Last Rebellion is a console role-playing video game developed by Nippon Ichi Software and Hit Maker and published by Nippon Ichi Software in Japan as well as in North America and Tecmo Koei in Europe exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game was released on January 28, 2010 in Japan, and soon to be released in North America on February 23, 2010 and March 26, 2010 in Europe.
The game takes place in the world of Junovald which is governed by the will of two gods, Meitilia and Formival. Meitilia is the god of death presiding over the destruction of life while Formival is the god of life presiding over the birth of all life and the creation of things. Meitilia is said to have blessed two types of people namely Blades and Sealers each with special powers. Blades have the unparalleled power to destroy things physically while Sealers have the magical power to destroy the souls of things.
Formival's power on the other hand grants him the ability to revive any dead object. Creature's in the face of death allow their souls to escape from their body, once escaped these souls are controlled by fragments of what is known as the Formival's Soul. The souls of the creatures would then manifest into monsters which are more powerful and stronger than before. These creatures are known as the Belzeds, they cannot be killed by normal means instead requiring the skills of both a Blade and a Sealer to destroy both its body and soul.
The game follows the main protagonist, Nine Asfel, whose homeland which was ravaged by civil war nine years ago led to the land becoming a nesting ground for the Belzeds. A group of sorcerers, Necromancers and Wizards had created a barrier surrounding the kingdom to prevent a massacre by the Belzeds. In order to solve the problem of the Belzeds, King Arzelide summoned Nine whose skills are widely recognized as the best of the blades and Aisha whose Sealer powers have isolated her from the rest of kingdom to eliminate the Belzeds.
Exploration is free-roaming, but in combat, the mechanics become turn-based. The battle system will allow the player to target specific body parts of an enemy, and the reaction will be realistic; hence, if you shoot out the legs of an opponent, his or her movement will be drastically reduced, while blows to the arms will weaken their attacks. By strategically striking key areas of the body, players can strip the enemy of their ability to fight. Players can switch back and forth between the two characters during battle. Since Nine and Aisha share a single turn, the player must strategically choose which character will execute their attacks first.
The game was first announced on May 8, 2009 by Nippon Ichi Software for a October 2009 release. However it was announced on November 2, 2009 that the game would be delayed to an early 2010 release, On November 4, 2009 Nippon Ichi Software announced that the game would be released in Japan on January 28, 2010. On December 22, 2009 it was revealed that the game would be released in North America in February 2010. On January 16, 2010 it was announced that the game would be released in Europe on March 12, 2010 and would be published by Tecmo Koei.