Shadow Hearts: From the New World is an epic adventure and an outstanding addition to the legendary Shadow Hearts series from Aruze. Set in 1929, during a dark and violent period in America, young detective Johnny Garland sets off on an adventure to track down a horrifying apparition and soon finds himself undertaking an incredible journey, accompanied by Shania, a fearless bounty hunter with mystical powers. On the way, Johnny learns that he has some latent powers of his own too.
The game offers a multilayered storyline complete with side quests and multiple endings, all squeezed into 60+ hours of gaming bliss. A cast of entertaining new characters have been introduced, replete with distinct personalities and emotions, and there are reappearances from a few of the series' old favourites.
As players progress through the game, they can customise their party's magical abilities using a Stellar Chart, developing each characters individual strengths and magical attacks.
Shadow Hearts: From the New World builds on the Judgement Ring battle system, a trademark of the Shadow Hearts series. The Judgement Ring system has been praised for introducing a new dimension to turn-based RPG gameplay, adding an element of skill and precision to your attacks. A new Stock System has been introduced, allowing players to execute party combos and devastating double strike attacks.