July 25, 2013 // 2:31 pm
- Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa
has shared some new details below today on Destiny of Spirits for PlayStation Vita proclaiming the world unites in battle.
To quote: In our last blog post, we provided an overview of Destiny of Spirits, a PS Vita game launching this year. Today, we're back to share more details about its social aspects.
Destiny of Spirits is a free-to-play, location-based, social strategy game. Players from around the world work cooperatively in turn-based, RPG style action to battle fierce Chaos spirits. The goal? Purify and save the world.
In Destiny of Spirits, friends will make your journey easier. Each day, The Destiny Engine - which is based on Western and Eastern astrology - will lead you to other players that the engine selects as compatible, based on a number of factors including birthday, name, and location.
You'll greet each day with new suggestions for allies across the world, and the more friends you have, the more benefits you can gain! The gameplay really opens up once you have friends. And working together with people across the world will affect how you strategically interact with Destiny of Spirits.
Spirits are unique to certain geographical locations around the globe. However, you can trade spirits with friends to grow and diversify your spirit collection, so the more friends you have increases the potential to gain more spirits - even those spirits you can't obtain in your region. The distance between you and your friend on the map determines how long it will take to complete the trade.
By renting spirits, you can borrow a friend's spirit to join you in battle. Borrow the right spirit and gain from its unique "supporter skills," which include important buffs like damage modifiers. Renting spirits costs Destiny Points, but it can be the difference between victory and defeat!
During battle, a friend can trigger a "Destiny Strike," a support attack for when you need it most. As you can see in the image below, a red dot will appear during battle to signal the Destiny Strike, which may be the final attack you need to take down a formidable opponent.
The more friends you have, the better chance of it triggering. Do you see a pattern emerging? With Destiny of Spirits, working collaboratively with gamers around the globe will not only enhance the overall experience, but help you succeed in battle.
There's a lot more to come from the Destiny of Spirits universe, so check back for more updates soon!