and character development, than count me in. Also, if co-op is like Diablo, than people will pick it up.

ralphikari
ralphikari

Yeah Dynasty Warriors 17 and yet another PS2-stylized-run-around-hack-and-slash will sure fix the problem. I find it strange Quantum Theory wasn't blamed for the collapse of their financial function but that's quantum theory for ya.

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

They're blaming development costs and a single delay for losses?!? Let's be real here, Koei/Tecmo have been sucking hard lately, and they have no one to blame but themselves.

TristanH12
TristanH12

Wow how will the game stand up to the likes of other high profile titles releasing around the same time (Mass Effect PS3, Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Killzone 3...)