If you love Record of Grancrest War, you’re gonna love the latest announcement out of Bandai Namco.
Turns out they’ve been putting together a Grancrest game for PS4!
Record of Grancrest War premiered as light novels back in 2013 and quickly grew a large fan base. Since its release, there have been nine books released – the latest hitting stores back in October. Later, they were adapted into an ongoing manga series and eventually an anime TV show which debuted in January.
In a unique twist on the ordinary, show’s writers Ryo Mizuno and Shunsaku Yanō released a tabletop RPG just months after the novels premiered back in 2013. Since then they’ve released over a dozen supplemental books for their pen-and-paper spinoff.
This tabletop RPG is likely what inspired them to make a strategy RPG video game, as opposed to the typical hack’n’slash anime adaptation. And this game looks anything BUT typical.
Check out the trailer here:
Combat kinda looks like Final Fantasy 15 mixed with Dynasty Warriors, right?
From the trailer we can make out that you lead your heroes into battle, while simultaneously issuing commands to your soldiers. You can give them orders, put them in positions, and setup path-finding for each team. Hence, strategy/RPG. But that’s not all, kids. You’re also armed with special moves, magic attacks, and siege equipment!