Nippon Ichi Software has shared new details and screenshots on Hakoniwa Company Works introducing the game’s base facilities, housing effects, stages, weapons, and skills.
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■ Things You Can Do at the Base
On the “Worldwide Whale,” the island that acts as the player’s base, you can do various important things such as hiring new recruits and adding new interiors. The following section is an introduction to some of the things you can do.
By controlling the Worldwide Whale with the steering wheel, you can travel to other islands. You’ll travel to various places around the world depending on the circumstances, whether it’s in order to meet a client or to find something you need for a request.
At the post, you can check the requests you receive from various people. Depending on your progress in the story, you’ll receive various requests from places all over the world. As your company becomes famous, you’ll receive requests of even greater scale.
By talking to Meme, who is stationed at the base, you can hire new recruits. Coins are necessary for employment, but strengthening your personnel is essential for becoming a big company.
Since you’ll be earning rewards from requests and destroying maps, you’ll be able to obtain many materials and items. Store your items in the large warehouse as not to leave behind any items you may really want to pick up when you can no longer hold any.
By crafting, you can create new interiors, including chairs, sofas, bookshelves, and other typical furniture, as well as not-so-typical furniture like Japanese drums, Japanese-style interiors, and bone bookcases. Various different developments are possible.
■ Base Town Building and Ally Strengthening
At your base, you can make houses for your allies known as “living spaces.” You can strengthen your allies by skillfully arranging objects called “interiors” within these living spaces.
While interiors exhibit effects by simple placement, the effect may be further improved depending on the placement method. This is called a “housing effect,” which allows you to further strengthen your allies by skillfully combining interiors and making the house better.
However, housing effects do not always grant boosts. Depending on the combination of interiors, there may be minus corrections, so it is important that you consider placement well.
—Placing five dog houses triggers the housing effect “Pet Hotel,” which adds an “HP +15” stat revision that does not occur in simple placement.
—Depending on the combination of interiors, there may be minus corrections, such as the “DEF -15” revision here.
In the world of Hakoniwa Company Works, known as “Cloud’s End,” there are various other islands floating about the sky just like your base island. Each island has a unique culture and a variety of scenery. The volume of materials on each island is also different, and certain islands have large amounts of materials that you can’t find on other islands at all. As the master of his company, the protagonist will go to these unique islands and make efforts to complete his company’s requests.
A group of islands that surrounds the royal capital of “Gran Sol Ring.” It has the atmosphere of a peaceful countryside, and its people work agriculture and live self-sufficient lives. The islands are made up of many materials such as wood, soil, and rocks.
A island of science blessed with an abundance of mineral resources. With the development of steam engines, various remodeling is being applied to the island. For that reason, it appears as if it is more of a flying fortress than an island. Its residents are mainly people, but you may also notice robots and machines created to support them.
Love and Peace
Unlike its name suggests, this is an island with a very severe natural environment. Because half of it is burning, incandescent land, and the other half is freezing, snowy fields, it is a difficult place for people to live, and subhumans and animals account for most of its residents. Because of its very special environment, you can mine rare minerals that you won’t see much of elsewhere here.
■ Weapons and Map Destruction
The weapons of Hakoniwa Company Works are not only useful for attacking, they’re also important items for gathering materials. For that reason, while there are orthodox weapons like swords, there are also weapons that possess crafting elements, such as pickaxes and shovels.
Each weapon has a separate attack power against enemy characters and attack power against blocks, so you can obtain weapons that may make you say, “Well, this won’t do a lot of damage against enemies, but this is number one when it comes to block damage!” Since the materials that more frequently appear differ by island, you can gather materials with more efficiency by choosing your weapons according to the map.
—Swords deal great damage to enemies. Attack with a sword if you want to quickly defeat troublesome enemies with high defense power.
—By using a shovel in Green Grass, where there is an abundance of soil, you can gather materials more efficiently.
—While attacking with weapon that only has high map attack power can destroy the map, the enemies may still remain.
■ Active Skills and Passive Skills
There are two types of skills in Hakoniwa Company Works: active skills and passive skills.
Active skills are skills triggered in battle that consume AP, such as those that attack the enemy, increase your allies’ abilities, and unusual skills like those that lift up and move other characters. By making good use of these skills, you’ll be able to proceed the battle more advantageously.
However, by triggering an active skill once, there is a “Cool Time” during which you won’t be able to use the same skill again until a certain amount of time has passed, so make sure to use them with good timing.
Passive skills are skills that simply having always exhibits an effect, such as those that increase weapon power and map destruction power. Other than that, there are skills that have an effect on surrounding allies.
—“Rig Drill” is one of the Bowler’s active skills. While it is a useful skill with an extremely wide range that can destroy the map at once and attack the enemy at the same time, it has a long Cool Time, so be sure to use it at the right timing.
—“Lift Up” is one of the Carry’s active skills. Since it lifts up both allies and enemies, it can have a big influence on the state of battle depending on the situation. However, be careful as you’ll receive damage if you lift up enemies.
—“Yell” is one of the Rounder’s active skills. Since it can raise the stats of an ally, it is a skill that can turn the tides of battle depending on the situation.
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