Ys X: Nordics details Adol Christin, Carja Varta, and ‘Cross Action’ battle system
Falcom has released new information and footage for Ys X: Nordics introducing protagonist Adol Christ, heroine Carja Varta and the “Cross Action” battle system.
Get the details below.
■ Protagonist Adol and Heroine Carja: Character Illustrations by Popular Illustrator toi8
Adol Christin (voiced by Yuki Kaji)
Age: 17 Weapon: One-handed sword
The protagonist. An extraordinary adventurer with fiery red hair and clear eyes full of curiosity, who left behind more than 100 adventure journals for posterity. At the age of 17, he left Esteria, the site of his first adventure, and was said to be headed for the land of Celceta. But according to one of the adventure journals discovered in his childhood home, The Lost Paradise of the North, he stopped at Obelia Bay with Dogi, a former thief.
Carja Varta (with the voice of ???)
Age: 17 years Weapon: Hackets and Round Shield
“I am a Norman. Depending on the situation, next time I will kill you.”
Only daughter of Grimmson, leader of the Varta Navy. She is feared as the “Pirate Princess” by the people of Karnack, who see her as she proudly leads a band of seafaring miscreants in piratical activities. While she has elegant features, she carries a buckler and round shield in battle and displays a rough, brutal fighting style typical of the Norman people.
■ “Cross Action”: A new system in which players switch between “Solo Mode” and “Combination Mode”
Solo Mode: For speed and consecutive attacks
In Solo mode, you can fight as Adol or Carja. (Your partner will be controlled by the AI.) You can switch between player characters at any time during battle with the press of a button.
Speed-oriented combat that uses step-and-dash-based movement is the main component of Solo mode. In addition to unleashing various skill attacks with Adol and Carja, the player can switch between characters mid-attack to trigger a partner slash attack, making it possible to engage enemies with consecutive attacks that don’t leave them give them a chance to respond.
Additionally, speed attacks (attacks with a blue aura) released by some enemies can be automatically dodged with the dash of Solo Mode. You can set technical actions, such as taking damage by unleashing a counterattack from an auto dodge that hits surrounding enemies.
Combination mode: For power, attack and defense
In combo mode, you fight as Adol and Carja at the same time. (You can switch from Solo mode to combo mode by pressing a dedicated button.)
While Combo Mode allows you to deal more damage thanks to the multiple simultaneous attacks you can unleash, your standard movement and movement speed are significantly reduced.
To compensate for your reduced speed, Guard is offered as a dedicated action. By guarding against enemy attacks, the “Revenge Gauge” will increase, and activating the exclusive abilities of the combo mode in this state will fill the revenge gauge and allow you to deal more damage.
Additionally, power attacks (attacks with a red aura) released by some enemies can be countered with the right combo mode defense. This will cause the enemy to lose balance significantly, creating an opening for a burst of attacks.
■ Additional screenshots