Code of Princess EX heads to Nintendo Switch this summer
Nicalis has announced that brawler-RPG hybrid Code of Princess will release this summer on Nintendo Switch as Code of Princess EX. This new release will feature enhancements such as redone HD visuals, 60 FPS, improved AI and gameplay balance, as well as a local co-operative mode for the main campaign. The game will see physical and digital releases, but no other release information is available at this time, such as pricing. The game will feature Japanese voice overs.
Code of Princess was developed by Studio Saizensen, originally localized by Atlus USA for Nintendo 3DS in 2012, and more recently published on Steam by Degica in 2016. Here's a description of the game by Nicalis:
Code of Princess EX tells the tale of Solange (yes, the same Solange from our upcoming 2D fighting game Blade Strangers), a princess who finds herself on the run and in possession of the legendary DeLuxcalibur sword after her kingdom falls to monstrous invaders. What Solange lacks in sensible fighting attire she makes up for with passion and power, and her battle against evil leads her to join forces with a variety of colorful allies, including young thief Ali (also seen in Blade Strangers!), elven bard Allegro, blind samurai Tsukikage and necromancer Lady Zozo. Together, they’ll use melee weapons, magical spells, powerful combos, lock-on attacks and a special “burst” ability to smite their foes and restore peace to the land.
Despite its modern accoutrements, Code of Princess EX is classic to the core. Fans of Treasure’s cult-favorite Saturn title Guardian Heroes will feel right at home thanks to Code of Princess EX’s multiplane gameplay, which lets you move between three planes of action at will, as well as its experience-based character growth system that allows you to customize stats in six different categories. And this isn’t just your average “spiritual successor,” either: Guardian Heroes developers Tetsuhiko “Han” Kikuchi and Masaki Ukyo were heavily involved in the creation of Code of Princess EX, as were renowned artists Kinu Nishimura and Bengus (of Capcom fame).
Find the trailer and screenshots below.