Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Last week, Atlus shared a few more details and screenshots for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, the enhanced port/remake of the Nintendo DS cult-classic. First, here’s the voice actors for some of the returning characters:
- Vanoss (voiced by Tomohiro Tsuboi)
- Liese (voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki)
- Elm (voiced by Ayaka Suwa)
- Galva (voiced by Ken Uo)
- Bergas (voiced by Itaru Yamamoto)
- Garland (voiced by Akio Otsuka)
Atlus also shared a few more details about the new scenario, called Sub-History, where Stocke (the protagonist) meets the mysterious Nemesia. She’s a historian, traveling around the world in search of mysterious objects known as Artifacts, that are crucial in stopping the desertification of the continent. With this new scenario, you will see nerver-before-seen sides of characters, such as Rosch as a general for example.
Next: the battle system. Radiant Historia (and therefore Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology) uses a turn-based battle system, with enemies arranged on a 3 by 3 grid. If you blow enemy back, you can change their position. A good strategy consists in using skills to change the position of enemies, and bundle them all together in one place. That way, you can unleash a powerful attack to hit them all at once.
And by using the Change command, you can also change the turn order. You can do so between both allies and enemies, but be careful: you can be hit by a critical attack right after using that command, so use it wisely.
The battle system features combos, that occur when ally attacks connect. That’s where the Change command shines: you can rack up those combos by using the Change command. Since combos allow you to deal more damage than normal attacks, it’s highly recommended to always try to rack up as many as possible against tough enemies such as bosses.
There’s also Mana Burst, that you can unleash once you’ve filled up the relevant gauge. The characters learn new ones as you progress through the game.
Finally, Atlus details the Support Skills, one of the new elements introduced in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. With those Support Skills, even characters that are not taking part in the battle can jump in and lend a hand.
There’s various types of skills: some deal damage to enemies, while others provide support. The best part? They do not consume any MP! Each party member has several Support Skills, that are learned by leveling up, but also obtaining certain items.
Here’s the latest character trailer:
And here’s the latest batch of screenshots and artworks for the game:
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS) comes out on June 29th in Japan.
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2
On Tuesday, Atlus revealed the boxart for Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 on Nintendo 3DS:
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (3DS) comes out on August 31st in Japan.