named Disgaea: Hour of Darkness as our favourite PlayStation 2 game
of last year because of it's sheer brilliance and if you're like
us you'll be determined to get your hands on whatever KOEI and NIPPON
ICHI have in store for us this year. Well there's not long to wait
for what's sure to be more turn based magic as KOEI have announced
Phantom Brave will released on February 4th 2005. Below you'll find
the official press release.
Ltd, the European subsidiary of the Japanese publisher and developer
KOEI Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce their plans to bring two highly
acclaimed RPG titles to the European market. An agreement has been
established between KOEI and the burgeoning Japanese publisher and
developer, NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC, to publish both award winning
‘La Pucelle’ and the almighty ‘Phantom Brave’
the deal that brought the critically acclaimed Disgaea to the European
market, both parties are delighted to be working together again
on these two new titles. Steve Marks, Marketing and PR Manager for
KOEI Ltd, spoke favourably of the acquisition:
“It is a pleasure to be working with Nippon Ichi yet again.
In Disgaea they gave us a AAA title and the feedback we received
has proved to us that there will be great demand for these two titles.
The two new games from Nippon Ichi fit in extremely well with our
brand strategy and both La Pucelle and Phantom Brave will be very
valuable additions to our ever-growing catalogue. Both titles are
highly acclaimed and we are delighted to be able to offer top quality
RPG games to fans across Europe”.
- Format PlayStation 2
- Launch date - February 4th 2005
critical acclaim in the US, Phantom Brave is the latest hit title
NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC.
In the year 921, in a world called Ivoire lives Marona, a 13 year
old orphaned girl with a special ability to communicate with phantoms.
Her ability brings resentment from others, but cheerful Marona is
undeterred. Marona believes in her parent’s teaching that
people will one day come to like her as long as she stays compassionate
Marona is a Chroma, a magical mercenary of sorts, in the archipelago
world of Ivoire.
Unlike most Chromas, however, Marona possesses the power to summon
phantoms and is always accompanied by Ash, her dead parents' former
companion as they bid to resolve disputes around the world.
Phantom Brave players will take on the role of Marona to complete
missions assigned by the clients. Players are not alone in their
quest though as Marona is able to create custom Phantom troops that
you manage and control in battle.
• No battle map grids = Free roaming battle maps allow you
to place your characters anywhere.
• Create your custom characters from over 400 different skills
and magical spells.
• Over 100 hours of gameplay.
• Unlimited variation of dungeon maps to satisfy even the
most hardcore gamer.
Ltd, is a subsidiary of the Japanese company KOEI Co.,Ltd, that
established office in Hertfordshire, UK in 2003. KOEI maintains
operations in Japan, The US, UK, Canada, China, Korea and Taiwan.
KOEI employs over six hundred people worldwide and has sales exceeding
$200 million. The company constantly seeks the fine balance between
entertainment, technology, art and education and provides games
that seek to mesmerise gamers globally.
KOEI logo is a registered trademark of KOEI Co., Ltd ©2004,
KOEI Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved.
“PlayStation” and the “PS” family logo are
registered trademarks of Sony computer Entertainment Europe.
Nippon Ichi Software inc
Nippon Ichi Software was founded in 1994 in Gifu, Japan as an entertainment
software company. Since then Nippon Ichi Software has grown into
an international company focused on creating innovative video game
Phantom Brave and La Pucelle are all trademarks or registered trademarks
of Nippon Ichi Software Inc. All rights reserved.