Time And Eternity’s Battle System Lets Players Freeze Time

By Spencer . August 1, 2012 . 1:00pm


New details about Time and Eternity: Toki Towa’s battle system come from Famitsu, which reveal Princess Toki can use magic to freeze time. Use this spell and you can prevent enemies like the Dark Knight from counterattacking. Toki will learn new spells as the game progresses.


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Aside from her aggressive alter ego Towa, Princess Toki has another friend, a small blue dragon named Drake. Drake can speak and he can also help Toki during battle. I suppose it would be a lonely game without Drake since Imageepoch hasn’t revealed any party members for Toki/Towa.


Imageepoch also added some… umm… NSFW Compile Heart-esque event scenes to Time and Eternity. See those here, if you dare.

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    Dat panty shot Kappa.

  • IshimaruKaito

    i rele want this!

  • KotaroInugami

    Battle still looks awkward… The way she is not exactly staring at her target. Just slightly off of them…

    • SaberSaurus

      Yeah, that really turned me off from the game :/

  • Alexander Aubert

    compile heart = something dangerous

    • Dangerously awesome that is lol ^_^

  • Imageepoch must not be very confident in their game’s success if they’re adding scenes like those into the game.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Because its bad for CG’s like that to be in any game am i right. >.>

      • Oh, don’t be so defensive bud. I’m not saying it’s bad at all. I’m just saying that Imageepoch is aware that the game probably won’t be able to carry itself far without something for the dudes.
        If I remember correctly, Gust was in the same boat when they were making Ar Tonelico.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Sorry i have just been annoyed with the crap posting on the site as of late. Its not as bad but its slightly annoying

      • Solomon_Kano

        It’s not, but it does say something that an element like this suddenly popped up when no mention of that sort of content was made at any point prior.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering Ar Tonelico 1 which had solid gameplay there also focus a lot on fanservice…….i “object” your statement.^_^

      • Spirit Macardi

        Ar Tonelico was a parody though. The “fanservice” in it was cynical in nature, often with the goal of making fun of those getting off to it.

        This game is looking to be purely at face-value. No subtext, it’s just open spank-bait.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          I am not really sure a girl wearing swim suits to battle is considered as parody though???

          And the main story for Ar Tonelico there is also quite serious lol except maybe for the third series there.

      • Yo, I’m not saying the game will be bad. I’m not even talking about the gameplay. What I’m saying is that Imageepoch’s lack of confidence in their game is showing.

  • $733987

    Gameplay info I translated from some other site. I’ve posted these before, so this is for those who missed it. Other info are in my original post.

    Gameplay System!

    Personality Change: The two
    personalities of the princess is the core attraction of the story, and
    the same holds true during battle. Whenever the princess levels up, the
    player is given the choice to switch personality. There are enemies that
    require either Toki or Towa in order to defeat them. So based on the
    situation, the player is required to do the switching cautiously when
    leveling up. Of course, there is an item that can be used to switch
    personalities at will, but it is scarce and limited in the game. That’s
    why the players should use it sparingly, for it could be the key to
    winning battles.

    Skills system: The game involves a special “Gift”
    system, which can be used to unlock Toki and Towa’s hidden abilities. At
    first look, it is nothing special. Simply put, it is just a matter of
    earning GP to unlock skills in a skill tree with parallel branches. More
    info coming soon.

    Special Events: On the map, there are many
    places known as “Place of Memories”. Both Toki and Towa have special
    memories in these places. When visiting these places, special events
    will occur for either character.

  • Awesome. I dared and it was worth every second =^_^=

    Here’s to hope we see this localized soon (Raises Glass)

  • frokenok3

    Towa is aggressive alright…

  • Darkrise

    DAT NSFW Towa screenshot!

    • CobbleCake

      Players can freeze time + screenshot of panties = can freeze time during panty shots?

  • Kitestwinblades

    After seeing that last gameplay trailer, I couldn’t be any more curious about this game. Its silly because we were just wondering how the game was even going to LOOK before XD

  • Tales_of_Master

    Bonus points if she actually yells “ZA WARUDO” when she stops time. That would make this game instant buy for me :D

  • Göran Isacson

    So my question here is “so is it like Stop from Final Fantasy”, or is there some deeper mechanic to it other than just stopping an enemys movements in turn-based battles?

  • DAT time freeze and its line at the right hand side of the screen ^.^

  • Alphabet Soup

    I’m with Monkey T – that they felt the need to put those screenshots in there is disappointing to me because it says they don’t feel like their game can stand WITHOUT fan service.  They hyped it up as the first hand-drawn/hand-animated hi-def RPG, they were showing a female protagonist who was rescuing the dude instead of the other way around…I don’t know, I am a little disappointed.  

  • Nitraion

    I smell M rating at ESRB

  • “Imageepoch also added some… umm… NSFW Compile Heart-esque event scenes toTime and Eternity.”

    It can’t be that bad, can it??? *Looks at screenshot* I have said too soon…

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering the first chapter of the manga there have bathing scenes………sure.^_^

  • Oh! Those event scenes…

  • HassanJamal

    You cant stop the Dark Knight! he is Batman!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    TOKI O TOMAREEE!!!!.^_^

  • Setsu Oh

    WAS THE BEAR POKED? i see more and more jrpgs rising here and there!

    will the jrpg winter end at the end of this generation?

  • komiko12

    Makes sense.
    From what I know, Toki can mean “time” in japanese.

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