The main character is Human but you get to change the appearance, gender, and class. You can create a team of up to 6 characters with customizable ages, races, and talents. Higher ages give more bonus points for stats but come with less life points. You can have 16 registered characters at one time.
Races include: Human, Elf, Dwarf, Migmy, and Ney. Classes include: Fighter, Knight, Samurai, Wizard, Cleric, Ranger, Ninja, and Dancer. Classes can be changed up to five times. Each class change will half that characters current level but you get to keep one skill learned from the previous class.
The game includes the new and old art styles allowing you to switch whenever you want.
The games was originally released in Japan under the name "Tsurugi no Machi no Ihoujin: Kuro no Kyuuden" on Playstation Vita and under the name "Tsurugi no Machi no Ihoujin: Shiro no Oukyuu" on Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.