Mystwalker has shed a little more light on the battle system for the upcoming Blue Dragon. Enemy monsters will be visible on the field map and contact with them will innitiate battle. Though that seems pretty standard, there is a twist to make it more interesting. Before battle, players can open an "encounter circle" around their character to begin back-to-back battles with any monsters within it. But the player won't be the only one doing the fighting. Should any of the enemies have bad relations with one another, the monsters within the circle will fight amongst themselves.
Blue Dragon hit Japanese shelves on July 12 and is slated for release in North America sometime in the future. As of now, the release date has yet to be announced.