It’s been a long time since we had a game in the Final Fantasy Tactics or Ogre Tactics series, but Atlus and Vanillaware appear to be collaborating to bring us something that will scratch those itches. They announced a new fantasy tactics IP with Unicorn Overlord. It will feature a fantasy story, strategic battles, and around 60 characters that can be recruited into your forces. It’s also coming to Nintendo Switch in March 2024.
Nintendo announced Unicorn Overlord during the September 2023 Nintendo Direct. The game will be coming to Nintendo Switch on March 8, 2024. As a young warrior called Alain, you will enter a world caught in conflict. Five nations fight bitterly as Alain seeks to reclaim his kingdom and unite the land. This will involve players venturing across the world, gathering allies from around 60 unique characters, and engaging in fierce tactical combat in both real-time overmap movement and turn-based battles. You can see the trailer for the game in action below:
Unicorn Overlord looks like clear homage to the Ogre Tactics games, especially in the way that you can direct units in real-time in battle and then engage in turn-based combat when having run-ins with foes. Vanillaware has been behind a number of quality RPGs, including 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. Meanwhile, Atlus needs little introduction as the caretakers of the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series. Unicorn Overlord looks like a solid and unique blend of the two groups’ expertise.
With a March 2024 release date set for the game, we’ll be looking forward to seeing more of what Unicorn Overlord has for us as we get closer to next year. Stay tuned for further news and updates here at Shacknews and be sure to check out further news from the September Nintendo Direct, such as a Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remaster and the reveal of Princess Peach: Showtime!