Natsume has released more information on Alphadia Genesis, an upcoming RPG release that will hit consoles exclusively on the Wii U eShop.
According to the publisher, the story takes place 15 years after the Energi Wars, a torrid affair where clones were used as weapons. The kingdoms of Augustine and Archleign nearly wiped out each other and the natural resources of Energi during the war, but currently exist as co-operative neighbours after signing a peace treaty. We'll see how long that lasts during the course of the game.
Natsume also released the following rundowns of five of the game's playable characters, along with some screenshots. A sixth character is being withheld as a secret:
Fray is a member of the local guild in the Kingdom of Archleign, and a skilled swordsman; though he’s been invited to join the national army, he prefers the freedom of working on his own schedule. He has a younger sister, Aurra. His primary element is Fire.
Aurra, an early addition to the party, is an Energi researcher and an expert on clones from the recent Energi Wars. She worries about her brother, and wants to name clones after food. Her primary element is Light.
Enah, a clone accidentally activated by Fray, is a Model 2000, and more stable than the Model 1000. Wielding a deadly chakra, don't get between her and her master! Her primary element is Water.
Corone may look meek and demure, but her soft exterior and manners hide a core of steel! From the Kingdom of Augustine, she has been sent by her king to discover the mystery behind clones who have begun murdering their masters – but does she have an ulterior motive? Her primary element is Light.
Walter is the other member of the Augustine Kingdom investigation squad. He looks down on guild members like Fray, believing anyone with real talent should join their nation’s army. He’s very hot tempered and will squabble frequently with other party members. His primary element is Water.
Alphadia Genesis appears to possess a blatantly old-school sprite style for the standard world, but switches to polygonal 3D for battles. The game first saw light on mobile platforms and was originally announced as heading to the Wii U in June.
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