Publisher Koei Tecmo America and developer Gust Studios recently announced new characters, new battle systems, and an entire new land for their upcoming title Blue Reflection: Second Light. The game is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on November 9, 2021.
Koei Tecmo America also announced the Limited Edition of Blue Reflection: Second Light, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. This version contains an art book, deluxe cloth poster, two mini acrylic charms, photo album, and an exclusive DLC costume all packaged into a beautiful collector’s box.
Blue Reflection: Second Light Details
Details on the game as well as its features via Koei Tecmo can be found below:
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light follows the adventures of three students – Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjou – who find themselves transported to a mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. One day, a strange new space spreads across the outskirts of the academy. Since the new land surrounds the world the heroines inhabit, they refer to it as “the heart of the world” and name the unexplained new area Heartscape. Inside Heartscape, the characters will be able to find ingredients for cooking, and materials for building, crafting, and battle. They will also discover memory shards, and the moment Ao and her friends touch one of these enigmatic lights, the memories begin to reignite bit by bit. Collect more memory shards to uncover each heroine’s memories, while at the same time stepping closer to unlocking the mystery of this world.
Hiori Hirahara (voiced by Manaka Iwami)
A girl who appears in front of Ao and company after a certain event. She is cheerful, straightforward, and expressive. She has good reflexes and a down-to-earth personality that makes her easy to get along with. She has also lost her memories, and seems to be searching for her “older sister.”
Hiori Hirahara also appears in the anime Blue Reflection: Ray, and is one of the key characters that tie together the stories of Blue Reflection: Ray and Blue Reflection: Second Light.
You can gather materials from the Heartscape to cook and craft items. Crafted items can be used in battle. Materials can be found by exploring the Heartscape and defeating monsters.
Using the tools you obtain, you can build the facilities you like at the school. Gather materials through crafting and exploration, build your facility and place it in the school, and then your work is complete. Special events may occur when you visit the facilities you built.
Unfortunately for the heroines, the almost dream-like land of Heartscape can also be an extremely dangerous location to explore. Monsters stalk the land, and Ao and friends will need to use the power of rings to summon weapons, change their appearance, and become “Reflectors” ready to repel the attacking beasts in a hectic real-time battle system.
Throughout battle, the Ether points (EP) necessary to launch skills recover over time, and their recovery speed gets faster the more these skills strike various enemies. If you go over a certain number of points, you will switch up “gear” meaning you will be able to launch multiple skills at once. Chaining up combos will accelerate the battle speed and increase the amount of damage dealt to the enemy!
Furthermore, if you reach the 3rd Gear, the protagonists will turn into Reflectors, unleashing their secret powers onto the enemy.
Against a powerful opponent, when you manage to make the enemy falter, one member of your team will approach the enemy. There begins a new fight called “One-on-One Battle.” During this sequence, your party as well as the enemy’s movements will become faster, repeating quick dodges and attacks. After linking up a definite number of combos, a super-powerful signature attack called the “One-on-One Finisher” will be launched!
Blue Reflection: Second Light is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on November 9, 2021.
Source: press release
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