Reclaim Hispania — Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord coming to North America and Europe

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Saturday, August 2, 2014

The first Tears to Tiara game may have not been officially released in English, but its sequel will be! The strategy RPG franchise will have its first English release in the form of Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for Playstation 3, which will be coming to North America via Atlus and Europe via NIS America. It will retail for $39.99 in North America and will be out October 14th as a retail and digital release. A European release is set for November 11th with a price point still to be determined.

I was interested in the first Tears to Tiara, which has its roots as a PC eroge with strategy RPG gameplay. The PS3 port was an all ages adaptation and this sequel follows suit, though it will have visual novel style gameplay in between the RPG battles. Atlus says no prior knowledge is required for II, as this is an entirely standalone title. I find it interesting that not only will the game be released fairly soon after this announcement, but this is one of the first Atlus published titles they’re leaving subtitle only and not giving an English dub. I recently picked up a PS3 so I’m planning on checking it out in October.

IRVINE, Calif. – July 25, 2014 – The thunder of mounted elephant warriors will rain down upon the Divine Empire as the last heir to Hispania’s throne fights to reclaim his land. The strategy RPG Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is coming to the Americas and Europe in 2014, and will be the first localized experience western players have with the strategy RPG franchise. Oh, and though it has “II” in the title, it requires no prior knowledge of the games to enjoy the story. The characters, their relationships and more are revealed in visual novel-style gameplay over an 80-hour experience with the original Japanese dialogue audio and English text, exclusively on the PlayStationĀ®3 computer entertainment system. Tears to Tiara II will be available in stores and digitally for the awesomely low price of $39.99 beginning Oct. 14 2014 in North America. The game will release in Europe on Nov. 11 at a price still TBD. Updates will be posted on the official site: http://www.atlus.com/tears2

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.

 

Tears to Tiara II will be released exclusively on the PS3 Oct. 14, 2014 for a price of $39.99, and on Nov. 11, 2014 in EU with pricing information to follow soon. Updates about the game will be posted on the official website http://www.atlus.com/tears2

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