If you haven’t kept up with Square Enix’s upcoming Strider-inspired sidescroller, Moon Diver, you can catch up with the basics of the game here. Once you’ve done that, we can talk story and characters.
Moon Diver’s story takes place in Barcelona. The chap in the screenshot up above is Faust, and he appears to be the game’s antagonist. Faust is apparently responsible for destroying half of Europe. By the time the year 2081 comes around, his evil has extended to the rest of the world.
Luckily, 2081 sees the appearance of the “Moon Divers,” an elite squad of ninjas that are dispatched to take the world back and set things right. The Moon Divers have rather unique background profiles. Let’s take a look at two of them.
Seyfert is a Swedish high-school student from the city of Kiruna, located “under the dancing northern lights of the Arctic Circle,” according to Square Enix. He used to live a perfectly ordinary life in a perfectly-constructed city that was protected against Faust’s evils.
However, through watching news reports, over a period of time, Seyfert sees the rest of the world being destroyed bit by bit, and comes to the realization that it is his destiny to defeat Faust (seriously).
Hitori is a little more interesting. An office worker employed in the accounting department of a Tokyo-based company, Hitori’s shy and a bit of a loner. She also has a rather punny name — “hitori” in Japanese refers to a single person, and the kanji in her name can also be translated to “fire-bird” (“hi” = fire, and “tori” = bird).
Hitori has fairy blood in her veins. Fairies in the world of Moon Diver, however, are mythological creatures thought of as pure savages. Upon removing her business suit, Hitori turns predatory.