We get more information and screenshots for Kadokawa Games’ upcoming Durarara!!! title, set to release in Japan later this month.
Jumping right in, we first get an idea of the relay system in which players can walk the streets of a recreation of Ikebukuro, gathering information and advancing the story through investigation of your surroundings. This system puts players in the role of different characters for each chapter, giving you fresh eyes for each recognizable bit of progression.
Next up is the chapter chart, in which players can get a glance at each chapter’s contents (including anything you might have missed in previous playthroughs).
Also shown in screens is the AP and RP level system. Action points (AP) are consumed by performing certain actions (for example, talking to Walker Yumasaki or Kyohei Kadota costs one AP), while relation points (RP) are consumed to deepen relationships with characters.
Speaking of relation points, when a relationship deepens due to using RP to bond with another character it’s possible to see special conversation events – like the one below.
Lastly, the limited editon of the game has been revealed to include the drama CD “Thousands of Visitors” while pre-orders will net you an “Everybody is Friends” five postcard set (four of which are shown below).
Durarara!! Relay is due out in Japan on January 29th, featuring over 40 characters pulled right from the anime and fully voiced. 🙂