Square Enix has released new details and screenshots of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness detailing series’ recurring character Welch Vineyard and item creation.
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Myiddok is a trade city located in the east of the Kingdom of Resulia, near the border to the Kingdom of Langdauq. The Ronde River fills the east, and from the north side, through the east and extending towards the south, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Eihied Mountains. While the mountains surrounding every direction are important in that they form a natural stronghold for the Kingdom of Resulia, it is also a beautiful mountainscape rich in variety.
- CV: Tomoe Hanba
- Gender: Female
- Age: 18
- Special Skill: Item Creation
A beautiful, enthusiastic girl who works hard as an item researcher in Medauq. Although she pushes Fidel and the group to procure materials, and can sometimes be overbearing and freewheeling, she can teach you a variety of techniques. She lives in a certain house in Medauq, which you’ll see labeled “Welch Lab.”
■ Item Creation
By visiting Welch in Medauq, you can learn various item creations that become part of your party skills. Item creation is divided into three categories, “Recipe Synthesis,” “Creative Synthesis,” and “Equipment Enhancement.”
Between mixtures, handicraft, smithing, craftsmanship, cooking, writing, and alchemy, there are seven types of items to create, and by arranging the items necessary for the outcome of each recipe, you can synthesize new items and equipment.
Through compounding, it is possible to synthesize recovery items and attack items.
Through carpentry, it is possible to synthesize attack items and recovery items, such as those that inflict status ailments.
Through smithery, with the materials necessary for creation, is it possible to synthesize weapons and armor.
Through crafting, it is possible to synthesize accessories.
Through cooking, it is possible to synthesize food, which can be used in battle to heal HP and MP, or increase status.
Through writing, it is possible to synthesize skill books and signeturgy cards that let characters use signeturgy they are otherwise unable.
Through alchemy, with the materials necessary for creation,, it is possible to synthesize other recipes.
Through creative synthesis, you can select up to six random items you own and synthesize them into a single item. It is essentially a lottery system where you don’t know what you’re going to get, but can possibly result in a rare item.
Through equipment enhancement, you can synthesize materials with your weapons, armor, accessories to strengthen its parameters and add factors. The enhanced parameters and added factors differ based on the materials you synthesize.
■ Private Actions
Both in towns and on the field, players can enjoy a variety of interactions with characters through Private Actions.
A Selection of Fiore’s Skills
—Reserve Rush (Super Special Move) & Guard Counter
The Reserve Rush skill “F-Dystopia” strikes a wide range of enemies in a powerful signeturgy attack, as well as reduces the enemy’s ability.
The Guard Counter skill “F-Punishment” knocks down the enemy with a round-trip slap and has a high potential of inflicting the enemy with the “Stun” status ailment, which doesn’t allow them to move, for a fixed period of time.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is due out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 31, and for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in 2016. In Japan, the game will also be available in an “Ultimate Box” edition.
View the screenshots at the gallery.