Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a large batch of screenshots of the upcoming anime game Record of Grancrest War.
We get to see the tactical mode of the game, that lets you take control of up to nine units on the battlefield. It’s crucial to keep in mind their roles because they can combo with each other with devastating effects on the enemy.
Some of the available roles are defense, breakthrough, attack, bombardment, sniping, healing, support, and disturbance.
Damage isn’t the only objective, as it’s also important to coordinate your troops to capture and hold various key points of a battlefield. Unit compatibility and attack positioning will let you strike the enemy’s weak points. Attacking from the flank will inflict 1.5x damage while attacking from the rear will deal twice as much.
Under certain conditions, one-on-one fights between characters will occur, with scenes and animations similar to the anime.
One very interesting feature is that the story won’t necessarily follow the anime, but the choices made by the player can completely change it. In your playthrough, characters that may have been enemies in the anime might be allies, and vice-versa. People who died might survive, and more.
Last, but not least, we get to see some of the many characters that we will encounter in the game, all of which can be recruited.
Record of Grancrest War will release in Japan on June 14th exclusively for PS4. At the moment there is no announcement from Bandai Namco about a release for the west.