Koei Tecmo and Gust announced that Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon will be available on the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4 and on Steam in the West starting October 24th in North America and on October 27th, 2017 in Europe.
The announcement comes courtesy of a new trailer that was posted up recently on the official Koei Tecmo channel, featuring just under a minute’s worth of gameplay.
The trailer doesn’t do much in the way of explaining anything or showcasing much of the gameplay. Instead it’s kind of a mellow piece with some low key music that showcases some of the characters and a few of the cinematics.
The story centers around a knight protecting her childhood friend from demon attacks, only the knight is felled by a demon and resurrected as a half demon. She’s accompanied by another friend and rival as they attempt to save the priestess and rid the world of the demonic darkness that plagues the Earth.
The game may sound dark and gripping but it’s really more like a hack-and-slash JRPG steeped in Yuri themes. Some gamers aren’t too fond of the characters being lesbians while others are very welcoming of the whole lesbian theme. The original game was pretty much the exact same way, so if you weren’t all that keen on the themes and characterizations in the first Nights of Azure you’re likely not going to care too much for the sequel.
The sequel already launched in Japan so those in the West who can’t speak moon runes can get in on the action starting this fall. If you’re a mobile gamer you’ll be pleased to know that the game will be available for the Nintendo Switch, in addition to launching for the PlayStation 4 and on Steam. If you need to catch up on the original you can do so by grabbing a copy from over on the Steam store right now. If you live in the U.K., you probably won’t want to buy the game from the PlayStation Store with a PayPal account because PayPal will leave you screwed and shamed, like anyone who gets drunk and goes out on a date with Brock Turner.