Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots of Destiny Connect introducing new characters Truth, Dumpty, and Aria, as well as Isaac’s Gear and Form Change systems.
If you missed our previous coverage of the game, read more here. Watch the debut trailer here.
Get the details below.
The story begins on January 1, 2000. In Clocknee, the town where the game is set, an event known as the “stopped time” incident occurred. Sherry and Pegreo, who were fortunate enough to escape the incident, go on a journey to restore the town alongside the time-traveling robot Isaac.
—Time travel using Isaac’s unique functionality. Go to the Clocknee of 30 years in the past.
In the Clocknee of the past, there was a strange rumor going around about the department store “Save the Queen.” In order to discover its secret, Sherry and company team up with a boy they meet in that era…
—In order to discover the truth about a rumor that ghosts are appearing in the department store “Save the Queen,” Sherry and company sneak in after closing!
—Inside the closed department store, there seem to be robots having some sort of discussion…
A boy Sherry and company meet in the past Clocknee. He has a rough personality, but a strong sense of justice. He is investigating the secret of the town’s department store “Save the Queen.”
Truth’s good friend. He often follows Truth, who tends to bump heads with others. He loves eating.
A girl from the past Clocknee. She works as a helper at Cafe Blossom. She has a kind personality and is a good friend of Truth and Dumpty.
■ Isaac-Related Game Systems
Not only is Isaac equipped with the time travel functionality necessary to resolve the stopped time incident in Clocknee, he is also essential in battle. By visiting the town’s workshop “BcFarlane Collectibles,” you can also modify and strengthen Isaac.
◆ Gear Creation and Installation
Isaac’s capabilities will increase by installing “gears” into empty slots. You can create gears by collecting parts dropped by enemies. There are three types of gears—gold, silver, and copper—and the better the gear you install, the higher the increase in Isaac’s capabilities.
—The capability that increases differs depending on the slot. As Isaac’s level increases, more powerful slots will unlock.
◆ Form Change
As you progress through the game, you will be able to use the “Form Change” ability, which powers up and transforms Isaac in battle. There are a total of six forms, each with different base stats and learnable skills. Since Form Change does not waste a turn and can be used any number of times in battle, make sure to utilize the proper form based on the situation.
Additionally, strengthening via slots and gears is available for each form. Therefore, at times such as when you only have a few gears in your possession, you can also prioritize and strengthen one form.
Isaac’s main form. A steel guardian that protects everyone with its heavy armor. It is bad at avoiding attacks. It can use abilities such as “Iron Wall,” which increases the defense power of the entire party, and “Radiant Beam,” which attacks all enemies.
—Skill: “Iron Wall”
—Skill: “Radiant Beam”
With the “Medical Shower” ability that can heal all of the party’s HP, Isaac’s Rescue Form is an effective form to use when you want to heal wounded allies. By using the “Hazmat Cleanup” skill, you can attack a single enemy while lowering its attack power. This form should come in handy in a pinch.
—Skill: “Medical Shower”
—Skill: “Hazmat Cleanup”
Destiny Connect is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on March 14 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.