[Episode 2] First Return to East Edge City
After successfully infiltrating Billboard Island and escaping safely, Acarno brings the Pagoda Map back to Raz at D-NA Bar, along with Navarro Jean. International Police Officer, Chris Rernbecker, also joins the cause.
We soon learn how Raz, Navarro and Veltor Curtis know each other. We also find out about the mystery boy that ultimately rescued them all many years earlier.
Meanwhile, Kondo and Ryuichi Hayano plot their next move.
After being initially hesitant, Acarno decides to join the others in planning an attack on the Pagoda, which requires the defeat of three separate guarding systems.
- First Return to East Edge City
- First Guarding System: Chris
- Second Guarding System: Navarro
- Third Guarding System: Acarno
- Boss Fight: Kondo
Following Acarno’s decision to not help the others, there are a few things to do before progressing any further. To start, you need to find out some information about the Pagoda – follow the directions below;
Interact with the man sat on the ground, and you’ll be prompted to give him something in order to make him stand up. Give him the 50K CREDIT CHIP via the inventory and he will offer up some useful information that is needed in order to proceed. Note that after giving him the item you will have to interact with him again once he finishes talking in order to hear learn the information.
You can also now view the first Cinema Special movie at the Museum of East Edge City, which tells you more about the “Zeus Network”. Follow the directions below to get there;
Note that only the 1st Cinema Special is now unlocked (between episodes 3 and 4, both the 2nd and 3rd Cinema Specials are unlocked at once). After watching the movie, exit the building.
The various residents you encounter in East Edge City can all be interacted with, and many will tell you different things about Hayano Industries and the Pagoda – while you may want to try this for yourself, there is nothing else to be gained from talking to other people that will impact your progress.
Next you’ll need to head to another part of the city in order to trigger another cut scene. From the Museum of East Edge, follow the directions below;
Now it’s time to head back to the group, making a couple of stops on the way. First, head towards the bottom-left of your screen.
It is worth noting at this point that if you failed to collect the INSULATOR BOOTS at Billboard Island during Episode 1, you will need to purchase the RUBBER BOOTS (which will cost 500 CREDITS) from the shop located at Array Bridge Intersection [18 on our East Edge City Guide].
Head inside D-NA Bar.
When you’re ready – which you are if you collected the items mentioned above – interact with one of your team members inside D-NA Bar and select “Launch an attack”.
When prompted by Raz, distribute the missions to the team in the following order;
- First guarding system; Chris
- Second guarding system; Navarro
- Third guarding system; Acarno
When prompted after making your choices, select “Yes, it’s OK”.