The massage mini-game boosts the status of the game’s heroines after you give them an oil massage. Compile Heart also created a bathhouse mini-game where players adjust the water temperature. Get it just right and you’ll increase the heroine’s feelings towards you.
Affection levels with the girls change the course of the game. Your next hero is (pro)created via the soul breed system. Dengeki also mentions towns in the game can evolve during the generation change too. A village can grow into a bustling metropolis with new facilities.
Record of Agarest War 2 is scheduled to come out this fall.