Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of its upcoming Record of Grancrest War game for PlayStation 4, introducing the game’s Chaos disasters, the battle to liberate Sistina, army organization, and more.
Get the details below.
■ A Grand Military Fantasy
Record of Grancrest War for PlayStation 4 depicts fantasy elements such as the Chaos disasters and monsters as those in the original work and the Grancrest RPG tabletop RPG, and allows players to experience the world of Record of Grancrest War up close.
On the continent of Atlatan, vicious monsters have appeared in various regions by way of Chaos disasters. Players will take on the role of the lord Theo and fight against those Chaos disasters (monsters) in order to protect his people.
—In large-scale monster battles, you can enjoy MMORPG-esque combat even though it is a single-player game.
Suppress the Chaos Disasters Occurring All Over the Continent
Various disasters will break out by way of Chaos at the stronghold ruled by the player. Chaos disasters such as monster subjugation are indicated as quests on the right of the screen, and by clearing those quests, you can receive a reward based on your clear rank.
—Challenge various Chaos disasters to protect your people.
Various quests, such as goblin or lizard subjugation, will appear on the map. Battles against monsters will unfold on a grand scale, with the game screen having the same force of an MMORPG. Command your units and switch between characters to gain the upper hand.
By clearing quests, you can obtain gold coins that can be spent on equipment such as weapons, soldier hires, and so on. Strengthen your characters and units to take on even more difficult quests.
—Your clear rank is determined based on your clear time and the amount of enemies you defeated. Your reward is greater depending on the clear rank, so aim for the highest rank.
—There are five types of equipment items: weapons, shields, helmets, body armor, and leg armor.
Powerful Chaos Disasters
Chaos disasters beyond imagination occur in places with a high concentration of Chaos, where monsters such as the two-headed Orthros and dragons appear.
■ Famous Scenes Will Also Reppear
That famous scene where Theo and Siluca get really close…
■ Sub-Events: A Must-See for Fans
In Record of Grancrest War for PlayStation 4, you will be able to see various sides of Theo and company through sub-events. Experience the everyday lives of Theo and company not depicted in the original work through the game.
—Siluca, Ema, Luna, and Priscilla make food for Theo’s camp. What sort of cuisine will decorate the dinner table…?
—Aishela in a kimono!? What is the reason for this strong-minded woman’s girlish appearance…?
—Ema and Luna are worried about the problem that is the decreasing population of werewolves. What is the solution that they have come to…?
■ Liberate Theo’s Hometown of Sistina
The protagonist Theo’s hometown of Sistina was ravaged by the tyrannical rule of the Rossini family and the Chaos brought about by disasters.
Theo, seeing his hometown’s current state, leaves Sistina and goes on a journey in order to obtain the power to save his suffering people. In the midst of his journey, he meets the mage Siluca, and grows through various experiences. When Theo obtains the power he needs, he and his new comrades return to Sistina in order to liberate Sistina from the Rossini family…
Salvador Rossini (voiced by Souichirou Hoshi)
The third son of the Rossini family. He lives a pleasure-seeking life while chasing after women. He likes Kris knives and uses them to cut up anyone he dislikes.
Dorni Rossini (voiced by Isshin Chiba)
The first son of the Rossini family, who gathers up the residents of the Sistina slums. Known as the “Wild Animal of the Rossini Family,” he exterminates any enemy in his way.
Juzel Rossini (voiced by Shuuhei Iwase)
The second son of the Rossini family. Unlike his violent older brother and pleasure-seeking younger brother, he has a rational personality. He is always calm and never lets emotion get in the way of judgment.
The battle to liberate Sistina was also depicted in the anime and original work. Overthrow the Rossini family and liberate Sistina.
However, the battle for Sistina will be a tough one. In order to win, you must strengthen your army.
Organizing Your Army
Before heading out into the battlefield, organize and strengthen your army at your stronghold. One unit can have a maximum of five soldiers, and the branches they can be assigned to differ based on the character. Also, if the level of your stronghold increases, the variety of soldiers you can organize will also increase.
—First, at your stronghold, select “Military Affairs,” then go into Corps Organization.
—For the unit led by Theo, you can fill it with soldiers that have high defense power.
—By increasing your domination level through things such as domestic affairs and production, you will be able to organize an army of even stronger elite soldiers.
Depending on the character, the units you can organize are different, so form units based on the battle situation. You can also organize units of only shield soldiers and mages to form a strategy of using powerful attack magic with mages while resisting the front lines with shield soldiers.
—Theo: Shield Soldier Unit
—Siluca: Attack Magic Unit
—Aishela: Spear Unit
—Priscilla: Recovery Magic Unit
Game-Original Characters Assist the Player
In Record of Grancrest War for PlayStation 4, Theo will not go to Sistina alone. Original characters will fight alongside Theo and company in the battle to liberate Sistina. Discover unique characters to add to your army.
Game-original characters will randomly enlist as you progress through the game, and target characters will join your army as you attack enemy territory.
Over 450 characters can become Theo’s comrades, including characters that appeared in the original work.
Deepen Your Bonds with Comrades
By taking the characters that you befriend onto the battlefield, your friendship level with them will increase, and their profiles will unlock. Deepen your bonds to learn more about each character’s personality.
—You can also unlock the profiles of characters that appeared in the original work.
Deep Bonds Give Birth to New Abilities
By unlocking profiles through friendship levels, special abilities will also unlock.
You can also unlock skills on the profile screen. There are various skills, such as Guard Break and magic. Special abilities and skills are the power to change the impossible to possible, and turn the tides of battle. Unlock special abilities and skills, and develop your units to organize an even stronger army.
Head to Sistina with your strengthened army and new comrades, and liberate Sistina to become its new lord.
View the screenshots at the gallery.