Unicorn Overlord rolls out initial wave of Class Types, Leaders, Promotions, and more Allies & Enemies
Atlus and Vanillaware unveil more new information for Unicorn Overlord, their upcoming tactical RPG. Several more Allies make their debut for the first time, along with a pair of new antagonists. Plus, they've shared a closer look at a few generic class types that players can recruit into their army.
The developers have revealed that Unicorn Overlord will have over 60 classes in the game. Housecarls and Gladiators were among the few that were revealed to bolster the frontline, while the Arbalist and Hunter can safely launch attacks from afar. Mounted aerial units, such as the Wyvern Knight and Gryphon Knight, join the fray too. Some of the more unique class types revealed were the Werewolf, Elven Fencer, and the winged Featherbow & Feathersword angel units.
Leaders of a squad will have different effects determined by the leader's class; Housecarl leaders, for instance, can destroy barricades.
Players will have to be wary about the three types of movements for their squads - Infantry, Cavalry, and Flying. Infantry and Cavalry excel at traveling through roads. While Cavalry will edge out Infantry on overall speed on roads, forest terrain will hinder them; the Flying movement type, as you can imagine, can travel over terrain that might negatively affect grounded movement.
Honors can be consumed to promote classes into advanced classes; one example of this is Alain's exclusive Lord class advancing into the High Lord which graints him a trusty steed to mitigate the Lord's initial weakness against cavalry units.
Unicorn Overlord launches on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on March 8, 2024 worldwide simultaneously.
Learn more about Unicorn Overlord below along with many new screenshots down below.
A dark elf augur who resides in Elheim. Aide to her elder sister Eltolinde. She escaped the fall of the capital and is gathering forces for a counterattack.
Rosalinde's twin sister and the Turenós of Elheim. Unable to resist Zenoira's onslaught, she surrendered and chose to lead from within captivity.
A swordsman and knight in service of Elheim. He was away on a mission when the capital fell to Zenoira. He has led a guerilla force ever since.Unicorn Overlord - New Allies
A witch loyal to the Zenoiran Army. Formerly the court sorceress of Cornia, she now serves Galerius and appears to be assisting him with some sort of dark scheme.
A wizened wizard who serves Galerius. Versed in all manner of dark spells and curses. His face remains obscured behind his hood, and none have seen the visage beneath.Unicorn Overlord - New Enemies
Combatant Types (Classes)
Each character has a set class that determines their combat affinities, as well as what weapons and skills they're able to use. Making use of each class's traits will help you gain an edge in the battles to come.
Introducing some of the over 60 class types:
Enter battle after considering the compatibility of each class, including their unique strengths and weaknesses.
For example: Flying vs. Archer Classes – Archers are strong against flying units.
Gryphon Knights and winged units like Featherswords fall under the flying class type. Their excellent evasion allows them to halve the accuracy of incoming attacks from ground units. On the other hand, Archer units perform double damage against them.
Every unit has a character set as its leader. The leader's class determines the unit's movement type and leader effect.
In order to fight against the Zenoiran Empire led by Galerius, it is essential to strengthen and develop the military strength of your troops (units). Develop your army by using Promotions and Auxiliary Stages.
Spend honors to promote a character to their advanced class. Doing so will boost their stats and allow them to learn new skills.