The majority of Anime MMO’s that come out nowadays posses some sort of pet or companion feature. It’s one of the staples of the genre really. But while some merely add window dressing to an otherwise lifeless auto attacking AI, others choose to infuse at least some personality and flair. Aeria Games hopes to win players over in both areas with the following companion trailer for their upcoming MMO Aura Kingdom:
From the trailer the player/companion combos are rather flashy. Each had a rather distinct animation, with equally dazzling effects. I’m personally hopefully these combos are a more integral part of the combat and not just an added 2 minute cooldown ability. Aeria Games says outside of combat these summoned spirits are more than lifeless drones. The Eidolons retain memories of players’ past accomplishments including boss kills, and will converse with the player about these experiences.
Almost like Pokemon, players get to choose between one of four starting Eidolons when they create their character. As players journey forward they will have the opportunity to recruit additional, with more than a dozen present at the game’s launch, and more promised in the future. Eidolons range in size, with some of the larger ones -such as the Pink Unicorn from the trailer- also acting as mounts.