Bandai Namco released Ilinx’s anime-based fighting Black Clover: Quartet Knights onto the Steam store on September 13th, but most gamers had no idea that it was coming since Bandai forgot to promote it.
The multiplayer fighting game features 4-vs-4 fights as players can take on the role of various characters and utilize a series of characters that fit into the four roles of fighter, healer, support or ranger, and attempt to out-fight and out-class your opponents in 3D battle arena maps.
The story centers around a boy named Asta who can’t use magic in a world where everyone uses magic. Nevertheless, Asta teams up with several other characters in his quest to become a Wizard King and eventually master magic.
One of Asta’s companions, Yami Sukehiro, the captain of the Black Bulls knight order, is stricken with a curse that makes him younger. Asta has to help his companion defeat the mysterious mage and help restore Yami to his former self. You can check out the trailer below.
The gameplay is a free-form fighter, insofar that you move around in 3D battle arenas without being directly locked to a single opponent. The fighting is very similar to Bandai’s other Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm but it has the team-based play not unlike the Final Fantasy Dissidia games.
In addition to the basic single-player story mode and the online multiplayer PvP modes, there are also various costumes and bundles available as well, including a season pass that unlocks a number of costumes you can use for some of the characters.
You can tell Ilinx did a phenomenal job crafting and chiseling out the 3D curves of the lovely ladies in the game. It’s just a shame that out of the games for Bandai not to be loquacious about when it comes to marketing the game, poor ‘ole Black Clover: Quartet Knights wasn’t one of them.
A lot of gamers are somewhat disappointed at how little press the game has received, and it’s not surprising given that it wasn’t one of those games that came across the desk with any sort of trailers, screenshots, or other promo material.
Anyway, if you want to check the game out, which s receiving a lot of positive feedback from gamers, you can head on over to the Steam store page and pick up a digital copy for $49.99.