Back in July, during a livestream, Koei-Tecmo revealed that Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon would get a special costume based on Yuuri Kozukata’s outfit. For those who never heard of her, she’s one of three protagonists of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (known as Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water in North America and Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko in Japan), released on the Wii U.
And today, Koei-Tecmo confirmed that this very costume would also be available in the western version of the game. To get it, all you will need to do is get the game within the first 3 months after launch!
Here’s a picture of that costume:
Also, Koei-Tecmo shared some details about the battle system. Everything was already covered in our previous posts about the Japanese release, so we’re simply going to copy/paste the relevant bits from the press release:
As Aluche and her battle party set off on their journey to defeat the Moon Queen, they will encounter a variety of devious and dastardly demons; some of which mean to bring them harm and others which wish to join them on their quest. The mighty Striker type Servans are invaluable assets to any battle party, transforming from their demonic forms to powerful weapons which Aluche can wield in battle. Controlling the Striker type opens up a plethora of abilities to aid in combat situations, improving Aluche’s skills in either long range or close combat depending on which particular Servan she relies upon.
Making the most of the eccentric cast of human and demonic companions is incredibly important in securing victory, and players will be able to choose their dream battle party to give them a selection of unique abilities. The beautiful Lilies are able to perform an impressive combination attack with Aluche, Double Chase. When requirements in battle are met this attack can quickly change the tide of the fight, causing overwhelming damage to anyone in its path. Active Skills, used by Aluche, and Special Skills, activated by the Lilies, can also offer a boost to Aluche’s team in the form of increased health, attack or defence.
Amidst the waves of demons which plague the land are large fiends – devastating boss creatures which will require Aluche and company to utilise not only their innermost strength, but the environments around them as well. Breaking barrels of flammable liquid, for example, can be used to coat the enemy in flame accelerant so that an elemental fire attack will do considerably more damage! Aluche will encounter a unique selection of bosses from Vallderossa, a giant spider which uses its webs to fight, to the Blue-Blooded Fish Joe, which hides underground waiting for an opportunity to strike.
But that’s not all! We also have a brand new trailer, focusing on the story:
Finally, here’s the first English screenshots for Nights of Azure 2:
Nights of Azure 2 (Switch) comes out on October 24th in North America, and October 27th in Europe.
Source: Koei-Tecmo PR