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Koei Tecmo today announced Musou Stars, a Dynasty Warriors-style game featuring popular characters from across all the company's franchises - Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, Kasumi from Dead or Alive, etc. Among the first seven characters announced was Hajime Arima from Haruka 6.

Angelique is not currently as thriving a franchise as Haruka, true. However: Dynasty Warriors games have utterly huge rosters (Wikipedia notes that the eighth installment boasts 83 playable characters), and...well, they're announcing a neoroma character right out of the gate, as one of the flagship charas. That's a strong sign Koei isn't gonna shy away from taking PCs from their dating sims.

So: There's an excellent chance that at least one Angelique character's going to make it into Musou Stars. Frankly, I'd put Oscar as a 1:1 bet at this point: he's the most popular Ange character in Japan; he's voiced by a venerable seiyuu who's been very active in promoting the Ange franchise; and he has an established history of swinging a sword around.

(Arios might be a good runner-up candidate, as Japan's other most popular Ange character who also is armed with a blade, but he has a strike against him in that he hasn't been in a recent game. (Maren, a four-year-old Otomate joint, doesn't count.) Rayne might also be a possibility, given that a new Neo Ange is supposed to be on its way, but that depends on how dedicated Koei is to promoting a game they're not publishing, which, so far, has been "not very.")

Another thing to consider: The modern Dynasty Warriors games have the option for English voices. If this bears fruit, then an Angelique character might for the first time be getting an official English voice.

Anyhow: this is all pie in the sky at this point. But I ask: which characters do you think might be in the game, and which characters do you want to be in the game? (I know the answer to the latter is "everyone," so let's go with "most want to be in the game.")

Date: 2016-09-29 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saramichiru.livejournal.com
I'd love to see another Haruka character in there -- Kurou, perhaps, since he's got an iconic look and Haruka 3 seems to be the undying favorite. I agree that Oscar and Rayne seem like pretty good bets, too. If I could have who I wanted -- Rid-sensei from Haruka 3 or Takasugi from Haruka 5, someone with a bold visual impact and a big sword XD

Truth be told, I'd really love to see a purely NeoRoma Musou! They'd need to figure out how to martial-ize Corda somehow, but I think Ange, NeoAnge, Haruka, can all hold their own in a Musou game. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

Date: 2016-11-11 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beldarius.livejournal.com
Martial-ize Corda? Magical music, nuff said! Go the Violinist of Hameln route and everything's going to work out~
Edited Date: 2016-11-11 03:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-11 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beldarius.livejournal.com
I'm betting that if an Angelique character makes it in, it's going to be Oscar. XD He's the most popular Guardian in Japan, isn't he?

...Now, as for who I want to see in the game... Oscar, naturally. Also Victor and Arios.

PS. If and when this game comes to the west, I'm going to buy it. I'm already getting a PS4 to play my Super Robot Wars games with. ...Oops. Shet. Now I want to make a Neoromance and SRW crossover. Zephel would love all the mecha.
Edited Date: 2016-11-11 03:50 am (UTC)


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