PS3 owners can add one more role-playing game to their ever-growing watch list: strategy RPG Tears to Tiara 2: Heir of the Overlord will serve as its series' Western debut on October 14 in North America, with a November 11 release planned for Europe. Atlus will be publishing Tears to Tiara 2 in the US for $39.99, but a price for NIS America's European version is still to be determined.
Hamilcar Barca leads Tears to Tiara 2 as a man indentured to the Divine Empire, but when the Empire burns an innocent girl at the stake, Hamilcar unhinges, channeling the might of the berserker. With a new-found understanding for his power and the support of a goddess, Hamilcar moves to free his people from the corrupt Empire.
Thankfully, it doesn't sound like Hamilcar will have to take on an entire empire by himself – Tears to Tiara 2 will have more than 15 main characters, with the game's overarching story progressing in a "visual novel style," according to a press release. You'll likely be reading your way through most conversations as well, as Tears to Tiara 2 will retain its Japanese dialogue and offer English subtitles for its "80-hour" adventure.
It only takes 80 hours to overthrow an empire? Jeez, channeling the power of an ancient Norse warrior sure seems efficient.
Tears to Tiara 2
Atlus U.S.A. and NIS America will be releasing the strategy RPG in North America and Europe, respectively.
Turn-based strategy fans, rejoice! ATLUS will be bringing over the cult hit SRPG (that's strategy role-playing game) to North America and NIS America will be releasing the game in Europe. ATLUS is handling the localization of text into English, and the game's original Japanese audio will be left intact.
It will be exclusive to the PS3 and release Oct. 14 for $39.99, and will be an 80+ hour experience that combines strategic turn-based gameplay with an exciting story that unfolds like a visual novel.
The Tears to Tiara 2 Opening Movie is Here:
Press release is below, you can check out the official website here: http://www.atlus.com/tears2
IRVINE, Calif. - July 25, 2014 - The thunder of mounted elephant warriors will rain down upon the Divine Empire as the last heir to Hispania's throne fights to reclaim his land. The strategy RPG Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is coming to the Americas and Europe in 2014, and will be the first localized experience western players have with the strategy RPG franchise. Oh, and though it has "II" in the title, it requires no a priori knowledge of the games to enjoy the story. The characters, their relationships and more are revealed in visual novel-style gameplay over an 80-hour experience with the original Japanese dialogue audio and English text, exclusively on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Tears to Tiara II will be available in stores and digitally for the awesomely low price of $39.99 beginning Oct. 14 2014 in North America. The game will release in Europe on Nov. 11 at a price still TBD. Updates will be posted on the official site: http://www.atlus.com/tears2
Tears to Tiara II follows Hamilcar Barca, a young man eking his way through life indentured to the Divine Empire. But when the Empire burns an innocent girl at the stake, he unleashes a terrible secret-his unbridled rage and demonic might of the berserker. With his newfound strength, and the insistence of a goddess, Hamilcar shoulders the burden of freeing his people from the tyranny of a corrupt Empire. On his journey to free himself and his enslaved people, he will fight alongside powerful allies, beasts, and even the gods themselves. However, he must control the demon within first, lest he himself turns the world to ash.
Tears to Tiara II features:
More than 15 main characters to get to know as the story unfolds in visual novel style. From a timid lad who hides an intense hatred within to a crude war goddess who's never seen the earth below, characters will meet, forge relationships and alliances, and get pushed to their limits in the quest to free themselves from the Divine Empire.
Strategic turn-based gameplay will challenge the most battle-hardened generals with its combat. Use your allies, and even giant creatures, to help turn the tide in battle.
Joint Attacks, Consecutive Strikes, and Boost Magic mechanics add extra depth to the strategy gameplay and make for more replayability.
Original Japanese story and battle audio.
Tears to Tiara II will be released exclusively on the PS3 Oct. 14, 2014
for a price of $39.99, and on Nov. 11, 2014 in EU with pricing information to follow soon. Updates about the game will be posted on the official website http://www.atlus.com/tears2
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, ATLUS is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences. www.atlus.com
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America's team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do. As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S. and Europe, NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement. NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, Natsume's Book of Friends, and anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.