Meet The Characters Of PSP Retro RPG Mystic Chronicles

By Ishaan . April 21, 2013 . 12:00pm

Natsume are localizing Kemco’s retro RPG, Mystic Chronicles, for the PSP, and this week they provided a brief summary of the game’s story and its main cast of characters. Let’s begin with the summary:

 

Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers.  However, a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!

 

And now onto the game’s main cast of characters:

 

Lux is the main character of Mystic Chronicles, and the player will control him for the majority of the game.  This young man may seem like a simple village boy, but he’s surrounded by a mysterious past that may come back to haunt him.  He’s very close to his sister, Fina.

 

Tina is a nun who players will meet early in the story.  Strangely, this woman of the cloth looks a lot like Lux’s sister, Fina.  Is there some sort of connection between the two ladies?  Lux is determined to find out.

 

Ray is a mysterious member of the ancient Dark Clan—and whether that connection will be blessed or cursed remains to be seen.

 

ALBERTO

Alberto has known Lux since he was a child. A mentor to the youth and a captain in the Holos Guild, Alberto’s guidance will become pivotal in some of the difficult decisions Lux’s journey will lead him to make.

 

Corona is a young girl Lux meets in Holos. She’s unhappy with her home life, and Lux looks like the perfect escape!  She can be a bit precocious, and her roots are a mystery.  Where did this girl come from exactly?

 

Each character in Mystic Chronicles can have a Guardian Beast, and the its AI set to offensive, defensive, or healing. You can mix and match Guardian Beasts among your party members, and Natsume introduced two of these as well.

 

Lucius is one of the most powerful Guardian Beasts in the world, and comes to Lux’s aid at his most desperate hour.

 

Baron is a female Guardian Beast, whose primary charge is Corona.  She’s not simply a protector to the young girl, but often acts like a mother figure to her as well.  How did these two form such an unusual bond, and will it survive the trials ahead?

 

Mystic Chronicles is slated for release in North America this Summer. The game is a port of an iOS RPG called Fantasy Chronicles. Natsume are giving the game a new localization on the PSP.


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  • pimpalicious

    The game looks alright but it isn’t high on my radar. I haven’t even picked up Carnage Heart EXA yet. It seems weird that Natsume is suddenly localizing PSP games.

    • Aristides

      I sure do hope they keep it up though :P

  • randominternetperson

    The thumbnail reminded me of Wild arms :_:…

    • AnimusVox

      Me too, and then for a split second, Ike.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Characters don’t seem that interesting… neither does the story. Probably just because im coming off another “typical” rpg. Might be interested later.

  • Gustavo

    I’ll wait to see the price. If it’s $10 like Dragon Fantasy = Instabuy

    • AnimusVox

      I read the ‘Instabuy’ as Istanbul……not Constantinople.
      *ba dum tss*

  • マッシュー

    Looks cool for just a random pick up RPG. I mean it is a port of an iOS game. So we’ll see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594742092 Robert M Fenner

    The battle screen reminds me of Lufia.

  • http://twitter.com/sakura_candy Lumi

    A psp game that’s a port of a ios game? Usually things run backwards.

  • http://backloggery.com/axersia Axersia

    These Kemco RPGs are a dime a dozen on iOS/Android and not very good, I’m afraid. Of course, part of that is their mediocre translations, so at least that problem will be remedied by Natsume, but even then you’re left with these horribly generic RPG Maker-grade games. They started making these in early 2011, I believe, and they have at least 25 of them now, to give you an idea of how much work gets put into them.

    That said, most of these can be obtained for like 4 bucks, so adjust your expectations accordingly, I guess. I could see myself picking this up if it’s less than 10 bucks and not 20 as per PSP standard these days.

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