Gust recently released some new media for its newest action RPG, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon.The media comes along with some new information about the characters as well as their function in combat.
Upon learning that her friend Liliana will be offered as a sacrifice to the Queen of the Moon, the knight-defender Alushe attempts to escape to spare Liliana's life. During the escape, they run afoul of a powerful demon who kills Alushe. However, the Curia, the same group who would sacrifice her friend, resurrect Alushe by turning her into an artificial half-demon. They tell her Liliana has been taken and that she, along with childhood friend Ruhenheid, is the best choice to rescue her.
Assisting Alushe in combat are Servans and Lilys. Alushe can bring one Lily and two Servans into battle with her at a time. Lilys are computer-controlled companions, like Ruhenheid. Ruhenheid will act as a tank for the Alushe, staying close and taking heavy damage for the character. Special combination attacks called Chance Attacks may also occur in specific circumstances. For example, Ruhenheid can use a spin attack to push away surrounding enemies.
Servans are familiars that serve Alushe in combat and are split up into two categories: trickers and strikers. Trickers remove obstacles otherwise not surpassable, such as the tricker Nero's ability to spread fire to enemies or remove thorn walls. Strikers will transform into weapons for Alushe to use. Different weapons will also change her available actions. The more Lilys and Servans are used in battle, the stronger they become.
Nights of Azure 2 is set to release in Japan on December 22, 2016, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. A localized version is set to follow in the West sometime in 2017.
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