Babylon’s Fall Details Microtransactions, Battle Passes (Free and Premium), Demo and New Gameplay

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Today, Square Enix and PlatinumGames hosted a new livestream of upcoming online action JRPG Babylon’s Fall.

This time around we see more gameplay, including the initial tutorial and the “Siege” feature, which focuses on collecting special items.

Perhaps more interestingly, we also take a closer look at the game’s business model.

The game will have an internal currency named Garaz, which will be sold for 110 yen for 100 Garaz. Although the price for the west has not been announced, it will likely be $1 or $0.99.

Purchasing Garaz is completely optional and grants you exclusive access to items that do not affect gameplay performance, such as cosmetics and emotes. No items that affect game performance will be sold, but mechanics such as “pay to catch up” may be added in the future depending on the lifecycle of the game.

To be specific, Garaz will allow you to purchase cosmetic armor, capes and accessories, emotes, stamps, victory poses, a premium Battle Pass (unlocking it and an instant tier unlock), and Battle Pass missions Garaz which will come at a later date.

below you can see an example of cosmetics sold for 1,500 and 500 Garaz.

Battle Passes work in the usual way. By completing quests, orders, and missions, you earn points which you can use to unlock levels that give you cosmetic gear and materials.

There are actually two Battle Passes with each season (which lasts around 3 months). Everyone gets the free Battle Pass, while you have to pay for the Premium Battle Pass.

The Free Battle Pass provides over 30 items, including a cosmetic gear set and more. The Premium includes over 100 items, including multiple cosmetic gear sets and more.

Below are some examples of gear you can get.

Premium Battle Passes should be sold for 1,000 Garaz (which will probably cost around $10), but the first season will actually be free for everyone and you can earn up to 500 Garaz discounts depending on the levels you unlock.

We also learn that a demo will be released on February 25 allowing you to play the game for free at the start of the game. It will only be on PlayStation platforms. Then, early access for those who got the special editions will start on February 28 at 6:00 p.m. japan time on PlayStation and March 1 at 2:00 a.m. japan time on Steam.

The official service will begin for everyone on March 3 at 6:00 p.m. Japan time on PlayStation and March 4 at 2:00 a.m. Japan time on Steam.

Babylon’s Fall will be released on March 3, 2022 on PC, PS4 and PS5. If you are unfamiliar with the game, you can watch the previous gameplay reveal, latest promo video, previous trailer, screenshot gallery, and read the official description.

“With fluid cooperative combat, powerful weapons and a unique and striking art style, the epic world of BABYLON’S FALL comes to the PlayStation5, PlayStation 4 and STEAM console. The game can be played in groups of up to four and will feature a range post-launch game modes at no additional cost. More details will be revealed throughout the year and player recruitment for closed beta testing is now open.

In THE FALL OF BABYLON players become a band of warriors known as Sentinels, bound by special gear called Gideon Coffins, and embark on an odyssey to defeat the titanic tower of Babylon, within which lies a great legacy. In addition to two-handed weapons, characters can use the power of their Gideon Coffin to equip two more, allowing up to four weapons to be combined at once. The abilities of different gear will also bring endless variation to the strategy that can be employed. The game’s visuals are made using a newly developed “brush style” to create a unique fantasy setting with a medieval oil painting aesthetic.

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