Game Arts will be releasing Picotto Knights, a free-to-play side scrolling action RPG on the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The game enables you to play up to four players in co-op mode for online play, or you can play it solo. The game promises to include high quality visuals, over 400 characters, regular updates and customization elements. NHN Japan will handling publishing on Picot Knight. A release is planned for some time this month in Japan.
The background story involves the player downloading a game called “Picotto Knight” and being transported to Planet Pico, home of a mysterious life form known as Cocoroids. An apprentice knight named Picosuke asks you to help save the planet from the demon king.
You play as a Cocoroid. You can customize your character in various ways, and select from eight weapon types: blade, spear, axe, hammer, claw, chakram, rod and bowgun.
The game can be played in online multiplayer with four players teaming up, or you can play solo, teaming up with CPU-controlled versions of your friends’ players. During online play, the game can be made to match you up with like-leveled players, or you can choose to play without level limits.