Gust has released the latest Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions information and screenshots, detailing the basics of the turn-based battle system, bonds with friends, and two new schoolmates, Sanae and Sarasa.
Get the information below.
Between the “Pure Breeds” that suddenly appear in the real world to the monsters that lurk around the other world, Hinako and friends will face a variety of formidable foes.
In Blue Reflection, battles use a turn-based system where players choose commands such as “Attack,” “Support,” etc. to proceed.
—The bar at the top of the screen indicates turn order. When a character’s icon reaches the center of the bar, then it will be her turn to perform an action.
If you meet certain requirements during battle, the three Reflectors will be able to unleash a cooperative technique. The power of this technique, that links the strengths of Hinako, Yuzuki, and Raimu together, is incomparable to other attacks.
Additionally, only during battles against Pure Breeds in the real world, you’ll be able to receive support from your other schoolmates.
In order to receive support from your schoolmates, it is necessary to choose from among them before the actual battle. Each Reflector can have four allies set as support. Therefore, you can take on Pure Breed enemies with as many as 15 characters.
—From attack-types to defense-types, allies will offer a variety of support. Each character has a different support effect.
During your battles against Pure Breeds, even if you’re in the best condition, a single blow from the enemy may kill you.
By making use of your cooperative techniques, support allies, and so on, figuring out how to block the enemy’s attack will be the deciding factor of the battle.
Bonds with Students
Hinako will interact with a variety of other students, mainly during her daily life attending school.
At first, Hinako will have some awkward connections with the other students, but by helping resolve their problems, building up your interactions, and getting along well with them, you’ll receive various benefits, including support during battle.
Also, during specific events, there may be situations where the girls’ attitudes towards Hinako changes based on their level of closeness to each other.
—In order to make friends with your schoolmates, it is important to take on their requests or meet up with them during your free time. During your free time, as your schoolmates want to fully enjoy their time, it is recommended that you go out to various places.
Sanae Nishida (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi)
A diligent and good-natured girl.
- Height: 157cm
- Weight: 48kg
- Likes: Cooking
A girl who went to the same middle school as Hinako. She knew Hinako during middle school, and worries about her even in high school. She has a kind heart and cherishes Hinako. As a member of the Cooking Club, her cooking skills are reasonable. For all that, she’ll sometimes sing her favorite rap songs to herself.
—Sanae is not good at arguing her own opinion. Sometimes, that becomes the start a fight.
Sarasa Morikawa (voiced by Ai Kakuma)
A sociable and naturally gifted ballerina.
- Height: 154cm
- Weight: 41.5kg
- Likes: Dance
A ballet dancer who competed furiously with Hinako when they were in middle school. As a born dancer, she is a natural at all sorts of dance, including ballet. When Hinako had to retire ballet as an after-effect of her injury, Sarasa became the top dancer of their generation. She has a strong rivalry with Hinako and takes a severe attitude towards her, but she is normally a sociable type who is friends with everyone around her.
—Sarasa, whose goal was once to surpass Hinako in ballet, is unable to understand why Hinako has retired. “What! You quit over something like that!?”
Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on March 30.
View the screenshots at the gallery.