Thread: Unicorn Overlord [OT] - Vanillaware's take on Ogre Battle Meets Fire Emblem (NSFW, Strong Internet Recomanded)
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Unicorn Overlord OT - Animation by regawdless

A Collaborative OT by @Zeta Dragoon and @regawdless

Premise

Fight against fate and embark on a royal adventure to regain your reign in the timeless RPG Unicorn Overlord. From the creators of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Unicorn Overlord combines overworld exploration and an innovative battle system in the iconic Vanillaware style. Traverse the vibrant world, cultivate a grand army with over 60 distinct characters and grow your renown throughout the five nations in this epic fantasy experience. Liberate your kingdom and reclaim your destiny!
 
Editions
Editions


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Premium Outer Box
Base Game
Artbook (132 pages)
2-CD Soundtrack
Card Game 2-4 Players (239 cards)
DLC Voucher (ATLUS x Vanillaware Heraldry Pack)
 
Characters
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ALAIN - The people of Cornia are suffering, Lex. Should I turn a deaf ear to their voices... I would have little and less claim to the crown I feel is mine. -Crown prince of the fallen kingdom of Cornia, and son of its queen, Ilenia. After losing his mother at a young age amidst Cornian general Valmore's rebellion, he was ushered to the island of Palevia by the knight Josef, who taught him sword and strategy alike until the age of 17.

ALAIN
"The people of Cornia are suffering, Lex. Should I turn a deaf ear to their voices... I would have little and less claim to the crown I feel is mine."

Crown prince of the fallen kingdom of Cornia, and son of its queen, Ilenia. After losing his mother at a young age amidst Cornian general Valmore's rebellion, he was ushered to the island of Palevia by the knight Josef, who taught him sword and strategy alike until the age of 17.

SCARLETT - I'll do everything I can as is my role as a priestess of the Palevian Church. -A priestess of the Palevian Orthodoxy who, after training tirelessly from a young age, now tends to the cathedral on the island of Palevia. In the end, she opts to leave the island and join Alain on his journey.

SCARLETT
"I'll do everything I can. As is my role as a priestess of the Palevian Church."

A priestess of the Palevian Orthodoxy who, after training tirelessly from a young age, now tends to the cathedral on the island of Palevia. In the end, she opts to leave the island and join Alain on his journey.

Sorry, Alain, but this round's mine! -A childhood friend of Alain's, born on the island of Palevia to a local fisherman. After studying under Josef, he resolves to join the quest to liberate Fevrith.

LEX
"Sorry, Alain, but this round's mine!"

A childhood friend of Alain's, born on the island of Palevia to a local fisherman. After studying under Josef, he resolves to join the quest to liberate Fevrith.


CHLOE - I'll give my all in the royal name, Your Majesty. Daughter of a friend of Josef. When she joined the Liberation Army, she became Josef's apprentice and studied martial arts and academics. While she maintains a courteous attitude toward Alain as her prince, she also counts herself as one of his good friends.

CHLOE
"I'll give my all in the royal name, Your Majesty."

Daughter of a friend of Josef. When she joined the Liberation Army, she became Josef's apprentice and studied martial arts and academics. While she maintains a courteous attitude toward Alain as her prince, she also counts herself as one of his good friends.

HODRICK  - I know not why you've summoned me here, my prince, but I am ever yours to command. Former knight of Cornia. Trusted by Queen Ilenia, he served as her personal guard. During the rebellion, he fought alongside Ilenia, but ultimately he was defeated and captured by Valmore.

HODRICK
"I know not why you've summoned me here, my prince, but I am ever yours to command."

Former knight of Cornia. Trusted by Queen Ilenia, he served as her personal guard. During the rebellion, he fought alongside Ilenia, but ultimately he was defeated and captured by Valmore.
JOSEF I promise you, my queen, the royal lineage shall endure. 'Tis but a great shame I couldn't aid you further... -A holy knight of the fallen kingdom of Cornia, he fled to Palevia with Alain ten years ago at Ilenia's behest. He has made great strides toward forming the Liberation Army ever since.

JOSEF
"I promise you, my queen, the royal lineage shall endure. 'Tis but a great shame I couldn't aid you further..."

A holy knight of the fallen kingdom of Cornia, he fled to Palevia with Alain ten years ago at Ilenia's behest. He has made great strides toward forming the Liberation Army ever since.


ILENIA - The general seeks my death, and mine alone. I shall not flee from that fate.   The Queen of Cornia who ruled with both a keen military mind and a steady hand. Upon realizing there was no quelling the tide of rebellion, she entrusted her son Alain to her loyal retainer, Josef.

ILENIA
"The general seeks my death, and mine alone. I shall not flee from that fate."

The Queen of Cornia who ruled with both a keen military mind and a steady hand. Upon realizing there was no quelling the tide of rebellion, she entrusted her son Alain to her loyal retainer, Josef.

GALERIUS - It's not merely your throne I aspire towards—it's all of them. Now... I shall achieve that unity through conquest, and reclaim that which is rightfully mine.  -Emperor of the reborn Zenoiran Empire, and once a renowned Cornian general by the name of Valmore. After leading a successful rebellion against the Cornian family, he claimed all of the Fevrith as his own.

GALERIUS
"It's not merely your throne I aspire towards—it's all of them. Now... I shall achieve that unity through conquest, and reclaim that which is rightfully mine."

Emperor of the reborn Zenoiran Empire, and once a renowned Cornian general by the name of Valmore. After leading a successful rebellion against the Cornian family, he claimed all of the Fevrith as his own.​
 
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KINGDOM OF CORNIA  Located in the center of the continent, Cornia claims fertile fields, a powerful military force, and the largest acreage of land out of all five kingdoms. The lords of the kingdom hold great loyalty to the royal family, and Queen Ilenia's name is sacred to her subjects.

KINGDOM OF CORNIA


Located in the center of the continent, Cornia claims fertile fields, a powerful military force, and the largest acreage of land out of all five kingdoms. The lords of the kingdom hold great loyalty to the royal family, and Queen Ilenia's name is sacred to her subjects.
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DRAKENHOLD    A land of mountains and deserts in the southeastern part of the continent, the kingdom holds abundant mineral resources and boasts a strong military force led by dragon knights. It also has a long history of border disputes with Cornia.

DRAKENHOLD

A land of mountains and deserts in the southeastern part of the continent, the kingdom holds abundant mineral resources and boasts a strong military force led by dragon knights. It also has a long history of border disputes with Cornia.
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ELHEIM  A land of elves both light and dark, nestled in verdant forests in the southwestern part of the continent. It boasts a unique system of government headed by a divine seer known as the Turenós. The Winding Wood guards this land from outsiders.

ELHEIM

A land of elves both light and dark, nestled in verdant forests in the southwestern part of the continent. It boasts a unique system of government headed by a divine seer known as the Turenós. The Winding Wood guards this land from outsiders.
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BASTORIAS  A country extending across a vast cold region to the north, populated by various types of beast-folk known as bestrals who possess frightening martial prowess. Currently, the country is not ruled by a king but rather a council of clan leaders.

BASTORIAS

A country extending across a vast cold region to the north, populated by various types of beast-folk known as "bestrals" who possess frightening martial prowess. Currently, the country is not ruled by a king but rather a council of clan leaders.
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ALBION  A religious state on a large island in the western part of the continent, it commands strong faith-based national and military power under the Pontiff of the Palevian Orthodoxy. Many inhabitants are part of a winged population known as Angels.

ALBION

A religious state on a large island in the western part of the continent, it commands strong faith-based national and military power under the Pontiff of the Palevian Orthodoxy. Many inhabitants are part of a winged population known as Angels.
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Gameplay Mechanics
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Gameplay Mechanics

Unicorn Overlord — Josef's Guide to Exploration! | Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4



Unicorn Overlord — Josef's Guide to Interaction! | Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4


Unicorn Overlord — Josef's Guide to Training! | Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4


Unicorn Overlord — Josef's Guide to Combat! | Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S




Key Features
Traverse a vibrant world, assemble units and direct them into exquisitely animated battles

Traverse a vibrant world, assemble units and direct them into exquisitely animated battles

Perform heroic deeds and grow renown throughout the five nations

Perform heroic deeds and grow renown throughout the five nations​


Cultivate a grand army with over 60 unique characters, from humans and elves to massive beasts and heavenly angels

Cultivate a grand army with over 60 unique characters, from humans and elves to massive beasts and heavenly angels​
 
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Unicorn Overlord Details Quests, Town Rebuilding, Mock Battles & Mining Minigame
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Unicorn Overlord Details Quests, Town Rebuilding, Mock Battles & Mining Minigame​
Unicorn Overlord Details Quests, Town Rebuilding, Mock Battles & Mining Minigame
In the November 30 issue, #1824 of the weekly Famitsu magazine, Atlus and Vanillaware unveiled new information for their upcoming tactical JRPG Unicorn Overlord.

Various details are provided, such as the many types of quests, town reconstruction, and the mining minigame.

You can view a translation of the gameplay information below via our team's Ryuji:

Field Quests

The main appeal of Unicorn Overlord is its free exploration. With a few exceptions, the player can go to many places from the beginning of the game, and it is up to them to decide how to proceed. There are many sub-quests and training elements scattered across the map. Some quests are very unique, such as catching chickens on the field.

Quests

Quests are divided into four types: Main Quests, Sub Quests, Field Quests and Liberation Quests:
  • Main Quests advance the story when completed.​
  • Sub Quests trigger by talking to NPCs.​
  • Liberation Quests are towns you have to liberate by defeating the enemies.​
  • Field Quests trigger while on the field, with a conversation event happening to indicate such. (An example shown in the magazine is a character saying, "Please help! Can you save my village?")​
  • Accepted quests are added to a list that provides comprehensive details such as the quest description, location, and recommended level.​

Liberation and Restoration

After you've defeated all of the enemies, the town will be liberated, and doing so also makes Armor Shops and Tool Shops become available.

Unfortunately, after being under control for a while, the town is in ruins, which is where you must help contribute to the town's reconstruction in order to restore it back to how it was. The materials that are required can be collected in the field, and reconstructing the town will allow you to unlock new facilities, such as inns and more.

Furthermore, a single ally can be stationed as a "garrison" in each reconstructed town, and they'll earn any bounties and automatically harvest items.

Fortress

Inside the Fortress, you can strengthen your units and have mock battles between allies. Each fort can have up to 5 units, and each unit can have up to 10 allies, making for a total of 50. Points are required to use the functions of forts.

The fort's Functions are increased with Medals of Honor, obtained by clearing quests and delivering materials. You can also spend Reputation Points, which are obtained through your reconstruction efforts. Furthermore, Mercenaries can customize their colors.

Enemy Encounters

Simply put, it's a battle against enemy forces. If defeated, the player is returned to the last liberated area.

Mining Field

A mini-game in which players mine for ore in a minigame. There's also a chance you might find a treasure map and search for treasure while in the field.​
 
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Unit Customization
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Players can customize their party as they see fit, recruiting allies from different backgrounds.
Human

Human
 Elven

Elven

Beastrals

Bestrals
Angels

Angels

BATTLEFIELD: STAGE

Within each battle stage, both sides will fight to take each other's command posts in thrilling real-time combat. You, the commander, must keep a close eye on the situation, making critical decisions like which units to send when or where. Victory is secured once you've clear certain conditions, such as defeating the enemy general.​
 
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Class Types, Leaders and Promtions
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The developers have revealed that Unicorn Overlord will have over 60 classes in the game. Housecarls and Gladiators were among the few that were revealed to bolster the frontline, while the Arbalist and Hunter can safely launch attacks from afar. Mounted aerial units, such as the Wyvern Knight and Gryphon Knight, join the fray too. Some of the more unique class types revealed were the Werewolf, Elven Fencer, and the winged Featherbow & Feathersword angel units.

Leaders of a squad will have different effects determined by the leader's class; Housecarl leaders, for instance, can destroy barricades.

Players will have to be wary about the three types of movements for their squads - Infantry, Cavalry, and Flying. Infantry and Cavalry excel at traveling through roads. While Cavalry will edge out Infantry on overall speed on roads, forest terrain will hinder them; the Flying movement type, as you can imagine, can travel over terrain that might negatively affect grounded movement.

Honors can be consumed to promote classes into advanced classes; one example of this is Alain's exclusive Lord class advancing into the High Lord which graints him a trusty steed to mitigate the Lord's initial weakness against cavalry units.
 
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News and Previews
News and Previews

 
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Fantastic OT guys, really well done.

After the demo I’m pretty much convinced this will be my GOTY. Absolutely phenomenally polished and just an addictively engaging gameplay loop, great characters, excellent and progressive nonsense free characters and story, all wrapped up in Vanillaware’s simply gorgeous art.

Also rumour has it there are indeed romances and that Alain can marry his cousin, for that authentic Middle Ages royalty experience.

I really hope we’re indeed in for something special here, because all indications are, right now, that we will be.
 
Day One Update
DAY ONE UPDATE:

Difficulty setting (Main game)
※ The difficulty level "Casual" found in the demo version is equivalent to the difficulty level "Normal" in the main game. The main game's "Story" difficulty is an easier difficulty level; if you want a bigger challenge than provided by "Story", please change to the newly established "Normal"!
 
I meanwhile received an email in the middle of the night telling me the retailer I preordered the premium edition from did not receive any stock of it, so had to refund my order.

And of course the premium edition is sold out everywhere now.

To say I am livid is an understatement.
 
I meanwhile received an email in the middle of the night telling me the retailer I preordered the premium edition from did not receive any stock of it, so had to refund my order.

And of course the premium edition is sold out everywhere now.

To say I am livid is an understatement.

Yeah I tried having a look and it seems only the XSX Premium Edition is still available on Amazon (at least it was, haven't checked this morning)

Hopefully there's more stock on the way
 
Yeah I tried having a look and it seems only the XSX Premium Edition is still available on Amazon (at least it was, haven't checked this morning)

Hopefully there's more stock on the way

Seems it was a one run and done type deal. I’m gutted, but accepted there’s nothing I can do about it.

The worst thing is that since I’ve had to order it again and don’t want to have to spend more than necessary, just in case I can one day find a good deal on the premium edition, I won’t be getting it until next week now.

Real shit start to Friday morning.

Cheers for having a look though, appreciate it mate.
 
Serious answers only pls.

I want to get this, or Dragons Dogma 2.

I can't get both. Never played the 1st DD. Never played a Vanillaware game.
 
Serious answers only pls.

I want to get this, or Dragons Dogma 2.

I can't get both. Never played the 1st DD. Never played a Vanillaware game.

Do you prefer tactics style games such as Ogre Battle or FF Tactics or do you like open world style action RPG? That'll largely dictate what I'd recommend.
 
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