The Legend of Heroes fans will be happy to hear that a new feature in Famitsu detailed the new combat system in The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki. The combat system is a turn-based/action hybrid. Players can switch between command mode and action mode at any time. In action mode, characters can attack, evade, or change between characters in real-time, while the other characters in the party act on their own. On the flipside, command mode will feel familiar to longtime fans of The Legend of Heroes series. It is a turn-based mode where commands are issued to party members one at a time, including series mainstays like crafts and S-breaks.
While all we know of the combat system is from text and screenshots, the mix between action gameplay and turn-based commands sounds a lot like Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s popular combat system, but we’ll have to wait for gameplay footage to see precisely how The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki plays.
Stay tuned to RPGFan for more updates on The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki, which is due to release sometime this year in Japan. There is no word yet on platforms or an English release.