Black Clover: Quartet Knights 「ブラッククローバー カルテットナイツ Burakku Kurōbā Karutetto Naitsu」 (orig. BC Project) is a third-person magical shooting game based on the Black Clover series. The game's story was adapted into a spin-off manga by Yumiya Tashiro, starting October 2018 on Shonen Jump+.
Players control characters participating in battles within teams of four. Teams fight head-to-head, competing for completion of an objective. All characters have a set of special and unique skills available to them. Every character is classified in one of four types, with each type determining their general strengths and weaknesses:
- The Fighter 「ファイター Faitā」 attacks aggressively using powerful close-ranged magic and melee attacks in battles. They are the only type that can use melee.
- The Shooter 「シューター Shūtā」 is efficient at long distance, dealing high amounts of damage and utilizing magic with a variety of different offensive capabilities.
- The Support 「スポート Supōto」 is able to improve their teammates' performance by boosting parameters of their abilities, sabotaging the other team, or using defense-based magic.
- The Healer 「ヒーラー Hīrā」 helps the team with healing magic, restoring health to their teammates and even resurrecting fallen allies.
- The Magic Emperor/Wizard King 「魔法帝 Mahōtei」 is the unique role of Julius Novachrono.
Character selection menus offer alternative color schemes and outfits, and there is an option to customize characters' appearances and abilities.
There will be multiple modes players can participate in:
- Zone Control: teams of four players race to hold control of the target area. They will be able to fill a gauge by standing within the ring. Having more team members in the ring will increase the gauge fill rate; however, it will risk vulnerability to a full barrage from the opposing team.
- Treasure Hunt: teams of four players race to pick up a key and carry it to the treasure chest. Taking a key gives 1 point, killing the key holder or successfully defending the treasure chest also gives 1 point. Successfully opening the treasure chest gives 2 points. The first team who reaches 5 points wins.
- Crystal Carry: teams of four players race to hold control of the target area and fill a gauge. Filling the gauge spawns a crystal and players escort the crystal along a path before the timer runs out. If they reach the final location, they win, but if the time runs out, the crystal resets and the other team can try to push the crystal further to win.
- Challenge Mode: player takes on missions with each character and needs to do certain amount of hits with each of their 5 skills. Completing missions will unlock titles.
- Story Mode: an original game storyline, Karna Freese seeks revenge on the Clover Kingdom and takes control of several Magic Knights. The story is split into chapters: 10 follow Asta's perspective and 8 follow Yami's perspective. Completing the main story unlocks Young Yami and Karna as playable characters and 2 extra chapters that follow Charmy & Gauche.
- Training Mode: players can train and practice how to play. They will be able to understand the game mechanics and train for real battles. Choosing the Mock Battles in training, players can train against CPU opponents in the Zone Control, Treasure Hunt and Crystal Carry modes.
- Alliance Battle: 3 sets of 3 battles are held and the winning team gets different types of rewards and compensations for participation. The rewards included were more films, titles, the red thread of fate costume for Vanessa, new voice lines and poses for both Charmy and Yami, and a Christmas themed posted featuring Asta, Noelle, Yami and Vanessa.
- Gallery Mode: players can position and pose characters against various backgrounds and effects.
Packets of downloadable content are available with purchases of season passes.
- Available from pre-order, Black Asta 「ブラックアスタ Burakku Asuta」 is an alternate outfit for Asta.
- Available from pre-order, Golden Dawn Yuno is an alternate outfit for Yuno.
- Released September 13, the Summer Costume Set 「夏のコスチュームセット Natsu no Kosuchūmu Setto」 contains alternate swimsuit outfits for Yami, Noelle, Mimosa, Vanessa, and Charmy.
- Released November 6, it includes Charlotte Roselei and a kimono-style costume 「着物衣装 Kimono Ishō」 for Yami.
- Released January 29, it includes Julius Novachrono and a Sea Goddess costume 「海神の女神衣装 Kaijin no Megami Ishō」 for Noelle.
- Released April 26, it includes Mereoleona Vermillion and a Special Magic Emperor costume 「特製魔法帝衣装 Tokusei Mahōtei Ishō」 for Asta. Mereoleona was the winner of the fan-choice competition. The other choices were Finral, William, Fuegoleon, Leopold, Nozel, Sally, Jack, Lily, Rill, Grey, and Ladros.
Black Clover: Quartet Knights received "mixed or average" reviews on Metacritic holding a metascore of 53/100 on PS4. On whatoplay.com, it receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 7.23 out of 10 on PS4.
- ↑ Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 18, 2019
- ↑ Metascore for Black Clover: Quartet Knights on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved May 11, 2020
- ↑ Playscore for Black Clover: Quartet Knights on PS4whatoplay.com, Retrieved May 11, 2020