KOEI Tecmo’s upcoming RPG Blue Reflection has received a new trailer focusing on the battle mechanics.
In Blue Reflection, as Hinako, Yuzu, and Lime leap into the Common, they transform into their magical Reflector forms which allows them to freely navigate the many puzzles and perils found in the dimension. Additionally, their Reflector forms allow them to face the plethora of Demons that stand in their way of obtaining Ether Fragments!
When face-to-face with the Demons, the girls have a roster of magical attacks which they are able to utilise to defeat their foes. As they attack, defend, and use supportive abilities in combat, they will drain Ether, the source of their magical abilities. To accumulate this power, they must perform an Ether Charge, which not only sees them gather more power – but also the ability to perform stronger attacks on their opponents. Once enough Ether is charged, the Overdrive ability is unlocked, allowing players to use several skills consecutively in exchange for this magical energy. Strategically using Overdrive is key in battle, as Ether is greatly depleted to allow the Reflectors to perform increasingly impactful attacks – leaving them with no choice but to perform an Ether Charge!
The Demons which inhabit The Common are not the only foes Hinako, Yuzu, and Lime will face, as devastating forces loom closer at every moment; the Sephira, gigantic creatures which harbour overwhelming powers and threaten to end the world. Facing these deadly opponents is impossible alone, and the girls will have to call upon their friends for support. Before battle, players are able to select up to four supporting allies for each of the Reflectors. When they are in a tight spot, and need the support of their allies, the girls can call for help in the form of strong attacks which will greatly damage the Sephira or utilise healing abilities to recover or buff the Reflectors’ powers. Companions not only help when called upon, but they will provide Live Tweets via FreeSpace! to provide the Reflectors with battle advice!
If players accumulate enough Ether in a fight against the Sephira, the Guard ability is upgraded to Reflect. When a Reflector uses this ability, they unleash their magical power to create a barrier which even the most overwhelming of creatures cannot penetrate.
Blue Reflection is coming to the Playstation 4 and Steam on September 29th 2017.