Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (PS3/Xbox 360) - First Game, Character Arts

(Anime Promo Video)

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse for the PS3 and Xbox 360 is based on the anime of the same name. The game is set to release February 28th 2013 in Japan. 
The story of the anime: In 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into nearly collapse. Facing an enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called as Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, all those efforts could slow down defeats but could not stop BETA, and mankind is forced to abandon major area of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, mankind is bogged down in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory.

In 2001, the Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation main Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between the Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its international mutual development project of TSF, the Prominence Project.

This story with exciting human dramas and robot actions takes place in the development of a new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most important and effective weapons against BETA, at a crisis of human extinction.

Yet they never knew that their encounter would change their destiny drastically. Yui Takamura, a TSF pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a TSF pilot of the US Army, was heading to the same destination.

Characters in order of appearance: Yuuya Bridges (protagonist), Cryska Barchenowa, Inia Sestina and Yui Takamura

The protagonist of Total Eclipse. A Japanese American. From the American army. An excellent US Army test pilot sent to the Yukon Base in Alaska to be the chief development pilot of the XFJ Plan. The son of a Japanese father and an American mother, he holds a complex born from his childhood experiences.

Cryska Barchenowa is a Soviet TSF pilot. She is afraid of the ocean which serves as her weakness, it is suggested that despite of her strong denials she was starting to develop feelings for Yuuya.

Inia Sestina is a Soviet TSF pilot. She prefers to hang around Cryska, whom she calls "sister", and often carries a teddy bear. Later on she befriends Yuuya and has become comfortable being around him, she even invites him to her bunker. Which nearly puts Yuuya in deep trouble with her superiors. 

A First Lieutenant in Japan's Imperial Royal Guard, and member of a distinguished samurai family which has served the Japanese Shogunate for generations. As the daughter of a legendary soldier involved in the development of the Tactical Surface Fighter she has a strict character. Dispatched to Yukon Base as the Imperial Japanese attendant of the XFJ Plan. She and Yuuya seemingly are at odds with each other, she actually does care for him. Yuuya often calls her "Japanese Doll" usually behind her back. 

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