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Platform 3DS Publisher Atlus Developer Agatsuma Entertainment Release Date 2012-10-09

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Code of Princess review: holding down the laughter

The colorful cast of Code of Princess is brought together by main character Princess Solange. The titular Princess assembles the ragtag gang of misfits while traveling the world on a quest to stop an evil queen. All of the usual suspects are here: You've got the scantily-clad heroine, the tomboyish thief, the surly mage, the obnoxious bard, the token damage-soaking tank, the samurai, the stern mother figure, and the furry. Code of Princess is self-aware. It knows its roots: stereotypical RPGs stuffed with overdramatic archetypes and worn clichés. The script's attempts at humor work sometimes, eliciting a few chuckles with lines like "We really need a healer and, no offense, but you're a bard," and "You could farm XP all day and still be useless." But Code of Princess'...

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Atlus 3DS eShop sale discounts Etrian Odyssey 4, Code of Princess and Soul Hackers

Atlus is currently offering a $10 discount on three Nintendo 3DS titles — Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Soul Hackers — through Nintendo's eShop as part of a 13-day summertime sale. The temporary markdown is available until Aug. 31 in North America, dropping the prices of those 3DS games as follows. Code of Princess - $19.99 Etrian Odyssey 4 - $29.99 Soul Hackers - $29.99 Based on our reviews of the three titles, Etrian Odyssey 4 and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Soul Hackers are probably worth your time and (less) money, but we can't say the same for Code of Princess.

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Code of Princess performs surprisingly well in US, sparks talk of sequel

Agatsuma Entertainment's Code of Princess, an action role-playing game for the 3DS, performed surprisingly well in the U.S., leading to talks of a potential sequel, according to producer Yasuo Nakajima. Speaking in an interview with Siliconera, Nakajima said that while the game's sales in Japan were "so-so," in the U.S. "Code of Princess sold beyond our expectations." "[Designer Kinu Nishimura] already had ideas about Code of Princess 2 in mind already," he said. "If Code of Princess 2 goes into development, maybe it will be for consoles like PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. I want to develop it as a sequel to Code of Princess for core gamers, like fans that are anticipating Dragon's Crown now." The sequel has not been confirmed and Nakajima told Siliconera that the game is currently not...

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'Code of Princess' for 3DS will have 100 local and online co-op quests

Fantasy action role-playing brawler Code of Princess for Nintendo 3DS boasts 100 co-op quests for players to tackle in both local and online multiplayer, publisher Atlus announced in a trailer today. Classic side-scrolling beat 'em up mechanics have been woven into role-playing game framework, shown in the trailer posted below. Players can choose to fight as one of the title's four main protagonists or from over 50 other characters including NPCs and enemies. Code of Princess, touted by developer Agatsuma Entertainment as the spiritual successor to hack-and-slash role-playing game Guardian Heroes, was released in Japan in April and will come to North America on October 9th. Pre-orders for the game include the Code of Princess Sound & Visual Book, which includes game artwork and...

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  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 10/09/2012
    • Publisher Atlus
    • Developer Agatsuma Entertainment
    • Score 3.0
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