Nights of Azure 2 Gets Simultaneous Nintendo Switch Version

Koei Tecmo has announced a Nintendo Switch version for Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon.

The new Switch port will launch alongside the previously confirmed PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions in Japan sometime later this year.

A western release for the game is planned as well, however the Nintendo Switch version isn’t confirmed alongside the other versions just yet.

In case you missed it, you can find our review of the original Nights of Azure here (we recommend it).

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  • VLOCKUP

    This is so getting butchered by Treehouse if they ever get their hands on it.

  • Rumble Red

    How would they get their hands on a multiplatform Koei Tecmo game?

  • Matz

    Seeing this announcement and that Fate/Extella announcement confirms what I though about the Switch being the perfect replacement for the PS VITA with many Japanese developers jumping to that console now that they don’t have any other portable platform to work with

  • Fenrir007

    Will this have a simultaneous PC release?

  • Audie Bakerson

    Same way they did Dragon Ball Fusions.

  • you guys are retarded

  • DizzyGear

    Prolly not. I do hope they port it though. Playing the first game on a constant 60 FPS on PC was a hell of a lot better then the slideshow that was the Vita version.

  • artemisthemp

    Hope the devolper won’t downscale it due to Nintendo Switch inferior hardware

  • Zack Attack

    Is the first one any good? If so, I’ll buy the first for PS4, then I’ll get this sequel on Switch.

  • Zack Attack

    No kidding, as a fan of Nintendo, I fucking hate those SJW cunts, but this is a 3rd-Party game by Temco Koei, so it should be fine without treehouse butchering being on it.

  • DizzyGear

    Gameplay wise its a simple hack and slash with some RPG mechanics tacked on. The main mechanic is that you have 4 followers to help you in battle. Sadly they become hilariously overpowered to the point you can just twiddle your thumbs while they destroy everything in their path. Some bosses do give a decent challenge and there an optional postgame dungeon but that dungeon is like running headfirst into a brick wall difficulty curve wise compared to the main game.

    As with most Gust games the game’s saving grace is the story, characters and art direction.
    If you are not a fan of Gust i’d get it on a sale or PC since its only 30 bucks there.

  • Mr0303

    It’s OK. The setting is great and there are some interesting gameplay mechanics with the Servans, but the combat itself is kind of poor. The 2 main characters a pretty dull, but the side ones are fun. The story is good, but they hid some of the best side quests behind New Game+. The first game may give you some context of the second, but they are changing quite a few things, so the second game may take place in another universe.

  • DizzyGear

    A good chunk of characterization of Arnice and Lily was in the reminiscence section. I personally really liked Arnice.
    The focus in the first game was largely on the two protags but there is allot that remains a mystery that they can work with for the second game for it to take place in the same universe.
    A certain demon for example drops a big hint that there is more at play in the post game scenario.

  • Mr0303

    I did see all of those and I still found them dull. Arnice was constantly angry (typical for a lezzer am I right) and Lilysse’s whole shtick was that she can’t cook and that she’s clumsy. From a game design perspective if the game was focused on the characters they should’ve put the most important interactions during a cutscene and not in text hidden behind several menus.

    If the second game takes place in the same universe this introduces a lot of questions. Is what we saw in the trailers an evil clone of Arnice or a corrupted Arnice? Why did the Curia continue with the sacrifices after the death of the Nightlord and the Pope? Why didn’t Arnice stop them – she is nearly omnipotent after all?

  • Mr0303

    Treehouse are shit, but Fusions is solely the fault of Bamco.

  • DizzyGear

    Eh, I liked how she didn’t take shit from anyone and given her past and situation she was forced into she has every right to be pissed while not taking the ‘bad ass grrrl’ trope it over the top.
    I do agree Lily deserved more characterization given her important role in the story. She came across as a typical moeblob outside the dream sequences which is a shame.

    A funny thing is that reminiscence parts were actually free DLC in japan which gives me the impression the game was rushed.

    I didn’t watch the trailers because i don’t like to be spoiled in any way. but a dark Arnice is plausible. Remember if you try to level up beyond level 10/11 she mentions if she goes any further she would be taken over by the blood. There was also her demon part hungering for blood.
    And we never really do learn much about the Curia or their true goals in the first game. The only we learn is that cats true identity but was he even part of Curia?

    i guess we’ll find out in the second game…

  • When it comes to the west it will.

  • Mr0303

    Yeah, but she was pissed at random people who have nothing to do with the Curia, who wronged her.

    I didn’t know that those parts were DLC in Japan. This means that the core game has even less characterisation.

    Well in the true ending Arnice had complete control over her bloodlust and unless she snapped and ate Lilysse I don’t see her going mental.

    The Pope was in charge of the Curia and she set up the entire system to keep herself alive. Without him to orchestrate that it is a bit weird that the Curia would go on to feed another random demon.

    Yeah, I’m curious to see where they’ll take the story.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Yeah, I don’t know where people got this idea that Treehouse has any control over third party content from.

  • I’m buying Nights of Azure 2 day on for my PS4. I really enjoyed the first. I hope that the switch userbase enjoys the game. I hope Nintendo doesn’t censor it.

  • Make a petition and it will.

  • DizzyGear

    She was pissed at them because they were with the Curia who she hates with a passion but she warmed up later to them. Speaking of which we never did found out if it was Loyd or Alucard who was with the Curia…
    In the glow dream sequences it was Lily sub conscience you talked to. In the normal ones you are talking to someone else. (She mentions she is someone who is asleep at Curia’s headquarters to keep the demon sword in check in the dreamworld. Something else that is not followed up upon in the game…)

    The pope may well have been just a small part of a greater plan. Loyd even mentions this saying the whole conclusion of Arnice killing the pope felt like is was orchestrated by the Curia all along.

    ….And we should prolly stop posting massive spoilers now. lol

  • Armando Suetonio Amezcua

    No , but a pc version its possible any way juts not

    simultaneously like these versions.

  • Mr0303

    Initially we didn’t know that the letters she received were from the Pope, so her being randomly pissed at somebody who was trying to give help was kind of awkward. This was her genera attitude towards nearly everybody she met.

    “we never did found out if it was Loyd or Alucard who was with the Curia…” – in the end it didn’t really matter since most of the Curia were just employees and their task would’ve likely been to monitor Arnice, which Simon was already doing. Plus this could’ve been a lie by the Pope so that she suspects everybody she meets.

    Ah, yes I forgot about those. The glow dream ones were about 5-6, so they didn’t really contribute much.

    “The pope may well have been just a small part of a greater plan.” – if that was the case it only introduces more questions and minimises the whole plot point of the Nightlord. The Pope specifically mentions how he was the one who orchestrated the whole sacrifice fiasco and I’m willing to believe him – Occams razor and all that.

    “….And we should prolly stop posting massive spoilers now.” – the game has been out for more than an year and this is an article about the sequel, so any spoilers are fair game.

  • Loli que Zerou NieR Automata

    I think the first one was on the ps3 as well as ps4. this looks like the type of game that would work fine on the switch.

  • gwadahunter2222

    or Bravely Second

  • NeoSkyte

    Treehouse won’t butcher this unless Nintendo is the one publishing this. Nintendo has no power over the localization of 3rd party publishers.

  • Fenrir007

    Nah, I’m a really patient gamer. My backlog is so huge I don’t care if it takes years.

  • BaronKrause

    Most the censorship on Nintendo games isn’t due to NoA/Treehouse, but dumbfuck publishers self censoring because they thought the changes would appeal to more of Nintendo’s Western user base and get them more sales.

    They usually don’t learn their lesson because it would require someone involved to officially put on record that they messed up and made the wrong call, so it’s usually written off as just a game that doesn’t sell in the west.

  • Lavenza

    Why…would you get the switch version though?

  • Lavenza

    Yes

  • Zack Attack

    I’ve been loving to take console powered games on the go, plus its a very simple setup for local multi player. Like for the instance, while I play something like this, Senran Kagura or Fate Extella, one of my friends can be like, “You up for Mario Kart?” Then I can switch out to my digital copy of Mario Kart and we can play together. But don’t let me persuade you, I really like the switch but if you are fine with the PS4 and/or PC, I understand completely. The PS4 is my favorite this generation.

  • Zack Attack

    I hope they don’t. I have a PS4, but I want it on Switch more. I’ll make sure to play the first on PS4 though.