Getting Started

This manual explains the controls when using an Xbox One controller. This game also supports gameplay using a PS4® wireless controller or a mouse and keyboard.

Title Screen

On the title screen, press any button and then select either “Online” to play while connected to the network or “Offline” to play without connecting to the network. Doing so will cause the menu below to appear. When starting the game from the beginning, you will enter a name and codename for your character before choosing their appearance on the character creation screen.

Note: Some options, such as name, gender, voice, and physique, cannot be changed later in the game.

Continue: Continue the game from a previous save.
New: Start the game from the beginning.
Load: Select save data and continue from that point.
Settings: View and change various game settings.
License: View license and copyright information.
Xbox Store: Download items and other content online.

About Saving Data

The game will automatically save your progress when you rest at mistle or die.
You can also manually save by selecting “Save and Return to Title Screen” after interacting with mistle.
Note: Changes in game settings are saved separately from game progress.


Directional pad/Arrow keys: Select option
Menu button/Esc:  Press twice to skip movies
button/Esc: Cancel
button/E: Confirm

Shift, etc. are for mouse and keyboard controls.   

Field Controls

Directional pad:
Up/↑: Switch weapon
Left/←: Select shortcut item (left)
Right/→: Select shortcut item (right)
Down/↓: Use shortcut item
Left stick/WSAD: Move / Dash (+/Left Shift) / Open quick gesture menu (press twice/G)
Right stick/Q: Move camera  Mouse /Switch target (when locked on)/Reset camera (press)/Lock on (press near an enemy)
button/E: Examine/Pick up/Charged drain (hold)  Ctrl/Left mouse button
button/Space bar: Dodge
button/Right mouse button: Strong attack/Charged attack (hold)
button/Left mouse button: Weak attack
/Alt: Guard
/C: Parry
/Left Shift: button/Ctrl Left mouse button (after an attack): Combo drain / +  button/Left mouse button: Special attack / +  button/Right mouse button: Launch attack
/ Right Shift: Open Gift Quickslot (hold)
Menu button/Esc: Open Field Menu
View button/ Tab: Open Quick Item Menu

Gift Quickslot Controls

Directional pad:
Up/7: Activate Gift Quickslot 2 (Up)
Left/5: Activate Gift Quickslot 2 (Left)
Right/8: Activate Gift Quickslot 2 (Right)
Down/6: Activate Gift Quickslot 2 (Down)
 button/3: Activate Gift Quickslot 1 (Up)
button/1: Activate Gift Quickslot 1 (Left)
button/4: Activate Gift Quickslot 1 (Right)
button/2: Activate Gift Quickslot 1 (Down)




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