These monsters emanate from the Pandora Labyrinth, which births these abominations at a prodigious rate. Worse yet, the Pandora Labyrinth is beginning to spawn labyrinths of its own, so it's up to the Disciples to put an end to it. And even worse than that, a Star God's power only resides within a human until the age of 18 and the need for new Disciples is at an all-time high. Meaning Disciples will have to combine their powers to "create" Star Children who can fight for them in battle. Let's put it this way... it brings a new meaning to the phrase "after-school activities."
Being a God's Gift in Conception II certainly has its perks: they send you into dungeons to fight hordes of monsters, you have the world's most powerful corporation watching your every move, and the entire world is waiting with bated breath to see if you have the strength to stop the planet from being destroyed by nightmarish monsters.
But at the end of the day, you still get to make Star Children with seven of the best and brightest girls at the academy, so it's not all bad?
Well, it's a little bit more complicated than that. The seven heroines all have their own personality traits and quirks to decipher, and your relationship with them directly relates to how powerful your Star Children are. Worse yet, you only get three opportunities to attempt to improve your relationship before you need to rest or revisit a dungeon.
Chloe: Chloe is the older sister of your new friend Chlotz, and only a year older than your character. Her abilities are so exceptional that she works as an instructor at the Academy.
Chloe uses a Remote Turret to perforate her opponents.
Ellie: Ellie is a first-year student who's very energetic and often cheers on those around her. Though she looks cute and young, she's very mature and perceptive.
Ellie uses a magical staff called a Summoning Gun to dish out serious magic damage.
Feene: Feene is an earnest, polite third-year student. She is considered one of the strongest Disciples, and has already seen action on the front lines.
Her formidable Gunblade has seen its fair share of battles as well.
Fuuko: Fuuko is the first female student that you'll meet. She is bright and amicable, and quick to make friends. She sees herself as a very down-to-earth kind of person.
Fuuko uses her Dual Pistols in dungeons with deadly accuracy.
Narika: The vice representative of your class. She is shy and reserved, without much self-confidence, but has a good heart and is very kind to others.
Her Bowgun speaks differently about her - it packs a huge punch to monsters.
Serina: Despite her diminutive size, she is actually a third-year Disciple with incredible power. She has a good heart, but often tries to keep her true feelings hidden.
Her Kick Gun is an incredible hybrid of fashion-forward footwear and death-dealing.
Torri: As a result of being raised in a research facility, Torri is very naïve about the outside world and usually believes anything she's told.
Torri materializes a powerful gatling gun to obliterate anything in her path.
For either the 3DS or PlayStation Vita version, physical copies of Conception II will come in a special box and include a 10-track CD arrangement, composed by Masato Kouda. The box and CD are guaranteed to pre-orders from participating retailers and for a limited time after the game's launch.
Conception II will be available for $39.99.
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