Alongside the story and mechanic details shared, the Square Enix Presents crew also gave us a first look at the concept art for several of the characters in the upcoming Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. Two of these characters made their debut in the E3 trailer shown during Square Enix’s Press Conference, but we got a better look at them and some new details.
Fidel, Miki, and Relia were already known, though the developers did discuss some details about each of them. Fidel is the main character, an older one than we are used to for this series—23, rather than the standard mid-to-late teens—and as a result he is a bit more mature than prior protagonists. He will mature as an adult throughout the game, hopefully making it easier for players to connect with him.
Miki fills the series’ standard role of “protagonist’s childhood female friend,” though her relationship with Fidel is more sisterly than romantic. Their closeness is implied in more than just dialogues and cutscenes; when out in the field, her character’s AI will have her naturally gravitate towards Fidel, often standing closest to him of any of the party members. As for Relia, it was specifically pointed out that her backpack and weapon design hold a secret for Star Ocean fans to catch. They weren’t able to talk about her role in the story just yet.
For the new characters, the team was not yet allowed to reveal their names, but they did give us some new details about each. The first is a man wearing a red outfit, who will serve to fill the “attractive male” trope in the party. There’s an identifying mark on his shoulder, and he wields his sword in what’s described as a very unique style.
On the other hand, the green haired woman is a mage who takes the role of “sexy woman character.” You can see her design at the end of the gallery below, but it should be noted that her outfit is very revealing. That checkerboard pattern? Only the black part is cloth; the other squares are her skin. Apparently she’s been quite well received by the fanbase, as the developers claim to have received tons of fanart of her since her debut in the trailer on Monday.
There was a sixth party member revealed in the trailer, but the team was not yet permitted to talk about her. All they could say was that she is a melee fighter.
How do these characters sound to you? Check out their designs in the gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments!