Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna battle system and new characters detailed By Wazi the pa on November 19, 2015 at 1:55 AM

Square Enix has updated the official site of Yuki no Setsuna, detailing the game’s battle system and two new characters with the help of new screenshots. Thanks to Gematsu, we have full translations for you here below.

■ An RPG from Years Past

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Traveling to the farthest ends of the earth, the escort group progresses onward visiting various towns, preparing equipment, and defeating wild monsters along the way. We are pursuing the fundamental enjoyment of an RPG where the progress is truly felt.

■ System

Active Time Battle

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The Active Time Battle (ATB) system is a common characteristic of Square Enix-developed RPGs. Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna‘s battle system is based on Chrono Trigger‘s ATB 2.0 battle system. It is a choose your command-based battle system full of tension.

When your ATB gauge is filled, you can take action. Also, if several characters’ ATB gauges are filled, you can select their actions in the order you prefer.

Depending on where you’re located compared to the enemy, you can deal ranged damage, or damage enemies with the trails of a projectile weapon. By properly devising the timing of your actions, it’s possible to fight more advantageously.

Setsuna System

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The Setsuna System, or “Moment System,” is a system that expands the effectiveness of techniques through timed button reactions in battle.

When you do something like perform an action, receive damage, or let time pass after the ATB gauge reaches its MAX state, the circular Setsuna gauge will accumulate.

When the Setsuna gauge is filled up, additional effects are triggered when you time the button reactions of the performed technique accordingly. Additional damage will occur as part of standard attacks and some attack techniques.

Depending on the technique, there are a variety of results you can expect, such as unleashing the same technique multiple times, attain a recovery effect, or deal a critical hit.

■ Characters


Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna

Before Setsuna became the “sacrifice,” Kuon was a traveler of many mysteries who visited the village. Now, as a soldier representing the escort group, she has the faithful trust of the villagers, and is adored as a sister by Setsuna. She is invested in the journey more than anyone else and due to her strong sense of responsibility, she absolutely cannot fail her duty. She often has at it with the silent hero, whose mind she can’t read.


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An experienced swordsman who was part of the escort group on the journey of a previous “sacrifice.” He is usually more cheery than necessary, and is thought to be a fool by everyone in the “Garrison.” Taking advantage of his previous experience, he’s the man to go to for advice in the escort group. Considering Setsuna’s safety his number one priority just as he did about Tsukushi, he turns sides and joins the party.

Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on February 18th.

  • Krijn van Alten

    This looks very cliché in my opinion. I thought this was ment to be something experimental.

  • Starlord

    Looks interesting to me.

  • MegamMix

    They’ve been promoting this as classical RPG. So many elements are from past ideas of RPG. So cliche is kinda implied.

  • Krijn van Alten

    O, that’s fine to me. But I had hoped that this was something fresh, and like MegamMix just said, that is not what the intention was with this game, unfortunatly for me.

  • Starlord

    Nothing wrong with “cliche” like games. and since this game is intended to be cliched, I know what I am getting into :).

  • Sathil

    Its terrible if they claim to be something “new” or “innovating” and just use cliches. No one likes a poser


    I thought this game would be 3rd person view like FFXV and turnbased. Too bad. But design is really great. That Kuon character looks Awesome!

  • Ader Bez Fontana

    Looks great.

  • Sathil

    It absolutely does.

  • Justice V

    Looks cool, even if people think it looks cliched hehe.