Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix's demonic action-strategy game for Vita, is a launch title in Japan. The publisher announced today that it'll be a launch title in North America too, whenever the North American Vita launch happens.

Army Corps of Hell is developed by Entersphere, a company founded by Nintendo expats -- including Motoi Okamoto, who worked on the scripts for both Pikmin games, as well as in direction roles for both Wii Play and Wii Fit, before leaving in 2008. The Pikmin cred is (hopefully) more relevant to this game than Wii Fit.
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SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF HELL FOR NORTH AMERICA
The Battle for Hell Begins in 2012 Exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita system



LOS ANGELES (October 14, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced Army Corps of Hell™ as an exclusive launch title for the PlayStation®Vita system.

Developed by Entersphere, Inc., Army Corps of Hell brings a new level of vicious combat, dark humor and lightning-quick action to the PS Vita system. Players control an army of a hundred goblin soldiers with various classes and abilities to defeat a host of enemies in order to reclaim the King of Hell's throne. In Army Corps of Hell, players can take full advantage of the unique control features of the PS Vita system to experience war like never before!

"We are very excited to have Army Corps of Hell as part of the exclusive launch line-up of the PS Vita system," said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Square Enix, Inc. "The team at Entersphere is creating a unique action game that fully embraces the power and controls of the PS Vita system."

Story
Defeated in battle, the King of Hell is stripped of his powers and banished from his throne. Burned to a meager corpse, the dethroned king uses the last of his strength to take command of a corps of weak-minded goblins. He commands this ragtag army of bloodthirsty goblins as he fights through hell to reclaim his throne, destroying his enemies and looting their corpses for equipment along the way.

Features
· Command massive goblin armies – Annihilate your enemies by controlling an army of 100 goblin soldiers with assorted classes and abilities. Restore the King of Hell's control, empower his army to take on all comers, and reclaim his place as the ruler of the underworld!



· Unleash the PS Vita system! – Use the rear touch pad to command your goblins to play instruments, each activating special properties. Revive your hero, rejuvenate your soldiers and inspire your army to increase their strength! Skillful play will be rewarded with significant benefits and a greater edge against the demon horde.



· Reap the spoils of war to outfit your corps – Combine materials dropped by fallen foes to create new equipment for your troops. Customize your corps' equipment and items to change the look and upgrade the abilities of your goblin soldiers.



· Team up with friends and increase the challenge – Play with up to four players via ad-hoc multiplayer and face tougher bosses to acquire rare items!

Product Summary

Title Army Corps of Hell
Platform PlayStation®Vita system
Genre Action
Release Date 2012
MSRP TBD


Related Links
Army Corps of Hell Official Homepage: http://na.square-enix.com/armycorpsofhell
Army Corps of Hell Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/armycorpsofhell
Army Corps of Hell Official YouTube® Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/armycorpsofhell
Follow Army Corps of Hell on Twitter®: @RealKingOfHell

Army Corps of Hell is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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