Gematsu translated the details from the Nesica page. Upon starting the mode, players will choose a character and choose from four difficulty settings to partake in a series of battles. Like the BlazBlue series’ “Abyss Mode”, winning matches in Golden Arena Mode will further progression through a dungeon composed of a number of floors. Winning matches will also reward the player with experience points.
When a certain number of EXP is accrued, the player’s character will level up and they will be able to distribute a set number of attribute points to any of five status parameters: Strength, Magic, Endurance, Technique and Luck. Leveling up will also sometimes reward the player with a new skill.
Skills can be equipped to a character, which modifies their offensive or defensive properties. There is currently a total of 150 skills in the arcade version GAM, and a special skill can also be obtained by defeating a boss opponent, which are faced on certain floors of the dungeon.
The final core element to Golden Arena Mode is the player’s choice of partner. Initially, players are able to choose a navigator to be their ally during battle and the Social Link level the player has with the partner will increase as the player wins more matches with that chosen partner. As Social Link rank increases, the navigator will gain more powerful skills that will aid the player in battle.