Sega has released new information and footage of Puyo Puyo Chronicles detailing the game’s new “Skill Battle” rule, where players must make effective use of each character’s skills to win the battle.
Get the details and video below.
■ New Rule: Skill Battle
“Skill Battle” is a new rule that appears in Puyo Puyo Chronicle, where players can form a team from a maximum of three characters, and advantageously advance the battle by effectively using the “skills” possessed by each character.
There are two types of skills. “Auto Skills” are automatically triggered when certain conditions are met. “Special Skills” consume MP and are triggered with the X button.
There are various types of Special Skills, from skills that change the state of the puzzle field to skills that recover HP. You can choose which character’s skill to trigger by using the L and R buttons, so you can trigger a skill that best fits the situation. When you meet certain requirements, your skills will also rank up and attain an even greater effect.
For players who aren’t good at puzzle games, you’ll be able to defeat enemies by developing your characters and triggering skills that best fit the situation.
The latest Sega-Nama broadcast features 14 minutes of gameplay from Puyo Puyo Chronicle, including both the “RPG Mode” and Skill Mode.
■ Characters and Their SkillsEach character in Puyo Puyo Chronicle has unique skills that can be triggered in Skill Battles. Here is a look at three of them:
Rider (voiced by Noriko Namiki)
A girl with an awfully shy personality. She seems to be ashamed of the horns on her head and rolls up her hair into buns so that they don’t stand out. She is a student of Primp Magic School.
- Auto Skill: Shy Girl (Increases HP)
- Special Skill: Sereno (Increases All Allies’ Defense Power)
Sig (voiced by Yuriko Fuchizaki)
A student of Primp Magic School. He is an often absentminded, somewhat strange boy. While his left hand and left eye became a bit weird at one point, he doesn’t worry about much other than his favorite bugs.
- Auto Skill: My Pace (Increases Recovery)
- Special Skill: Smalt (Decreases All Enemies’ Defense Power)
Suketoudara (voiced by Hisayoshi Suganuma)
A huge fish who grew limbs. He is always dancing, regardless of the enemy or location. However, he is somehow impossible to hate.
- Auto Skill: Rising Power (Increases HP)
- Special Skill: Fire Spin (Decreases All Enemies’ Attack Power)
Skill Battle is one of 18 rules playable in Puyo Puyo Chronicle. If you missed it, check out footage of each rule in action here.
Puyo Puyo Chronicle is due out for 3DS in Japan on December 8 for 5,490 yen.