New trailer for GrimGrimoire OnceMore shows off its black magic class

GrimGrimoire OnceMore

Publisher Nippon Ichi Software and developer Vanillaware shared the GrimGrimoire OnceMore seventh trailer, focusing on one of the game’s core magic classes.

The new trailer shows off its Black Magic (Sorcery in the original western release) class, one of the four main classes of magic in the magical strategy remaster. Black magic lets you summon demons and imps to do your bidding, as well as other creatures.

Here’s the new trailer:

In case you missed it, you can find the sixth trailer here, fifth trailer here, fourth trailer here, third trailer here, the second trailer here, and the original trailer here.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

GrimGrimoire OnceMore

GrimGrimoire is a magical fantasy RTS (Real Time Simulation) in which a young wizard girl, Lillet, struggles to solve a mystery in order to avoid a recurring five-day period and a looming disaster. Developed by Vanillaware, the game was released by Nippon Ichi Software in 2007.

The game has been revived as GrimGrimoire OnceMore with a higher resolution to match the Switch/PS4, “Great Magic” that has the power to overturn the battlefield, and a “Skill Tree” that strengthens the wizards. “We have added new systems that make it easier to play.

Please look forward to GrimGrimoire OnceMore, which has evolved to be even more beautiful, vivid, and easier to play.

The Story

The girl, Lillet Blan, was thrilled with excitement.

She has been invited to a school of magic where only boys and girls with a recognized talent for magic can enter. The headmaster of the school is the great wizard Gaminel Dore, who once defeated the Demon King. And the “Tower of the Silver Star Body,” the school’s building, was the residence of the destroyed Demon King.

The tower is filled with mysteries and dangers that have yet to be solved, and people with various agendas have gathered there. Only five days after Lillet first touches a grimoire and begins her journey to become a wizard A terrible disaster struck the tower, and everyone in the tower lost their lives. Except for one person, who went back in time without knowing why…

Will Lillet be able to get to the bottom of what happened in the five days that repeat themselves? Will she be able to end the nightmarish five days?

In order to avoid repeated deaths, “Grimoire” is opened once again.


  • Higher resolution graphics – The finely detailed visuals are even more vivid now that the game has been converted to HD. The wider screen ratio also makes it easier to grasp the board of the magic battle.
  • Completely new character voices recorded – All new voices in the game are recorded. The cast has been completely renewed from the original version. In addition, the voices of Lillet and her friends have been added not only in the drama parts but also during battles, allowing players to enjoy a new aspect of Grim Grimoire.
  • New “Great Magic” system – Four new types of “great magic” that can be used in battle have been implemented. Although the number of times they can be activated is limited, “Mana Burst,” which releases flames that inflict damage over a wide area, and “Resurrection,” which heals wounded allies, are all moves that are sure to change the situation. The “A” in “A” is a “B” in “B”.
    –Wipe out the enemy with the great magic “Mana Burst”! The lively cut-in animation is also noteworthy.
  • New “Skill Tree” system – In the OnceMore version, missions (tasks) are set apart from the victory conditions of each stage. The coins earned by completing the tasks can be used to enhance the magic circle and the user magician.
    –It is up to the player to decide how they want to enhance their magic circle and their magician, and the coins are refundable, so players can experiment with various enhancements.
  • Gallery Features – A “Gallery” feature has been added, allowing users to view illustrations created for “Grim Grimoire” and “Grim Grimoire OnceMore”. A total of over 90 illustrations by Vanillaware production staff are covered.
  • Changes and adjustments from the original version – A “fast forward” function and “save in battle” function have been added to the battle and drama parts, making it easier to play at one’s own pace. In addition, the difficulty level of “Hard” has been adjusted to make it more challenging than the original version.

GrimGrimoire OnceMore is launching for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on July 28th in Japan.

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