Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Vita on October 6, but people coming to the game may have a little trouble completely enjoying the game. Why? Because some of these characters are from properties that haven’t enjoyed as much exposure overseas. They’re almost completely new to us.
One of them is Quenser Barbotage, from Heavy Object. He’s the star of the series and a playable fighter in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. In the source material, he’s an Alaskan mechanic learning to repair Objects, military weapons that are huge, mechanized takes on futuristic tanks and airships. He ends up being being part of the 37th Mobile Maintenance Battalion on the front lines of war for the Legitimacy Kingdom.
What’s interesting is that Quenser is primarily a Trainee Mechanic in Heavy Object, despite being a soldier. So while a lot of his attacks feature guns and bombs, he calls upon his more combat-worthy friends for his special attacks in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. With one of his special moves, Heivia Winchell appears with a rocket to cover Quenser from the air as he drops a bomb and retreats. In another, one Climax Gauge bar can call Object Pilot Milinda Brantini in with the Baby Magnum for a follow-up to his attack. They’re always together in the series, so of course the team stays together in the game.
Heivia is important as he ends up being Quenser’s best friend in Heavy Object. The two end up working together to event take down Objects on their own in the series without actually using an Object, which is a rather big accomplishment. Milindia is the primary heroine and, of course, the love interest for Quenser. She’s referred to as the Princess, and proves herself to be a kind and exceptional pilot throughout the series.
Erio Towa is the heroine in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. She’s a young girl who disappeared, reappeared with amnesia, and believed she was an alien after the experience. She eventually recovers, but the disconnect drives much of the story.
In Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, her defense support skill is taken straight from her behavior in the manga. When she gets anxious or upset, she wraps herself up in her futon in the series. Should she come out to protect the player’s fighter, she’ll be hopping out in her futon to act as a shield. Her attack support is more generic, as it sees her running in and tripping to do damage.
Mashiro Shiina from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is another support character that may not be too famous. She is in the series she’s from, due to her being an exceptional artist who’s come to the Suimei University of the Arts to become a manga artist after achieving some some worldwide acclaim for her drawings. She’s the love interest of the main character, Sorata.
Her support abilities in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax both draw from character traits found in the series. For example, she loves baumkuchen cakes, and one of her attacks sees her assaulting the opponent with them. Also, Sorata is a big fan of cats and has many of them as pets, and she’ll summon four of his pets to attack as her second support.
Which brings us to the final character in this feature, Dokuro the angel from Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan. She was sent to the past to kill the series’ hero, Sakura Kusakabe, but doesn’t since she’s fallen in love with him. Comedy ensues.
In Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax she has two support attacks. In one, she wields Excalibolg, her spiked club, and uses it to beat the opponent. In the other, she drops from above to attack the foe. Which fits, because she’s an angel and all.
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on October 6. It will include all of these characters and more. It will be $39.99 for the console version and $29.99 on the handheld.