Nippon Ichi Software is back with more details on its upcoming newest RPG project, Destiny Connect!
This time, we learn more about the various characters that players will meet. In addition to strange new faces, the lovable android Isaac will also be able to don the faces of his Outlaw and Champion forms. Finally, Sherry herself will be able to don various costumes – although it’s not clear if these give her any benefits in battle.
Check out the full details below, courtesy of Gematsu:
The setting of the game’s story is a town called Clocknee, where time has frozen at the arrival of the year 2000. Today, we will introduce two characters deeply involved with this incident.
A mysterious boy who saved Sherry and Pegreo when the robots attacked in 1999 Clocknee. He is mysterious and somewhat cold-hearted. He seems to know something about the incident, but…
An old man who lives on the edge of town, and a self-proclaimed “scientific genius.” He is one of the few residents of Clocknee who escaped the year 2000 incident. He managed to discover the cause of the incident, which froze time for the town, and has entrusted its fate to Sherry and friends.
■ Game System: Party Formation
Form a Party of Two Human Characters + Isaac
In battle, players can form a party of two human characters (chosen from four characters) and Isaac.
—Both the player’s party and the enemy’s party can only have up to three characters at a time.
—Since standby members also gain experience points, everyone will level up at an equal pace.
■ Game System: Skills
Plenty of Unique Skills
Each character can learn their own unique skills. By combining these skills with Isaac’s form changes, players will be able to utilize various strategies.
SP Management is the Key to Victory
Skills use SP (Skill Points), which accumulate with the passage of each turn. The maximum possible accumulation is 300 percent, with which you can perform powerful skills that require a great deal of SP. Check the Skill Gauge on the right of the screen and figure out the best time to use it.
A valuable character able to use recovery and attribute attack skills from the start of the game. Although her HP and attack power are not very high, she has a full set of easy-to-use skills, making her an asset in any situation.
—Skill: “Bolt Shot”
A thunder attribute attack that hits a single enemy.
Possesses a full set of skills able to damage the enemy and inflict status ailments. Perhaps because he uses his own inventions, he has many tricky skills including those with random damage values and skills that require conditions to activate.
—Skill: “Backpack Attack”
Deals random damage to all enemies.
He can learn skills that weaken all enemies, or that add attributes to a party member’s attack. Although he does not have many skills that deal direct damage, he is mainly meant to cooperate with the rest of the party. This way of fighting is unique to Truth as a character who looks out for his comrades.
Increases the speed of all party members.
He can learn strong attack skills that strike single enemies and skills that power himself up. While he is not good at recovery and party support, he utilizes his high attack power to steadily defeat enemies.
—Skill: “Freeze Attack”
An ice attribute attack that hits one enemy.
The skills Isaac can use differ depending on his form. By changing forms, Isaac can play various roles, including support and offense.
If the enemy seems strong, first change forms. Then, find a way to overcome their might.
—Skill: “Flame Barrier”
One of Isaac’s Guardian Form skills. Forms a barrier around the entire party that reduces incoming fire damage.
■ Game System: Modding
By progressing through the game, you will be able to modify the robot Isaac and change forms. Here, we will introduce two new forms for Isaac.
A gun expert whose high accuracy enables him to take out enemies without chance for escape. As his mustache and leaf whistle suggest, this Isaac is a lone bounty hunter.
—Skill: “Bullet Rain”
An attack that rains down bullets on all enemies.
—Skill: “Lucky Shot”
Attacks a single enemy. If it is the finishing blow, the amount of experience points earned increases.
A speed fighter who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. While his evasion rate and attack power are high, his defense power is rather low.
A spinning straight punch that strikes a single enemy. It has a fixed chance of inflicting paralysis.
—Skill: “Energy Fist”
Fires a punch at a single enemy, disregarding their defense power.
■ Game System: Costume Change
Sherry can change costumes by collecting the “Water Nitrate Balls” dropped all over town. A total of 21 additional costumes will appear in the game’s story.
Gothic & Lolita
—Costumes are depicted both on the field and in battle.
—Trade in Water Nitrate Balls to unlock new costumes.
Destiny Connect launches for Nintendo Switch in Japan on 14 March 2019. There are currently no plans for a western localization.