With a mix of turn-based strategy and role-playing game (RPG) elements; Shadow Hearts presents players with a challenging; yet magical quest that features a deep; haunting storyline. The story comes to life with fascinating and complex characters intense battle sequences and unique gameplay mechanics that give players complete control of the action.
Set in early 20th century China and Europe the story of Shadow Hearts begins with the rescue of Alice Elliot a woman believed to hold powers capable of destroying the earth. While being transported by the Japanese Imperial Army to China an evil magician attempts to kidnap Alice but his plans are foiled. Following the rescue Alice must join forces with Yuri €“ the son of a Chinese war hero €“ to uncover an evil scheme and unravel the many mysteries surrounding Shadow Hearts.
Players take the role of Yuri who possesses the power of a Harmonixer €“ a person able to morph into different monsters