GrimGrimoire OnceMore Gameplay Trailer Elucidates Familiars, Runes & Mana

GrimGrimoire OnceMore Gameplay Trailer Elucidates Familiars, Runes & Mana

Publisher NIS America has shared a brief new gameplay trailer for the upcoming localized release of the Vanillaware-developed real-time strategy title, GrimGrimoire OnceMore.

The basics of combat are summated for newcomers to parse. Familiars, Runes, and Mana Crystals are utilized to carry out missions. Mana Crystals are used to create Runes, which then summon Familiars. Familiars are commanded to perform various actions, such as gathering Mana and battling enemies.

Further, each Familiar can be divided into one of four schools of magic; Glamour, Sorcery, Necromancy, and Alchemy. Every Familiar has unique uses, so considering their pros and cons is imperative before starting missions proper.

Originally released on PS2, GrimGrimoire OnceMore tells the story of Lillet Blan, a young girl who recently joined the Silver Star Tower academy and wishes to become a great magician. As she learns the art of summoning familiars, she will have to do her best to deal with the perils hidden within the tower.

A new gameplay mechanic, Grand Magic, has been implemented. This allows access to exceptional skills, such as Mana Burst, which deals fire damage across a wide radius, and Resurrection, restoring the health of familiars. In addition, a new skill tree has also been added, where players can spend coins earned from completing optional missions to obtain upgrades, including familiar strengthening, magic buffs, and more.

Regarding convenience, fast-forward mode does the self-explanatory to make battle actions pass by more swiftly. Moreover, the newly added Hard difficulty will challenge those who want to push their strategic know-how to their limits. Other new features comprise the aspect ratio being upgraded from 4:3 to 16:9 and voice lines being added to combat.

You can view the GrimGrimoire OnceMore gameplay trailer below:

GrimGrimoire OnceMore will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on April 4, 2023.

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