Square Enix updates Actraiser Renaissance with new music, adjusted gameplay balance, and new gameplay mode

Square Enix has released a new update to Actraiser Renaissance, the sidescroller/town-building re-release which stealth-dropped last fall

This update adjusts gameplay balance overall, adds a "Renaissance Actions" toggle that allows the game to play more like the original Actraiser, and adds 13 restored musical tracks by original composer Yuzo Koshiro.

An update trailer and patch notes can be found below, via Square Enix. Actraiser Renaissance is currently available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, and PC (Steam).

Summary of changes is as follows: 

Realm Management and Settlement Sieges / Raids

  • The item and SP potion drop rates during realm management and settlement defense has been increased.
  • The population requirements to complete certain objectives in Aitos and Marahna during realm management have been reduced.
  • The option to skip previously completed settlement siege battles has been added.
    • This feature is only available after completing the game.

Realm Acts

  • The difficulty of the Rafflasher boss fight in Marahna Act 1 has been adjusted.
  • The "Renaissance Actions" setting has been added to the game settings menu.
    • If toggled off, backstepping, combos, rising strikes and overhead slams will be disabled, providing players with an experience closer to that of the original Actraiser.
  • The stage clear sequence has been adjusted. 

Miscellaneous

  • The option to change the angel's outfit during cutscenes has been added.
  • A number of the musical compositions have been further refined by Yuzo Koshiro.
  • An option to view update information has been added to the title screen.
  • Various other minor issues have also been addressed. 
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