Zwei: The Arges Adventure Game's Video Reveals January 24 Release
posted on by Alex Mateo
XSEED Games announced with a trailer on Thursday that it will release Nihon Falcom's Zwei: The Arges Adventure (Zwei!!) action role-playing game on January 24 for PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store.
The company describes the story:
Pokkle and Pipiro are two step-siblings living by themselves in the ho-hum village of Puck on the time-forgotten floating continent of Arges. Pokkle loves making terrible puns and wears a tail for funsies, and Pipiro loves buying fashionable clothes and has no filter whatsoever. Together, they meander through what seems to be a peaceful, monotonous existence in their sleepy little burg where nothing interesting ever happens.
Until something does, anyway! A mysterious masked figure shows up one night and steals six holy idols from the local shrine. The self-proclaimed “Archduke of Arges” tenders a hefty reward for their return, and our “brave” duo jumps at the chance to go find them – Pokkle for the glory, and Pipiro strictly for the cash moneys.
Their journey will take them to every last nook and cranny across the land and lead to confrontations with a wide variety of friends and foes, each more ludicrous than the last, as a sinister plot to revive an ancient “Demon Lord” unfolds and 500 years' worth of history comes into focus. Can two 14-year-olds with limited abilities and almost no social skills truly save the day? Or is Arges just pretty much screwed?
The game is the first game in the Zwei series, and Nihon Falcom released the game on PC in 2001 before later releasing it for PlayStation 2 in 2004 and PlayStation Portable in 2008.