Hudson Entertainment this morning announced a new action RPG for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP): Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Arts. The game will hit North America in early 2008.
Each version of the game will feature a unique story with epic battles, an all-new assortment of weapons and unique fighting styles. Like the classic game, the new versions will feature deep and customizable multiplayer adventuring when they ship in February 2008.
In the PSP version, players are trained in weaponry and mystical forces as Warriors of Ancient Arts. Gamers will battle demonic forces and monstrous creatures on their quest to uncover the fate of a legendary kingdom. The game will feature hundreds of variations of weapons, armor and equipment that can be chosen and upgraded, and unique for the PSP, players will be able to choose their warfare style with more than 150 different kinds of fighting arts. Also, three players will be able to team up in Ad-Hoc Multiplayer mode.
In the DS version, gamers will find themselves in a land plagued by a legion of undead, monstrous soldiers. Commanded by the Demon God, the Evil Menace is determined on bringing Westoria Kingdom to its final days. The story takes place centuries after the events of the PSP version, as a legend foretells of a hero who will rise to face the threat. Gamers must rediscover the lost Ancient Fighting Arts of Westoria in order to restore peace to a once sprawling and vibrant kingdom. With more than 60 different fighting arts across 8 lost Ancient Fighting Art schools, players can become a skilled warrior to successfully wage battle against dangerous enemies such as the Demon God’s undead soldiers, mutated monsters, and an army of ancient automatons. To assist in battle, the game offers hundreds of weapons, armor and equipment; all can be upgraded along the way. Players can also choose from three hero races and three character classes to form a unique warrior for battle. For a group effort, 3 players can join forces to battle the Demon god’s minions via Nintendo’s Wireless Connection.