In last week’s Nintendo Direct, a new fantasy tactics RPG from Sega, Atlus, and Vanillaware was announced. Unicorn Overlord will be released for Switch on March 8th, 2024, and today brings us a slew of new details and assets for the game. Check out the gallery of screens and art above, and read on below for a breakdown of the game’s story, world, characters, gameplay, and more.


The story takes place on the continent of Fevrith, a land home to five nations—Cornia, Drakenhold, Elheim, Bastorias, and Albion—inhabited not only by humans, but also by other races such as elves, angels, and a race of beastfolk known as bestrals.

After Cornia’s General Valmore rebels against his nation’s royal family, he starts a war that will soon tear the entire​ continent apart. Alain, the protagonist of the game and prince of Cornia, flees from his home during this uprising and is​ chosen to lead the Liberation Army that will free all subjugated lands of Fevrith. Ten years have passed, and with the​ legendary Ring of the Unicorn in hand, Alain raises the flag of rebellion to lead his people to freedom.


The Protaganist: Alain

Crown prince of the fallen kingdom of Cornia,​ and son of its queen, Ilenia. After losing his mother​ at a young age amidst Cornian general Valmore’s rebellion,​ he was ushered to the island of Palevia by the knight Josef,​ who taught him sword and strategy alike until the age of 17.

Protagonist’s Ally: Scarlett

A priestess of the Palevian Orthodoxy who, after training​ tirelessly from a young age, now tends to the cathedral​ on the island of Palevia. In the end, she opts to leave​ the island and join Alain on his journey.

Protagonist’s Ally: Lex

A childhood friend of Alain’s, born on the island​ of Palevia to a local fisherman. After studying under Josef, he resolves to join the quest to liberate Fevrith.

Protagonist’s Ally: Josef

A holy knight of the fallen kingdom of Cornia,​ he fled to Palevia with Alain ten years ago at​ Ilenia’s behest. He has made great strides toward​ forming the Liberation Army ever since.

Protagonist’s Mother: Illenia

The queen of Cornia who ruled with both a keen​ military mind and a steady hand. Upon realizing​ there was no quelling the tide of rebellion, she​ entrusted her son Alain to her loyal retainer, Josef.

Protagonist’s Enemy: Galerius

Emperor of the reborn Zenoiran Empire, and once​ a renowned Cornian general by the name of Valmore. After leading a successful rebellion against the Cornian​ royal family, he claimed all of Fevrith as his own.

Gameplay Overview

  • freely traverse an expansive world
  • gather new allies by forging bonds
  • over 100 unique characters
  • characters include humans and elves to massive beasts and heavenly angels
  • reclaim towns and rebuild them with materials you’ve gathered
  • train your allies

Game Systems

  • defeat Zenoiran forces in control​ of towns and fortresses to restore law and order
  • gain access to​ facilities such as armorers and provisioners
  • wandering enemies disappear after you restore law and order
  • battles include real-time combat, and victory is secured​ once you’ve clear certain conditions
  • individual battles begin when your units make contact with the enemy during a battle stage
  • coordinate a unit’s tactics with​ conditions that factor how/when skills will automatically be used

3 Difficulty Levels

Sweet – A difficulty focusing on story. For players looking to win battles without much difficulty.

Normal – A difficulty focusing on tactical gameplay. For players who may be unfamiliar with strategy games.

Hard – A difficulty focusing on pushing your tactical mind to its limits. For players who are quite skilled at strategy games.

Online Mode

  • takes part in the coliseum
  • enjoy PvP battles​
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10M ago

ugh... was really hoping they would let you choose your protagonist, I just don't want to play as this boring looking character. Atlus is just the worst when comes to main player characters.


10M ago


Basically every SMT game likes to differ.


10M ago


Aren't they mostly boys aged 16-18 with no personality? I mean just look SMT 5 protag Persona 5 protag Metaphor: ReFantazio protag and this games they all seem like the same characterless void.