After previously only gave Fall 2017 as the answer for the eager fans due to the delay announcement. Today, publisher XSEED Games and developer Nihon Falcom finally announced the release date for Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. The game is playable on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle on October 31, 2017 with a 10% off launch discount from its regular selling price of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.
Here’s the quick recap of Zwei series.
Zwei!! (ツヴァイ!! Tsuvai!!) is an RPG developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation for Windows (December 30, 2001), PS2 (August 26, 2004), and the PSP (December 11, 2008) only in Japan region. An online version called Zwei!! Online, developed by Korean developer Neonsoft Corporation, was announced on August 2, 2007.
A sequel Zwei II (ツヴァイ 2 Tsuvai 2) was released for Windows on September 25, 2008 in Japan. A re-release with additional features, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, was released in Japan in December 2009, again in Japan.
Here’s a rundown on the game, via XSEED:
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection contains a standalone story featuring a brash pilot named Ragna who is forced to partner up with the haughty vampire princess Alwen after she saves his life in exchange for a blood contract. The real-time combat is tied to a unique leveling system that allows players to choose when to apply experience towards leveling up, and pets can fight alongside players to help take down some of the massive bosses in the game. Boasting a story with a large cast of colorful NPCs that often takes itself lightly, fans of vampires, treasure hunting, fairies, ninjas, luchadores, cat-people, vintage airplanes, magic castles, robots, chickens that lay bombs, and more will find lots to love!
Two Playable Characters At Once (Plus a Pet) – Ragna roughs up foes in melee range, while Alwen fires off salvos of powerful magic or locks down enemies from afar. Switch between the two on the fly to create crazy combos!
Unique Food-Based Experience System Gives Greater Control Over Leveling – Experience is gained through eating food, which can be cashed in immediately or saved to trade later for food worth even more EXP. Entire game can be played at level 1, if you dare.
Strange and Quirky Setting with Strange and Quirky Characters – Taking a page from the Legend of Heroes series, the residents of Ilvard are a lively lot, and a lot can be learned about each one as the story progresses. What’s the deal with that chain-smoking nun? Which of the three maids shirks the most work? And… is that a girl in a giant penguin costume?
Brand New, Expanded English Voices – Over 2000 voiced lines have been added to bring the twists and turns of the story to life.