You didn't think you heard that, they had previously shown off like 20 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay and it didn't have a hint of a trace of a strategy element anywhere in it. I'm still not convinced there are any. The gameplay footage in the latest trailer consists of clips that are too brief to get much context for but at best I see them selecting weapons and spells from a menu while paused.
Also, why the fuck are there spells in this game?
It's like they looked at Valkyria Chronicles and said, "Hmm...let's systematically remove everything that was unique or interesting about this game and crap out the most bland, generic JRPG possible but still slap the Valkyria Chronicles label on it to insult the existing fans."
(In case you can't tell I'm really not a fan of what I've seen...)