Following the announcement of Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord via an insider, the game’s first official images have surfaced via the Japanese publication Famitsu. Returning characters Fang, Tiara, and Eryn are featured alongside a new character, Fleur. In addition, the UI and combat are briefly showcased.
You can view these new screenshots of Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord via our gallery below:
We have translated gameplay and character information from Weekly Famitsu, courtesy of our team’s Ryuji:
Fairy Fencer F returns as a Tactics RPG! New title coming to Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 on September 15, 2022.
In the latest issue (June 2nd) of Weekly Famitsu, publisher Compile Heart and developer Sting have announced a new title called Fairy Fencer F Refrain Chord!
In Fairy Fencer F Refrain Chord, “song” is the key to the game, and the Divas can use special skills to enhance allies within range. A new system called “Dramatic Resonance” is also introduced, in which the songs of allies and enemies overlap to create a “mashup” of sorts, for up to 6 songs at once, thus allowing the player to feel an unprecedented sense of excitement, as if they were watching the climax scene of a TV anime.
The area where songs overlap is called the “Dramatic Resonance”, where songs have their power dramatically increased. You can enjoy strategically rich battles that build up the game in high-risk, high-return situations where both friend and foe can be strengthened.
According to Famitsu, over 20 characters from Advent Dark Force will make a return, alongside various new ones.
According to producer Makoto Kitano and director Saiki Motohara in a page containing a small interview, development of this sequel was after Compile Heart allowed them to challenge themselves in developing something new. Currently, 70% of the game’s developed. Furthermore, they wanted to do something new with Fairy Fencer F, so they decided to completely rehaul the battle system.
The new characters that were introduced are as follows (romanization is not official):
■ Fleur – CV: Yui Ishikawa
A “Diva” who is said to be able to use her power in her songs to grant special effects to herself and those around her, such as brainwashing and healing wounds. She is a bit naïve and sometimes behaves strangely despite her appearance.
■ Gras – CV: Rumi Ōkubo
A mysterious “Diva” who appeared before Fang and his friends. Her songs are said to have the power to brainwash people and manipulate their memories. She is working with Dorfa Co, but it seems that she is collecting Furies for someone called “The Master”.
■ Ooru – CV: Takashi Kondo
Fleur’s partner, and one who acts as some sort of “father figure” to her. He’s a scientist who’s both knowledgeable and caring, but tends to get extremely hooked on his interests.
*NOTE: Ooru is not in the press release. You can only see him on the Famitsu page:
Long ago, people were given knowledge by a goddess and civilization flourished. They built towers that reached the heavens and perfected weapons that could pierce even the gods.
However, the civilization was soon extinguished due to a conflict between an evil god and a goddess. Time has passed since then, to the present day. Fang, a young man who has become a “Fencer,” travels with his friends in search of Furies in order to revive the Goddess.
One day, he meets a girl who saves people with her songs and another girl who brainwashes people with her songs. Fang’s destiny begins to unfold with the mysterious power of these girls, who call themselves the “Divas”.
Character renders and more screenshots have been shared below, thanks PRtimes Japan for sharing this information:
The announcement trailer can be viewed below:
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is releasing in Japan on September 15, 2022, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on any further announcements for this unexpected sequel and potential localization news.
This game news was previously teased under the newly unveiled Galapagos RPG Evolve brand.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force follows the story of a war between the Vile God and the Goddess. After the war, the power sealed by the two entities evolved into weapons known as the Furies, the warriors who used these weapons were known as Fencers. These Fencers fought each other for the power until one day, a man named Fang saved a girl named Tiara, who was also a Fencer. Fang then finds himself playing a key role in the continued war of the Vile God.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is currently available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
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