Nights of Azure 2 screenshot from the combat system

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is Koei-Tecmo's latest action-JRPG set in a demon-infested version of Western Europe somewhere in the 19th century. The story mostly focuses around three main characters, life-long friends that have slowly found themselves on the opposite sides of a conflict that is threatening to tear the entire world apart. And since JRPG protagonists can't get away with just one tragic backstory, our main character will also find herself slowly succumbing to the demonic curse, thus putting an even larger strain on the trio's relationship.

If you're interested in seeing what all of this looks like in-game, and more importantly what the combat system is all about, you'll find what you seek in the most recent trailer. Have a look, its not a very long video:

I haven't had the time to play it myself, so take the following with a few grains of salt, but according to user reviews Nights of Azure 2 appears to be a pretty good JRPG, though a bit of a mediocre PC port. There's apparently no way to change the quality of the graphics, so if you were hoping to crank the visuals up to 11 I'm afraid that's not going to be happening with this one. On the positive side, I've seen quite a few people praise the setting and atmosphere, two things that set Nights of Azure 2 apart from the rest of the genre, so it still might be worth a try if you're into these sorts of JRPGs.

You can learn more, or just check out some of the other gameplay videos, by visiting either the official website or Steam. The official website is especially useful if you're hunting for more information about the story as it has both character bios and a brief overview. And finally, let me leave you with another gameplay trailer, just for good measure. Enjoy!

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