Langrisser I & II Remake Game Heads West in 2020
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
NIS America announced on Wednesday that it will release the Langrisser I & II game collection for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2020. The company also began streaming an announcement trailer for the game.
NIS America's limited-edition release for the PS4 and Switch will bundle a visual book, two-disc soundtrack, and art cards.
The game shipped in Japan for the PS4 and Switch on April 18 after a delay from February 7. The developers cited planning the game's demo version, which launched in February, as contributing to the delay.
The game is Extreme and Chara-Ani's compiled remake of Langrisser I and Langrisser II. The remake includes new visuals, voice recordings, and user interface design. A new heroine named Betty (voiced by Hisako Tōjō) and multiple story routes appear in the games. Composer Noriyuki Iwadare returned to rearrange his original music with a mix of nostalgia and modernity.
Nippon Computer Systems software division Masaya released the first game in the series for the Mega Drive and PC in 1991, and the game also launched in North America the same year under the title Warsong. The series went on to release four more main games, with Langrisser V: The End of Legend released only in Japan in 1998 for the Sega Saturn. The series' games have received multiple ports and remakes.
Sources: Press release, NIS America's YouTube channel