Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth - Battle System Trailer

Atlus USA has posted a new trailer for Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, this time focusing on the battle system in this VN/SRPG hybrid.

The first Utawarerumono game, which released only a few months ago, only had a sparse amount of combat amid its visual novel stylings. That will change with Mask of Truth, which will ramp up the number of encounters you'll see throughout the game. There are plenty of new combat elements as well, such as Extended Action Chains and Co-operative abilities.

Find the trailer below, alongside a description from Atlus USA.

Civil war is on everyone's lips now that a usurper has seized the Yamato throne and seeks to conquer all before him. With a world thrown into turmoil and chaos, you can bet that plenty of scores will be settled on the battlefield.

So what's different about the battle system in Mask of Truth? First, there's going to be a lot of more battles. Nations and generals will be scrambling to either join the Yamato Empire or resist its iron grasp, so expect a fight to break out at any moment. The familiar faces you'll be guiding are now seasoned adventurers, so they've definitely learned a thing or two about combat. Extended Action Chains, a higher-level cap, and the introduction of Co-op Final and Co-op Chain attacks add a new layer of strategy to the turn-based battles. Plan everything right and you'll be using devastating offensive attacks to wipe the floor with your enemies in no time.

Need more practice? No worries! New game modes featuring training exercises can expand your tactical skill set in a jiffy. Gain experience and BP with the Red vs. White mock battle mode or test your military aptitude through various tough challenges in Munechika's Trials mode.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is set to release on September 5 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Check out the teaser below. You can find the E3 Trailer here, and our review of first game here.