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New Details, Release Window Revealed for The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2

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This week’s Dengeki Online (also via Hachima) has revealed new details and a release window for The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2.

The upcoming sequel, first confirmed back in May of last year, is set for a winter 2017 release in Japan, on PlayStation 4. The game is directed by Kenta Asano, and has character designs by Madoka Hanashiro.

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The game features an entirely new story, set in a different world as opposed to the first game, with the theme focusing on both “illness” and “witches.” While the Hundred Knight returns, the witch Cerca (featured above) summons him. There’s another girl involved named Amelie, who is joined by her sister.

Here’s a roundup of the characters revealed thus far:

  • Amelie (voice by Sachika Misawa) She’s the younger sister of Mimuru, and is part of the anti-witch group WR (short for Weissritter). She betrays the group in joining with her sister, who becomes a witch.
  • Cerca (voice by Megumi Han): She’s the appearance Mimuru takes on after fully awakening as a witch. While she has massive strength and powers, she basically does whatever she wants. She’s not fully awakened, so occasionally she reverts back to normal.
  • Funinmugin (voice by Kenjiro Tsuda): He’s Cerca’s familiar. Originally appearing as a crow, he was transformed into a butler to help around her lair with chores and cleaning.
  • Mimuru (voice by Megumi Han): The older sister of Amelie. Following contracting the “Witch Disease,” she develops a third eye on her forehead. After a plan of hers fails, she fully awakens as a witch.

Asano did an interview in which he talked up various things in the sequel, like how it came from the PlayStation 4 port of the original game. Due to the popularity of the original, they opted to make it a new series. He was chosen as a new director alongside a new protagonist, as the team considered Metallia’s story to be finished (Editor’s Note: the protagonist of the original game).

Both maneuverability and overall ease of play are being looked at heavily in the sequel, while the in-game mechanics will probably match the story very well. In regards to the story, characters from the original will not appear, as the game was previously mentioned to be in an entirely new world. The length of the game is expected to be the same if not larger compared to the first game.

While basic combat and actions are the same, the groundwork has been re-worked as mentioned before to make it flow better for players. Facets and tactic variety has been added in, and you can even switch between facets very quickly. There’s no new game modes, however the map is auto-generated, meaning you can explore the map as an element unto itself.

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22 comments
  1. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    October 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Pretty sure I see nipple on the top image.

  2. Smug
    Smug
    October 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    are you an ant

  3. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    October 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    brb opening Photoshop.

  4. Louis
    Louis
    October 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    So is the localization gonna overheat our consoles again?

  5. Grahav
    Grahav
    October 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    No rat rape, no buy

  6. braneman
    braneman
    October 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Most likely its just going to crash from fire spells like D2 did.

  7. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 11, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I need to stop wasting time and learn japanese thoroughly. you know these localisations from nisa are shit.

  8. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 11, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    No thanks, the first game was trash.

  9. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Another game to the list of PS4’s no games. (sarcasm)

  10. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 5:47 am

    it wasnt good but it was in no way trash
    why do you think it’s trash?

  11. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Another game to the list of upcoming games for the no game machine.

  12. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    and after this comes out it’ll still be no game machine.
    keep memeing on poor child. i’ll be playing games on whatever i want to

  13. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    And Ill be sure to laugh at you as I play whatever I want, how I want.

  14. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    keep it up, poor child!

  15. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Sure, Ill keep on playing, youll keep on waiting.

  16. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    wait for what? hahahahaha

  17. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Your inevitable death as you wait for the PS4 to get games.

  18. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    wait for what? hahahaha i already am playing exist archive on it hahahahahahaha

  19. catazxy
    catazxy
    October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am

    The artstyle is kind of amazing

  20. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    October 15, 2016 at 7:55 am

    How do people still say that the PS4 has no games? I hope you are primarily a PC gamer, because otherwise your criticisms make no sense.

  21. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

    i was being sarcastic. just look at the master baiting guy. he’s still memeing about nogames just because he can’t afford one.