Knights in the Nightmare DS

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2009
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

Summary: Somewhere between heaven and the underworld -- in the center of a quiet lake -- stood an ancient castle known as Aventheim. One night, without warning, denizens of the netherworld emerged and slaughtered the kingdom; nary a soul was left alive. Within an abandoned, long-forgotten church deep in the woods, a wisp is set free. Bereft of memory, it is drawn toward the monster-infested castle and re-awakens the souls of the vanquished knights, leading them back towards the fallen stronghold to confront the very forces of evil that took their lives. An experience unlike any before it -- Incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you've never experienced a game like this. Control a Wisp with your stylus and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in destroying foes on the map. Enemies fire bullets in multiple directions, making it vital for players to master the unique touch controls. Over 100 playable characters -- Find and recruit the ghosts of seven different classes of knights from your kingdom, and learn of their pasts, hopes, dreams, and untimely deaths. Sacrifice their souls to one another to balance their skills and create your ultimate party. A tale from two perspectives -- This twice-told legend entangles you in a dark and brooding tale that is simultaneously examined through events both past and present. Complete the adventure to unlock the ability to play through the game with a new narrative twist, placing the antagonist in the starring role. [Atlus USA]
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Rating: T
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Developer: Sting
Genre(s): Strategy
ESRB Descriptors:Alcohol and Tobacco Reference Mild Fantasy Violence Mild Language Suggestive Themes
Cast Credit
Dominic Allen Voice Acting
Rumiko Varnes Voice Acting
Shinichi Ito Game Design And Direction
Vicki Glass Voice Acting
Shinichi Suzuki Executive Producer (ATLUS USA, Inc.)
Hiroyuki Tanaka Project Coordinator
Tatsuya Obara Voice Recording
Yuko Kaneko Voice Recording
Toshiaki Okada Voice Recording
Hiroshi Ichikawa Programming
Masanori Ishikawa Main Program
Masanori Ishikawa Main Programming
Charles Glover Voice Acting
Bill Alexander Director Of Production
Takeshi Santo Executive Producer
Shigeki Hayashi Music Composition
Hirotsugu Kanda Graphic Effects
Eiko Tameshige Field Graphics
Akito Kuroda Pixel Art
Miyuki Makimura Pixel Art
Mitsuhiro Tanaka General Manager
Yu Namba Project Coordinator
Mike Meeker Lead Editors
Sunaho Tobe Illustration
Ted Tsung Project Lead
Ted Tsung Translation
Shinichi Itou Game Design
Satoko Kiyuduki Creative Design
Satoko Kiyuduki Design Creation
Etsunori Shiwanaga Illustration
Yoshinori Iwanaga Illustration
Sunaho Toba Illustration
Tsutomi Nohara Event Script Writing
Tsutomi Nohara Programming
Kenji Ikuta Planning
Wataru Wakaumi Planning
Daisuke Mori Event Scrpt Writing
Nobuhiko Matsumura Main Scenario Writing
Naomi Kojima Scenario Writing
Hiriko Asai Scenario Writing
Mu-Hyouhju Pixel Art
Jun Yamashita Pixel Art
Atsuya Kitamura Pixel Art
Shinichiro Koumoto Pixel Art
Kaori Abe Location Design
Hiriko Yamada Field Graphics
Yushiro Hayashi Graphic Effects
Toshio Koide Graphic Effects
Fontworks Font Design
Puresound Inc. Sound Effect Design
Kiyoto Ohtani Sound Effect Design
Digital Studio Japan Inc. Voice Recording
Hikaru Yasui Producer
Madaka Ueno Translation
Kazunari Fujikawa Translation
Scott Strichart Lead Editors
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Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#26 Most Shared DS Game of 2009