Falcom has revealed more information on Tokyo Xanadu‘s battle system with details on the special ‘X Drive’ and ‘X Strike’ abilities being detailed on the game’s official website.

You will be able to activate the ‘X Drive’ ability when you fill the orange Drive gauge up to 100%. Located in the bottom right corner of the screen, this gauge will increase when you perform regular attacks and skills. Once you activate the X Drive ability the gauge will deplete from 100% to 0% and you will need to replenish this to use it again.

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With the ability active you will notice that your movement speed will increase, abnormal statuses won’t have any effect on your party and it will nullify being downed – amongst other benefits for you and your party. The additional effects that the X Drive will bring will vary depending on which characters are in your party.

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There is also a yellow hexagonal icon that you will see in the bottom-right of the screen and this represents the ‘Strike Point’ an indicates that you can use the ‘X Strike’ special attack. These are special attacks for the game’s characters, who all have their own unique X Strike attack. You will earn Strike Points by performing regular and skill combos.

These skills include;

Kou’s Extend Gear:

After using his Anchor Gear to slice up enemies around him in whip-like fashion, his Anchor Gear momentarily grows and gets thrown into the middle of the enemy, doing devastating damage as Kou’s ultimate attack.

Asuka’s Criminal Brand:

After dashing in and doing multiple speedy hits, she jumps into the air and throws her Soul Device weapon towards the enemies, blooming a giant flower-like crystal to do major damage.

Sora’s Fujin Kokusho:

After doing a number of super speed flowing hits, Sora gathers energy between both hands, and clashes a giant energy ball against the enemy as her special attack.

Yuuki’s Variable Meteor:

Yuuki multiplies his Spirit Peridium, then has them attack enemies from different angles. Afterwards, the multiple Spirit Peridiums fuse together into a huge Spirit Peridium, which drops on top of the enemy like a meteor.

Set to release in Japan on September 30th, keep an eye on The Vita Lounge for more news on Tokyo Xanadu as soon as it becomes available!

  • Lester Paredes

    One can only hope for a lenghty and cinematic casting animation while dramatically announcing the name of the move, ala whenever someone did their special moves in 80’s and early 90’s anime.

  • Nonscpo

    Hope for a localization!