Aquaplus has unveiled what the characters will look like in Dungeon Travelers 2-2 and some of the gameplay mechanics. The first one on the PS Vita was the best DRPG we had in years and this one looks like it will be a smashing hit too. Here’s the details:
—(1) Your Base
In addition to organizing your party and storing items, you can buy and sell items, perform Sealbook purifications, and more. The base has every facility. Prepare before you head out to explore!
—(2) Field Exploration
On the field, the map is created with auto-mapping. As you head deeper within the dungeon, you’ll encounter difficult traps and monsters. Cooperate with your party so succeed!
—(3) Battles Against Monsters
During field exploration, it will be difficult to avoid running into monsters. Make the best use of your party members’ traits and abilities to achieve victory!
—(4) Victory and Rewards
If you win a battle, you will receive experience points in addition to money and items. Will you explore even further, or call it a day…? Always keep your party’s current condition in mind when deciding to move forward.
This is a new element that wasn’t featured in the previous game, Dungeon Travelers 2. As you progress through the game, you will become able to hire a “Mercenary Buddy” at the bar.
The character you hire will participate in battle with your party members. There is no need select individual commands for hired characters, as they will automatically use skills to attack the enemy and support you.
Various characters, including humans and Therians, make up the selection of Mercenary Buddies, and depending on the character, their “Employment Fee,” “Number of Times to Participate in Battle,” “Status,” “Possessed Skills,” and so on will differ. You can freely choose who to hire, such as if you need to increase the basic battle power of your party, or if you need someone to fight against a specific enemy.
New characters will be added to the selection of Mercenary Buddies as you progress through the story and through special events, and even the same characters will gradually become stronger.
Ruco (voiced by Mari Kawano)
A girl who adores Siena like a husband and is always doing things together with her. She is forward-facing and positive towards everything, and doesn’t stress the minor details. She exerts herself in working for the sake of Siena’s goals, but sometimes slips up…
Grisherina Efleanor (voiced by Yu Shimamura)
A polite, strong, veteran adventurer with a strong admiration for Vitoria, the First Queen of the Kingdom of Romulea. She was good rivals with Royal Library Chief Librarian Irena back when they were classmates at the military academy. Although she had been subjugating monsters on her own, with the strange state of the country she volunteered to join Fried as the party’s sole knight. She rescues Irena from the Demon God, who possessed Irena’s body, and even though she takes on the Demon God in the final battle, she loses the fight and goes missing.
Irena Rosenmeier (voiced by Madoka Yonezawa)
A woman with a strong sense of justice and fairness, who works at the Royal Library as the Chief Librarian. She puts Fried to use, and although she makes progress in monster subjugation and research, her body is possessed by the resurrected Demon God, and she nearly causes the collapse of the Kingdom of Romulea. In the furthest depths of the Royal Library, where the gate to the underworld was created, even though she is saved by Fried and successfully cast away from the Demon God, Fried and company lose the battle against the Demon God and she goes missing.
Monica Macy (voiced by Eriko Nakamura)
A former spy who infiltrated Fried’s party with the purpose of observing him at the request of Melvy’s father. She comes from a poor household, and unless she is compensated from this spy job, her 15 younger siblings would… At any rate, she puts in the utmost effort to fulfill her duty, but she was too obvious and was found out. She works with the other members of the party and, together with Fried, takes on the Demon God, but loses the battle and goes missing.
Tsurara (voiced by Asami Shimoda)
A kunoichi of the Kouga Village of the Lachann Empire, which have served the Houzouji for generations. She is a distinguished shinobi who fulfills her duties without exposing her feelings. When she came to the Kingdom of Romulea with Yae in pursuit of the Demon God, she backed Fried who had the power of the library and same goal, and even though they take on the Demon God together, they lose the battle and she goes missing.
And here’s the debut trailer.