Sen no Kiseki: Action Time Battle and Tactics Link detailed
posted on 05.16.13 at 05:19 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Obtain battle bonuses and perform partnered attacks.

Falcom updated the official The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki website today with new details on the game’s battle system.

AT Battle

Sen no Kiseki is equipped with the Kiseki series’ traditional Action Time battle system. On the left side of screen, you’ll see the AT Bar, which shows the turn order of your party and enemies. There are also AT Bonuses attached the the AT Bar, like HP recovery and critical hit effects. But opponents can obtain bonuses, too.

Tactics Link

Based on the Kiseki series’ AT Command Battle system is a new feature called “Tactics Link.” Using the next generation tactics orbment “Arcus,” players can perform powerful Link Attacks with comrades. You’ll have the chance to perform a Link Attack the moment your opponent’s stance is broken. As your bonds deepen with other characters, your abilities will grow.

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki is due for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on September 26. View a new set of battle screenshots at the gallery.

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  • LordKaiser

    The only turn based static RPG for consoles in a long time and it will not come in years if ever…

    • DesmaX

      Bravely Default and SMT IV are pretty turn based RPG’s

      • LordKaiser

        I edited my message.

  • $24431191

    Honestly, it really sucks that we’ll never get this game. I blame people in the U.S for having shit taste in video games. Inb4: HURR DURR STOP BEING A WEEB. I like some Western games too but I wish more people would support Japanese games. If Trails in the Sky did better then maybe we would have a chance at getting the rest of the series localized.

    • DesmaX

      C’mon, different cultures.

      If falcom actually tried to give the franchise a more western appeal, It could do well in the west

      • $24431191

        Why would they want to appeal to western gamers when their main market is in Japan?

        • DesmaX

          How are you going to localize something this big, if it only appeal to Japan?

          Remember Valkyria Chronicles 2?

          • $24431191

            Umm, your not? That’s why I wish Trails in the Sky did better. That’s also why I’m annoyed that we’ll never get this game. It doesn’t only appeal to Japan either. It’s just that the western audience for these games is obviously very small. In simpler terms, I just want the audience for them to be a bit bigger.

            • DesmaX

              You see, It is Falcom fault that they don’t make games that appeal better in the west. I mean, just look at this, it’s a high-school setting, westerners are going to be turned off by this.

              And… Just let me post these (I just found it recently):



              • JeremyTMH

                squareenix tried to appeal to the west, look what happened to them… they’re now a social game company.

                Atlus as well, their parent company just vomited a lot of money lost.

                Companies like compile heart, gust and yes Falcom have long given up on that business model and would rather cater to their HOME markets. Pretty damn obvious with Compile Heart.

                Its the same reason how Western games don’t appeal to the Japanese market and why the Xbox is doing so bad normally, and that those publishers supporting M$’s console are churning out VNs for it rather than fps like games.

                Walking into sofmap, big camera or any other shop retailing games I can tell you i see western games in bargain bins less than a week after release in japan.

                To be fair their own games meet the same fate but it usually takes months after release.

                Still doesn’t beat the FF13 joke of 500JPY for a new copy back then, even then I didn’t want to buy that sad game.

    • Mar Mar

      Didn’t Bandai Namco localized older LoH games? I wonder if ……. no way :(

      • LordKaiser

        It was a shoddy 1.

        • JeremyTMH

          Yea it was damn bad. Even the official chinese translation was way better for the pc version.

  • PrinceHeir

    damn it someone needs to localize the series T____T