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Final Fantasy Type-0: Air Combat, Coliseum, and Cranberry Knights!

Final Fantasy Type-0: Air Combat, Coliseum, and Cranberry Knights!

Written by Banaz — 03 Oct 2011

Just a few weeks before its release in Japan, Famitsu have some more coverage on Final Fantasy Type-0's gameplay mechanics, as well as releasing the above image of all the moogles that comprise the adorable Cranberry Knights.

An additional "God of War" that players can take control of during battle is Diablos, who has a barrier wall ability and a "gravity ball." As the gravity ball grows, it indiscriminately sucks out HP from your enemies and allies.

On your airship, you get to make use of a magical cannon that can take out dragons that try to attack you in the skies. Some dragons will land on your ship, which then proceeds to a standard battle.

Final Fantasy Type-0's overworld includes a real time strategy component which allows you to face off against the Byakko and Souryu armies. During battle, players receive orders from a moogle, such as defending allied troops and bases or invading an enemy stronghold, carrying out these orders will reward players with command abilities, which can be used to issue orders to the army.

Famitsu also mentions an arena-like mode called the Suzaku Coliseum, where players can conduct free practice fights. There are two available modes, the first of which is Mock Battle, where you select your desired character and face off a string of twenty enemies. Defeating them yields experience and Phantoma points, which builds up your character's magic ablities. The second mode is Secret Training, an auto training mode where characters will gain experience while the PSP is in sleep mode.

As your characters level up, you receive AP, or Agito Points, which you may use for special abilities, such as Ace's "Cannon Laser", which remains in place even after you've moved, and Nine's "Throw Lancer," which allows him to target enemies with lance targets. Queen's "Energy Bomb" ablity allows her to create a magic pattern on the ground, which explodes and deals damage to all enemies within the perimeter. By holding onto a button, you may increase the strength of the blast. In "Sword Field," Machina summons two rapiers of light and when he moves around, the lights spin and deal damage to nearby enemies. Rem can use the "Boomerang Dagger" ability to toss her daggers repeatedly at enemies and have them return to her like a boomerang.

It won't be long now till Final Fantasy Type-0's release in Japan on October 27th, 2011.

Source: Andriasang