A new instalment in the Fairy Fencer F franchise is due to launch later this year, a tactical RPG titled Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord. This Compile Heart TRPG is being published internationally by Idea Factory International on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC (via Steam).
As with both the Fairy Fencer F series in general, and the tactical RPG genre as a whole, there are many characters who will have a role in the narrative and/or be available to join your party as a playable character. Idea Factory International has shared their first batch of character profiles, including those for a number of new characters. Check out some of these profiles below:
A Muse that the group meets while pursuing Dorfa. She’s said to be able to imbue her songs with power and grant special skills to herself and those around her, such as the ability to heal wounds or even brainwash others. She can be a bit strange at times, and her understanding of the world is very limited. She loves Al as though he were her father.
Fleur’s partner. Being somewhat of a scientist himself, he and Harley get along very well. He is knowledgeable, caring, and easygoing, but he tends to lose himself in his work when he gets interested in something and has a bad habit of running off. He wears a singular goggle on his right eye due to his very poor vision.
A mysterious “Muse” who appeared before Fang and the others. Her songs are said to have the power to brainwash people and alter their memories. She is working with Dorfa to collect Furies for the one she calls Master.
High spirited and attracted to a pretty face regardless of gender. They like beautiful things and love to hear the latest juicy gossip. Despite their gaudy appearance, they love to cook healthy, modestly flavored Japanese food. A.J. and Bahus, who is prone to cooking more fatty Western foods, are bitter enemies.
About Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord
Fang and the others run into a mysterious woman named Glace, who has the ability to brainwash other people with her song. Another woman named Fleur joins their party, who also has the power of song. The two are known as Muses, and are able to boost or change other peoples’ abilities with the power of singing. What could Glace’s motives be?
More About the Narrative
Long ago, the people were given knowledge by the Goddess, and civilization flourished. They built towers stretching toward the heavens, and a weapon so powerful, they could pierce the gods themselves.
However, that civilization was decimated shortly after a violent conflict between the Goddess and the Vile God.
Ages have passed since then.
Our story begins with a young man named Fang who had become a Fencer, a swordsman who has the ability to wield a special weapon imbued with a Fairy known as a Fury. Along with his companions, Fang is on a journey to find the Furies, and resurrect the Goddess.
One day, he encounters a woman who can save people with her song, and another who can brainwash people with her song.
Along with the mysterious power of the women who call themselves Muses, Fang’s destiny begins to unfold…
Promoted Features of Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord
FFF Tactics?! – Strategize to capitalize with an all-new Tactical RPG battle system! Use terrain, and objects such as rocks, boxes, and grass to your advantage. Strategic positioning on the battlefield can raise your evasiveness, or lower your movement speed, among other effects. Plus, Avalanche Attack and Fairize battle mechanics return!
Fairies, Fencers, Furies…and Muses? – With the introduction of the two Muses, all-new battle mechanics are at your command. Use the power of their song to buff allies or combine both area of effect boosts for an even more DRAMATIC buff! But beware, enemies within the area can also benefit.
Hidden Fairies, Locations and Treasure! – Break new ground with this fresh take on “World Shaping.” With “Location Shaping,” use your collected Furies by stabbing them in various locations of the world map. Doing so can unlock items, hidden locations, or even Fairies. Activate a chain to stab more locations without using up your limited Locate Energy!
All-New Story With Multiple Routes! – Follow Fang and his friends through multiple routes in this all-new story, as they continue their search for Furies in order to resurrect the Goddess. Will you find harmony or dissonance when fate lies in your hands.