Idea Factory International, Compile Heart, and Sting released new details about Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord regarding the battle system and various theme songs. The strategy RPG will be sold digitally and physically, and the limited edition will be revealed soon.
At its core, Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord plays like a traditional turn-based strategy RPG with attack, skills, item, and wait options in battle. A total of six units may be placed in battle, and victory and loss conditions are displayed in the Battle Prep screen. Further, players may meet special conditions that allows their unit to “Fairize” and transform.
When a unit maxes out the Fairize Gauge in battle, the unit may Fairize and transform by resonating with their Fairy partner. The unit’s stats are greatly increased while transformed, and a special move may be performed. The gauge depletes over time and the unit will revert back to their original form once it reaches zero, so the timing of transforming is important.
More details about the Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord battle system via Idea Factory International:
A Song Skill that is exclusive to the Muse Fleur. It’s possible to select and activate several songs with different effects, and the strengthening effect is given to all ally units within range! Because the effect will disappear if outside of the range, the positioning of Fleur and ally units becomes an important point.
Also, when the Fairy Aria is activated, the battle BGM changes to the song, which not only gives direct effects, but increases the excitement for players!!
- Range – A special command only available while singing. It will increase the effect range of the song.
- Intensity – A special command only available while singing. It will amplify the strengthening effect of the song.
Which song you’ll choose for a certain effect, whether you’ll choose to increase the range or intensity of the song when the next turn comes around. The battlefield will change drastically based on the player’s choice!
When both the ally and enemy Muses begin singing, Dramatic Resonance is activated! The area where their song ranges overlap becomes the Resonance Area, and the songs’ effects are dramatically increased!
Caution is necessary as both enemies and allies will be strengthened, but if you can control the high risk, high reward Resonance Area, you’ll gain a huge advantage in battle!
A special mechanic where allied units that battle alongside each other can receive benefits. Before and after a unit moves, they will receive a Soul Gift from any ally units that are positioned on a straight line away from them! As you can receive multiple effects from good positioning, the locations of your units become critical.
When the ally-shared “Avalanche Gauge” reaches its max capacity, you can activate a powerful rush attack! All ally units within attack range will deal damage to all enemies within attack range, so their positioning will be an important point. The Avalanche Gauge increases when ally units attack.
When activated within range of a Fairy Aria, it transforms into an even more powerful Avalanche Harmonics, which not only increases attack power and range, but also inflicts additional effects onto the enemy!
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord features a plethora of music tracks from talented Japanese artists and voice actresses. This includes the Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord opening theme “Notes of Faith” by Yui Ishikawa and ending theme songs “Kioku no Hazama” by marble and “Hikari no Kodou” by Reika Kisumi. The game’s extensive list of singers and tracks may be found at the official Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord website.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord Ending Theme Song – “Kioku No Hazama”
An organic pop group that finds a way to be both exhilirating and gentle at the same time, while using melodies that conjure feelings of wistful nostalgia.
Micco handles the singing, lyrics, and composition. At live concerts, she uses keyboards and the koto. A stunning lyricist, she even provides lyrics for other artists from time to time.
Tatsuya Kikuchi (Guitar etc.)
Tatsuya plays guitar, bass, and a variety of other instruments, as well writing and arranging for the group. As a composer, arranger, and musician, he also offers musical composition services to other artists.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord Ending Theme Song – “Hikari no Kodou”
Originally from Hokkaido, since childhood her singing abilities have led her to win top rank in various vocal contests, and afterwards she began an active singing career. In 2019 she started work as a motion actor and talent.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord launches in spring 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. Lastly, physical editions will be sold, and a limited edition will be revealed at a later date.