Everyone loves a solid cast of weirdos in their JRPGs, but Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness don’t rank that highly on the outrageous scale… except for one. Who do we have here? Two standard sword swinging nuts, a lady dressed in pink with purple hair, a child acolyte, and… a green hair lady mage with checkered clothing.
Square Enix has finally released the name, information, and reasoning behind this mystical character who has caught the JRPG audience’s attention. I mean… what is up with that outfit?! Here is the official explanation from Square Enix on her, translated by Gematsu.
Fiore Burnelli (voiced by Aya Endo) Keyword: Sexy
One of the world’s leading Spellmark Mages who belongs to the superior-in-magic Randock Kingdom’s Spellmark Research Institute. She wears a revealing outfit, but it’s probably because she wants to show off the advanced magic symbol carved into her leg.
Yeah, she just wants to show off her tattoo. That’s innocent enough, right? Here are the rest of her friends, starting with our protagonist.
Fidel Camuze (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa) Keyword: Passion
The protagonist, a 23 year-old man from the Leslia Kingdom who inherited his sword skills from his father, a prominent swordsman in the empire. He is well composed and sincere towards everything, but has a hidden passion within him.
Miki Sauvester (voiced by Nao Toyama)
A girl who grew up with Fidel as his childhood friend. Because of the difference in their ages, and the fact that they were brought up as siblings, Miki loves Fidel like an older brother. In her village of Stahr, she is a Spellmark Mage with a rare healing ability.
Lilia (voiced by Yui Ogura)
A young girl who lost her memories that Fidel and friends encounter as the result of a mysterious phenomenon and incident. The group takes her in, and Lilia thinks of Miki as a mother because she takes care of her. Much about this character is currently a secret.
Viktor Orkvil (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura) Keyword: Very Serious
A soldier who belongs to the Leslia Kingdom Special Forces. He is faithful to his duties and has earned the devoted trust of his subordinates. He has a serious personality, but even when it comes to war, his conflicted about the killing of others.
Pretty standard otherwise, am I wrong? They all seem enjoyable enough, and I love the design of Miki’s rod. It looks pulled straight from an NES title. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness launches in Japan on Feb. 25, and it will come to the English speaking world later in 2016.