In last week’s Nintendo Direct, a new fantasy tactics RPG from Sega, Atlus, and Vanillaware was announced. Unicorn Overlord will be released for Switch on March 8th, 2024, and today brings us a slew of new details and assets for the game. Check out the gallery of screens and art above, and read on below for a breakdown of the game’s story, world, characters, gameplay, and more.

Story

The story takes place on the continent of Fevrith, a land home to five nations—Cornia, Drakenhold, Elheim, Bastorias, and Albion—inhabited not only by humans, but also by other races such as elves, angels, and a race of beastfolk known as bestrals.

After Cornia’s General Valmore rebels against his nation’s royal family, he starts a war that will soon tear the entire​ continent apart. Alain, the protagonist of the game and prince of Cornia, flees from his home during this uprising and is​ chosen to lead the Liberation Army that will free all subjugated lands of Fevrith. Ten years have passed, and with the​ legendary Ring of the Unicorn in hand, Alain raises the flag of rebellion to lead his people to freedom.

Characters

The Protaganist: Alain

Crown prince of the fallen kingdom of Cornia,​ and son of its queen, Ilenia. After losing his mother​ at a young age amidst Cornian general Valmore’s rebellion,​ he was ushered to the island of Palevia by the knight Josef,​ who taught him sword and strategy alike until the age of 17.

Protagonist’s Ally: Scarlett

A priestess of the Palevian Orthodoxy who, after training​ tirelessly from a young age, now tends to the cathedral​ on the island of Palevia. In the end, she opts to leave​ the island and join Alain on his journey.

Protagonist’s Ally: Lex

A childhood friend of Alain’s, born on the island​ of Palevia to a local fisherman. After studying under Josef, he resolves to join the quest to liberate Fevrith.

Protagonist’s Ally: Josef

A holy knight of the fallen kingdom of Cornia,​ he fled to Palevia with Alain ten years ago at​ Ilenia’s behest. He has made great strides toward​ forming the Liberation Army ever since.

Protagonist’s Mother: Illenia

The queen of Cornia who ruled with both a keen​ military mind and a steady hand. Upon realizing​ there was no quelling the tide of rebellion, she​ entrusted her son Alain to her loyal retainer, Josef.

Protagonist’s Enemy: Galerius

Emperor of the reborn Zenoiran Empire, and once​ a renowned Cornian general by the name of Valmore. After leading a successful rebellion against the Cornian​ royal family, he claimed all of Fevrith as his own.

Gameplay Overview

  • freely traverse an expansive world
  • gather new allies by forging bonds
  • over 100 unique characters
  • characters include humans and elves to massive beasts and heavenly angels
  • reclaim towns and rebuild them with materials you’ve gathered
  • train your allies

Game Systems

  • defeat Zenoiran forces in control​ of towns and fortresses to restore law and order
  • gain access to​ facilities such as armorers and provisioners
  • wandering enemies disappear after you restore law and order
  • battles include real-time combat, and victory is secured​ once you’ve clear certain conditions
  • individual battles begin when your units make contact with the enemy during a battle stage
  • coordinate a unit’s tactics with​ conditions that factor how/when skills will automatically be used

3 Difficulty Levels

Sweet – A difficulty focusing on story. For players looking to win battles without much difficulty.

Normal – A difficulty focusing on tactical gameplay. For players who may be unfamiliar with strategy games.

Hard – A difficulty focusing on pushing your tactical mind to its limits. For players who are quite skilled at strategy games.

Online Mode

  • takes part in the coliseum
  • enjoy PvP battles​
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Comments (3)

vexchaneu

8M ago

ugh... was really hoping they would let you choose your protagonist, I just don't want to play as this boring looking character. Atlus is just the worst when comes to main player characters.


conangiga

8M ago

@vexchaneu

Basically every SMT game likes to differ.


vexchaneu

8M ago

@conangiga

Aren't they mostly boys aged 16-18 with no personality? I mean just look SMT 5 protag Persona 5 protag Metaphor: ReFantazio protag and this games they all seem like the same characterless void.