Fuga: Melodies of Steel Gets Pre-Release Media, Details
Ahead of its release this week, CyberConnect2 provided some new images and details for Fuga: Melodies of Steel. In addition to new story and gameplay information, the developer provided new images introducing the final six members of the crew of the Taranis as well as six members of the antagonist Berman Army.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is set on the floating continent of Gasca. The land features expansive agricultural areas and forests and is split into a number of autonomous regions. Buried underneath Gasca are plenty of underground areas and caves featuring mysterious relics from the past. The game’s story begins as the powerful Berman Imperial Army conquers its neighbouring regions using high-tech weaponry. Players control a group of twelve children who pilot a special tank called the Taranis and fight back against the Berman Army.
As players progress in Fuga: Melodies of Steel, they choose where to go via a route map. The map offers paths of varying difficulties; high-difficulty paths provide greater rewards but contain greater threats. Between story chapters, players will stop at villages where they can trade items and speak with locals to receive useful items, ingredients, or collectible comic pages.
Each of the twelve children on board the Taranis has an Affinity rating with the other members. This can be raised during the various intermissions when they can interact, leading to special Link Events. When Affinity is raised high enough, characters can use special Link Attacks in combat. A Notebook also contains the children’s various requests and by completing these, players can raise the characters’ moods, which can lead to them entering hero mode and granting them access to a unique special skill. Meanwhile, Expeditions will let players send three children into ruins to find treasure.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel will launch worldwide on July 29, 2021. The game will be available digitally for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.