What You Need to Know:
- XSEED Games officially announced that Zwei: The Arges Adventure, the first entry in the Zwei series from developer Nihon Falcom, will be served up on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle this winter.
- Originally released as Zwei!! in Japan on PC, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to the recently released Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. This title is positively brimming with charm and character, combining a gorgeous, painterly 2D world filled with anime-style characters, strong action RPG mechanics, and self-aware dialogue from quirky characters who frequently find themselves in comedically over-the-top situations.
- Zwei: The Arges Adventure also represents one of the formative examples of Nihon Falcom's now-signature multi-character action RPG combat, enhanced here with smoother and more intuitive gamepad support and a bevy of other optimizations for modern PC systems
- Zwei: The Arges Adventure stands as the most feature-complete version of the game to date, reintegrating the majority of the PC-exclusive features that were lost in the Japanese console versions (including an Ys-themed typing tutor minigame, a challenging block puzzler minigame, and the “Pet Monitor” virtual pet system), boasting a wide variety of unlockables that include all-new content to further expand the already dynamic RPG experience, and even allowing players to select the PSP-version’s arranged soundtrack so they can hear a different take on the game’s stunning musical score.
Source: Official Press Release
Zwei: The Arges Adventure Teaser Trailer
I really enjoyed the Zwei series! It may not have received a lot of recognition in the west due to there being so much competition around, but it was truly fun to experience.
It's also Nihon Falcom, the pioneers behind the now celebrated action-RPG genre! People should definitely try the game out!