Seeing as I haven't seen this posted anywhere on this site yet.... The article goes on to mention that Nina makes a return (but without wings), and though Ryu has been replaced by a customizable avatar, they retain some dragon-like abilities. A new female character named Peridot is also revealed, though it's not mentioned what she actually does. There will be AI controlled characters that can accompany you. Combat is going to be fast-paced and simplified, as well as featuring time-based attacks. Like in II-V, town-building makes a return, and you will be able to interact with other players' village in some way. Inside-Games also claims that the story of this game takes place 1,000 years after the last youth who wielded the power of the dragons, which could possibly mean that this game takes place either after III or IV (V didn't have Dragnier nor Windia as far as we know). Source 1 - Pixelitis Source 2 - Inside-Games (Japanese) Though I'm still a bit bitter about their decision to turn the game into a Social-RPG, I'll admit it does have some potential. At least it'll retain some of the series' staples, as well as Dragnier and Windia making a return. What do you guys think?