Bladestorm: Nightmare demo incoming

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Koei Tecmo, developers of such titles as Dead or Alive 5, have announced today the release of a sneak demo of their upcoming fighting strategy and sequel to Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War, Bladestorm: Nightmare.

This is in anticipation of the now tardy release date of March the 20th, pushed back a little from the original March 6th in Europe. Instead, Bladestorm: Nightmare will allow users to gain experience with an early March demo, enabling players that little extra time in mastering the flow of battle during a mission. The demo will include a battle tutorial, a variety of troops to lead, squad attack actions and different weapons to try out.

To sweeten this already fairly sweet deal, Koei have revealed that pre-orders placed through Game will receive a dragon mask and staff item set as bonus content.

Bladestorm: Nightmare is set and inspired by battles of the Hundred Years’ War era, between 1337 and 1453 for you history boffins, and is inspired by recorded real-life events of the time. It will include a special Nightmare mode also, where the English and French join forces, nightmare enough for some, I’m sure, but add to that the fact that they’ll have to fight an array of mythical monsters, it should make it enough of a challenge for anyone.

Bladestorm: Nightmare is currently scheduled for release on the 20th of March.

Here’s a little something to get you in the mood.