Atlus has released news about Vanillaware’s upcoming strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord, with new details about the characters, world and gameplay.
Previous story and character details, including the protagonist Alain, can be found in a previous post.
Travis (Protagonist’s Ally) – “Fancy way to refer to a spy. You need intel, dirt, or just the latest weather, I’m your man.”
A spy who works for the Cornian Liberation Army. He’s been in this clandestine line of work for years, but when the Liberation Army is formed, he joins the combat troops under Alain’s command.
Yahna (Protagonist’s Ally) – “It’s one of the most prized techniques my master taught me. And not a feat for the weak of heart, mind you.”
A young witch living in the Witch’s Village. When the Zenoira Army launched a fierce assault on the Witch’s Village and began to restrain them, she used her magic to transform into a cat and managed to escape successfully.
Clive (Protagonist’s Ally) – “Together, we shall see Zenoira’s ambitions defeated!”
A member of the knights of the old kingdom of Cornia. Knighted early in his career, he has been praised for his intelligence and bravery since he was a squire. He has used his talents to lay the groundwork for the Liberation Army as Josef’s right-hand man.
Chloe (Protagonist’s Ally) – “I’ll give my all in the royal name, Your Majesty.”
Daughter of a friend of Josef. When she joined the Liberation Army, she became Josef’s apprentice and studied martial arts and academics. While she maintains a courteous attitude toward Alain as her prince, she also counts herself as one of his good friends.
Hodrick (Protagonist’s Ally) – “I know not why you’ve summoned me here, my prince, but I am ever yours to command.”
Former knight of Cornia. Trusted by Queen Ilenia, he served as her personal guard. During the rebellion, he fought alongside Ilenia, but ultimately he was defeated and captured by Valmore.
Melisandre (Protagonist’s Ally) – “There’s not a man in the world who could hope to equal me.”
The head of House Meillet, a distinguished Cornian clan. Losing her parents and older brother to illness early in life, she was raised and trained by her aunt and uncle as the heir to the Meillet family.
The story takes place on the continent of Fevrith, once comprised of five nations: Cornia, Drakenhold, Elheim, Bastorias, and Albion. However, the reborn Zenoiran Empire led by Galerius now dominates the entire continent.
Empire of Zenoira
A great empire that historians say once ruled most of the world, it boasted advanced civilization and technology. Legend has it that, at the height of its prosperity, a mysterious calamity destroyed the whole of the empire in a single day.
The five nations under the iron fist of the Zenoiran Empire are:
Kingdom of Cornia
Located in the center of the continent, Cornia claims fertile fields, a powerful military force, and the largest acreage of land out of all five kingdoms. The lords of the kingdom hold great loyalty to the royal family, and Queen Ilenia’s name is sacred to her subjects.
A land of mountains and deserts in the southeastern part of the continent, the kingdom holds abundant mineral resources and boasts a strong military force led by dragon knights. It also has a long history of border disputes with Cornia.
A land of elves both light and dark, nestled in verdant forests in the southwestern part of the continent. It boasts a unique system of government headed by a divine seer known as the Turenós. The Winding Wood guards this land from outsiders.
A country extending across a vast cold region to the north, populated by various types of beast-folk known as “bestrals” who possess frightening martial prowess. Currently, the country is not ruled by a king but rather a council of clan leaders.
A religious state on a large island in the western part of the continent, it commands strong faith-based national and military power under the Pontiff of the Palevian Orthodoxy. Many inhabitants are part of a winged population known as Angels.
Explore the vast overworld at your leisure, encountering various quests and events. Fight against enemies, liberate and rebuild captured settlements, and prepare your forces to advance even further.
Various events, called quests, will occur while exploring the overworld. By taking on these quests and completing battle stages, you’ll earn rewards. There are many different events logged as quests. Start with the ones that interest you!
After defeating imperial forces and liberating towns and forts, you’ll gain access to armories and tool shops. Wandering enemies in the region will also disappear, making it easier to explore the area.
Towns devastated by imperial rule can be reconstructed by “delivering” materials, adding facilities and functions that can be used.
When large towns and fortified cities are rebuilt, “inns” will be added, where they will be able to serve meals.
Items are scattered throughout the overworld, encouraging exploration. Many of these items can be delivered to towns to help rebuild, so be proactive in collecting them.
These items will also refresh after a certain number of battles are completed.
You can station your comrades in reconstructed towns. Once a character is garrisoned in a town, you will receive rewards each time you complete a stage. Garrisoned soldiers will also collect nearby items from the overworld for you.
At forts, you can engage in mock battles in which prearranged allied units fight each other. You can also expand the size of your units to bolster the number of available character slots in a unit.
The maximum size is of 10 units, with up to 5 members in each.
Honors and Renown
To use a fort, you need to prove your valor by earning Honors, and to unlock the functions of a fort, you need the appropriate Renown Rank. Honors can be earned by clearing stages and delivering goods, while Renown is earned through quest completion and town rebuilding.
Build Renown to hire mercenaries who you can customize as you see fit.
Find wandering enemies on the overworld to trigger an encounter. Finish off the enemy in one battle to earn experience and Honors.
Losing an encounter will send you back to Liberation territory, so watch your strength!
Pay gold to play a mining minigame at quarries. Mine as much ore and minerals as you can within the time limit! You might dig up an old treasure map…?
Unicorn Overlord will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms on March 8, 2024.