Today Happinet officially announced Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, bringing back the franchise from the PS1 era with plenty of turn-based strategy gameplay.
The game will come in 2020 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, and this includes the west.
The scenario will be penned by Kenji Terada, known for Final Fantasy I to III. Xenoblade Chronicles X Character Designer Raita Kazama will take care of the art, while Tenpei Sato will reprise his role composing the soundtrack.
You can check out the announcement trailer below.
If the name “Brigandine” doesn’t ring a bell, here’s an official description of Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia directly from the press release.
In Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, six countries in the Continent of Runersia have waged a war to conquer and unify the land under one nation. Players decide how their legend will unfold by selecting a country and creating their army of Rune Knights, exploring over 40 base locations and encountering over 100 unique knights and 50 types of monsters as they progress across Runersia.
About Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
In Runersia, a continent created by the Rune God, mana rains down endlessly. Eons ago, five Mana Stones were brought forth by this continent and passes through history alongside human nations, eventually embedding into special Brigandine equipment to create Rune Knights – special individuals who can wield the mana power and stones embedded into their armor to cast skills and magic as well as summon and control ancient monsters. Six Brigandine Countries of Runersia, each with conflicting ideals beliefs, histories, and faiths, are divided by Brigandines of Justice, Glory, Freedom, Sanctity, and Ego, while the sixth country exists without Brigandine. The goal is to win battles to expand their country’s influence until the entire continent of Runersia has been taken over by the player.
Featuring a Fantasy world conquest within the turn-based strategy genre, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia will offer hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay in this stunning new campaign for conquest. Players choose one of six countries to assume the role of the ruler aiming to conquer Runersia, and command more than 100 Rune Knights throughout the six nations leading various monster troops of various dragons, ghouls, and fairies, into fierce battles on hexagonal grid maps in the tactical turn-based battle system.
You can also enjoy plenty of screenshots below.