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“Zone” is one of the new powers that appears in battle. Zone is a state of heightened concentration that temporarily increases your combat ability. If attacked by an enemy, the protagonist and other party members can enter Zone allowing them to turn a sticky situation into a prime opportunity.
—Entering Zone surrounds your body in a blue light and increases your ability! The effect can carry over to the next battle until it disappears.
—Even if you take heavy damage and find yourself in a pinch… entering Zone could be your chance for a counterattack!
—Zone is even more promising when several party members enter it.
—Monsters can also enter zone! Stay focused until you win!
If you enter Zone, you can acquire even further power. By combining your power with those of your party members, you can unleash powerful Link techniques. These can become the key to defeating formidable enemies!
—If you enter Zone, you can unleash a Link technique.
—Silvia can light up the protagonist’s sword with fire. Link techniques differ depending on the combination of party members, learned spells and skills, and the number of people that are in Zone. How you organize your party will directly affect which Link techniques you can unleash.
—A full party Link! Battle while trying out various different Link techniques.
—Monsters can also unleash Link techniques.
An Introduction to Some Link Techniques
—Camus and the Protagonist: “Falcon Dance”
—Full Party: “Giga Burst”
—Silvia and Protagonist and Row: “Rose Hurricane”
—Martina and Row: “Matou Enbu”
Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will launch for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan. A Switch version is also planned, but has yet to be shown or dated. If you missed it, catch the latest trailers and gameplay footage here.
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