Konami Unveils Environments from Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

September 29, 2009

Konami Unveils Environments from
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

Gamers Get a Sneak Peak at
Environments of Tactical Role-Playing Game Coming Soon to Xbox LIVE Arcade and
PlayStation Network

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
today unveiled environment screenshots and maps from the upcoming tactical
role-playing game, Vandal Hearts: Flame of Judgment for Xbox LIVE Arcade and the
PlayStation Network. Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is the first of the
classic strategic RPG series on a next-generation console featuring a swift RPG
pace, improved user mechanics and rich, character-driven storylines and
environments.

In this tactical role-playing game,
the continent of Sostegaria is caught in a war between two rival kingdoms. On a
quest for peace in his homeland, young orphan Tobias Martin joins forces with
his friends to take on the enemy. While battling to avenge loved ones, the crew
faces a threat that is deadlier and closer than they could have ever imagined.

Church of Restoration: Sixteen years
have passed since the Great War ended and the children left behind have grown up
fatherless. In the wake of the devastation, Balastrade’s King Everett II
partnered with the Church to provide the kingdom’s children with homes and
education. But the years of charity have taken their toll on Church coffers, and
now they accept only the brightest students – much to the resentment of those
less fortunate.

Koth’s Whip River: Named for the
warlord who ruled both Urdu and Balastrade in times of old, this river once
brought life to the crops of both nations. Now, much of it lies dry and empty,
and tensions run high over competition for what little food remains.

Fort Pelgaius: At the height of the
war, soldiers harvested entire forests to build a network of garrisons, from
which they defended the surrounding towns. When the war ended, the sudden,
severe lack of manpower forced most garrisons to close; some were hacked apart
for firewood, while others simply fell apart. Fort Pelgaius, one of the last
still standing, now belongs to the bandit lord Kelbrun Hale who strikes at
nearby villagers from the walls that once protected them.

Dread Caverns: Centuries ago, the
nations of Balastrade, Urdu, and Biruni worked together to build an underground
highway called the Path of Unity. Logistical troubles and political tensions
brought construction to an early halt, leaving an abandoned web of half-finished
tunnels deep beneath the mountains. Too deep, some say, and despite the Caverns’
vast wealth, tales of vile creatures and dark spirits keep all but the bravest
away.

Timion Vale: The Great war’s final
battleground. Tens of thousands lost their lives here – and that was before the
sudden disaster that wiped out most of the rest. No living souls now venture
here, fearing stories of the restless dead.

The Unknown: The mortal world is but
one of many realities. In his hubris, Man has dared to pierce the veil and
explore "outside." Few return to tell of what they’ve seen, and those few have
always come back gibbering mad. But, as they say, there’s a first time for
everything…

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
will be available this Winter for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation
Network.