Atlus and developer Vanillaware released strategy-tactics RPG Unicorn Overlord on PlayStation 5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S, in physical and digital formats (also available on PS4 as digital-only).

Unicorn Overlord is set in an original fantasy world shaped by war, and stars a young prince in exile. Now that Prince Alain has come of age, it’s time to take back his kingdom by gathering allies and amassing an army of over 60 unique characters, including humans, elves, and anthropomorphic bestrals.

Though it’s reminiscent of the Fire Emblem series, tactical combat in Unicorn Overlord is far different. Real-time army management is mixed with automatic (but visually striking) battles between smaller forces, based on set commands and tactics.

What it does take from Fire Emblem is seen in the Rapport system. By fighting together, units can develop bonuses and bonds. Cooking meals can also strengthen the bond between units off the battlefield. Prince Alain can even choose to marry an ally with whom he holds a particularly strong bond with.

Unicorn Overlord is also available in a special Monarch Collector’s Edition, which includes an entire card game.

Vanillaware is becoming one of the most beloved indie Japanese developers after Dragon’s Crown, 13 Sentinels, and now Unicorn Overlord, with each game tackling a different genre or subgenre. Unicorn Overlord is also their first game to release on an Xbox console.

Unicorn Overlord is rated T for Teen.

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