Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero Receives New Details, Media

NIS America and Nippon Ichi Software released new media and information for Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero, the upcoming sequel to tactical RPG Phantom Brave (aka Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle). In addition to releasing a new three-minute trailer, the developer also released a new batch of Japanese screenshots and details about its story, characters, and gameplay.



Like its predecessor, Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero is set in the oceanic world of Ivoire and follows Marona — a girl able to see Phantoms — and her Phantom partner Ash. Marona works as a Chroma, a contractor who takes on requests to solve various problems. As the pair return home from a regular job, they are attacked by the ghost ships of the Shipwreck Fleet, during which Marona’s powers are stolen by a masked man and she and Ash are separated. After washing ashore, Marona encounters a Phantom girl named Apricot who wishes to reunite with her father, the captain of the Argento Pirate Crew that defeated the Shipwreck Fleet in the past. Marona and Apricot decide to revive the Argento Pirate Crew in order to reunite with their loved ones.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero continues with the gridless combat of the original game. Characters are able to freely move within a certain radius on their turn. Turns are based on character speed, with the turn order visible on the right-hand side of the screen. Marona’s powers allow allied Phantoms to possess, or Confine to, items on the map to participate in battle, with their stats dependent on which item is possessed. However, Phantoms will only remain Confined for a few turns before being removed from battle, and each Phantom can only be used once per battle. Players can also elect to stack character to help reach far places as well as thrown enemies completely off the battle map.



In addition, Marona can use Confriend to allow a Phantom to possess her. The closer her relationship with the Phantom, the more her stats increase when using Confriend. In addition, it provides her with access to new unique abilities. Confriend also bestows additional actions if an enemy is defeated while using it. Other features include Apricot’s ability to airdrop robots, tanks, and gadgets onto the map, which can be Confined to, with new gadgets available to research at the heroes’ home base. Different maps will have their own items and special gadgets that players can use. The home base at Skullrock Island allows players to create new characters, utilise various character growth options, customise their ship, take on random dungeons, and more.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero is planned to release worldwide in 2025. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.


Source: Gematsu




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