alv I don't even live in the States :'v
But sure there is a chance of merchandise being sold at Hot Topic at some point. There is this also popular korean mobile app called "Mystic Messenger" that had exclusive T-shirts and pins sold at the place.
And yeah, Japan has a lot of stuff. I believe most of those are or were sold at Akihabara (Tokyo, Japan)
As for why they don't sell merchandise directly from their website, beats me. Maybe they can't deal with the logistics?
I sometimes see the stuff in twitter user pictures under the #데차 and #デスチャ tags, as the korean and japanese fandoms sometimes shorten the game's title like that
There was an artbook that was released along with an exhibition that took place to celebrate the game's anniversary (I think it was last year?). Don't know where that artbook might be bought at the moment
It is old. It was released for a special event (a cafe sort of thing). I saw pics on twitter of the merchandise being sold somewhere else but they are kinda old too and I don't think they were ever officially sold online, only through resellers. I've seen the manga and novel (?) in the japanese amazon, thoFuture Merchandise... 🤔 15
Try maybe Maat/Syrinx, Dana/Mars, Naias, Eve and Guardian Chang'e and play on manual
Use only Maat's and Dana's/Mars slide
Use Eve's slide to poison foes. Once attackers are poisoned, use G Chang'e's slide. Then use G' Chang'e's Drive. At least one attacker down at this point, so their drive meter will fill slower. Alternate between Naias' slide and tap and keep going
Edit: Syrinx's fortify can save your units from your enemy's drive, if they do so first