Unicorn Overlord Shares Combat Tips in New Trailer

Atlus has shared a new trailer for Unicorn Overlord. Continuing the Josef’s Guide series, the video reveals some of the combat mechanics.

Unicorn Overlord is a tactical RPG by Vanillaware and it follows the story of the prince of Cornia, Alain. After General Valmore usurps the throne, he flees from home to keep the royal lineage alive.

However, the new overlord brings war to the whole continent. Now Alain must lead the Liberation Army to fight back and liberate the continent from Valmore’s ambition.

In the new video, Commander Josef explains various elements related to combat. Mastering your possibilities in the battlefield will be key to advancing in the game.

Unicorn Overlord’s battles follow a strategical structure similar to the classic Ogre Battle or Vanillaware’s 13Sentinels RTS-esque combat system. Players must direct characters through the battlefield in real time.

Once allied and enemy units clash, they will face each other in combat. However, players may swap their units with others that are close enough to intercept the hit, a strategy that can be helpful during pinches.

Battles play out automatically according to their assigned formations and skills. Each unit has multiple characters in them, and their position affects how battles will fare.

If neither side dies during the skirmish, the battle will knock back the unit that lost the most HP and put them in a waiting state. That will give the other side the chance to make the first strike.

Defeat enemies and liberate areas to gain an energy gauge called Valor, which is another element to keep in mind during combat. With it, you can use to summon more allies or use powerful skills to damage foes or support allies.

Check out the trailer:

Unicorn Overlord comes to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 8, 2024