The latest set of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram screenshots show the game’s battle system and bond values.
Triangle is your normal attack. Well-timed subsequent button presses will result in combos. If you press triangle while dashing, you’ll perform a dash attack. If you press triangle right after stepping, you’ll do a step attack and launch the enemy into the air.
You can use magic attacks by pressing triangle while tilting the left stick. Aerial magic, which consumes a small amount of MP, can be used by pressing triangle and pushing the left stick after jumping. Special magic, powerful magic techniques that consume MP, can be used with the square button.
Two girls can also cooperate to perform combination magic. These are more powerful magic attacks with greater ranges of effect. As your bonds with each character increases, opportunities to learn new combination magic will occur.
Players can deepen their bonds by selecting a pairing of girls during the game’s daytime conversation parts, and then using them and obtaining a good rank during the nighttime battle parts.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram is due out for PS Vita in Japan on December 19. An 8,980 yen limited edition will include a special box, art book, soundtrack CD, mobile phone cleaner, five extra downloadable costumes (gym uniform for Madoka, pajamas for Sayaka, idol outfit for Mami, uniform for Sakura, and a swimsuit for glasses-wearing Homura), and the “Homura’s Time Travel” Voice World.
View the new screenshots at the gallery.