One of Stella Glow's core mechanics is its Song Magic, of which only five people in the game's world know how to use --- with one of them hell-bent on wiping out all humanity. Atlus has released a new trailer which showcases that mechanic in detail.
For those who played games from the Luminous Arc series, this game should be very familiar as it's from the same developer and has some touches to it that will remind players of that game. With around 40-60 hours of story, the game follows protagonist Alto as he battles to save humanity from destruction, learning the secrets behind the five witches and their powerful Song Magic. The game has a cycle of Combat Time and Free Time, the former is for advancing the game's story through battles, while the latter allows players a finite number of choices to explore, upgrade, or form relationships with members of their party.
During battle, the Song Stone meter will gradually fill as you take part in battles, which will let you utilize the tide-turning magic to debuff or damage enemies, or even heal your allies. Each witch has their own preference, so you'll want to try out using them all to see which suits your play style best. As mentioned before, spending time during the game's Free Time portions with the witches will unlock their heart and allow for more song magic in addition to increasing your bond with them.
All North American pre-orders will be upgraded to a special Launch Edition that includes a cloth poster, soft vinyl charm and a "Song Magic" CD, all enclosed in a special collectible outer box. More information about the launch edition can be found here.
Stella Glow will be released on November 17 in North America at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop for $49.99. NIS America will release the title in Spring 2016 both at retail and digitally, although no price point or launch edition bonuses are currently decided for that territory.