New Trailer for “Persona Meets Disgaea” Tactical JRPG Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs

The new trailer for Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs showcases the basics of the game and features a narration by the game’s protagonists Kay and Gwen.

Warsaw, Poland may not be where you’d expect a JRPG to originate from, but developer Pixelated Milk have their inspirations screwed on straight when it comes to Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs: Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, Legend of Mana and even Harvest Moon.

The game puts you in control of a young man who inherits a kingdom sinking in debt and apart from its primarily tactical JRPG-style gameplay, also features village-building, diplomacy, and resource collection. An interesting addition to the formula is Social Links, borrowed from the Persona series of games. Needless to say, this means that the game features a vast cast of characters to interact with, who will also aid you in battles. The developers also high replayability, thanks to procedurally generated content, New Game+ and Ironman modes.

Battles are isometric and turn-based, and interestingly, they feature no healing or restorative potions at all. Instead, the battles require you to be able to shield characters from incoming damage. That sounds a bit brutal, so hopefully the developers will make sure the learning curve isn’t too steep, or that the game doesn’t require too much grinding. I wasn’t exactly fond of how hard Final Fantasy Tactics could get.

All of this is rendered in beautifully hand-drawn 2D backgrounds that honestly look far more professional than a lot of indie games do. There don’t seem to be any compromises with the sound either, as the game features a soundtrack produced by Game Audio Factory, of Endless Legend and Endless Space fame. All of this was funded by a Kickstarter last year that ended up being a massive success.

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is being published by Klabater, the indie games publishing arm of (formerly known as CD Projekt, the publishers of The Witcher games). It is scheduled to release later this year for Windows and Linux, and next year on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Check out the official site here.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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