Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist detailing characters Nishiki Nishio, Shu Tsukiyama, and Touka Kirishima, as well as the “Action Gauge” battle mechanic.
Get the details below.
Nishiki is a ghoul who hunts his own kind. Nishiki is considered to be an S-rank ghoul of Aogiri tree by the Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG) and has earned the nickname “Serpent” due to the snake mask that he wears.
—Special attack: Bikaku
The huge “Bikaku” – a tail-like Kagune – can bind your enemy or can be used to perform a powerful ranged attack!
The son of Tsukiyama Group and once known as “Gourmet”, Shu lost his meaning in his life ever since Kaneki disappeared.
—Special attack: Koukaku
A Koukaku is a defense-type Kagune that has a main pierce attack as well as the ability to guard an enemy’s powerful attack!
A ghoul who manages the coffee shop, ‘:re’. Touka runs the cafe in hopes that Kaneki is still alive and will have someplace to return to.
—Special attack: Ukaku
This kind of Kagune is usually shown as feathers spread out from the shoulder area. Touka’s Ukaku creates a lightning-fast attack and a long-range attack from a safe distance away from the enemies.
Battle Mechanic: “Action Gauge”
The “Action Gauge” is a tool that plays an important role during battle.
During combat, you’ll want to pay close attention to the “Action Gauge” as it could mean the difference between life and death depending on how you use it.
The Action Gauge can be used to unleash a powerful attack on your enemies. For Ghouls, the gauge will refill as time passes, but CCG characters will need to use items to refill the gauge.
There are two ways to consume the Action gauge, so it’s important to make a full use of it by considering when and how much to use.
Consuming the “Action Gauge”
When consuming a little bit of the gauge, you’ll create a “Unique Action.” This is a more powerful attack than a normal one and is useful against weak enemies and great for long-term battle.
Conversely, when consuming more of the gauge, you’ll be able to use the special attack! The damage dealt is much more than a “unique action” attack. However, you’ll need to be careful when to use it or you’ll leave yourself open for an attack.
Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2019.