Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century begins with the heroes time-traveling to the past so they can learn how to fight from their ancestors. It’s a plot device and also a gameplay mechanic. Konami created a teacher-student relationship system where abilities are actually passed down to characters.
The young heroes from the future have learn battle commands when veteran heroes from the past use them in battle. Each time an an ability is used it raises a skill’s training rate and when it reaches 100% you can use the move in battle.
Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century has six person battles with three characters in the front row and three in back. Konami’s next Suikoden game goes on sale on February 9 for PSP in Japan.