Mastiff LLC Announces Ship Date for La Pucelle: Tactics for PlayStation®2
Another Great Tactical RPG from Creators of the Award-Winning Disgaea in Stores Early May
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - (February 18, 2004) - Interactive entertainment publisher, Mastiff LLC announced today that they will be publishing another of Nippon Ichi Software Inc’s great tactical RPGs, La Pucelle: Tactics, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in early May 2004. La Pucelle uses a similar battle system to the 2003 award-winning game, Disgaea, also a Nippon Ichi Software title.
La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad.
“La Pucelle is a game that you won’t be able to stop playing once you start" says Sohei Niikawa, Managing Director of Nippon Ichi Software. “If you are a fan of Disgaea, you don’t want to miss La Pucelle.” Mika Hayashi, Mastiff's Big Woof, Japan, and producer for La Pucelle: Tactics adds: "Instant, continuous level-ups, items you can combine and enemies willing to come to your side, together with a heavily tactical battle system and heartrending story make this a great game."
Many American gamers became familiar with talented developer Nippon Ichi in late summer 2003 when their spectacular game, Disgaea, shipped for the PlayStation 2. Disgaea captivated consumers and critics alike and recently won a number of “2003 Best of” awards including:
Simulation/Strategy Game of the Year – Play Magazine
Reader’s Choice- Best Strategy Game – IGN.com
Top PS2 Strategy Game of 2003, Top 10 PS2 Game of Year – GameSpy.com
According to Jeremy Dunham of IGN, “... it's worth every bit of the 9.2 we gave it a few months back. Hopefully it will continue to do well as time goes on and enjoy the same kind of post-launch success that games like ICO and Jak and Daxter did.”
La Pucelle: Tactics Features
Ã‚Â· Dark Portals and Purification: Brand new to the RPG world, use your powers to purify defiled ground and enemies. If pulled off right the effect is like having a super-giant combo.
Ã‚Â· Damage multiple enemies at once
Ã‚Â· Stop new enemies from appearing
Ã‚Â· Strengthen items in real time
Ã‚Â· More detailed story and character development than Disgaea
Ã‚Â· Fast leveling system: Items, characters and skills can increase every round of battle for well earned instant gratification.
Ã‚Â· Carry up to 149 items and use them to learn special magic.
Ã‚Â· Turn enemies to allies. Bring up to 8 units into battle.
Ã‚Â· Seize the high ground! Battlefield terrain will vary in height: attacking down is way better than being attacked from above.
Ã‚Â· Attack in formation with your allies -- Wave Attack and Simultaneous Attack
Ã‚Â· Great balance of difficulty with early stages functioning as a tutorial, characters with real personality, beautiful hand drawn backgrounds
Ã‚Â· Over 100 hours of gameplay with multiple endings
Ã‚Â· Winner of a coveted Gold Award from Famitsu, Japan's leading game magazine.