Koei Tecmo has announced that its upcoming action game Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will be getting a playable demo on the PlayStation 4. The demo is due out on January 12th, 2016 and will feature some select missions from the start of the game’s campaign. There will also be a tutorial session that will train you up to be the ultimate warrior. Lovely.
The training mode also includes two of the game’s key characters: Arslan, the Prince of Pars, and his protector Daryun. Additionally, it will showcase a set of new moves and powers developed for Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, like the Mardan Rush and Weapon Arts special attacks. There’s also a new Free Mode that will be present in the game, something that Koei Tecmo seems to be quite proud to put out there.
“Lastly, an exciting new Free Mode feature has been revealed that will delight fans of the anime! As anyone who has watched the Heroic Legend of Arslan will know, Narsus’s page Elam is a culinary genius and his cooking often delights his co-travellers during their quest. This gastronomic side of Elam’s has now been incorporated into the battle preparations!
During the course of the game, players can locate and collect recipe books hidden all through the story mode. These can be used in the Free Mode prior to battle to give the controlled character an ability boost! The various foods, such as Lamb Skewers, Stewed Chicken, and Potluck Soup, can provide different effects, i.e. increased health, attack boosts, healing, bonus gold, bonus experience and more!”
The game is set for a European release on February 12th, 2016 for the Xbox One and PS4, as well as the PS3. However, only the PS4 version has been announced to be getting a demo on January 12th. Why? Haven’t the foggiest, but we’ll reach out to Koei Tecmo and see if there’s any reason.