Legaia 2: Duel Saga begins in a small village called Nohl. The player assumes the role of Lang, a rookie member of the Nohl militia. The game includes features new to the RPG genre, including a unique battle system called Tactical Arts that allows players to enter a series of directional button inputs to call up special attack combos and maneuvers. Tactical Arts attacks will be accompanied by dynamic camera angles to further enhance the effects. Players will also have access to Origins, which assist characters in fighting battles and solving puzzles. Each member of the adventure party will have a different Origin available to him or her. Players can use these to battle enemies, heal injured party members, and destroy barriers.