Publisher Atlus and developer Vanillaware shared a bunch of new details for Unicorn Overlord introducing more characters, social activities, and more.
Here’s a rundown on the new details, plus a big screenshot gallery below:
Gilbert (Protagonist’s Ally)
“You’ve quite the grand vision for yourself, seeking to unify the entire continent.”
The crown prince of Drakenhold. Stepping into the shoes of his father the king, slain fighting the Zenoiran army, Gilbert is secretly amassing a force with the aim of restoring the kingdom.
Virginia (Protagonist’s Ally)
“Today… the Knights of the Rose have their vengeance!”
A survivor of the Cornian royal family. Niece of Queen Ilenia and older cousin of Alain. When Cornia fell, she fled to Drakenhold.
Berengaria (Protagonist’s Ally)
“I told you plain, I don’t want you near me. Now go home and bury yourself in your beloved books, why don’t you?”
Former leader of the Tricorn Mercenaries. Widely feared as a deadly warrior, Berengaria established her own band of mercenaries and quickly grew it into a powerful force—until the day she abruptly disbanded the group and disappeared.
Aramis (Protagonist’s Ally)
“And I, a simple wanderer. You can call me… Aramis.”
A mercenary from Drakenhold hired by the Zenoira army. While his speech and affect is more elegant than might be expected, no one can deny his skill with the blade.
You can deepen your bonds with the friends you welcome into your army through battles, meals, and other activities. As your allies get to know each other better, they will unlock special conversations and benefit from increased stats when teamed up in the same unit.
The degree of affinity between characters is expressed through the Rapport stat. When characters spend enough time together, their Rapport level will increase. Certain character pairings can also trigger special Rapport Conversations.
Rapport is increased primarily by having characters fight within the same unit. If you form a unit with characters with high levels of mutual Rapport, you gain a Rapport bonus.
Rapport can also be built by sharing meals at taverns in the larger walled cities. If there are characters whose friendship you want to cultivate, why not invite them to a tasty meal?
The number of participants and the amount of Rapport received vary based on the meal course chosen.
Characters assigned to guard a town can be given gifts. People like getting stuff, it turns out—gifts will build the guard character’s Rapport with Alain, particularly if the gift is tailored to their likes and dislikes.
Ring of Covenant
The Ring of the Unicorn held by Alain has a counterpart, the Ring of the Maiden. Max out Alain’s level of Rapport with a character, and you can choose them to receive the Ring of the Maiden and perform the Rite of Covenant, in which both parties pledge fealty to each other forever. The number of potential companions is vast, but only one will be chosen…
Unicorn Overlord is set to launch for Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 and has a release date set for March 8th, 2024.