Sol Trigger’s Gorgeous Opening Movie Shows Off The Cast Of Characters

By Ishaan . June 26, 2012 . 11:16pm

This evening, Imageepoch share the opening movie for their big-budget PSP RPG, Sol Trigger. The game, announced back in March, is penned by long-time Final Fantasy writer, Kazushige Nojima, and is about a group of freedom fighters.



Sol Trigger’s battle system requires the use of Sol energy to perform attacks. The amount of Sol you use decides the strength of the attack, and you can even use enough to drive yourself to a near-death state. When you aren’t using Sol, you use Sol-free weapons that you can become more proficient with by using them often.


Sol Trigger will be released in Japan on October 4th. A demo for the game will be available on the PlayStation Store in July. The game will have five pre-order bonuses: a drama CD with an original story, an accompanying illustration booklet, a special wide-sized jacket to hold CDs, a booklet with secret passwords, and a limited edition soundtrack titled “Trigger of Soul”.

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  • MC with Sol Weapon Sword = Minato (P3)

    And another Vid about this game

    • More lk Minato just stole OH MA SHOE powers. 
      Tht dude looks and sounds lk Kanji. I knew my eyes is not lying!!
      Did the blue hair chick just…… Minato you PIMP!

      • Haha…
        It looks like he got the swag style from Minato…

        Let the PIMP….Begiiiin!!!!

  • aoihana

    I’ve been so preoccupied with the 3DS, I had forgotten that the PSP has it’s share of upcoming games, too! With the upcoming news on God Eater 2, the PSP is starting to intrigue me yet again. 

    This really is a gorgeous opening, and I love how it draws me into the atmosphere, a telling of these freedom fighters trying to free these people from the clutches of tyranny. You can see the desperation in some scenes. It’s pretty powerful, and the music is just as strong. ლ(´ڡ`ლ) 

    I love the character design, and it’s not just the character art and concept art, it seems like it carried over in the animation, too, but of course, the original art is best! (^v^)

    Looking forward to more news! (◕‿◕✿)

  • neocatzon

    NISA, XSEED, or any kind publisher I’m begging you!! Enough ranting, this opening caught my attention to this game. Can’t wait for gameplay video

  • MrKappa

    This game is looking so good. Where is NISA at with their deal between Imageepoch? This doesn’t look like the kind of game they can botch by rewriting as well as changing names all over the place so I’m counting on them this time to get this over here.

  • Go2hell66

    eh? who got there guilty crown in my sol trigger!?

    actually was anyone reminded of the tales of the abyss OP? the song seemed kind of similar to me for some reason

    • Cephrien

      Actually yeah. 

      I’m glad someone else got kind of a “Bump of Chicken”-vibe from the OP. xD

      • No wonder it reminds me of T-0 OP. @Go2hell66 (DISQUS!!!) the similarity is not gone unnoticed.

  • Hm. Hope this game gets brought over.

  • Xapth

    After looking at this and some of the 3D cutscenes, I’ve got to say how beautiful this game looks.

    The character designs look incredibly cool. I get a bit of a Persona/Tales of vibe from some of them. Although Valter looks like he’s come straight out of a Kingdom Hearts title.

    I’m really hoping this game is localized, so I can keep finding more reasons as to why the PSP is an amazing device.

    • The character designer draw the P3 & P4 manga. He also did GE character design IIRC.

      This, and Bakemono Portable is one of those good looking PSP game in recent memory.

  • komiko12

    The opening was similar to an anime. The girl with the straight cyan hair is interesting :D

    • Is lk she push herself onto him D: Reverse PG R0p0?

  • Seriously want to give this one a go! Localisation for this one is a must. Please…

  • Solomon_Kano

    You know, I don’t usually check for Imageepoch’s works, but this really looks good. It’s a stretch, but I hope we see this localized.

    • I know, right? Every Imageepoch game I’ve played or heard about from trusted friends up until now has been thoroughly mediocre. Not bad, but nothing special either. This seems like the first one that could actually have some personality of its own.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, none of their games have sounded good enough for me to check them out. There’s usually some element that looks like it’ll be cool and then the rest sounds unappealing. Like Sands of Destruction or (possibly, though it’s not out yet) Tokitowa. This is different. I do wish they’d show us more gameplay though. Actually, have they even shown any?

        • They show some. Check previous article 4 charac trailer.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Eh, not character trailers (though they’ve been cool). Like actual footage of the gameplay.

        • Zeonsilt

          Playing Sands of Destruction is almost like Xenogears to me.Especially in art design.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. Maybe I’ll give it a go once I get a 3DS. Ignored it back when I had a DS due to not hearing much good about it.

  • Code

    Seriously makes me wanna Senko no Ronde DUO sequel so badly >3w<~! To be fair though I guess there was a lot of artists that contributed to Senko uwu;; But regardless top notch work, Sol Trigger looks sharp >w>!

    You know never really thought on it before, but it’d probably be a good selling point for Senko; if I basically said, imagine a shmup/fighter hybrid by the artist behind P3/P4 opo; *chin palm* Senko you need more love~

  • Hmmm….Guilty Crown in a Type-0 world!? With Minato, Kanji, Guy Tsutsugami, another Inori lk loli and Rider as the bad guy!? 

    Isn a similar system been used in another Imageepoch game be4 IIRC? And did they introduce us to other team members ‘cuz I only remember the white-hair, Emma and MC with the bad guy. 

    Video analysis:
    Did I saw a PG ver of “Mana transfer”? Blue hair is obviously hitting on Mc….. And some prt of the vids looks REALLY similar to GC (Holding sword together, tht final pic with Naked Emma(?)….) And damn it looks good. Who doing the animation?

  • I thought that I just saw Persona 3 protagonist in 1:29… Well the art is by the same artist after all lol

    • Its actually the manga artist, Shoji Sogabe.

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    • Hatkhora

  • Speedo Redempteur

    This looks very good ..
    NIce music and presentation at least ..

  • “The user deleted this video.”


  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol.^^ So this is Persona+Imageespoch=Sol Triggers.

    The song does sound great here and the animation scene does look good especially how the MC keep regenerating himself even under heavy fire there.^^

    This game would be a good import here.^^

  • Göran Isacson

    The purple and black uniforms are interesting in that you seldom see characters in a JRPG dress so… co-ordinated, I guess. What I’m curious about now is what the differences are between the purple energy most people seem to be using, and the yellow energy at the end and the red energy that finger-lacing girl exudes.

  • October… Hmm My birthday is in October… HMMM…


     June/july Atelier Ayesha, Agarest 2, Nayuta no kiseki.
    August/September Neptune Victory.
    October: Sol Trigger.
    November: Tales of Xillia 2.

    I guess there is enough games coming out. ^_^

  • “Video Removed By User”
    plz fix

  • klkAlexar

    This looks amazing! I might just import this since unfortunately I doubt this will get a localization. Although, hope springs eternal. 

  • Christopher Nunes

    This is the one, right? 

    Looks really great, can’t wait.

    • AnimusVox

      Thanks friendo. Been trying to see the intro for awhile now lol

      • Christopher Nunes

        No problem dude. ^_^

  • revenent hell

    I want this to be localized so so bad…..

  • Haohmaru HL

    looks very interesting

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