Airship Syndicate has released a snazzy animated intro of their new RPG, Battle Chasers: Nightwar. The trailer introduces a new character named Alumon, the Devil Hunter. Alumon was originally a member of an order of monster hunters, but was banished and now works as a bounty hunter.
Check out the trailer below:
If you want to see more of Battle Chasers: Nightwar, take a look at our E3 preview:
While the combat in Battle Chasers: Nightwar is very traditional in nature, there are some fresh new ideas that help give it a unique personality. One of the coolest quirks is that players will gain an overcharge of mana during a battle. I was told this was implemented so that players would actually use their abilities during combat, as the development team saw that players were hesitant to use any moves against weaker enemies. Since the overcharge will disappear once the battle ends, there’s no reason not to experiment with each members’ skills.
Beyond gaining mana, players will also be building up another meter during combat. This one applies to the entire team as a whole, and allows characters to unleash extremely powerful moves that are accompanied by a gorgeous cutscene. Up to three bars of this special attack meter can be stored at a time, and each character has different skills that can be activated (with some taking just one bar while others use up all three). This adds a ton of strategy to matches, as successfully managing this meter can be the difference between failing a battle and emerging victorious.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar will release October 3 for the PlayStation 4.