A.W.: Phoenix Festa Coming to the Americas via PSN on July 26

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Announces A.W.: Phoenix Festa for the PlayStation Vita

Bandai Namco Entertainment America, the premier publisher of anime videogames today announced a new entry in the Simulation Action genre with A.W.: Phoenix Festa; coming to the Americas on July 26, 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation Vita hand-held system via PlayStation Network.

A.W.: Phoenix Festa is based on a popular Japanese light novel — The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, where in the 20th century a catastrophic event known as the Invertia leads to the destruction of many large cities on Earth. In order to recover from the devastation, the Integrated Enterprise Foundation is formed and cities are reorganized including one city called Rikka, also known as Asterisk. Within Asterisk, six academies hold tournaments called “Festas” pitting students from each academy against each other.

A.W.: Phoenix Festa combines dating sim mechanics and combat in one game and features its own original storyline carved from the light novel series. The game will let fans experience a true love adventure with numerous endings. A.W.: Phoenix Festa will also offer players various options to enhance relationships between their favorite characters which can be influenced through battles and conversations with non-playable characters (NPCs). Players may start the game as main character Ayato or an original character and go about daily school life by making friends and competing in the “Phoenix Festa” tournament. Players also train themselves in order to increase their combat abilities as they prepare to participate in the “Phoenix Festa” tournament with their favorite characters.

“A.W.: Phoenix Festa is poised to bring the unique action and story of the popular Japanese light novel The Asterisk War to life on the PlayStation Vita,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America “A.W.: Phoenix Festa blends two very different genres; dating sim and action, into a very unique experience for anime fans and PlayStation Vita owners to enjoy.”

A.W.: Phoenix Festa will be available in the Americas on July 26, 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation Vita handheld system via PlayStation Network. For more information about A.W.: Phoenix Festa or Bandai Namco Entertainment America’s other products go to bandainamcoent.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or on Twitter at twitter.com/bandainamcous.