Atlus has taken the liberty of releasing some photos and background on the villains in the upcoming tactical RPG Luminous Arc 2, along with some (mostly) new screenshots. LA2 comes to us from the newish studio Image Epoch. The game is set to release on the DS November 18. Here you are, then:
Sixteen years ago a strange species of animal known as Beast Fiends appeared in the Kingdom of Carnava. The Beats Fiends were monstrous creatures, attacking settlements and causing death and destruction in their wake. Master Mattias, leader of the Magic Association, a group that ensured the kingdom’s magic was never used for evil, took it upon himself to save the world from the threat of the Beast Fiends. Master Mattias did not survive his battle with the Beast Fiends, but he succeeded in ridding them from Carnava. However, sixteen years later, the Beast Fiends are once again reappearing with no clear pattern or source. What could be the cause of this sudden resurgence?
While the Beast Fiends’ attacks on Carnava increase, the rogue Shadow Frost Witch, Fatima, threatens to tip the balance of power in her favor by waging a private war against the Magic Association known as the Witch Conflict. Additionally, the Rosetta Rosso, a rogue group of thieves led by Karen, threatens to thwart Roland’s mission by stealing a Lapistier, a magic stone that can amplify a Witch's power to terrifying levels, from the Witches Roland travels with. Are Fatima and the Rosetta Rosso behind the resurgence of Beast Fiends, or are there other powers at work in the land of Canarva?
Fatima is the Witch that governs darkness, and is also known as the Shadow Frost Witch. She has left the Rev Magic Association, and is believed to have started the Witch Conflict three years ago. She takes over Granend, a land that had been sealed off due to the tragic events that occurred there fifteen years ago…
An undead kitty thing who uses dark magic and serves Fatima. He uses golems to wreak havoc upon Carnava.
She’s the leader of the Rosetta Rosso, a mysterious band of thieves. She’s searching for a Lapistier, and since Roland’s travelling with Witches, she becomes an annoying foil to him. She’s impudent, brazen, and naïve. Karen is always accompanied by Ace and Moose, the other two permanent members of the Rosetta Rosso.
Ace is one of Karen’s stewards. He’s swift, smooth, and unfortunately, totally whipped by Karen. He spends most of his time hitting on other women just to try to indirectly show Karen how much of a ladies’ man he is. When Ace is actually on duty, his main job is to gather information with his speed.
Moose is the second of Karen’s stewards. He’s cheerful, serious, and has common sense. He has a bit of a unique way of doing things, probably because he spent his university years learning mechanical engineering in a foreign country. He is extremely good with non-magical technology, which has been made manifest in his construction of the Destructobots, his pride and joy.
Not the most threatening bunch, are they?