The Witch and The Hundred Knight: Revival Hits the West in March

Her name isn’t Metallica anymore, please don’t sue.

The Witch and The Hundred Knight was Nippon Ichi Studio’s first big attempt at an action RPG last generation. It sounded rather ambitious, and when the final game shipped, it seemed as if a lot of big ideas had been left on the cutting room floor, leaving a game that received a tepid response from critics and players alike.

That all said, it’s odd that it’s receiving an enhanced edition on PS4 in The Witch and The Hundred Knight: Revival, but it seems to be packed with enough new content that it might make good on some of the original ideas NIS had for the game. The new edition of the game will be seeing a release in North America on March 1st, 2016, and in Europe on March 4th. It’ll cost $40 and  €40, respectively.

Revival adds a host of graphical and performance enhancements, a new area called The Tower of Illusion that allows you to sacrifice weapons in order to fight powerful enemies and get high quality loot, where the quality of the sacrificed weapon will lead to better rewards. It’ll also let you play as the titular Witch, Metallia, who was previously a story-critical NPC in the original release, and it’ll be adding in an alchemy system that lets you enhance your equipment.

Considering this seems to be adding far more than remasters this generation typically do, it’s nice to see that this is still only shooting for a $40 price tag. While the gameplay of the original wasn’t anything special, the story had a rather mean-spirited sense of humor that worked really well, and a host of characters that helped carry the overall package a great deal, so provided that these enhancements make for a substantial upgrade, Revival could very well be worth checking out.

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