The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki introduces three more characters, first battle system details
posted on 04.23.13 at 11:35 AM EST by (@salromano)
Battle HUD, Link Attacks, and more.

Dengeki this week introduces more new characters in The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki. New this week, you’ll meet Gaius, Claire, and Rufus, and learn more about the game’s battle system and menus.

Characters, etc.

  • Gaius Worzel: A player character. 17 years old, and uses a cross-shaped spear in battle. A boy with somewhat longish hair tied back, he cuts an imposing figure with his brown skin and height. He is from the Nord Highlands in the Northeast of the empire. His family raises sheep and trains horses. The eldest of four siblings, he has two younger brothers and a little sister. Even in this remote area they take their classes on Sunday seriously and his grades are not bad. He enters the Thors Military Academy on the recommendation of a certain imperial army officer who has appeared in previous games in the series.
    • Nord Highlands: A plateau in the northeastern part of the empire. The empire and the commonwealth both been laying claims to the territory. Since there are no trade routes, however, the confrontation is not violent.
  • Claire, Captain of the Military Police: A girl with a blue side-ponytail that belongs to the Train Military Police. She’s 24 years old and her weapon is an orbal gun. One of the “Iron Breed” under the direct control of the prime minister, she holds a high position and oversees a lot. She knew Sara from before, and her family name will be revealed during the game, but it’s connected to a character from the series.
    • Train Military Police: The regular army’s elite corps established with Prime Minister Osborne’s (オズボーン) sponsorship. He makes use of the railroad regiment to maintain public order. It doesn’t get on well with the commonwealth army the nobles possess.
    • Iron Breed: The “Children of Blood and Iron” personally selected by Prime Minister Osborne. Rector (レクター), from previous games, is one of them. There was a staff comment saying they were tightly linked to the information office.
  • Rufus Albarea: 27 years old and wields a knight’s sword. Jusis’ older brother, he is a young man with long hair and heir to the duke of Albalea and a hot topic among the elite along with ‘a certain son.’ He is sociable, even with people living in the territories, but thinks the class system is necessary and is working to put down the reformist group.
    • Aurochs Fort: A huge medieval castle in the eastern part of Bareahard being remodeled lately as a military base.

Battle System

  • Generally known as “Tactics Link.”

Camp Menu

  • Equipment
  • Orbment
  • Items
  • Status
  • Link: A new element. By choosing a link partner, abilities will appear. As your bond as friends deepen, your abilities will improve.
  • Tactics: Check on Link partners and the stationing of your seven characters. Besides the four main characters, a screenshot showing three support characters is shown.
  • Note: Like the previous games’ “Notebook.”
  • System

Battle HUD

  • AT Bar and Bonus: Placed in the upper left, this shows the character turn order.
  • Brave Points: Points displayed in the upper right. It says x0, but how they’re used is unclear.
  • Attack: One of the ring menu items.
  • Craft: Same.
  • Tools: Same.
  • Retreat: Same.
  • Move: Same.
  • Arts: Same.
  • T-Link: Use with L1. Possibly for Tactics Link.
  • Relief: Use with R1. You can change which members are battling.
  • S-Break: Hit triangle to use super special S-Crafts.
  • Auto-Battle: Hit select to auto-battle. The standard is to fight using normal attacks.

Link Attack

  • There are times when you attack that you break your opponent’s posture. When that happens, a Link Attack occurs.
  • You’ll do a cooperative attack with your tech link partner.
  • There are various types of attacks, and your moves will evolve along with your link partner’s.
  • Square button is “Burst,” triangle is “Rush,” and circle is the combo button.
  • Staff Comment: The battles are quick and have better tempo than before.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.