Blazing Souls Accelate Tweaks Terrain System

By Spencer . July 12, 2010 . 8:55am

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Blazing Souls Accelate twists how terrain is used in a strategy RPG. Idea Factory merged the adventure map and battle map into one giant map. Before enemy encounters, you can search for hidden towns and change the topography. Effects on the terrain change the battlefield too.


Blazing Souls Accelate’s  tale is part of the ever-growing Neverland universe. Here’s how Aksys describes it.


It has been years since a war called the Seven Year War ended and peace finally arrived in the land.
The story begins with Zelos* the protagonist making his living as an independent contractor. One day he is investigating a certain site. It is there that he finds a mysterious stone infused with a powerful magic known as the Core Elemental. As he takes on more and more jobs to investigate other locations, he discovers more and more Core Elemental stones. On his travels, he begins to encounter the Human Genomes—new creatures created by God to replace mankind.

One thirsts for power.

One desires only the eradication of mankind.

And one hopes to retrieve what he has lost.

To get what they desire, each one appears before our protagonist. Through his battles against the Human Genomes, our protagonist begins to learn the truth about the secret of his birth, and before long finds himself at the very place where he was born…

Finally, he will learn the truth of his existence…


Aksys is publishing the PSP game, which is actually a remake of a Japan-only PlayStation 2 game, this year.


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  • Did they change the main characters name? I thought it was Zeros/Zelos.

    • lordgeo

      I think it might have been a small typo, considering how the “s” in the name is right at the end and could easily be missed. Though after seeing how NISA went with “Zelos” after O~3’s use of the Engrishy “Zeros”, it’s kind of odd how Aksys went with the Engrishy spelling… Especially when the opening of both the 360 and PSP versions distincly show that it’s spelled “Zelos”.

      • I believe that’s just a typo in the PR. Not to worry, it is indeed Zelos in the game :)

  • masuto

    looking good

  • Ummm, if Aksys accepted this one, it shouldn’t be bad, i have to see more!

  • keriaku

    I really like the idea of having an SRPG mode for adventuring and battle. It’s definitely a way to make SRPGS more lively.

  • I never understand that system :/

  • Ereek

    Are the load times improved over previous IF PS2 -> PSP ports? Because they were rather abysmal before.

  • Kibbitz

    Okay, this is a trivial matter, but what does Accelate even mean? Did they screw up Accelerate, or is this a name of something ingame?

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