Gust has released some more in-depth information about its upcoming RPG, Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions. This time we have some information about the growth system as well as some more character introductions.
If you’ve been following our previous updates on Blue Reflection then you’ll already know that the main character Hinako and her friends are “Reflectors”. The source of their magical power are known as “Fragments”, these Fragments are pieces of human emotion.
Hinako is a special kind of Reflector in that she has the ability to immobilize Fragments and absorb their power.
People who are facing problems in their life will have Fragments, if these Fragments are destroyed by monsters then that person will be in great danger. It’s up to the Reflectors to protect these Fragments.
Hinako will need to absorb the power of the Fragments if she has any hope of defeating the “Pure Breeds”. If the Reflectors don’t manage to defeat the Pure Breeds then the whole world might be destroyed.
There’s also a rumour that if all Pure Breeds are destroyed then one wish, whatever it may be, will be granted.
In order to get strong enough to defeat all of the Pure Breeds, Hinako and the Reflectors will need to take advantage of the “Growth System”.
By completing various missions and helping out with other students’ problems you’ll gain “Growth Points” as a reward. These Growth Points can be used to level up the Reflectors and learn new skills.
Some missions will also reward you with “Evaluation Points”. You’ll need to gain a certain amount of Evaluation Points in order to progress the story.
Missions can be divided into three categories:
- Essential missions are related to the progress of the story
- Important missions are related to your interactions and friendships with the other students
- Common Exploration missions are related to exploring the Other World.
You can distribute the Growth Points that you receive among four stats: Attack, Defense, Support, and Technic. Everytime you apply a Growth Point to a stat the Reflector will level up. It’s upto you how you apply the Growth Points so you can apply them all to attack if you want the Reflector to be super strong or you could distribute them more evenly if you want more of an all-rounder.
When a certain number of Growth Points have been applied to a stat you can also learn new skills. If you want a specific skill, you can check which stats are required in order to acquire it faster. For example, there is a “Shadow Gain” skill which requires five Attack points.
You can also obtain various skills by equipping Fragments. The Fragments can also be enhanced to have even greater effects. For example by equipping a Defense Fragment to an HP recovery skill, it will become a more defense-specialized skill.
We also have some new students to introduce you to:
Fumio Taya (voiced by Nao Shiraki) is passionate about music. She learnt how to play piano at a young age and is specializing in piano in high school.
Kaori Mitsui (voiced by Ayaka Shimizu) is a typical teenager in that she likes playing smartphone games and browsing internet message board summary threads.
Rika Yoshimura (voiced by Ai Kayano) is a member of the track club. She’s not the fastest but she enjoys it, especially when she beats her previous personal best record.
So what do you think so far of Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions? Are you hoping it gets localised? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Blue Reflection is due out in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on March 30.