Broccoli Brings PC-Based Strategy RPG to PS2
05.31.07 - 12:20 PM

Broccoli today announced plans to bring Princess Concerto to PlayStation 2. Originally released for the PC platform in 2005, the game was the company's first real strategy RPG. The game takes place in a world of elves, monsters, and wizards. In the distant past, the continent of Ragnoa had been united by a legendary king. After his death however, a series of wars broke out, resulting in the creation of six smaller kingdoms. Just at that time a demon army appeared and attacked one kingdom after the other. Because of their army's size, they quickly overran most of Ragnoa. In this dire situation, the various kingdoms' queens all gather in the kingdom of Raudhia, which has been least hit by the demons' attacks. Princess Concerto's protagonist is Alfred, the youngest of Raudhia's three princes. The polite young man is a pacifist and tends to be indecisive. However, faced with the demons' attack, Alfred eventually decides to throw himself into the epic battle against the forces of evil. In his struggle he will receive support from the following heroines:

Flora, the benevolent queen of the wealthy flower kingdom of Ceulles.
Rune, the naive queen of the holy desert kingdom of Sanc-Kanane.
Selma, is the queen of the grassland kingdom of Thieloto. Following the demon invasion, she is suffering from a severe shock and only speaks through a puppet.
Mireille is the queen of Nogaldo. The strong-minded woman who wears male clothes, is also the leader of a unit of knights.
Shario is the queen of the kingdom of Leu Faule. The leader of the elves is bright and cheerful.

In between the game's turn-based strategy battles, players will get to talk to heroines in good old adventure fashion. Depending on the replies they give during those conversations, the story will develop in different ways.

Princess Concerto for PlayStation 2 will be available in Japan sometime this fall.

Chris Winkler

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