158Japanese RPG fans have even more to get excited about this year as Atlus USA and NIS America will be releasing Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord in North America and Europe exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

This  turn-based SRPG will be released  on October 14, 2014 and will retail for the wonderfully low price of $39.99. The game will also be sold in stores and digitally. While Atlus will be handling the text translation from Japanese to English, the Japanese voice acting will be kept for the Western release. The game will feature 80+ hours of gameplay and will utilize a visual novel style for the story. Although Tears to Tiara II is a sequel, playing the first game in the series will not be necessary in order to understand the background or follow the story.

“Tears to Tiara II follows Hamilcar Barca, a young man eking his way through life indentured to the Divine Empire. But when the Empire burns an innocent girl at the stake, he unleashes a terrible secret-his unbridled rage and demonic might of the berserker. With his newfound strength, and the insistence of a goddess, Hamilcar shoulders the burden of freeing his people from the tyranny of a corrupt Empire. On his journey to free himself and his enslaved people, he will fight alongside powerful allies, beasts, and even the gods themselves. However, he must control the demon within first, lest he himself turns the world to ash.

 Tears to Tiara II features:

    • More than 15 main characters to get to know as the story unfolds in visual novel style. From a timid lad who hides an intense hatred within to a crude war goddess who’s never seen the earth below, characters will meet, forge relationships and alliances, and get pushed to their limits in the quest to free themselves from the Divine Empire.
    • Strategic turn-based gameplay will challenge the most battle-hardened generals with its combat. Use your allies, and even giant creatures, to help turn the tide in battle.
    • Joint Attacks, Consecutive Strikes, and Boost Magic mechanics add extra depth to the strategy gameplay and make for more replayability.
    • Original Japanese story and battle audio.” (Atlus USA)


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