Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots for time travel RPG Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, which launched today for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan, introducing Sherry’s family, a pair strengthening systems, a new form for Isaac, and more.
Get the details below.
■ Story Summary
The story is set in Clocknee, a town with a long history.
Sherry, a girl who lives in Clocknee, heads out with her mother to see the fireworks together at the “Soulman Fes” New Year’s festival. The moment the new year finally arrives, the people of the city mysteriously and simultaneously stop moving.
Sherry and her friend Pegreo, who were fortunate enough to escape the frozen time incident, run into the old scientist Dr. Cheatstein, who understands that the cause of this incident can be found in the past. With that knowledge in mind, Sherry departs for a past version of Clocknee with the robot Isaac her father left behind.
But robots that are hostile to humans will stand before Sherry and friends. What ending will this adventure reach? Play the game to find out!
Sherry’s father. He has been busy with work and away from home for the past half-year or so. He was supposed to come home at the end of the year, but…
Sherry’s mother. When she goes to watch the New Year’s fireworks with her daughter, they are attacked by robots and separated from each other.
Sherry’s grandma. She runs a cafe in Clocknee. Homemade cherry pie is the cafe’s signature dish.
The leader of the robots and hostile towards humans. It is based on various electrical appliances such as a washing machine and vacuum cleaner.
■ Game System: Strengthening
Equip an “Amp”
“Amps” are equipment only usable by human characters like Sherry. Equipping an amp can amplify the user’s attack power, defense power, recovery rate, accuracy rate, or HP. Up to two amps can be equipped per character. Make up for your weak points, or amplify your strong points, as you mix and match amps according to your play style.
—You can freely equip amps.
—Amps can be purchased at the store. As you progress through the game, stronger amps will appear.
Strengthen Skills with “Skill Solvents”
Skills have levels, and increasing a skill’s level also increases its power. Skill level can be increased by using Skill Solvents dropped by defeated enemies. Use them when you find them!
—Skill Solvents can be obtained as battle rewards.
—The higher the skill level, the more Skill Solvents required to increase its level.
■ Game System: Modding
Isaac, a robot, can utilize various battle styles by changing “Form.” The key to making your way through the game is to utilize Isaac’s different forms based on the situation and enemies. Here, we will introduce the four forms revealed so far, as well as one new form.
Isaac’s basic form. A steel guardian that protects everyone with its heavy armor. It is somewhat bad at avoiding attacks.
A kind rescue squad member who heals wounded party members and eliminates every threat. He is sure to help out in a pinch.
A gun expert whose high accuracy enables him to take out enemies without chance for escape. As his mustache and leaf whistle suggest, this Isaac is a lone bounty hunter.
A speed fighter who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. While his evasion rate and attack power are high, his defense power is rather low.
Bushido Form (New)
An armored warrior who puts his all into a single strike. His accuracy rate and defense power are low, but he has the best attack power of any form.
Teaches all party members the art of two consecutive attacks, making it possible to attack twice in one turn.
—Skill: “Slash of Imperial Wrath”
Unleashes a deadly spinning slash on a single enemy.
??? Form (New)
This is Isaac’s sixth form, which Isaac can transform into through the acquisition of “certain materials” in the game. His stats are well-balanced, and he possesses both offensive and defensive skills. It may take some time to acquire, but when you do, it will surely be useful!
—Both this unknown form’s performance and design make an impact. Be sure to check it out for yourself by playing the game!
■ Town Introduction
Clocknee is a town with its own unique culture. Here we will introduce some of the town’s attractions.
The Soulman Fes is held from December 31 to January 1 in Clocknee to welcome the new year. The festival began 30 years ago to honor Soulman, the hero that saved the town. Its attractions include a magnificent fireworks show that can be seen from the town’s central street, as well as an open air concert at the Clocknee town plaza.
A castle built on a lake and one of the tourist attractions of Clocknee. On December 31, lanterns float into the night sky to welcome the new year.
An area with a classical townscape located on the west side of Clocknee. With an arcade and plenty of tall buildings, it is something like a maze. Be careful not to get lost!
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is available now for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan, and is due out in North America and Europe this fall.
View the screenshots at the gallery.