It’s been a slow trickle of new details regarding Capcom’s smartphone and PC RPG Breath of Fire 6, but Japanese website 4Gamer has uncovered even more story-related information that’s spicy enough to get even the most jaded Breath of Fire fan’s ears to perk up.
Two new characters have been revealed for the game, including Gilliam, a blue, anthropomorphic wolf-like warrior who protects the leafy Forest of the Dawn that sits adjacent to Dragnier, the player’s starting village, and Amyria, a friendly, yet stubborn female intellectual who is described as having a mild and laid-back personality. Gilliam also happens to be the name of a bow and arrow-wielding wolf-like character from the original Breath of Fire on SNES, who was renamed “Bo” in the North American version of the game.
What’s even more curious is Amyria. The name of the main villain in both Breath of Fire I and III was named “Myria,” a powerful goddess with questionable intentions. While one fan has surmised that the Japanese ‘アミリア’ can be translated as”Amelia” as well, the name in Japanese sounds exactly like “Myria” with just an ‘A’ in the front. Couple that with her red eyes, long purple hair and horns, and I would say that this may turn out to be an interesting reveal in the main game.
In addition to these new character details, the game’s town-building system has been further explained. As the player advances through the game, one can rebuild the main hero’s destroyed Dragnier village, developing new homes and bringing in residents from around the world that can support the player in some way. Those familiar with Breath of Fire II’s town-building will be quickly reminded of the game’s “Township” sidequest, which featured a heavily similar concept.
Breath of Fire 6: Guardians of the White Dragon is due out in Japan on smartphones, tablets and PCs sometime this summer. No western release is currently planned.
Thanks to Louis L. for expounding upon the new information.