ATLUS West and Vanillaware Share New Information and Screenshots on Unicorn Overlord

Due for release next year on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, Unicorn Overlord will be the first new game from Vanillaware in a half-decade, their last work being 2019s 13 Sentinel’s: Aegis Rim. Publisher ATLUS / ATLUS West has recently shared new information and screenshots around the game, providing a fresh sneak peek at what the tactical RPG will offer players starting 8 March 2024.

Meet the Characters

Gilbert (Protagonist’s Ally)

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“You’ve quite the grand vision for yourself, seeking to unify the entire continent.”

The crown prince of Drakenhold. Stepping into the shoes of his father the king, slain fighting the Zenoiran army, Gilbert is secretly amassing a force with the aim of restoring the kingdom.

Virginia (Protagonist’s Ally)

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“Today… the Knights of the Rose have their vengeance!”

A survivor of the Cornian royal family. Niece of Queen Ilenia and older cousin of Alain. When Cornia fell, she fled to Drakenhold.

Berengaria (Protagonist’s Ally)

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“I told you plain, I don’t want you near me. Now go home and bury yourself in your beloved books, why don’t you?”

Former leader of the Tricorn Mercenaries. Widely feared as a deadly warrior, Berengaria established her own band of mercenaries and quickly grew it into a powerful force—until the day she abruptly disbanded the group and disappeared.

Aramis (Protagonist’s Ally)

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“And I, a simple wanderer. You can call me… Aramis.”

A mercenary from Drakenhold hired by the Zenoira army. While his speech and affect is more elegant than might be expected, no one can deny his skill with the blade.

Social Links Activities

Joined in battle along allies and friends, you as the protagonist will be able to deepen your bonds with many of them through on-field rapport, sharing meals and undertaking other activities throughout Unicorn Overlord. As they get to know each other better and better, special conversations will be unlocked, and they will also benefit from increased stats when teaming up with the same unit. Some more specifics / a glossary on the Social Activities system is available below:

Rapport
The degree of affinity between characters is expressed through the Rapport stat. When characters spend enough time together, their Rapport level will increase. Certain character pairings can also trigger special Rapport Conversations.

Rapport Bonus
Rapport is increased primarily by having characters fight within the same unit. If you form a unit with characters with high levels of mutual Rapport, you gain a Rapport bonus.

Taverns
Rapport can also be built by sharing meals at taverns in the larger walled cities. If there are characters whose friendship you want to cultivate, why not invite them to a tasty meal? The number of participants and the amount of Rapport received vary based on the meal course chosen.

Gifts
Characters assigned to guard a town can be given gifts. People like getting stuff, it turns out—gifts will build the guard character’s Rapport with Alain, particularly if the gift is tailored to their likes and dislikes.

Ring of Covenant
The Ring of the Unicorn held by Alain has a counterpart, the Ring of the Maiden. Max out Alain’s level of Rapport with a character, and you can choose them to receive the Ring of the Maiden and perform the Rite of Covenant, in which both parties pledge fealty to each other forever. The number of potential companions is vast, but only one will be chosen…

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