Nights of Azure 2 details fighting with a Lily and Servans - Gematsu
Nights of Azure 2 details fighting with a Lily and Servans
posted on 10.03.16 at 09:33 AM EST by (@alex_tetra)
The latest on Gust's upcoming action RPG sequel.

Gust has shared new information and screenshots of Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, introducing more about the game’s battle system and story.

Get the details below.

■ Story

Can the inhuman save humanity?

The battle of the past between the Nightlord and the Saint left a major impact on the world. That is, a world that never sleeps, where “humans” are active during the hours the light shines, and demons known as fiends run rampant during the hours of darkness. Alushe, a knight of the Curia, is entrusted as a guard to escort the Saint Liliana, her former childhood friend.

After fighting the fiends that attacked them, the two finally arrive at the Curia, but there learn that Liliana is the chosen “Bride of Time” to be offered as a sacrifice to the “Queen of the Moon.” In her surprise, sorrow, and suffering, Alushe takes Liliana and heads for the Queen of the Moon’s castle. However, they’re suddenly attacked by a powerful demon, and Alushe, despite her best efforts, is killed.

When she awakens, Alushe has been resurrected by the Curia as an artificial half-demon. According to the Curia’s researchers, Liliana had already disappeared when they found her, and is said to likely be in the abandoned city. In order to recover the stolen Liliana, the resurrected Alushe heads for the abandoned city, taking along the demon power she does not desire within her.

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■ Characters

Alushe Anatoria (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi)

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Liliana Selphin (voiced by Ai Kayano)

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Ruhenheid Ariarod (voiced by Mikako Komatsu)

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■ Change Your Partners for an Infinite Variety of Battles

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Alushe takes Servans and Lilys into battle. By continuing to fight fiends, you can strengthen your bond with both your Lilys and Servans to make them grow. Each Lily and Servan has their own personality and fighting style, so depending on how you combine them your method of attack will also change completely.

You can take a maximum of one Lily and two Servans into battle. Try to combine a variety of Lily and Servan abilities!

■ Fight Together with Ruhenheid

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Each Lily’s personality is reflected in their fighting style. The knight Ruhenheid protects Alushe by staying close, covering her backside and defending against attacks from her blind spot.

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Lilys support Alushe with their own unique, special skills. Ruhenheid’s special skill is to protect Alushe from damage when she’s in a pinch, so she will prove reliable when fighting fiends with strong attacks.

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A powerful cooperation attack called a “Chance Action” will occur under specific circumstances in battle. Ruhenheid’s Chance Action is a spin attack that scatters surrounding enemies.

■ The Servans that Advance Alushe’s Path

Servans are familiars that form a contract with Alushe, who while fight while summoning them. There are two types of Servans that use special actions: “Trickers” that open new paths and the “Strikers” that become Alushe’s weapon. Alushe and company will lead these Servans and continue to fight in this world.

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Alushe’s old friend, Nero, a Tricker-type Servan. With a characteristic red tail and scarf, Nero burns enemies by using a strong “Fire Breath” attack.

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When clearing stages, you can show your skill by using special actions. Thorn walls that can’t be harmed by Alushe can be destroyed with Nero’s flames, for example. These are kinds of special actions Tricker-types are able to open new paths, as well as gain the upper hand in battle.

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Pitts is a Striker-type Servan. She has a large stinger that doesn’t match her body, and exhibits great usefulness against physically hard enemies.

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As a Striker, Pitts turns into a spear for Alushe. When Alushe changes the way she holds a weapon, her attacks also changes greatly. When this spear is used, you can “evade” and “dodge attack,” as well as attack from long range with your follower bee, allowing you to attack enemies without pausing.

■ Trembling Thoughts and Conflict

A shrine maiden and a knight are in two different positions that oppose each other, as the three former childhood friends once again become aware of each other. Due to a complicated balance, the relationship they once held will soon wane greatly.

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Although there is hostility, the two accept each other. Ruhenheid, wanting to change Alushe’s attitude, pulls her in by the arm suddenly shortening the distance between the two. As they stared at each other it became silent.

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Under heavy pressure, Liliana doesn’t talk to anyone. Ruhenheid, knowing Liliana’s thoughts and kindness, asks a question.

■ Premium Box and Special Collection Box

Premium Box (10,300 yen on PS4, 9,300 yen on PS Vita)

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

  • A product code to download an Alushe-exclusive costume
  • Nights of Azure 2 visual book
  • Nights of Azure 2 official soundtrack
  • Scented B3 poster
  • Special Alushe 3D card
  • Beautiful girl bromide set

Special Premium Box (16,300 yen on PS4, 15,300 yen on PS Vita)

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

  • Secret warm-feeling bath poster
  • Beautiful girl acrylic key chain set (three key chains)
  • Special A3 tapestry set (three tapestries)
  • A product code to download an Alushe-exclusive costume
  • Nights of Azure 2 visual book
  • Nights of Azure 2 official soundtrack
  • Scented B3 poster
  • Special Alushe 3D card
  • Beautiful girl bromide set

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on December 22, followed by a western release on an unannounced date.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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