Langrisser I & II Remakes Coming to PlayStation 4 and SwitchDetails within.08.23.18 - 9:57 PM
The classic strategy-RPG franchise Langrisser is set to make a comeback. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes a first look at a pair of remakes of Langrisser I & II that will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Development on these remakes is about 50% complete as of this writing, and more information is set to be revealed at an official announcement event taking place on August 29th.
What we do know about the Langrisser remakes is that they are being made with a contemporary RPG audience in mind, with new additions and optimizations that weren't present in the original game. The development team intend for these titles to be a little easier for novices to the SRPG genre. The art, graphics, and "topography" of the game's maps are also being redone entirely, in an effort to bring them into the modern era.
A website for the duology was recently opened, and contains plot synopses for both Langrisser titles. You can read those down below.
Since long ago, the legendary sword "Langrisser" has been said to grant infinite power to those who wield it.
Much blood has been shed between those who tried to steal the sword and those who tried to protect it, but after the carnage, it remained in the protection of the royal family of Baldea, the family of the ancient hero...
However, the family’s strong hold on the sword was finally broken.
Dalsis Empire Emperor Digos, possessed by the desire to dominate the world with the power of Langrisser, accompanied by a large army, launched an invasion on the Baldea Kingdom.
Thus begins the long journey of Baldea Kingdom Prince Ledin, who escaped the Kingdom during the attack, to recover Langrisser and defeat Emperor Digos, the enemy of his late father.
For several hundred years following the events of Langrisser I, small wars broke out all over the continent, then died out, then broke out again in an era of constant conflict.
The Baldea Kingdom had already fallen, and "Langrisser" had become a sword of legend.
A young traveler named Erwin, along with a magician's apprentice named Hein that he met on his journey, continued their carefree travels.
One day, the travelers stayed at an inn in a small village in the Salrath territory, where Hein was born.
During their stay, an alarmed Hein runs into Erwin's room. Hein tells Erwin that Rayguard Empire soldiers had invaded the outskirts of the village.
The Imperial knights' sights seemed to be set on a girl named Liana living in the village.
Why would the Imperial knights invade such a peaceful village...?
While having doubts, Erwin leaves the inn to go save Liana.
Stay tuned to RPGFan for more details on Langrisser I & II.