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Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 9 (7, 2)
  • Online trophies: 3 (2trophy_silver.png, 1trophy_gold.png)
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: (Estimated Time to 100%)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: At least seven arcade mode playthroughs (as an added bonus, you should try to go for The King Has No Name in one of your playthrough), 100 online player matches, 50 ranked matches without spending meter.
  • Number of missable trophies: None
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, all the single-player trophies can be obtained in the easiest difficulty setting.
 
Introduction:

Welcome to Dark Awake: The King has No Name! Originally developed by Eolith and published by Taito as Chaos Breaker on Japanese arcades in 2004; this game was brought over to the PS3 for the first time in 2010 courtesy of Recom, who released it under the game's initial production title Dark Awake: The King Has No Name.

Due to Eolith's involvement in the original arcade version of the game, the gameplay is heavily influenced from The King of Fighters 2001 and The King of Fighters 2002 but with a Dungeons and Dragons-styled motif, where players can form teams of up to three characters based on the race of their choice, though you can also have characters from other races in the same team (such as a team with Human, Elf and Orc characters and another with Dark Elf, Undead and Drawf characters).

How to find the game on the Japanese PlayStation Store:

Because this particular PS3 game was only released in Japan, along with the PlayStation Store's webpage no longer supporting digital PS3 game purchases, you are now restricted to purchasing the game on the PS3 store provided if you are using a Japanese PSN account.

To find the game, you can follow these two procedures:
  • The easy way is to go to 検索 (Search) and type in "Dark Awake" on the PS3's on-screen keyboard, you should see the game as one of three possible search results.
  • For the harder way to do this, you will need to go to ゲーム (Game), then select PS3 ゲーム (PS3 Games) and finally 対戦格闘 (Fighting Games) until you see Dark Awake's listing in the Japanese PS3 store.
Additionally, the game was also offered for free in June of 2011 for Japanese PSN users when the PlayStation Store was brought back online following the PSN hack that occurred back in April 2011.

Trophy List oddities:

If your console's language has been set to a language other than Japanese, you will notice that you will get completely vague and misleading trophy names in descriptions in broken English (some examples include and "blonze" in both the names and descriptions of all bronze trophies, "gold gold" for the description of the game's sole gold trophy and "gold" in all but one silver trophy's name and description etc.). This might possibly be due to the fact that Recom, the publisher of the game's PS3 version could possibly have had initial plans for a western release, which ultimately never materialized.

To see the actual trophy names and descriptions, you will need to set your PS3's console language to Japanese and look at the game's list again to see the actual trophy names and descriptions (in Japanese only).


Walkthrough:

Step 1: Complete Arcade Mode with Seven Different Teams and Defeat The King Has No Name
In this step, you will be tasked with playing through Arcade Mode with all six default teams, along with a seventh team that consists of three characters from any one of the six teams. In addition to this, you will be going through the task of collecting at least 25 or more items to fight against the game's final boss, known simply as The King Has No Name.

There is also an additional extra trophy you can unlock in this step if you defeat the final boss while having more than 30 items and without using a single continue during your playthrough.

Upon completing this step, you will unlock the following trophies:

バーバリアンズリベンジ (Barbarians' Revenge) trophy_bronze.png 
破壊と殺戮の本能 (Instinct of Destruction & Slaughter) trophy_bronze.png 
新たなるエルフの英雄 (New Hero of the Elves) trophy_bronze.png 
新たなる炎の力 (New Strength of the Flames) trophy_bronze.png 
屍の山に望む野望 (Ambition of a Corpse Mountain) trophy_bronze.png 
完全なる不死 (Perfection of the Undead) trophy_bronze.png 
混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png 
竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png 
収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png 



Step 2: Win 100 Player Matches

This stage will focus on the first part of the game's online trophies, which deal with winning a total of at least 100 player matches. Much like other fighting games, this particular type of online match will not affect the player's ranking in the online leaderboards and have a huge focus on being there for fun since you can change the settings of the lobby to your leisure.

If you need a partner to boost this trophy with, please use the trophy boosting thread.

Upon completing this step, you will unlock the following trophy:

勝利の美酒を堪能せし者 (The One Strong to the High-Grade Liquor of Victory) trophy_silver.png 


Step 3: Win 50 Ranked Matches Without Using Meter

Once the above two stages are done, we will now enter the third and final stage, which focuses on the game's online trophies again but this time with ranked matches, which focus on the player's ranking in the online leaderboards. There are two trophies for this mode but keep in mind that you shouldn't spend a single bar of meter at all during each of your matches when winning them.

If you need a partner to boost these trophies with, please use the trophy boosting thread.

Upon completing this step, you will unlock the following trophies:

勝利に目覚めし者 (The One Who Awakens to Victory) trophy_silver.png 
縛られし者 (The Binded One) trophy_gold.png 

Dark Awake: The King has No Name Trophy Guide

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12 trophies ( 7  )

  • マナ・ゲージを一切使用せずにランクマッチで50回勝利する (Win 50 Ranked Matches w/o using all of the Mana Gauge.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon winning 50 ranked matches without using a single bar of your Mana Gauge (the game's meter system) at any point throughout each of the matches you have played in. This may sound like a bit of a hassle but it isn't as long, provided you don't accidentally use either l1.png or r1.png to summon either one of your partners or use any super special moves during each match so be sure to set these two buttons to "使用しません" (Unused) when configuring your controls (which can be done by going to 操作方法 (Button Configuration) inside 遊び方&オプション (Manual & Options) while at the main menu.

    In the event that you accidentally use a bar of your Mana Gauge, you will need to let your boosting partner win against you since you will need to make sure that no meter is used on your end. This is beneficial since you will also help your boosting partner unlock this trophy in the event where they haven't done so already. It is also recommended that your boosting partner should also set circle.png to "使用しません" (Unused) while they are configuring their controls provided that they are assisting you with unlocking the trophy before it's their turn to do so to prevent your partner from accidentally attacking you (You should also use this same control setting when you are helping them as well).

    Note: It should be noted that, unlike Player Matches, Ranked Match is not too turbo-friendly since you will need to navigate the menu again after the match has ended and search for your opponent before you can use the turbo function on your turbo controller again when you and your partner start the next match.

    If you are looking for a boosting partner to help boost this trophy with you, be sure to head to the trophy boosting thread when doing so. You can also stack this trophy with 勝利に目覚めし者 (The One Who Awakens to Victory) trophy_silver.png  in the event where you haven't unlocked that trophy yet.
  • マナ・アイテムを30個以上所持してノーコンティニュークリアする (Clear the game w/o continuing and with 30+ Mana Items.)

    This is without a doubt the hardest and most tedious trophy in the game, as you will need to complete the game once you have collected at least 30 of the 40 Mana Items in the game and not use a single continue at all throughout the course of your playthrough. By the time you defeat The King Has No Name (refer to the tips provided below), you can cut off some of the stress that is involved with this particular trophy.

    Note: A second controller is recommended when going for this trophy, as well. It's also recommended to set the game's difficulty to VERY EASY in the options menu, which can be done by going to "設定" (Settings) inside "遊び方&オプション" (Manual & Options) and then change the "難易度" (Difficulty) option to VERY EASY.

    The objective is to go for perfect victories and/or use super special moves to finish any rounds and increase your chances of obtaining more items throughout your playthrough, which also holds true for the first three stages (and Manticore's mid-game intrusion match, to an extent). In the event you feel that you might lose the match (or a round of the current match), quickly grab a second controller and press StartButton.png.d736726ee7c61a740ae96c24baf122d9.png as fast as you can to save yourself from the brink of losing, which is extremely helpful in the later stages of the game.

    When you get to The King Has No Name, provided that you have collected 30 or more items, the best strategy to use is Ramda with the following combo string: jump square.png -> cross.png -> lss.pnglsse.pnglse.pngcross.png. This is useful in the event he is guarding against your attacks since it will help deal chip damage, as well. Be sure to guard against his attacks whenever possible since they will deal a good amount of damage against you—the player. When you defeat him, you will not only unlock this trophy but also 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png.
  • 名無しの王を倒す (Defeat the Nameless King.)

    In order to fight against the game's true final boss, The King Has No Name, you will need to complete Stage 8 with at least 24 or more Mana Items in your possession, failing to do so will result in a message that appears in the credits telling you that you need more items in order to fight against him.

    When you make it to the fight after having collected the required number of items, you will be greeted with a cutscene where your current team will witness the dragon's awakening following Thiele's death, which will then be followed by the battle itself.

    The fight against The King Has No Name is a monotonous nightmare as his AI is reminiscent of the bosses found in SNK games, including the two King of Fighters games that were developed by Eolith (KOF 2001 and 2002).

    Note: His attacks will deal a great amount of damage against the player, if you aren't careful. Most of the time he will block your attacks and will rarely leave an opening for you to attack him.

    Thankfully, certain characters such as Ramda have combo strings that can help you keep him busy and potentially leave out an opening for you to deal some damage against him.

    It is recommended to use the Human Team (or any team composition with Ramda in it) when you fight your way through Arcade Mode and obtain the necessary amount of items you need in order to fight against him.

    It is also recommended to do this while going for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png  since you will need to collect at least 30 items and defeat him without using a continue, as it will also stack with this trophy.
  • ランクマッチで50回勝利する (Win 50 Ranked Matches.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon winning 50 Ranked Matches by normal means.

    NOTE: It is highly recommended to go for 縛られし者 (The Binded One) trophy_gold.png when going for this, as that involves winning without using any Mana.

    This type of online match focuses greatly on the player's current ranking in the game's online leaderboards as they fight their way to the top and dethrone other players in higher ranks.

    If you are looking for a boosting partner to help boost this trophy with you, please use the trophy boosting thread.
  • プレイヤーマッチで100回勝利する (Win 100 Player Matches.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon winning 100 Player Matches online, you can make this process go by faster by setting the "ゲームモード" (Game Mode) to SINGLE when creating a Player Match room. These matches are similar to Ranked Matches but they do not rely heavily on the game's online leaderboards. You can also change the number of players and add any private slots if you wish.

    Note: If you have a boosting partner, a turbo controller is highly recommended for this so you and your partner can avoid sitting through the grind.

    Be sure that you and your partner will take turns changing circle.png to "使用しません" (Unused) in the 操作方法 (Button Configuration) menu inside 遊び方&オプション (Manual & Options) in the main menu. This is because you will both need to win 100 matches each.

    If you are looking for a boosting partner to help boost this trophy with you, please use the trophy boosting thread.
  • Humansでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Humans.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Human team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Ramda
    • Sandra
    • Curse Head
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • Orcsでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Orcs.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Orc team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Goblin
    • Troll
    • Orc
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • Elvesでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Elves.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Elf team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Elion
    • Fina
    • Evetta
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • Dwarfsでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Dwarfs.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Drawf team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Dorgan
    • Vargan
    • Gerhardsen II
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • Dark Elvesでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Dark Elves.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Dark Elf team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Vritra
    • Nagar
    • Mara
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • Undeadsでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as Undeads.)

    This trophy will be unlocked upon completing Arcade Mode with the Undead team, which consists of the following characters:
    • Zon
    • Nsidor
    • Bernhard
    For more information on Arcade Mode, please refer to 混沌なる種 (Chaotic Seed) trophy_bronze.png.

    Note: It’s highly recommended that you also go for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png using this or any other team.

    If you have already earned the latter two aforementioned trophies, you can easily unlock this and the other trophies upon defeating Thiele in Stage 8 if you haven't earned each team's respective trophies, yet.
  • 混成チームでアーケードモードをクリアする (Clear 'Arcade Mode' as a Chaos Team.)

    Arcade Mode is the first of the three modes featured in Dark Awake, this particular mode consists of the typical eight-stage format found in traditional arcade fighters released in the 90's and early 2000's but once certain conditions are met, an extra ninth stage will be unlocked, which is where the player will fight against the game's true final boss.

    Normally around the third or fourth stage of the game, you will find yourself fighting against Manticore, a chimera whose attacks focus on the direction its tail will attack the player in:
    • Light Attack will have it crouch while aiming its tail down at an angle
    • Medium Attack will have its tail go straight
    • Heavy Attack will have it pointing its tail at an upwards angle
    Note: You will have to fight against it twice throughout your playthrough.

    If you have defeated it with a perfect and/or a super or an assist at the end of your first fight, you will earn a lot of items. These items will come in handy because you will need to obtain a specific amount in order to fight against the final boss after you defeat Thiele in the eighth stage.

    As the trophy description says, you will need to complete Arcade mode with a team that consists of any three characters (such as a team with Ramda, Vritra and Bernhard) in order to unlock it. Whether you reach The King Has No Name or not usually doesn't matter when going for this but it is highly recommended to do so if you're going for 収集者 (The Gatherer) trophy_silver.png and 竜殺し (The Dragon Slayer) trophy_silver.png.

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