As soon as gameplay from Unicorn Overlord showed up on screen during today’s Nintendo Direct a certain subset of players will have immediately pegged it as a Vanillaware game, with its gorgeous animation and environments repping their signature style.
The studio, previously known for Odin Sphere, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and more, is challenging the strategy RPG genre this time around. Fire Emblem is a clear inspiration here, but they appear to be bringing their own flair in ways beyond the art style, too.
Watch the debut trailer below:
As for the title, well, surely it’ll have significance somewhere down the line…
Unicorn Overlord launches for the Nintendo Switch on March 8th, 2024.