Nippon Ichi Software has shared new information and screenshots of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2, introducing four new characters, three new keywords, battle actions, and more.
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Get the new information below.
A medical institution that carries out the extermination of the Witch’s Disease and witches. It has garnered great support from the people through the power of its alchemy-enhanced knights, and as “an organization that protects the absolute justice of the people.”
White Gown Goddesses
Girls who have defeated the Witch’s Disease via treatment at Weiss Ritter. They have within them tremendous power that rivals that of a witch, and using weapons made for them through alchemy protect the people from awakened witches and demons. They are a heroic presence to the people.
Third Eye Removal Surgery
A surgery to remove the eye that appears on the forehead of girls who have fallen to the Witch’s Disease, before it’s awakened, to prevent them from awakening as witches. It requires extremely advanced technology and can only be done by Weiss Ritter.
Gabrielle (voiced by Mai Fuchigami)
A White Gown Goddess. She is full of affection and doesn’t mind sacrificing herself, and is respected as the Holy Mother by many members of Weiss Ritter. She has garnered great trust and popularity from the people, and is the symbolic presence of the White Gown Goddesses.
Zophie (voiced by Yo Taichi)
A White Gown Goddess and leader of the anti-witch unit. She has the temperament of a soldier, and while short, has the highest-class battle power in Weiss Ritter. She is strict towards others as well as herself, and has an extremely strong sense of duty when it comes to her responsibilities.
Lisa (voiced by Yuka Aisaka)
A White Gown Goddess who leads the Weiss Ritter medical team. She has the ability to see through the symptoms of the sick by simple touch, and mainly engages in treatment of girls who have taken to the Witch’s Disease. She adores her leader and is extremely devoted to her duties.
Theodor (voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama)
The supreme leader of Weiss Ritter. As an ingenious alchemist, he is the one who creates powerful weapons that the White Gown Goddesses possess. He is highly charismatic and is the savior-like presence of Kevala.
■ Basic Actions
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is set in Kevala, a world devastated by the Witch’s Disease. The bewitching and beautiful fields are depicted in 3D from a top-down perspective, which the player can run around as the legendary demon known as “The Hundred Knight.” A variety of monsters live outside of your base, which will try to hold you back. This is an action RPG where you will use a variety of weapons, tactics, and personal techniques to clear your path.
Five Weapon Types
The Hundred Knight can be equipped with the following five weapon types: Swords, Hammers, Staffs, Lances, and Spears. Each differs in attack range, speed, and motion. Players can create original attack patterns by changing the order of their equipment.
A weapon that possesses the Slash attribute. Its attack range and speed are well-balanced, and it can be used in any situation.
A long-distance weapon that shoots forward Magic attribute attacks. It can also be used to inflict status ailments, like poison or sleep.
A weapon that mainly possesses the Blunt attribute, but there are also some with the Slash attribute. It’s slow and its reach is short, but it has a high critical attack rate and can easily falter an opponent.
The Hundred Knight can be equipped with five weapons at once and unleash a total five stages of consecutive attacks. Follow-up attacks are revised, so it’s easier to deal major damage.
Three Attack Attributes
Slash, Blunt, or Magic attributes are tied to each weapon. By attacking using the weapon that matches the enemy’s weakness attribute, you’ll be able to deal even greater damage.
Facets are armor worn by The Hundred Knight. By changing Facets, your attack power, defense power, specialty weapon, and exclusive skills will change. Three sets of Facets can be set at the base, and you can modify them in batle at any time. Also, the aforementioned Tactical Conversions can be set for each Facet.
A Facet that excels in offensive and defensive balance, and fights with speed to defeat enemies.
A Facet with high defensive power and excels in Hammer use. It possesses many means of attack using the Blunt attribute.
New System: Skills
Each Facet has various inherent skills. These skills include powerful “Active Skills” that can be used on the field, and always in-effect “Passive Skills.” The skills that can be acquired differ by Facet. Skills can be acquired and strengthened by using “Skill Points” obtained when leveling up. Which skills The Hundred Knight learns are up to the player.
—Rotation Slash (Active Skill)
A skill acquired by the Wonder Knight Facet. It fires a Slash attack that knocks back your surroundings.
—Unstoppable (Active Skill)
A skill acquired by the Power Fortress Facet. It rushes forward and does Blunt attribute damage to the enemy it strikes.
—Up to Four Skills Can Be Set
In the Active Skills settings screen, up to four skills can be set for use on the field.
New System: Ope Time
If you hit the five-hit combo of the standard attack, a derivative attack is also possible. “Ope Time” is triggered when you defeat an enemy with the derivative attack. In Ope Time, you’ll deal additional damage to enemies, and when it ends, you’ll recover “Giga Calories,” which act as The Hundred Knight’s active energy, and “Adrenaline Points (AP),” which are required to use skills.
The Hundred Knight requires Giga Calories for active energy. These are displayed in the form of a blood transfusion bag in the upper left corner of the screen. When Giga Calories reaches zero The Hundred Knight will enter a “weakness” stage where his attack and defense powers are lowered.
A “Mystical Dodge” can be triggered to avoid an enemy attack at the last second. Triggering this slows down the enemy’s actions and puts The Hundred Knight in an invincible state. A bit of know-how is required to trigger it, but its effect is immense.
■ Field Map
The field map of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is automatically generated, save for some parts, so its appearance is changed each time you enter. The enemy monster and treasure chest arrangements also change with the automatic creation of the map.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23.
View the screenshots at the gallery.