Vanillaware, The Dev Behind 13 Sentinels, Announces Tactical Fantasy RPG Unicorn Overlord


Vanillaware released 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim in 2020 and it was a bit of a sleeper hit. However, the team is also behind other games like Dragon’s Crown and Odin’s Sphere. Now, Vanillaware has announced Unicorn Overlord, a new tactical fantasy RPG, and it will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 as a digital-only game, and on Switch on March 8.

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the team announced this new game with a trailer showcasing its variety of characters, unique art style, and tactical gameplay. And perhaps surprisingly, it looks great.

Check out the Unicorn Overlord reveal trailer for yourself below:

Vanillaware says that Unicorn Overlord combines overworld exploration with an innovative combat system reminiscent of Vanillaware’s combat style. In the game, you’ll “travel through a vibrant world, raise a formidable army with over 60 uniquely designed characters, and build your reputation across five nations in this unique epic fantasy experience.”

In addition to the Standard Edition of Unicorn Overlord, Vanillaware will also release a Collector’s Edition that includes a physical copy of the game, a premium box, a 16-bit BGM soundtrack CD, two discs with 10 tracks on each, a 132-page artbook, and 239 cards, tokens, and markers. The original card game for Unicorn Overlord. The Collector’s Edition also includes the “Atlus x Vanillaware Heraldry Pack and preorder DLC, which lets you customize the Liberation Army flag with emblem designs from Odin’s Spear, Dragon’s Crown, and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.”

Unicorn Overlord launches on March 8, 2024 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 (digital only) and Switch.

While waiting for its release, read on Game Informers Check out our 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim review and then our thoughts on Dragon’s Crown. After that, read on Game Informers Review of Odin’s Sphere.


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