Aquaplus delivered some new details today on five new playable characters for their upcoming PS3 tactical-RPG meets visual novel, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord. The upcoming Aquaplus’ title (localized by Atlus USA) features turn-based strategy, over 80+ hours of gameplay, rich storytelling and elephants. WAR ELEPHANTS.
Descriptions for the new heroes can be found below:
The borderlands platoon leader who protects the Gistel River fortress near the eastern border of the Empire.
Golyat fights against the savage tribes day and night. He learned of their traditions, and wears the shrunken heads of the enemies that he has beheaded, which has caused him to become infamously feared and earned him the nickname of “Savage Eater.” Saul was his underling in the past.
Golyat is daring and resolute, and he views combat as the reason for his existence. He considers his attacks, which utilize his massive body, his specialty; but he also excels in planning strategy, as he does not use simple tactics.
A daughter of a tribe living near the Rhenus River fortress. Artio hates corruption and is quick to get into a fight, but her feelings for her tribe cannot be beat.
Her specialty is hunting, so she takes the pelts that she skinned from her game and sells them to the merchants within the Empire’s territory. As such, she is well-informed of the Empire’s domestic affairs. Since her tribe’s territory shares a border with the Empire, there are many skirmishes, and she often gets hurt without telling anyone.
Artio is in a close relationship with Saul, the borderlands platoon leader, and has gotten into fights with him a number of times.
Hamil’s close friend, though “partner in crime” may be more apt. Dion claims that he’s a descendant of the sage of the east, but he himself does not emit any intellect or class. He attends a vocational school with Hamil.
Dion’s a coward, but is easily swept up by emotion. He wants to be popular with the ladies and dreams of becoming a singing and dancing sage, which he later learns as a minstrel.
He joins the rebellion due to various circumstances.
Headmaster of the village’s vocational school. He also concurrently teaches students in every subject other than martial arts, mostly by himself. Enneads loves knowledge and technology, and lectures in a very courteous manner. However, he is strict on those who ditch his lectures.
The valedictorian of his year in military academy, Enneads was once part of Hispania’s central government with a promising military career, before he was demoted to his current post. From the shadows, he plans for Hispania’s independence and leads the rebel army.
A daughter of Imperial nobility. Elissa’s father is a wealthy merchant and the governor of a trade city. She is also a distant relative of Hamil.
Elissa has been sent on a mission to Hispania in accordance to her father’s wishes, in order to support their rebellion and forge a stronger relationship between Hispania and her hometown.
As Elissa was raised with no freedom-due to her status as nobility-she has a lot of pride and does as she pleases. Since her father’s business is spread so far, Elissa is strict when it comes to calculating profit and loss. She does not enjoy fighting.
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is the sequel to Aquaplus’ 2005 PC/PS3 Tears to Tiaras (Garland of the Earth) that, unfortunately, never saw a stateside release. Developers have assured players that though it is a sequel no past knowledge of the original is required for full enjoyment of the tactical-RPG.
The release will be available on October 14th in North America and November 11th in Europe on PS3 and PSN for $39.99. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@APGNation) for more gaming news and reviews.