|NINTENDO 3DS / PSP||Japan|
By Spencer . April 18, 2011 . 11:03am
Most of the discussion about Furyu’s dungeon crawler UnchainBlades Rexx has been about the characters and their artists. Now, we have a little more information about the battle system and how the followers work.
Fang, the arrogant dragon king turned human, can form a party of four demi-humans who can carry up to four followers each for a total of 20 characters in battle (4 party members + 16 followers). While exploring the miasma filled dungeons, monsters attack the group. In battle, you can turn monsters into followers… if your charisma stat is high enough.
Charisma also determines how effective your followers are in battle. When a fight ends you can talk with your followers and try to increase their move. Players get a little blurb of text to respond to, which hints at the mood of their follower. If successful, the chance of landing a synchro attack, a move where your following monster automatically links with one of your attacks, goes up. Followers are also the key to unlocking powerful link skills and may absorb damage from your characters by acting as a shield.
UnchainBlades Rexx is slated for release on July 14 as a PSP and Nintendo 3DS game.