Nights of Azure 2 Game Ships for Switch, PS4, PC in West in October
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Koei Tecmo America announced on Thursday that it will release KOEI Tecmo Games and Gust's Nights of Azure 2 (Yoru no Nai Kuni 2 ~Shingetsu no Hanayome~) game in North America under the title Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon on October 24. Koei Tecmo Europe will release the game in Europe on October 27. The game will launch simultaneously for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Both companies are streaming an announcement trailer for the game.
The game will mark Koei Tecmo's first Western release for the Nintendo Switch. Koei Tecmo America describes the sequel:
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon takes place in a fictional, demon-ridden Western European city towards the end of the 19th century. The story focuses on a knight protector named Alushe and her two childhood friends – Liliana, a kind-hearted priestess, and Ruhenheid, a holy knight of the Lourdes Order. While guarding Liliana, Alushe is ambushed and killed only to later awaken as an artificial half-demon at the hands of the New Curia, a religious organization with dark ties. In the company of a variety of unlikely allies with their own pasts and agendas, Alushe's strong desire to save Liliana gives her the strength to scatter the shadows shrouding the world and motivation to uncover the shocking truth behind the mysterious Queen of the Moon.
Koei Tecmo Games will release the game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 31. Gust originally announced the game with a planned December 22, 2016 release date, but Gust announced in November that it was delaying the game until February 2017. The company then said in January that the game was delayed until sometime this year. The staff said it is delaying the game in order to further enhance the game's quality. Koei Tecmo Games had announced the Switch version in April.
The game stars Sayaka Senbongi as Alesh Anatoria, Ai Kayano as Liliana Selfin, and Mikako Komatsu as Ruenhide Ariarod. Hiroshi Kataoka (Sengoku Musou Chronicle) is directing the game, Keisuke Kikuchi is producing the game, Makoto Shibata (Fatal Frame series) is returning to handle the story, and Jun'ichi Fujisaku (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blood-C scriptwriter) is supervising the story. Yoshiku is returning to design the characters.
Gust shipped Nights of Azure (Yoru no nai Kuni) for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita in Japan in October 2015. Koei Tecmo America released the game in North America in March 2016, and Koei Tecmo Europe released the game in Europe in April 2016. Both releases were for PS4 only. Koei Tecmo Games released the first game on Steam on February 7.