Aksis Games and developer Compile Heart have figured out how to set apart their otherwise standard looking role-playing game for a Western audience. The US debut trailer for Record of Agarest War highlights the hook for the hardcore console RPG as one luring gamers by showing the game’s steamy side.  To be fair, the trailer is promoting a dating feature in the game where some sort of virtual coupling with the opposite sex leads to new characters.  Yet if there’s mention of that game play mechanic in this trailer, it must have been covered up by pixelization. Does it work? Promoting the spicy aioli sells sandwiches.  Note the number of views the US debut has on GameTrailers compared to all other videos for the game.


Watch it at GameTrailers.