PSP Knights in the Nightmare Includes Free Bonus Game

PSP Knights in the Nightmare Includes Free Bonus Game


Deciding that an art book just isn't enough this time, Atlus has announced that every copy of Knights in the Nightmare will come with a free second game.

Sting's handheld games - Riviera, Yggdra Union, and the like - have this interesting history of appearing on a Nintendo handheld and then being remade for the PlayStation Portable the next year. Their latest, Knights in the Nightmare is no exception. The strategy-meets-shooter hybrid, which was originally released for the DS last year, will hit the PSP this November with a number of enhancements in tow. To celebrate one of these tweaks, the addition of a character from Sting's earlier games, Atlus has announced that all copies of Knights in the Nightmare will come with a free digital copy of Yggdra Union.

Knights in the Nightmare is a strategy role-playing game where battles take place in real time on an isometric grid. Players give orders by moving a glowing Wisp onto a unit. The title incorporates an interesting shooter element - the Wisp is constantly under enemy fire, so the player must simultaneously dodge shots while commanding and moving their characters around the map.

The upcoming remake has been enhanced to take advantage of the PSP's graphics capabilities, including higher resolution and the wide screen. The game will also feature new cinematics from Yukio Takatsu - of Persona fame - and a new playable character, Princess Yggdra of Sting's Yggdra Union.

Knights in the Nightmare will hit American stores and the PlayStation Network on November 9th. To celebrate Yggdra's inclusion in the game and to fill players in on some of Knights' back story, Atlus will include a free digital copy of Yggdra Union with all purchases - physical or digital - for some limited frame of time.

Atlus has traditionally thrown in all sorts of stuff to get people to buy their games. Don't get me wrong - an art book or a soundtrack is nice, but a whole extra game sounds like a pretty fantastic incentive to give the thing a try.


Atlus rules. Their games are always fun, unique and well crafted, and they reward their fan base better than any other company out there.

Now, thats awesome. I like these rules! Cant wait to play the game! and what else cmomes with it XD

I'd buy this just because it comes with Yggdra Union. Such an underrated game and I wish they would actually sell this great deal in the UK. one purchase for me then, wouldn't mind having a free game for the price of one.

Yggdra Union was awesome on the GBA, but the PSP version is underwhelming. It's still good, but the graphics don't look good on the PSP and the difficulty is taken down a bit, which is part of what made the game so fun. (for me, anyways)

Still, this is an awesome way to let people experience two awesome, underrated games.

But does anyone have a clue how this will work on the PSP when it was pretty insane to play using the DS's touch screen?

Hopefully the control scheme is revamped for the PSP version. Take advantage of the hardware.

Tempted to buy it just to see how this Knights game works. The gameplay sounded a bit odd, but that might just be me.

I think I want Knights but it never came out in Europe.

I love ya Atlus, but I just couldn't play this game. Waaaaay to much going on at any time I just couldn't handle it.

See, this is why I follow Atlus. They provide some of the best RPG's I've played. And actually they did something similar with the Japanese release of Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon. If you preordered Devil Summoner 2, you got a free copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne where Dante was replaced with Raidou :P


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