September 24, 2008
Meet The Characters: The Heroes
of Luminous Arc 2
Learn about the strong minded
protagonists of Luminous Arc 2
Sixteen years ago a strange species
of animal appeared in the Kingdom of Carnava. Beast Fiends, as they’re known,
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. The ensuing
battle shook the ground for hundreds of miles around, and when the dust settled,
the Beast Fiends had been stopped… but Mattias was dead.
Since Mattias’ death the Beast
Fiends have slowly begun to reappear. Additionally, 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. When a
young Knight named Roland is imbued with the power of magic through an accident
at the kingdom’s Magic Technology labs, he is thrust into conflict with the
Beast Fiends and the Witch Fatima as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
ROLAND: Roland aspires to be
a Knight along with his older brother, Rasche. He trains with his strict father,
Steven, a former Knight Squad leader. He is thrust into the Witch Conflict
because of an incident which makes the “Runic Engine” fuse with his hand.
RASCHE: Rasche is a
lancer who trains daily under the tutelage of his strict father, Steven, a
former Knight Squad leader. He’s cynical and shoots his mouth off a lot, and
doesn’t sweat the small stuff.
RINA: Rina is childhood
friends with Roland and Rasche, and the younger sister of Steiner. She’s an
expert marksman, and is training to become a Knight alongside Roland and Rasche.
She’s reserved and began doubting herself in all aspects of life after her
parents died in a fire, but she is actually quite competent.
SOPHIA: Sophia is the ruler
of the Kingdom of Carnava. The combined burden of the Witch Conflict and the
destruction wrought upon her Kingdom by the Fiends wears greatly on her. Once
Roland fuses with the Runic Engine, she dubs him a Rune Knight and sends him off
to the Brilliant Witch, Dia, in order to end the Witch Conflict.
DIA: The Brilliant Witch, Dia,
is the interim leader of the “Rev Magic Association.” The title, “Brilliant
Witch,” was intended to denote both her mastery of light magic, and the fact
that she is very satisfied with herself. She tends to contradict herself, and
leaps into bad courses of action without thinking. She does this with conviction
and secretly hopes that nobody notices all her missteps. She’s concerned about
the state of the world, which is why she dispatches Althea with a document to
ask for the Queen’s assistance at the beginning of the game. Dia also loves
As part of the special holiday
“Atlus Spoils” program, Luminous Arc 2 is brimming with premium extras. Each and
every copy will include a free soundtrack CD featuring select music from the
game produced by Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio. Fans that pre-order the game
will also receive a limited edition 60-page, 7”x10” full-color art book,
Luminous Art, which offers content from both Luminous Arc games.
For more information about “Atlus
Spoils,” visit the official site:
Luminous Arc 2 is scheduled for
release on November 18.
For more information on Luminous Arc
2, please visit the