I'm probably one of the few people who never understand why people wanted multiplayer for this. It's one of my all time favorite weird Japanese-as-heck video games, but nothing about the game made me want to include another human being. Pawns were fine as AI drones.
Really looking forward to playing this again. Magick Archer is one of the most fun I've had with this type of RPG, but I think for the PC release I'm going to pursue my dreams of Assassin Heaven.