Ys X: Nordics describes Adol Christin, Carja Varta and the “Cross Action” combat system

Falcom has released new information and screenshots for Ys X: Nordics, introducing the protagonist Adol Christin, the heroine Carja Varta, and the cross-action combat system.

Get the details below.

■ The protagonist Adol and the heroine Carja: Character illustrations by popular illustrator toi8

Adol Christin (voiced by Yuki Kaji)

Age: 17Weapon: One-handed sword

The protagonist. An extraordinary adventurer with fiery red hair and clear, curious eyes who left more than 100 adventure journals for posterity. At the age of 17 he left Esteria, the land of his first adventure, for the land of Celceta. But according to one of the adventure journals discovered at his childhood home, The Northerners’ Lost Paradise, he stopped off at Obelia Bay with Dogi, a former thief.

Carja Varta (voiced by ???)

Age: 17Weapon: Ax and round shield

“I’m a Norman. Depending on the situation, I’ll kill you next time.”

The only daughter of Grimmson, leader of the Varta Navy. She is feared by the residents of Karnack as the “pirate princess” they see proudly leading a band of maritime villains in pirate activities. Though elegantly features, she wields an ax and round shield in battle, and displays a rough, brutal fighting style typical of the Norman people.

■ “Cross Action”: A new system where players switch between “solo mode” and “combined mode”.

Solo Mode: For speed and consecutive attacks

In solo mode, you can fight as either Adol or Carja. (Your partner is controlled by the AI.) You can switch between player characters at any time during battle with the push of a button.

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Speed-oriented combat utilizing step and dash-based moves is the core component of Solo mode. In addition to unleashing various skill attacks with Adol and Carja, the player can switch between characters mid-attack to unleash a partner cut-in attack, making it possible to drive into the enemy with back-to-back attacks that fail him leave an opportunity to fight back.

Also, the speed attacks (blue aura attacks) triggered by some enemies can be automatically dodged with Solo mode’s dash. You can use technical actions, such as B. Dealing damage by unleashing a counterattack from an auto-evade 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 Combination mode by pressing a special key.)

In combo mode, you can do more damage thanks to the many simultaneous attacks you can unleash, but standard movement and sprint speed are reduced significantly.

To compensate for your reduced speed, Guard is available as a dedicated action. By protecting yourself from enemy attacks, your “Revenge gauge” will increase, and activating exclusive combo mode skills in this state will fill the revenge gauge and allow you to deal greater damage.

In addition, the power attacks (attacks with a red aura) unleashed by some enemies can be repelled with the combo mode’s righteous guard. This causes the enemy to lose their balance significantly, creating an opening for a series of attacks.

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