Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection Western Launch Set for October 31

XSEED Games have announced the western release date for Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection.

The Falcom-developed action RPG will launch on October 31st for PC via SteamGOG, and the Humble Store. The game will have a 10% launch discount as well. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s western release.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via XSEED:


Originally released as Zwei II in Japan by acclaimed RPG developers Nihon Falcom, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection contains a standalone story featuring a brash pilot named Ragna who is forced to partner up with the haughty vampire princess Alwen after she saves his life in exchange for a blood contract. The real-time combat is tied to a unique leveling system that allows players to choose when to apply experience towards leveling up, and pets can fight alongside players to help take down some of the massive bosses in the game. Boasting a story with a large cast of colorful NPCs that often takes itself lightly, fans of vampires, treasure hunting, fairies, ninjas, luchadores, cat-people, vintage airplanes, magic castles, robots, chickens that lay bombs, and more will find lots to love!

Key Features

  • Two Playable Characters At Once (Plus a Pet) – Ragna roughs up foes in melee range, while Alwen fires off salvos of powerful magic or locks down enemies from afar. Switch between the two on the fly to create crazy combos!
  • Unique Food-Based Experience System Gives Greater Control Over Leveling – Experience is gained through eating food, which can be cashed in immediately or saved to trade later for food worth even more EXP. Entire game can be played at level 1, if you dare.
  • Strange and Quirky Setting with Strange and Quirky Characters – Taking a page from the Legend of Heroes series, the residents of Ilvard are a lively lot, and a lot can be learned about each one as the story progresses. What’s the deal with that chain-smoking nun? Which of the three maids shirks the most work? And… is that a girl in a giant penguin costume?
  • Brand New, Expanded English Voices – Over 2000 voiced lines have been added to bring the twists and turns of the story to life.
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  • Mechonis

    Inb4 whining about price.

    With that out of the way, I am really hyped for this

  • Time to sit and wait to hear people bitching that this is not coming to Vita.

  • buddyluv324

    Zwei kinda reminds me a little bit of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure just from the chibi-ish look of the characters alone

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    or the Switch.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    That was my first thought too.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Looks and sounds like a PS2/PSP game. Perfect!

  • mew

    The English dub is really bad. Xseed is being greedy again.

  • catazxy

    So its basically an Ys game….

  • Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia

    I have been waiting for this for a while.

  • Jettythesunfish

    Any footage of this?

  • mew

    You can hear it on the videos on Steam.

  • SiliconNooB

    Nice!