Unicorn Overlord Announced for March 8, 2024 Release, Atlus x Vanillaware Strategy RPG


Four years ago, a new Vanillaware project was teased through 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue. Today, during a Nintendo Direct for September 2023, the game has been officially revealed as Unicorn Overlord, for a March 8, 2024 release date. The game will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms.

As another Vanillaware title in collaboration with Atlus, Unicorn Overlord is a fantasy strategy RPG where the forces of good take on a great evil. It feature Vanillaware’s high-definition graphics, characters, a flexible field to explore, and innovative tactical combat.

Unicorn Overlord will feature English, German, French, Spanish and Italian language support.

Director George Kamitani previously stated that Unicorn Overlord is one of Vanillaware’s biggest titles created.


Fight against fate and embark on a royal adventure to regain your reign in the timeless RPG Unicorn Overlord. From the creators of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Unicorn Overlord combines overworld exploration and an innovative battle system in the iconic Vanillaware style. Traverse the vibrant world, cultivate a grand army with over 60 distinct characters and grow your renown throughout the five nations in this epic fantasy experience. Liberate your kingdom and reclaim your destiny! Unicorn Overlord launches on Nintendo Switch March 8, 2024.

New information for the game will be announced during the “ATLUS TGS2023 MEDIA BRIEFING” on September 20th.

The official Japanese website for the game can be found here. The official English one, here.

Trailer (English)

Trailer (Japanese)


Limited Edition

The “Monarch Edition” of Unicorn Overlord has been announced for Japan, including:

  1. Deluxe Special Box: A special box designed by Vanillaware.
  2. 16-bit Arranged Music Album: An album produced by Basiscape featuring arranged tracks from the game in 16-bit as a 2 CD set.
  3. Art Book: Featuring character illustrations, backgrounds, concept art and more with a total of 132 pages.
  4. Original Card Game: A set for a completely original card game created by Vanillaware that can be played with 2 to 4 people.
  5. Unicorn Overlord Game (Physical Version)

The Limited Edition will also be released in the West:

In addition to a Standard edition, a *Collector’s edition of Unicorn Overlord will include the physical Unicorn Overlord game, a Premium Edition Box, 16-bit BGM Soundtrack CD (two discs with ten tracks on each), a 132-page artbook and an original card game featuring 239 cards, tokens and markers.

First-Print Bonus

Those who purchase the first-print copies of the game or pre-order the digital versions will get a DLC set that allows players to customize their army’s flag with the emblems of Odin SphereDragon’s Crown, or 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.

The Collector’s edition will also include the ATLUS X Vanillaware Heraldry Pack, a pre-order DLC, which lets you customize the Liberation Army’s flag with emblem designs from Odin Sphere, Dragon’s Crown and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.