We are very excited to announce that the official website for the long-awaited strategy RPG adventure, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, has been launched!
Alongside this announcement, we've revealed some of the inner workings of the game's battle system, accompanied by a short tutorial video.
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven begins with a young innkeeper, Luchs, whose peaceful innkeeping days became numbered once he discovered a bracelet known as "Lachryma." Suddenly accosted by strange fiends, he's saved by a mysterious faerie encased in crystal whose memories are spotty at best. Luchs decides to help her recover these memories and, in doing so, encounters numerous other faeries just like her, each wielding unique powers and remembering a little more about their storied pasts as the entourage grows.
Element Affinities, Weapons, and Attack Range
Featuring aspects of tactical role-playing games, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven boasts a unique strategic battle system that encourages players to take careful aim with their attacks in order to "bowl" over as many enemies as possible with a single strike. Four main elements dominate this battle system, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. These are Flame, Frost, Heaven, and Earth. Alongside them stands a neutral non-element, Void, which has no strengths or weaknesses at all.
Players will form their battle party from up to four of the game's eight characters, with each character possessing a particular elemental affinity as well as a character-specific weapon with its own unique attack range. Players must decide for themselves whom to include in their party for the ultimate combination of balance and power!
Romance, HEART Events, and Special Skills
Each of the seven heroines have four unlockable special skills consisting of physical attacks, healing skills, and support skills which can be obtained by having Luchs spend time with them during downtime from battle. These "HEART Events," part of Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven's relationship-building system, are all about getting to know the heroines personally. The more time that Luchs spends with a heroine, the greater the number of special skills that will be unlocked for both characters.
In order to use special skills, the player must build "Tension" during battle, which can be earned by defeating enemies. Using these special skills can also build Tension when enemies are defeated with them, and if a character can defeat 10 or more enemies in one turn, that character will earn a second turn with the option to use an additional special skill if enough Tension has been accrued.
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will be available on June 2, 2015 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. The game will be available in physical format packaged with a bonus original soundtrack CD (only included with first print-run copies) at participating retailers, and in digital format via the Nintendo eShop, with both editions retailing for $39.99.Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB in North America.
Article by Nick