With a formal press unveiling Namco Bandai clarified more details about Tales of Graces. Important details like its Style Shift Linear Motion Battle System (SS-LMBS). Aspbel, the game's knightly protagonist, can switch between two fighting styles. One style keeps Aspbel's sword in its sheath. The other makes Aspbel hold his sword above his head, ready to strike. Tales of Graces characters also have a 3D quickstep move which let them dodge and set up quick counter attacks.