Following last week’s batch of screenshots introducing the game’s new character Yuuki and the Nemesis organization, this week’s Tokyo Xanadu screenshots introduce the game’s Cross Drive and Cross Strike combat systems.
Get the details below.
■ Battle System: Cross Drive
When the Drive Gauge at the bottom right of the screen reaches 100 percent, which is accumulated by landing standard and skill attacks, you can activae the Cross Drive by pressing the down arrow key. During the period which the gauge decreases from 100 to zero percent, your speed will increase, downs are disabled, and abnormal statuses are disabled. Co-op attacks with your partner character will also receive a significant boost.
Additional Effects Based on Your Party
Depending on the makeup of your party, the Cross Drive will provide different additional effects.
■ Battle System: Cross Strike
When the Strike Point at the bottom right of the screen is filled (it’s the hexagonal icon), which is accumulated by landing standard and skill attack combos, you can trigger an Cross Strike, which is a special move specific to each character.
Kou: Extend Gear
Kou’s anchor gear slashes like a whip and slices the surrounding enemies. After that, the anchor gear enlarges and flies into the center of the surrounding enemies, unleashing Kou’s strongest move on the enemies in the front.
Asuka: Criminal Brand
After letting out a series of rapid, continuous attacks, Asuka jumps into the sky and throws her Soul Device directly at the enemy, creating a huge crystal flower that blooms and deals serious damage to the enemies.
Sora: Fuujin Kokushou
After unleashing a barrage that steams in parts created by high speeds, Sora focuses energy between her hands and attacks with a huge ball of energy.
Yuuki: Variable Meteor
Yuuki’s Soul Peridium multiplies and in a curve-like movement attacks the enemy from all angles. After that, the several Soul Peridium’s fuse to create one giant Soul Peridium, and like a meteor drops at the enemy from high in the sky.
■ Combining Cross Drives and Cross Strikes
When you trigger your Cross Drive, it makes it easier to stack up combos, meaning you can also accumulate Strike Points for Cross Strikes easier. This will become useful in taking on smaller and more difficult enemies alike.
Tokyo Xanadu is due out for PS Vita in Japan on September 30.
View the screenshots at the gallery.