Jeremy Harnage
Luminous Arc Infinity Character and Story Introductions
The lazy guy to the rescue!
09.22.14 - 8:45 PM

Developer Marvelous recently provided a bevy of details regarding upcoming PS Vita RPG Luminous Arc Infinity.  

To begin with, they've outlined the story and world with the following (roughly translated) information:

The world of Luminous Arc Infinity revolves around a group of girls known as "The Nine Pillars of Lapis."  Together, the Nine Pillars reign over the world and maintain order within it.  By Praying to Lapis and funneling their magic power into it, they ensure the world remains preserved.  

Imperial rites are held once a year in this world.  People from all over the world gather in great numbers in hopes of catching a glimpse of the emperor, crowding around inside the castle ground during the leadup to the ceremony.  Seed, a young man who trained under his master to become a Tone Echo Specialist, pays no heed to these crowds and decides to take a nap within a nook of the castle.

Soon enough, though, trouble arrives in the form of Amadeus, a shady organization whose members are disguised from head to toe in masks and robes.  When seed manages to save a girl they are attempting to kidnap, he finds himself on a path that will greatly change his life.  

Thus Seed eventually sets off in search of the Pillar's songs throughout the world.

Details on the cast of the game were also provided.  We've outlined these characters below:

Seed- Voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto, Seed is closed off from those around him and seems to have trouble working up the motivation for doing the things he should be.  Regardless of this, he has a strong sense of justice and is very kind.  When in very quiet surroundings, his ears are good enough to hear the heartbeats of others.

Aqua- Voiced by Yu Sarizawa, Aqua is Seed's younger sister-in-law.  A bit of a worrywart, she is every mindful of her brother.  Known to lack self-confidence and for being a bit shy, she still seems quiet childish for a girl of her age.

Pulse- Voiced by Misaki Kuno, Pulse is a doctor who appears to have invented a super technological machine.  Choosing to focus on her research at a very young age, Pulse doesn't have much in the way of street smarts.  She often times forgets to sleep when working on her inventions, which can make her exceedingly tense.

Violette- Voiced by Yukana Nogami, Violette seems to have all of aspects of someone full of life.  However, this also means that she can be quiet the downer when she is feeling upset.  Violette has a natural tendency to look after others, and can be counted on in a pinch.  However, when faced with an enemy, she becomes especially cold and cruel.

Marvelous has also detailed various game features and systems which, unsurprisingly, include the return of the serie's "After Break" system.  We've included more of these details below:

Events - In Floatia, players will control the protagonist Seed and can enjoy everyday life with other characters.  As you progress through the story, various events and quests will occur.

Battle Briefing - Before going into battle, you can choose which character you're taking along.  Players will be able to customize the abilities of each character.  

Battle - Battles are turn-based.  Your action's timing depends on the command selected during your turn.  This is an original system made for strategic battles.  Additionally, given that the protagonist is a "Tone Echo Specialist," he can support other characters with various commands.

After Break - The familiar "After Break" system, in which you can become closer with other characters, returns.  Through this, you can enjoy conversations with characters who participate in battle, and depending on the content of the conversation, the character's intimacy level will increase.

Luminous Arc Infinity is still in development for the PS Vita.  Be sure to head over to our gallery, linked below, for portraits of the cast and screenshots to look forward to.  We'll keep you updated as more information surfaces!