Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace announced their collaboration RPG as Exist Archive, and it sounds like it shares many features with Valkyrie Profile. Famitsu gives us a first look at some screenshots for the game.
As previously reported, Exist Archive takes place in present day Tokyo and also on a different planet called Protolexa. 12 youths have acquired the gift of immortality from the spirit of an evil deity dwelling within them, and the youths end up getting themselves in trouble with the gods.
Dungeon exploring in Exist Archive will feature super-deformed chibi characters in side-view-style. The dungeons will let you perform actions such as jumping and dashing, while battles start in symbol encounter fashion. Attacking enemies first will result in preemptive strikes.
The battle features an “Active Chain Battle” system, where you’ll get to control up to four characters at a time. The members will correspond to the circle, X, square, and triangle buttons, and they’ll attack accordingly when you press the button, similar to Valkyrie Profile.
Additionally, formations will also be worth considering in Exist Archive, as front row characters will dish out more damage but will get hit more often, while back row characters will have less attack in exchange for getting hit less often.
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky will release in Japan in 2015 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.