PlayStation Underground has printed a brand new video, showcasing 15 minutes of NieR Replicant gameplay, specializing in an intense boss struggle and fight enhancements. A Square Enix consultant joined the crew with all the small print, which you’ll try under.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, Square Enix wrote that NieR Replicant‘s overhauled combat will feel more “snappy, refined, and fluid.” Those who’ve performed NieR Automata shall be conversant in the modifications.

“In battle, you’ll be able to use combos, by mixing your light and heavy attacks,” wrote the writer. “There is also active dodge, counters, and parrying, which will help you stagger enemies and make them more susceptible to damage. Try mixing these tactics to find your favorite style to dispatch Shades.”

One most important characteristic that units NieR Replicant aside from NieR Automata is the flexibility to make use of magic. As Square Enix places it:

Grimoire Weiss, a magical tome who joins your staff, steadily unlocks Sealed Verses (aka highly effective and flashy magic spells) as you progress. While not solely offering nice banter, he additionally helps in battle with a wide range of ranged fight choices, that are particularly useful whilst you’re busy dodging loopy, bullet-hell-esque assaults. Skills like Dark Lance assist knock down enemies, so you’ll be able to shut in and end them with bodily assaults. Sealed Verses burn up your magic gauge, however spells like Dark Blast don’t deplete your gauge as rapidly because it refills itself, so you need to use it in prolonged bursts to maintain you protected from enemy projectiles. You can have two magic skills outfitted without delay, so don’t be afraid to combine and match to search out your preferrred fight model. 

NieR Replicant will launch on April 23rd.