Atlus Reawakens RPG Innovation With Knights in the Nightmare

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According to Atlus, “innovation is not dead; it’s just awaiting its reawakening.” At least that’s the tag line from today’s announcement of Knights in the Nightmare for the DS — yes, ANOTHER new DS game from Atlus!

Knights in the Nightmare is said to be a “wholly unique” SRPG/RTS/shooter hybrid that “requires players to throw out everything they know about roleplaying and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh.”

In the game you’ll use the stylus to control a Wisp floating around the battlefields resurrecting the souls of deceased knights to fight at your command, all the while enemies are firing bullets at you from all around. There will be over 100 ghostly knights of seven different class types to recruit to your side, and the storyline will be playable from two perspectives. After you complete the game the first time you’ll be able to start over and play through it again as the antagonist.

Knights in the Nightmare is expected to ship this June 2nd. The full announcement is up on the Atlus message board, and the first round of screenshots is posted underneath.

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