Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord Announced
Compile Heart has announced new title Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord. The game is a strategy RPG featuring characters from Compile Heart’s previous title Fairy Fencer F and is being developed alongside developer Sting. It is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 15, 2022.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord sees the return of main characters Fang, Eryn, Tiara, and Cui from Fairy Fencer F. It is not clear at this point whether the game is a sequel or a separate story to that game, which originally released in 2013 and later received an enhanced version titled Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force. All of the games are set in a world that underwent a disaster in the past following a war between the Goddess and the Vile God and where warriors called Fencers wield special weapons called Furies that are inhabited by fairies. Fang is a Fencer who sets out to revive the Goddess by obtaining Furies.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord introduces characters called Divas, who are able to utilise the powers of song for various effects including healing and brainwashing. The game’s tactical combat system makes use of elevation difference and character direction. It retains the previous titles’ Fairize system, where characters enter a powered-up state and gain access to special abilities. Diva songs generate effects across the battlefield, with the game featuring Dramatic Resonance effects where songs from two Divas overlap, doubling the effects of the songs for allies and enemies alike. Refrain Chord also includes a new World Shaping treasure-hunting system where players stab Furies into the ground and use the resulting pulse to find items, gear, or combat challenges.