E3 2002: Breath of Fire details
Capcom has confirmed a winter release date for Breath of Fire series (working title) coming to the Playstation 2. Debuting in 1993, the BOF series has sold millions of units worldwide and is best known for its innovative gameplay mechanics and RPG elements. With new stylized visuals and an epic storyline, Capcom has provided us with even more details on the game.
Breath of Fire series has the following features:
PETS (Positive Encounter and Tactics System) - A revolutionary feature to RPGs in which players can set up traps and decoys in the environment prior to going into battle against monsters.
"Survival" Game Play - Players are challenged with an abundance of enemies and a large variety of strategic elements such as deciding whether to fight or avoid enemies, or timing when to attack.
Ability Point System - All actions, including spells and attacks, will cost Ability Points (AP's). The accumulation of AP's can be used to deliver more powerful attacks or combos.
SOL (Scenario Overlay System) - What the player has accomplished up to that point carries over to the newly restarted game. Not only do Experience Points and items carry over but, in-game events and dungeons will change based on the player's previous accomplishments.
5/23/2002 Matt Stensrud