Bladestorm: Nightmare release date announced

Bladestorm reboot arrives in early March.

Bladestorm: Nightmare will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation 3 on March 3 in North America and March 6 in Europe, Koei Tecmo announced.

The strategy game puts players in the role of a mercenary who can choose to fight either for England or France in missions inspired by real events and battles of ‘the Hundred Years War’ era (1337-1453). Players will be able to assume command of different kinds of army units, develop their own character, increase their game, gold, and army, and compete in various missions.

Outside of the game’s main mode, which follows the events of the war as they unfolded in history, a standalone, fictional mode called “Nightmare” will also be included.

In Nightmare mode, mythical creatures led by a seemingly turned-evil Joan of Arc appear during the Hundred Years War. These creatures consist of dragons, giants, and demons, and force England and France to call a temporary ceasefire to team up and defeat these evil forces. A total of 32 new characters are playable in this mode, based both on fictional and historical figures of the time.

The Japanese version of Bladestorm will launch on January 29.