Blue Reflection details story prologue, battles and Ether, Mao Ninagawa
posted on 01.15.17 at 07:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The latest on Gust's modern day, magical girl RPG.

Gust has shared new Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions information and screenshots, detailing the opening to the story, battles and Ether, and new character Mao Ninagawa.

Get the information below.

■ World

Main Story Introduction

A story that interweaves 15 girls at Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School. This is a simple introduction to just a part of the opening’s main story.

While she attends school, Hinako was not always able to do so as a result of a foot injury. The story begins when Hinako attends school for the first time.

The season is summer—. At Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School, it is almost time to begin the culture festival.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

In a school full of students with unfamiliar faces, Hinako, who did not participate in the school entrance ceremony, comes across Sanae Nishida, who attended her middle school.

Sanae, who is aware of everything from Hinako’s foot injury to her stopping ballet, is kind towards Hinako, but Hinako feels a sense of discomfort and strange atmosphere around her.

Immediately after noticing the suspicious aura surrounding Sanae, Hinako found herself suddenly standing in an unknown world.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

Encountering a monster she has never seen before in an unknown place, Hinako, who can only panic, hears the voices of two girls.

“It will be all right. You can fight.”

According to the girls, if she puts her heart into the ring that was unnoticeably placed on her finger, Hinako’s body will be wrapped in light and she will mysteriously transform.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

Hinako, who is told that she has the power to fight as a “Reflector,” while astonished that her physical ability is greater than ever before and that she can freely move her foot, exterminates the monster before her.

A little while after defeating the monsters, Hinako returns to the school corridor where she was originally standing. The suspicious aura that had surrounded Sanae disappeared, and she went off as if nothing had happened.

Afterwards—.

Hinako, who went to her classroom for the first time, meets Yuzuki Shijou and Raimu Shijou, the girls behind the voices she heard in the unknown world.

The two girls recommend Hinako to the executive committee of the culture festival. It is unanimous among her classmates, and Hinako will be appointed to the culture festival executive committee.

An unknown world, Reflectors, the culture festival executive committee.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

While trying to wrap her head around all of these extraordinary events, and while borrowing the strength of Yuzuki and Raimu, Hinako takes the first step forward in her new daily existence.

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■ Events

Here are some of the characters you’ll meet and events you’ll experience in the early parts of the main story.

—While discussing the culture festival in your classroom, Sarasa Morikawa, from a different class, suddenly bursts in. She can’t understand why Hinako has stopped dancing ballet and explodes with anger. And there seems to be a suspicious aura around her, too…

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—Having been informed bout the other world, Reflectors, and Pure Breeds, Hinako’s head is full of things she cannot help but think about.

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—Mao Ninagawa is in the same class as Sarasa Morikawa and a member of the culture festival executive committee. She is often absent from school due to being on location, but Sarasa supports her executive committee work.

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In addition the main story, several detailed episodes of fellow characters are also being prepared. Many of these episodes will unfold during your free time after school and such.

■ System

Battles and Ether

Reflectors fight using energy of emotion, called “Ether. This indispensable Ether is an important power that holds the key to victory for Reflectors.

—When it’s your turn to perform an action, you can build up your Ether by selecting the “Ether Charge” command.

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—When you perform an Ether Charge, the percentage at the bottom left of the screen will rise.

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The Ether you accumulate will lower when you perform actions such as healing your allies’ HP and MP with “Recovery,” and using “Guard” to reduce the enemy’s attack.

Recovery and Guard, unlike commands like “Attack” that you choose when it’s your turn to perform action, are real-time button inputs done before the Reflectors and enemies take action. You can also build up your Ether by doing neither.

—With Recovery and Guard, Ether is consumed for as long as you continue to input a specific button. The more Ether you consume, the more effective the action will be.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

During your battles against the Pure Breeds, by meeting certain conditions, your Guard action will change to “Reflect.”

If a Reflect is successful, the power of Ether will be used to expand a barrier around you, and reflect the attacks of the Pure Breeds.

—Reflect, just like Recovery and Guard, is a real-time input action. It’s an opportunity to deal a great amount damage to the Pure Breeds, so don’t miss it!

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■ Pure Breeds

In addition to Yesod, which we’ve seen previously, there are other Pure Breeds that also attack humans.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

Even if Hinako and company defeat the Pure Breeds, new ones keep appearing to stand in their way. Just what is the reason behind their appearance…?

Netzach

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

Netzach can attack from the sky using beams, as well as using the lance he wields in his hand.

■ Characters

Mao Ninagawa (voiced by Yumi Uchiyama)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 51kg
  • Likes: Training

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

A famous actress who is quite the celebrity given that she has been working since childhood. While she has reached the point where things are calmer now than in her golden age, she continues to work. She doesn’t have a leadership position, but she is a sociable girl who is always focused on people.

Mao, who excels in her work as an actress, never misses training in order polish up her acting ability.

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions

Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on March 30.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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