Square Enix have let out a few more details on Heroes of Ruin via their regular podcast on the game. The latest episode reveals a scant bit of information on characters and skill sets.
The maximum level a character can grow to in Heroes of Ruin is level 30. Each of the four character classes will have their own skill tree with 15 skills per character. These skills are divided up into five skill branches, each with its own focus. For example, the Vindicator has a branch called “Sentinel,” which focuses more on defensive skills.
Heroes of Ruin is a loot-based game, but you won’t be able to trade items between save files. If you want to trade items between saves, you’ll have to get a friend to help you out by sending them the item and then taking it back under a different save.forest area – the elder forest