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Arcadias no Ikusahime is the first side-scrolling action RPG from NIS

Nippon Ichi Software took a couple pages out of this month's issue of Famitsu to release fuller details on Arcadias no Ikusahime, one of several projects they've got in store for the company's 20th anniversary. The game, NIS' first side-scrolling action RPG, is coming out for the PS3 Sept. 26 in Japan for the price of 7,140 yen.

Looking a bit like a high-fantasy version of Vanillaware's Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Arcadias (whose title translates to "The Battle Princess of Arcadius") is set on a lone island in the sea that's facing a large monster problem as of late. It's up to Pulum, the titular princess, to do something about this, and Pulum is one of many playable characters that you'll be able to recruit and control.

The battle system is team-based and runs along standard 2D action principles. Each character has different weapons and attack styles to tap, and you can string button presses together to unleash a variety of combo attacks. There are over 900 types of weapons in Arcadias, each with their own unique design, elements, and upgradable skills.

No word on a U.S. release just yet.

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