GrimGrimoire from 13 Sentinels developer Vanillaware: Aegis Rim is returning for PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.
Vanillaware is a developer that has released critically acclaimed games like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Odin Sphere, and Muramasa: The Demon Blade, yet they have yet to release a single major commercial success. . The studio has been developing games for 20 years now, producing many beloved titles of the PlayStation 2 era, and since then they have been followed by the gaming community, setting the stage for several titles to be remastered. The latest Vanillaware remake is a real-time strategy game on PS2 called GrimGrimoire, which will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.
GrimGrimoire was first released on PlayStation 2 in 2007, the same year as one of the studio’s most popular titles, Odin Sphere. The game was released in Japan and North America by Nippon Ichi Software (NIS), and in Europe by Koei (now known as Koei Tecmo). The game belongs to the real-time strategy JRPG genre, directed by George Kimitani, especially inspired by Starcraft. The plot follows a young witch named Lillet Blain trapped in a repeating five-day cycle in which her school is invaded by an army led by a witch searching for the Stone. Witch. Players will command an army to protect many magical schools around the world.
The remastered game was recently announced in the Japanese game magazine Famitsu, titled GrimGrimoire OnceMore. The remaster will once again be released by NIS and will be released in Japan on July 28, 2022. International releases are yet to be confirmed, however they could also be released on Last year. The remaster looks like it will include a new voice cast, HD backgrounds and widescreen displays, and new enhancements to in-game features including fast-forward and skill trees.
GrimGrimoire is an interesting take on the Vanillaware titles as it is the foundation that represents many of the ideas that will be used in the developer’s later games, such as the turn-based strategy gameplay that has been developed. present in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was also recently ramastered on Nintendo Switch. The game will also introduce a world with a 2D hand-drawn anime animation style, which is the symbol of Vanillaware that has been present in all of their titles since then and makes a difference in the development landscape. Japanese AAA game.
Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of Vanillaware being founded as a game developer, and this week GrimGrimore will also be celebrating its 15th anniversary, this seems like the perfect title for vanilla remaster and Congratulations on their history.
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