Royal beat 'em up Battle Princess of Arcadias coming to PS3

If I were royalty, I'd decree that I get to roam the streets of East London beating the heck out of dreadful drunks. That's essentially what Battle Princess Plume does in Battle Princess of Arcadias, a beat 'em up action-RPG which publisher NIS has announced it's bringing over from Japan to PlayStation 3 later this year.

Well, perhaps Plume is a little more noble than I, as her kingdom has been over-run by monsters and she's recruiting a team to take it back. But, essentially we're the same. We both have a girl gang, special moves, and oodles of upgradeable weapons, for instance.

Here's a trailer from the Japanese version, which launched last September: