The Main Heroines Of Rune Factory Oceans

By Ishaan . December 6, 2010 . 8:25am

So far, most information on Rune Factory Oceans has come by way of the series’ producer, Yoshifumi Hashimoto, via the game’s development blog. Now, however, the game’s official website is live, and it includes a section on some of the characters, including protagonists Azel and Sonia.

 

The big addition here is an introduction to the game’s three “main heroines,” namely Lily, Oddette and Iris. There are likely more that will be added over time, since Hashimoto has said in the past that Azel has roughly the same number of bachelorettes as previous Rune Factory games.

 

Lily, Oddette and Iris (who fills the nurse role) appear to be sisters. You’ve actually seen them before in screenshots. Here’s a quick look (click to enlarge):

 

Lily:

 

Oddette:

 

Iris:

 

Additionally, the website’s “Story” section mentions something interesting: Somehow, for the first half of the game, Sonia will be present within Azel’s consciousness. No further details on this strange connection are provided.

 

Finally, here’s box art for both the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions. The images are high-resolution, so you can print them out if you ever want to create a custom cover.

 


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  • maxchain

    Sweet, time to make a placeholder box and pray to… who brings the Harvest Moon games stateside these days, anyway?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Natsume handle Harvest Moon/Rune Factory, but RF Frontier was handled by Xseed. No telling as to who’ll be localizing Oceans though. It could even be someone new entirely.

      • Fonic

        Did Frontier sell even decently? I seem to remember hearing it didn’t. Or maybe that was Little King’s Story.
        I imagine Xseed is pretty busy with Sora no Kiseki but hopefully someone will pick this game up for localization.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Xseed told us last year that Frontier had done fairly well when I asked them about it. More recently, Rising Star also told us that Rune Factory (as a whole) was getting really great feedback.

          • Fonic

            Ah, well that’s good. I guess Harvest Moon does have a decent sized fanbase after all these years.

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            I love words of reassurance.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Great!, i love RFF, i feel really happy about what you said xD.

            Btw how did it go? with the JLPT? :D, first test of the 3 had some problems with like 5 or 6 sentences, but the last 2 test had no problems, and seriously, the hearing test was soo easy compared to last year, i think i can pass, i hope i can T_T

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        I love natsume and all from bringing the harvest moon games and Rune Factory for DS, but i hope XSEED can handle Rune Factory Oceans, but they seem really busy (thank to god!) with FALCOM, so im not sure what might happen O.O.

        • lostinblue

          I believe that has pretty much no change of happening, not due to XSEED being too busy but because the comapnies seem to have severed ties, and because natsume absolutely won’t want to pass on it.

  • puchinri

    I’m glad to see some of the bachelorette pages up, and I’m liking them all so far (especially Oddette, weird that Black Swan is out too), but I can’t wait to see more of the bachelors.

    I really liked ToT’s bachelors, but I feel that AP drained them of their personalities (a lot of characters really), and even poor Owen/Ose lost his proportions… I hope that even if with the fewer bachelors, they have varied personalities like the ToT guys.

  • DanteJones

    Aw, I got excited when I read “Iris” because I thought they were talking about the Iris from Rune Factory Frontier. Ah well. :<

    Though I do wonder if there are gonna be some cameos from the other RF games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Khairuddin-Haji-Mohamed/1488099947 Khairuddin Haji Mohamed

    Excitement level skyrockets.

  • HarryHodd

    Odette looks good in game but her art is scaring me.

  • PersonaBull

    This game just keeps building my interest higher and higher! I’m curious as to what kind of presence Sonia will have in the rest of the game depending on what you do in the first half.

    That box art is pretty great, too. Though I don’t exactly display my collection, it’s nice when the box art is interesting. I do love the art of Rune Factory games in general, though.

    Also, for the record, Oddette is totally my favorite of those 3.

    • lostinblue

      Lily for me, she’s the kind of thing I go for.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    Adore Lily’s portrait. It’s fun to watch this artist’s skill improve with every RF iteration (even if I don’t always agree with their design choices). Does anyone know who they are?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I’ll keep this in mind for our next talk with MMV and be sure to ask who handles that. :)

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        Ishaan, i know this is kinda a too much specific question, but well, if you get the chance… Could you ask about one of the characters of RFF? I would really know why Selphy’s story was so incomplete x_x, she was the only one that didnt said anything at the wedding, and even after getting married, she never tells Ragna she is a princess >8I, they just, stay like that. LIVING IN A Lieeeeeeee, i found it really weird D:

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          I’ll need to start jotting these down somewhere! I can’t make any promises, but we’ll definitely see what we can do. :)

      • http://honorless.net honorless

        Awesome. Thanks so much, Ishaan.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I don’t, but agree and would like to know as well.

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      Oh, and now i finally understand why the 3 of them had the same eyes, they seem to be sisters, good thing, is weird for this artist to do stuff the same.

      But in my opinion, his best male MC so far has been Ragna…

    • lostinblue

      shame the avatars this time are 3D then.

  • Barrit

    This game had me sold after seeing the awesome gameplay video.

    Oddette is my favorite so far as well, plus she can cook. Nothing like coming home to some good cooking after farming and tearing up some monsters with crazy aerial combos.

  • vadde939

    I just love RF. Especially the gorgeous art. Interesting that these 3 bachelorettes are on the box art though. Maybe they have an important role in the story?

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Sorry to keep beating this in, but there are FOUR bachlorettes so far! Sonia is not under-aged, married, or Azel’s sister! Mind SECKS >:O…If not, Oddette will be fine. The scar, asymmetrical hair, and frying pan immediately implies more personality than the other two.

    EDIT: You can’t tell a lot of things by appearances, but this is HM, where my initial anime trope impressions usually turn out to be more or less confirmed.

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    The same of bachelorettes as the other games? Lol if he has the same number as RF3 my mind will explode, too many good choices T_T and like, 4 boys in town (including old men)

    OMG I LOVE THE MUSIC OF THE MAIN PAGE, i need that on my ipodddEdit: After 20 minutes im still hearing it… ohh i cant wait to see the opening, it must be in anime or i will kill someone

  • Vino (Tim N)

    A trio of siblings, this is new~! I’m super excited for this game, can’t wait to see how it does. I need to keep playing Rune Factory 3.

  • kelsniff

    well helloooooo ladies (♥_♥)

    for once i actually like all the girls
    im so psyched for this game even more.

  • kelsniff

    i wonder what the trophies will be like for this game if there are any.

    • JustaGenericUser

      “Master Pimp” = Get 10 hearts on all heroines

  • meganeshounen

    Somehow, Iris in her nurse outfit is triggering my moe~ hotspots all over.

    Help.

    And iirc, there’s a trophy/achievement in RF3 for maxing affection for all villagers.

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