Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wage war with the female versions of classic military figures like Napoleon Bonaparte and King Arthur? Well fortunately for you there is this place called Japan. In Japan, there is this belief that male historical figures don’t actually have to be dudes in games. This quirky development philosophy allows us to imagine a world where anybody can become a pretty girl as long as you believe in it.
Thankfully, Fruitbat Factory is here to bring the west this wonderfully creative concept with the localization of 5pb’s Eiyuu Senki. This is Fruitbat Factory’s first console localization after bringing over doujin titles 99 Spirits, 100% Orange Juice, and War of the Human Tanks. Eiyuu Senki is a tactical strategy RPG for the PS3. There is a Vita version coming out in Japan really soon, but no mention of it was in the press release. This could be for a number of reasons such as delaying the localization for a later release or maybe they might be a bit hesitant over some of the new saucier elements.
I’ve included the press release below as well as well as the game’s Japanese PS3 trailer. Careful, it is a bit not safe for work.
Eiyuu Senki to Conquer North America and Europe!
Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest is coming to PlayStation 3 for the first time in English. Prepare to battle cute world leaders in this massive tactical RPG from Japan! Fruitbat Factory will release the game simultaneously in Europe and North America.
Featuring over 70 characters by renowned artist Oyari Ashito and other industry stars, Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest was developed by TENCO and published on Playstation 3 in Japan by MAGES. label 5pb.Games in September 2013.
In this fantastic adventure, the player finds themselves in an alternate world populated with famous characters of history and legend – who also all happen to be beautiful maidens – and must fight their way to world domination.
“After a successful launch of operations on the PC market, we were looking for an opportunity to expand to console gaming. With Eiyuu Senki we found the chance to do it with a bang. It is a funny mix of a strategy game, RPG and visual novel that will forever change how you remember historical figures.” says Ozhan Sen, graphics and marketing lead.
Synopsis: In a world where powerful nations run rampant and heroes battle one another for supremacy, the great nation of Britannia seeks to unite the world through peaceful means while the European Union has adopted an aggressive policy and the Seafaring Nation of Vinland thrives on pillage and plunder. Far in the east, the small nation of Zipang is stuck fast in a quagmire of civil unrest.
In the midst of all this, our memory-loss stricken main character has a fateful meeting with a Hero of Yamatai, Himiko. Together they settle Zipang’s internal disputes and set off into a world covered with the burning embers of war.
“As long-time fans of tactical RPGs we’re very excited to get to work on this title, which we’ve seen many fans wishing to be localized. We are aiming to release Eiyuu Senki simultaneously in North America and Europe, and will give more updates as they happen.” adds Jakke Elonen, project lead.
Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest will be available on Playstation 3.