Adol and his usual brawny companion Dogi are joined by Aisha, a female wanderer. While Ys Seven has a trio of adventurers, you can only control one of them at a time. The Party Play system automatically puts the two characters you aren’t actively using in the hands of the computer. Looks like Falcom has Ys Seven set up to take advantage of ad-hoc multiplayer.
You can also notice another detail from the screens. Ys Seven took some cues from the hardened hero look Konami gave Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Adol looks more proportional in Ys Seven than he does in Falcom’s other Ys games during battle, but in towns he and his friends are super deformed just like classic Ys.