|Mode||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Platform||Arcade, Nintendo Switch|
The Gods' Wrath Will Befall Us
— Official tagline
Heirs to the Wrath (怒りの相続人) is an upcoming 3D fighting video game.
The game is set to be released for Arcades in December 2019 and later for Nintendo Swith on 2020. By the ESRB rating standards, the game will be rated M for blood, violence and partial nudity.
The game's story focuses on a group of fighters, who have the power to transform into a mythological deity, and their battle for saving the world from ancient gods who want the purification of humanity.
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|Nature is in agony, the flora is losing its colors and the agriculture never been so low. The media calls it the Wilting and it's a slow end for the world.
Many people feel that the gods themselves backfire on humanity, they are right. Ancient gods from various mythologies decided to punish humanity and to slowly erase them with the ambition to purify the world.
Not only the Heirs are in the front of the line in this fight for the humanity, multiple governments ally their force and formed the Primordial Program. The Primordial Program is an intergovernmental operation with the aim of unifying the Heirs, finding them around the world, and stopping the Wilting. They assemble the Heirs in their headquarter in Tokyo where they learn to fight and use their power.
Unfortunately, on the other side, there is The Eighth Seal. A sinister cult composed of powerful people waiting for the divine purification of what they call a "corrupted world". They are the allies of the Wilting. Their aim varies between the members, if some of them want to help the Ancient Gods to gain their favor, other wants to become one of them. As the Primordial Program, they seek for the Heirs but manipulate them to become their weapons. There are the first enemy of the Primordial Program, the Ancient gods' servants. As an occult organization, The Eighth Seal performs devastating rituals from various ancient religions. They learned to manipulate the power of the Heirs and how to transfer a Deity to a Heirs from another person.
Enter the age of the divine resurgence where the future of humanity
Heirs to the Wrath features a roster of 16 playable characters that could be selected by the player. Each character has their own Deity transformation, moveset, personality and they are all part of the game story. A fighter, or an Heir, is a human with the ability to transform himself into a deity form giving him divine power in relation with his transformation. For example, as the Heir of Helios, Titan of the sun, Alec uses his power from the sun and can fight with a fire whip.
Depending on their story, a fighter is, sometimes, related whether to The Primordial Program, an intergovernmental operation fighting against the Wilting or to The Eighth Seal, a secret cult fighting for the Wilting.
The Primordial Program
The Primordial Program is an intergovernmental operation with the aim of unifying the Heirs, finding them around the world, and stopping the Wilting.
- Age: 20 years-old
- Nationality: Greek
- Deity form: Apollo (God of the Sun - Greek Mythology)
- Alternative form: Helios (Titan of the Sun - Greek Mythology)
- Fighting style: Kick-boxing
Alec is the game main protagonist. Despite being a very aggressive, impulsive and short-tempered man, Alec has also heroic tendencies and is caring to stop any injustice. He has a playful way to fight but can quickly lose his temper.
Alec is a student who was informed one day that his mother, Sophia, worked with a secret intergovernmental organization: The Primordial Program before dying in a mysterious accident. Hard set on finding out the truth, he set off on a journey to seek out his mother’s whereabouts as well as those of Yamatoni, the sole survivor of the accident where his father lost his life. During this very journey, Alec found out that his mother had been captured by the Eighth Seal who wanted him, her son.
- Age: 22 years-old
- Nationality: Cameroonian
- Deity form: Oya (Goddess of the Tempest - Yoruba)
- Fighting style: Capoeira
Amina is a gentle and caring woman. Despite being still young, she has strong ambitions and hope to, one day, have her part in the establishment of a better world.
Amina is a Heirs who choose to work as a nurse for the Primordial Program instead of being in the Operative Division. Helped by the Research Division of the Primordial Program, she wants to find the best treatments for the particularity of the Heirs, like helping them to control unstable powers or heal them when they are hit by other Heirs. She wants to find a scientific way through the surrealist world of the Deities.
One night, she found a really deranged Heirs, Darren, she tried to help him but he was quickly taken by her superior, JiaJun. Since that day, she started to have suspicion about the true activities of her organization.
- Age: 15 years-old
- Nationality: Luxembourger
- Deity form: Cernunnos (God of animals - Celtic polytheism)
- Fighting style: Random
Lou was living a carefree life before her parents rejected her when they discovered her power. At a young age, she was taken by the Primordial Program where she met Sophia who becomes a second mother for her, and the only person that she could trust after the betray of her own parents.
As her powers give her the ability to control the animals and read their minds, she quickly becomes one of the most useful Heirs for the Primordial Program when they need secret information.
Her naivety and childish nature makes her easy to manipulate and it's why the Eighth Seal secretly approaches her and are slowly guiding her to their plan.
- Age: 19 years-old
- Nationality: Japanese
- Deity form: Izanami (Goddess of the creation - Shinto)
- Alternative form: Izanami (Goddess of the death - Shinto)
- Fighting style: American Kenpo
Saeko is a young woman with a joyful but introverted personality, once she used to someone she becomes less reserved and brings an always positive attitude. She is an overthinking woman which it's why she easily worried.
She is part of the Primordial Program. Despite her worried and submissive nature, she wants to help the world against the Wilting. Four years ago, Saeko's village was, under the attack of an Ancient God, she was saved by Wei but at the price to be the sole survivor. Horrified but determined to never let something like that happens again she asked Wei to teach her his martial arts, Wei accepted and brought her in a forest where he lived as a hermit.
When she felt ready, she decided to quit her isolation with Wei and to come back to Tokyo where she could join the Primordial Program.
- Age: 21 years-old
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- Deity form: Michael (Archangel - Abrahamic religions)
- Alternative form: Lucifer (Fallen Angel - Abrahamic religions)
- Fighting style: Systema
She can be stubborn at times and she always wants to dive into danger while ignoring the warnings of others. Her attitude is generally straightforward and she doesn't let anyone talk her down. Underneath the tough exterior there is a soft feminine side, though she doesn't always like to show that part of herself.
She has an unstable power as being the reincarnation of two opposite entities. Becoming uncontrollable, her family gave her to the Primordial Program. With her young age, she saw a new paternal figure into her chief, Yamatoni. One day, he and other Heirs never returns from a failed mission. Being rejected from this mission by Yamatoni, she became the sole Heir in the Primordial Project with Amina and JiaJun.
Since then, Zoya became in charge of training and leading the new Heirs into the fight against the Wilting thanks to the demanding training she received from her past mentor. She later learned that he had survived but also contributed to the fail of the mission, he was a betrayer. Since then she swears to destroy him.
The Eighth Seal
The Eighth Seal is a sinister cult composed of powerful people performing devastating rituals for the Ancient gods. As their rival, The Primordial Program, they seek for the Heirs but manipulate them to become their weapons.
- Age: 18 years-old
- Nationality: Canadian
- Deity form: Amaguq (Wolf-god - Inuit mythology)
- Fighting style: Pencak Silat
Caleb is a kind young man, though rather naive, he often finds himself manipulated by Qingyun, whom he considered as a mother. He can appear at times violent, but only doing so out of love of his "mother". Because of his upbringing by Qingyun, he always acts professional and maintains well-bred social behaviors. He has respect for the abilities of his opponents, albeit not always agreeing with their methods, and maintains a sense of honor and a code of ethics when battling them.
Caleb was adopted by Qingyun and brings to Japan to be a subject to the Eighth Seal. Since his first year, he was trained to be determined, efficient and fast. He learns during all the children about the horror of mankind and what the Ancient God is right with the Wilting. Despite having a tender nature, once the combat starts he becomes a machine and no feeling can't change his mind.
- Age: 23 years-old
- Nationality: Singaporean
- Deity form: Anito (Ancestor spirit - precolonial Philippines)
- Fighting style: Nan Pai Tanglang
JiaJun is a member of The Eighthh Seal who stole the power of a Filipino Heir. He is a highly unstable individual, he frequently breaks the fourth wall and displays multiple potential mental disorders, including, but not limited to: attention deficit hyperactive disorder, manic depressive disorder.
Despite not being taken seriously by the rest of the Eighth Seal council, JiaJun has a unlimited knowledge about the occult arts and the science. His dream it's to have an army of Heirs and test them to their limit. He sees the Heirs as irregularities who needs to be dissected, despite being, now, one of them.
- Age: 26 years-old
- Nationality: American ( Navajo)
- Deity form: Ahsonnutli (Goddess of Creation - Navajo)
- Fighting style: Taekwondo
Johona, her real name Atsidi, is a biological man who defines herself as a woman. She is a hot-blooded, psychotic assassin working for the high members of the Eighthh Seal. She only joined this secret cult for being able to kill and not face any consequence.
- Age: Unknown (supposedly) 32 years-old
- Nationality: Unknown (supposedly Chinese)
- Deity form: Kali (Goddess of Time and Power - Hinduism)
- Fighting style: Muay Thai
Qingyun is the game main antagonist. She is a cold and vain woman who sees herself as the ultimate Heir. She's convinced by the Heir superiority and by the submission of the humans.
Qingyun is presented as a Chinese woman, "presented" because she was, in fact, created by JiaJun under the order of the Eighth Seal. Qingyun doesn't know her true nature as JiaJun gave her false memory. She is still in deny, despite that she's always wearing glove on her hands and hiding her forearms because her skin is turning into blue and her upper limbs are splitting themselves in two. As an artificial Heirs like Darren, her Deity form is hardly stable.
She maybe works for the Eighth Seal, as one of their most influential member, but she has her own agenda, Qingyun secretly draws a plan to put the humans under the supremacy of the Heirs.
Some fighter has their own agenda. They could just want to have a normal life despite their power, working alone to their own mission or even going back and forth between the Primordial Program and the Eighth Seal.
- Age: 33 years-old
- Nationality: Australian
- Deity form: Mamaragan (God of Thunder - Australian Aboriginal mythology)
- Fighting style: Pankration
Darren lost his humanity, he is now reduced to a resentful creature that is forced to live in the misery of his condition. He is violent, can't be tamed and restless.
Darren was zealous member of the Eighth Seal. He believed the Eighth Seal would contribute to saving the earth and the humanity. Though, when Darren discovered the horror of the Wilting, he choose to expose them but was quickly taken by JiaJun who made brutal magical experiments on him. The rituals converted Darren into the first synthetic Heirs who never existed. Because of how unstable the experiment was, Darren is always in a transitional form between his human and Deity form.
- Age: 20 years-old
- Nationality: French
- Deity form: Sekhmet (Lioness Goddess - Egyptian Mythology)
- Fighting style: Inspired by Pop dance moves
Elek-trode is a DJ but, before that she is a dreamer, she wants to be known for her music and her shows. She has an extroverted personality and don't take anything seriously. Being the daughter of a French minister has been forcing her to keep low profile in her career causing her to never reveal her identity or even her face during a show.
When Elek-trode, real name Romane choose to become a DJ, she run away from her well-off life to Tokyo but, that's not the only reason why she moved on, she also wanted to avoid the press because of her fear to be revealed as a supernatural being. She's just starting to have a name in the night community in Japan, what's despite being her dream make her nervous, that's why she's buying the service of Janka, who keeps her aware of what the others know about her.
- Age: 24 years-old
- Nationality: Argentinian
- Deity form: Tau (Evil God - Guaraní mythology)
- Fighting style: Pradal Serey
Ezequiel appears to be a vicious and calculating psychopath. He does not feel any empathy or regrets making him a very detached man.
Ezequiel, despite being a Heir, got a merciless hatred for his kind, in fact, Ezequiel is a cold assassin with the aim of eliminates all the Heirs, and then kills himself, to stop the Wilting. He is persuaded that they are the source of our perishing world.
After killing his own family, he attacked other Heirs through his way until being captured by The Eighth Seal and locked up, due to his dangerous and powerful nature, in a top-security cell. Since his imprisonment, he's quietly waiting for his moment.
- Age: 29 years-old
- Nationality: Hungarian
- Deity form: Su iyesi (Spirit of water - Tengrism)
- Alternative form: Od iyesi (Spirit of fire - Tengrism)
- Fighting style: Krav Maga
Janka is an always confident and vicious woman, she is one of the best freelance secret ops spy in the world. Lot of characters will learn that they can't trust her. Her first motivation will always be the money and she will be exclusive to anyone or any organization placing her in a true neutral position.
Janka started her career as a courtesan but when she starting to get along with powerful men, she gained numerous high value information about the politic and business spheres that she could sell. Being agile and stealthy due to her Heir power, she soon became a spy and began to accumulate a global reputation.
- Age: 22 years-old
- Nationality: Chilean
- Deity form: Xōchipilli (God of Art - Aztec)
- Fighting style: Snake Kung Fu
Due to her trauma, she assisted to a massacre and was left for dead, Soledad possesses a detached, cynical outlook on life. As a result, she turned into a determined, secretive and, sometimes, rude woman. It doesn't show much but, deep down, she is still a young woman passionate by all kind of arts.
Soledad wasn't born Heirs, when Ezequiel started his rampage in South America, Soledad, was one of her victim despite being human. Left for dead by the murderer, she was rescued in time but not without aftereffect. Soledad starts to become a Heirs, gained the power of a man that Ezequiel killed before attacking her, but the worst effect that she gains a emotional link with her aggressor and can feel his presence. She choose to use this effect for taking revenge but before comes to him she has to train herself. When she was ready, Ezequiel was abducted far away from her.
- Age: 29 years-old
- Nationality: Taiwanese
- Deity form: Jade Emperor (High God - Chinese Mythology)
- Fighting style: Shorinji Kempo
Good willed and well-spoken, he seeks whole-heartedly to repent for his past in the Eighth Seal. He concerns himself over other people's welfare and respects those around him.
Wei is the Heir of a powerful god, the Jade Emperor. As he travelled the world to know more about his power and the Deities, tormented by his unique power, he was approached by a member of the Eighth Seal who promised him serenity and a better world.
Wei quickly discovers the real intention of the Eighth Seal and fight against them when they tried to annihilate a Japanese village. He saved the young Saeko but the rest of the village was destroyed. During four years, he took care of Saeko, teaching her, his knowledge and martial arts. When Saeko chose to live on her own in the city, Wei stayed in the mountains as a hermit.
- Age: 43 years-old
- Nationality: Japanese
- Deity form: Odin (God of knowledge - Nordic Mythology)
- Fighting style: Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
Though he appears menacing, Yamatoni is a kind man with great patience. He is a man whose words can bring joy and understanding to others, and he sets out to inspire others with confidence. He has strong determination and likes to be on the front lines when it comes to dealing with problems.
Before being the Director of the Primordial Program, Yamatoni was a courageous soldier, even a legend on the battlefields. During a mission, Yamatoni found a dying young man, he tried to help him until the man finally passed away but not without giving his power, since then Yamatoni became an Heir. With his new power, the Japanese government named him Director for their secret operation against the Ancient gods. One day, Yamatoni discovered the Eighth Seal, a cult working in favor of the Wilting, he launched a mission against them using the best soldiers of the Primordial Program, despite his military experience, the mission failed and he was the sole survivor of his battalion. Since, rumors are that he is now on the Eighth Seal side... For Zoya, his former protegee, Yamatoni is the man to shot down.
Heirs to the Wrath is like typical 3D fighting games, it plays with 7-buttons corresponding to moves including motion, attack, guard, throw or, as we see later, transformation. As most of the fighting game, Heirs to the Wrath focus on an attack/defense strategy where the players have to take advantages of his opponent's moves to gain a chance to attack or, inversely, to anticipate a disadvantaging situation and entering in a defensive strategy.
Inspired by the Bloody Roar series, the overall fighting system is based on the Deity Transformation where the player can transform his fighter into their powerful and more agile god-like form with an extended attack arsenal. In Deity form, the player can execute a Wrath Move, the strongest attack, before come back to his Human form.
The player can also enter in Titan form, more powerful than in Deity form, where he can perform Wrath Move without automatically comes back in Human mode. In this form, the Deity Gauge is flashing and gradually fade away over time, once it's empty, the fighter back to a Human form.
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Advanced Fight Mechanics
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The story mode follows a linear story splits into three chapters, plus a Bonus Chapter.
1st Chapter - The Inner God
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Four years ago.
Yamatoni and Sophia are, accompanied by multiple soldiers, residing in a military camp above a little Japanese village. Some of the soldiers are Heirs and already in their Deity form. Sophia tells Yamatoni to be prudent, their enemy, The Eighth Seal, is waiting for them. Yamatoni says that they have no time to waste, The Eighth Seal wants to destroy the village to take the sacred ground beneath the village and the more sacred grounds The Eighth Seal possess, the closer they are to attaining their goal in purifying the Earth from humanity and giving it back to heinous Ancient Gods.
As members of the Primordial Program who fight against the Eighth Seal, Yamatoni and Sophia know that each battle against their opponent are determinant for the future of the world. Sophia is scared, she feels that they can't win this battle and as Yamatoni advances with his troops, she sadly asks him: "Now that we can believe in the gods, do we have to believe in fate?" to which Yamatoni responds "If our fate is to see our world dying, I wouldn't believe in gods, even if I were one.".
"But you are one," she whispers before, suddenly, we see a gigantic figure shining in the background. Everything in the military base starts to float in the air, including Yamatoni and a terrified Sophia. Some soldiers and objects around them are brutally set in a blue fire. From a wide shot, we see the military base camps ignited.
THE PRIMORDIAL PROGRAM
There are various recorded videos and TV news reports illustrating the situation of the world under, what we call, the Wilting, a slow apocalypse handled by The Eighth Seal. We see obscured natures, devastated farm families and evil spirits attacking people. We also see a conference where multiple world leaders announce the opening of the Primordial Program, an ambitious operation to counter the apocalypse. Accompanying these images, we hear Zoya who is reading Yamatoni's letter, talking about how the world changed and how he wants to take on his role against Ancient gods.
Then, we see Zoya in an acrobatic fighting training.
Alec comes to the dojo of the Primordial Program Headquarter in Tokyo where Zoya resides. She asks him to wait while she gets changed but Alec prefers a fight between them, after such a long journey to come here and he needs a warm-up. (Fight : Alec vs Zoya)
Later, Zoya and Alec drink at a bar. Alec talks about how his mother Sophia, told him one day that his life doesn't belong to him, as an Heir, a human with the power of transforming himself into a mythological god, his destiny is clear: he must serve humanity and, if he ignores it, it's like choosing to destroy it. Zoya nods, she explains that humans find themselves on a battlefield between gods who want to reset the worlds and gods who want to keep it like it is, and they use them, the Heirs, to fight each other like chess pawns. Alec seems bothered to what Zoya responds "I still understand you. Family, it's harsh... My parents were afraid of my power and left me here. After that, and despite all the deceptions, I keep searching for someone to take care of me... So, Alec if we can find your mother I will help you, you have my promise."
She continues saying that if the real enemies are the Ancient gods, they have to annihilate the Eighth Seal first, as they are the one who lead the fight of the gods here amongst the humans. She shows a picture of the Eighth Seal most recent leader, Yamatoni. Alec, confused, knows him through his mother's files, Yamatoni was a close colleague of her when she worked for the Primordial Program. Zoya knows that if Alec joins The Primordial Program, he is to find answers about his missing mother but she wants to make it clear, Alec has to collaborate, their biggest operation will start as soon as they find Yamatoni's emplacement. There's is no time for questioning, Yamatoni is a traitor and knows too much about the Primordial Program since he used to work with them, we can't let him disclose anything.
In their return, Zoya and Alec are interrupted by Johona, an assassin working for the Eighth Seal. Johona transforms herself into her Deity form. (Fight : Zoya vs Johona). Once Johona is defeated, she insults them for going against their true destiny, as chosen by the Ancient gods they have to build a new world. She especially points to Zoya: "I would like to know what Lucifer thinks about your choice?", Zoya can't keep her calm as she's starting to shiver and says "I am Michael's Heir and only his." Johona smiles replying, "How long will you hold him back before the next incident?"
Alec gets closer to Zoya as Johona disappears and, then, remarks another presence. The assassin was not alone, a mysterious guy stands on the roof above them. Alec pursues him but he is quickly taken down by what appears to be a humanoid wolf. The wolf then jumps and disappears in a sudden blizzard.
UNSTABLE AND VIOLENT
On her way to home, Amina, a medical researcher for the Primordial Program, finds an Heir, Darren, writhing in pain, he can't control his Deity form. Amina tries to help him but Darren becomes violent. (Fight : Amina vs Darren)
As Darren falls unconscious, Amina calls her colleague to come and help her but a truck stops in front of her. JiaJun comes out of the truck, gets behind the unstable Heirs and ties him up to a stretcher before he takes him aboard. Anima doesn't understand what’s happening, she tries to stop JiaJun but she's too weakened by her previous fight to do anything about it. JiaJun then finds out that she is from the Primordial Program and, as a member of the Eighth Seal himself, he decides to kill her but Darren starts to move again and JiaJun knows that he has to hurry up if he doesn't want more trouble with him.
In the truck, JiaJun tells Darren that he can't stop the experiment. Suddenly, Darren wakes up in rage, invokes thunder and the vehicle falls on the road. (Fight : JiaJun vs Darren)
Elek-trode finishes her night as a DJ. She catches up by Janka, a spy paid for her protection. Elek-trode doesn't want The Eighth Seal or, even, the Primordial Program to discover her existence mainly because of her renown father, a French minister, and counts on Janka's help. The woman adverts her that the Eighth Seal already knows her secret and now she's in the center of their plans.
Elek-trode doesn't understand how they could’ve find her but Janka confesses to be their source. For Janka, the Eighth Seal members are a better investment. Elek-trode feels betrayed. She invested money in someone who she was supposed to trust. Elek-trode could feel the anger boiling up within her. She eventually could no longer contain her rage and she lashes out at Janka. (Fight : Janka vs Elek-trode)
Saeko looks back on her past. Four years ago, she tried to escape her village which was being demolished by the Eighth Seal at that time. She is reminded of all her friends and family dying right in front of her and how Wei saved her. At first she was afraid, Wei was a soldier from the Eighth Seal, but he felt guilty after seeing Saeko and eventually ran away with her. During those four years, Wei - who supported Saeko’s strong desire to stop the Eighth Seal - taught his martial arts skills to Saeko in this excluded forest
Now, Saeko wants to return to civilization, she has been approached by the Primordial Program and wants to help them. Before leaving, she asks Wei to join her and the Primordial Program. Wei refuses, he can't go back to the civilization but he's proud of her former apprentice and want to see her progress. They both agree to a friendly sparring match. (Fight : Saeko vs Wei)
In a dark alley, we see Yamatoni alone. He is talking to a mysterious woman on his phone. He's telling her, that The Primordial Program are about to take action and that they need to be ready. As he's still speaking, we see lots of birds spying him, one of the birds then flies away to land on Lou's finger, Lou is one the Heirs of the Primordial Program. Lou becomes really enthusiastic and turns to Zoya saying: "He is in town! We found Yamatoni!".
We return to the dojo with Alec, Zoya, Lou and now too, Saeko. Due to the power of their Heirs, they are the four most powerful soldiers of the Primordial Project and the center of the next operation. Zoya is proud to see her new team and now that Yamatoni is localized, the operation can finally start. She congratulates Lou to have found Yamatoni, as an Heir of the God of animals she could follow Yamatoni with her servant birds. Zoya also congratulates Saeko and Alec for joining the right side of this war. She asks if the plan is understood by everyone one final time, and as everyone nods, they move to what should be Yamatoni's position.
The location is an unsteady building. Zoya isn't surprised by Yamatoni's choice which makes Alec think that Zoya knows a lot about him. They attack the place but Yamatoni was a step ahead and counterattacks with smoke bomb and traps. (Fight : Zoya, Alec vs Yamatoni)
Alec is defeated but Zoya, even while injured, swears to finish this fight. We then learn that Zoya was Yamatoni's protegee during his time in the Primordial Program. Yamatoni rejects her accusations and calls her a traitor, but she won't listen. Yamatoni chooses the hard way and transforms himself into Odin (Fight: Zoya vs Yamatoni)
Zoya beats him but Yamatoni still tries to convince her he's not one of the leaders of the Eighth Seal. Suddenly, multiple Eighth Seal soldiers surround them and Johona appears fiercely. Lou was a traitor, she revealed their operation to the Eighth Seal. All the Heirs use their power to defeat the others but, weakened by their previous fights, the Primordial Program members can't keep up against their opponents. Johona captures Alec and Saeko. Zoya successes to run away with Yamatoni.
Somewhere, Qingyun carries out rituals on an unconscious man covered in blood. She is in a place that resemble cathedral interiors. As she focuses on her ceremony, she speaks with Janka. The spy says that they may have captured some of them. Yamatoni is still on the run and now that the Primordial Program will regain their trust for him, they will soon discover who the true leaders of The Eighth Seal are.
Suddenly, Caleb enters the chamber and interrupts their conversation. Caleb confesses to have followed Johona, he wants to know who Zoya is and what the Primordial Program is. Above all, the experiments on him start to exhaust him, he wants them to stop. Qingyun loses her temper, Caleb, who she called her son, has to understand that the experiments are crucial for the future of humanity and that he doesn't have a word to say about how she's leading the mission of the Eighth Seal.
LIST OF BATTLES
2nd Chapter - A New Myth
while Saeko and Alec have been made prisoners by the cult.
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IN GOD'S HANDS
Somewhere in Chile, an elderly woman prays in a little chapel. Soledad appears telling her that Yamatoni has found her aggressor, the one who nearly left her dead two years ago. She now has to join the Primordial Program. The other woman, who is revealed to be Soledad's mother, consents, she will keep praying for her protection. Soledad however, doesn't need that, she can only count on herself. Her mother smiles, she always knew that her daughter would do great things, and now, with this gift she can save humanity.
Soledad asks her mother how she knows that it's not He Himself who started the end of this world to what her mother responds that He will always be on the side of his creation, like a mother protecting her child.
Soledad does not believe her and chooses to leave in silence. As she's walking, the shot moves out and we can see the Chilean village where the scene takes place, and we see more and more of the devastation caused by the Wilting.
In the Eighth Seal HQ, Lou speaks with JiaJun, now that her task is completed, she wants to see Sophia. JiaJun laughs and presents to her a skull with strange organic tissues which he claims to be what remains of Sophia. Lou, heartbroken and furious, attacks him but she is blocked by Johona (Johona vs Lou).
JiaJun explains that it was only Sophia's fault, her vanity lead her to her death. JiaJun orders to conduct Lou where she won't be a nuisance. The girl, even while injured, defends herself and defeats the men who tried to take her before Johona finally knocks her out.
THE MISSING LINK
In the Tokyo airport, Soledad walks down the stairs of the aircraft to Yamatoni and Zoya who were waiting for her in front of the plane. We learn that Soledad became an Heir during a massacre caused by another Heir. She was given her powers by a dying man but she was also hit and left for dead. Ever since her first transformation, she felt a strange connection with her aggressor and she can even feel his presence. The Primordial Program needs her, because according to Yamatoni's source, Soledad's infamous aggressor has been captured by the Eighth Seal. If they find him, they will find the Eighth Seal HQ.
In the Dojo, Zoya trains the already very skilled Soledad (Soledad vs Zoya). For fun, Yamatoni joins the fight on Soledad's side and Amina, invited by Zoya, joins hers (Zoya, Amina vs Soledad, Yamatoni).
They then receive a visit from a government representative, their plan of operation has been validated and they can operate as soon as necessary.
Janka, in the museum, is joined by Yamatoni. She's his source. Janka adds that Qingyun, who is in charge of the Eighth Seal here in Tokyo, is preparing something independently from the rest of the cardinals, the cult leaders. If she succeeds the consequences will be irreversible. Despite Yamatoni's insistence, Janka doesn't want to say more so Yamatoni suggests a fight. If he wins, she tells everything, Janka accepts (Janka vs Yamatoni).
Yamatoni is defeated but still has a question for Janka, as he sees her six-point star pendant falling from her neck, "A believer?" he says. Janka holds her pendant tight before responding "We are not gods, Yamatoni, these Deities, they are like us, limited to this world, somehow to this reality. I still believe in a greater force beyond all of it, He's maybe not the one who I think He is, but I know He's there, watching us." Yamatoni confesses being surprised to see some humility in a person like her.
DON'T LET THEM HAVE YOU
At a night club exit, Johona finds Elek-trode, Elek-trode understands right away that Johona is sent by the Eighth Seal, she tries to run away but Johona is faster, the confrontation is inevitable (Johona vs Elek-trode).
Elek-trode wakes up in Qingyun's office with Johona, and guards behind her. Qingyun knows that she's the Minister's daughter. Qingyun goes straight to the point, she is there because they need her father to contribute to the Eighth Seal. Elek-trode refuses the imposed threats, her father won't help them, he doesn't make deal with terrorists.
Qingyun expected that, she then plays a videotape where we can see Elek-trode transform herself. The girl laughs at her, even this video won't help them, the Heirs are seen as heroes working with governments to fight against The Wilting, she will only be annoyed if her secret is out. But that won’t be suffice to blackmail her own father. Not losing her temper, Qingyun says that even though she refuses to do so now, soon enough, she won't be around to have the same conversation again.
Johona gets a call form JiaJun that something bad is happening right now at the confinement section, but nothing more is heard. Johona secretly informs Qingyun who, this time, can't control her irritation against JiaJun's irresponsibilities. She orders the guards to take Elek-trode to her cells, saying to the prisoner that if she can't use her as a hostage, she could still use her as a subject for new experiments. As Elek-trode leaves the room, Qingyun asks Johona to take care of their sudden annoyance.
Johona goes out the office but stops and briefly sees Caleb spying on them.
Qingyun asks why she is hesitant to leave the office. Johona feigns to not have seen Caleb and responds: "The Eighth Seal asked you to get this girl and forced her father to give us the authority to take the sacred grounds in France and you seemed to be succeeding in this task but I can't help myself to think that you have another aim in mind." Qingyun gets angry about how Johona authorizes this kind of discourse with her. Johona adds that she is not her servant, she is there, by the other cardinals' orders, to execute the plan and to see if everything goes as expected, and with this in mind, she has doubts. Quingyun says that she can do whatever she wants on her mission, she is one of the Eighth Seal cardinals, she doesn't have to wait for the confirmation of others. If she chooses to do more than just threaten a brat for the cult, she will. Johona replies that "Loki, Lucifer even Zeus... among the greater gods, there are always traitors." She then leaves and winks at Caleb.
In the dark, we can hear a man scream before the sounds of flesh being torn apart fill the room.
The scream wakes Alec and Saeko. Their awakening is brutal as they don't know where they are and find themselves completely surrounded by dead bodies. Alec acknowledges that the bodies are the men they’ve fought when they were trapped by the Eighth Seal in Yamatoni’s apartment. Judging from the surroundings, they are inside the cathedral-like building, and by the lack of windows, maybe even underground.
As they explore the place, Saeko, finally sees who caused this onslaught. It was Darren. He once again succeeded to escape from JiaJun hands. The monster stops and turns his eyes toward the two prisoners with the severed head of a guard in his hand (Saeko, Alec vs Darren). Alec is ready to continue the fight but Saeko stands between them. She thinks Darren is not their enemy and suggests that they can help him and get out of this place together. Darren stares at them quietly and eventually jumps and disappears from the scene.
In their evasion, Alec and Saeko find Lou under what seems to be ritualistic experiments. At first, despite Saeko's advice, Alec refuses to help this traitor. Lou, crying, explains that she only wanted to help Sophia. Alec understands that his mother, Sophia, helped Lou during her time in the Primordial Program and before being taken by the Eighth Seal. As they have the same goal, to find Sophia, Alec frees her.
A really angry JiaJun then appears. He is too busy about Darren's escape to see the trio. Alec wants to fight him but Lou needs her revenge on him (Lou vs JiaJun).
Suddenly, Darren jumps in the place and attacks the group, JiaJun runs away (Saeko, Alec vs Darren).
Facing Darren's pain and sadness, the group mourns, they feel sorry for him. The suffering Heir fades into the shadows. Alec and Saeko get closer as she searches for comfort from the situation.
Lou explains that they tried to make her believe that Sophia is dead but she doesn't believe it. She learns that they keep other hostages in the deepest levels of this place where they run their most horrific experiment. If Sophia is alive she must be there. In addition, she explains that there is also a dangerous prisoner there and he's nicknamed the Heathen. When Lou was still in JiaJun's hands, he threatened to give her to the Heathen if she didn't calm down.
In a forest, the rest of the Primordial Program, Zoya, Soledad and Yamatoni, locate the secret cathedral constructed under a sacred ground. Johona welcomes them (Zoya vs Johona).
When defeated, Johona flees. the group then combines power to open the ground and to create an entrance to the Eighth Seal HQ.
In her desk, Qingyun gets a call from Johona. The assassin informs her that the Primordial Program are trying to invade the HQ. Qingyun smiles and asks one of her guard to bring her special prisoners.
Hearing an earthquake, Caleb stops his experiment and gets dressed before running into Alec, Saeko and Lou. Alec wants his revenge, since their last encounter on that roof (Alec vs Caleb).
Caleb asks them to stop, he wants to join them. He explains that he did not understand what the Eighth Seal was about, they always hid the truth for him, he thought that they wanted him to save the world, not to annihilate it. Saeko asks him why they have captured Alec and her, but Caleb doesn't even know why they set a trap for the Primordial program group as the principal mission was to blackmail government representatives (like Elek-trode's father).
Another earthquake happens, Caleb wonders what could cause it? Lou answers him: “It's one of the other Primordial Program members. Zoya would never let someone being taken by the Eighth Seal.” Caleb remembers that Zoya was frequently cited by Qingyun, she even asked Johona to spy on her.
In another area of the Eighth Seal HQ, Zoya and the rest of the Primordial Program team arrive but they only find Qingyun who was waiting for them.
We return to Alec and the others. At this point, everything becomes clear to Caleb, Qingyun did not follow the Eighth Seal operations, she's on her own, an operating individual. Caleb says: "Qingyun did not care for you two. She elaborated the trap with Lou because she wanted Zoya... but she did not succeed so she took you three here to…", "Bring Zoya to this place." continues Saeko.
We now return to Zoya. Qingyun smiles and then brings forth a terrified couple and Zoya recognizes them immediately. They are her parents. They seem more afraid of their daughter than Qingyun herself, they start to scream "Devil!" at Zoya and pray to God to save them from Satan. Zoya in tears, implores them to stop, asks them to listen to her. “I can control my powers now!” She insists. As she's saying it, she hears her Deity forms Michael and Lucifer talking to her in her mind. Michael asks her to remain strong but Lucifer laughs and says that it is now his turn to play. Zoya can't bear this voice any longer and falls down.
Alec seems to now understand what Caleb and Saeko are trying to say. Zoya is the most powerful Heir in their team, Qingyun wants her powers.
We go back to Zoya. Qingyun smiles one more time and then slashes the throats of Zoya's parents. Zoya is completely overwhelmed and yells. Her almost inhuman screams fill the room as she spectacularly transforms herself into Lucifer.
As the scene shifts back to Qingyun, a small red light is seen behind her implying that a camera was running. Everything that has happened was recorded.
LIST OF BATTLES
3rd Chapter - The Heathens
and an anticipated meeting between Soledad and his aggressor Ezequiel.
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WE ARE NOT ALONE
All around the world, the video of Zoya transforming herself into Lucifer is broadcasting. Qingyun announces with usage of the transmission, that The Eighth Seal had already corrupted the Primordial Program and it's Lucifer, their leader, who will guide them through their domination over humanity. It's a lie from Qingyun but it seems to work, as all the media relayed the information. The reporters recognize Zoya as one of the most prominent Heirs working with the Primordial Program, but in front of what they call “her true face”, they come to the conclusion that, as Qingyun said, the Heirs were their enemies since the beginning, they are just evil spirits taking human form.
In downtown Tokyo, Amina watches the video transmission. She's terrified that the world is starting to fear the Heirs and as a member of the Primordial Program herself, she is known to the general public. She is starting to have the feeling that people are looking at her. Amina nervously starts to run but she soon notices that she was not the one that everyone was looking at. Darren is in front of her. He is completely lost and begs her for help. Suddenly, the Heir is brutally injured by Johona, who was chasing him apparently. Everybody, except the three Heirs, runs away in screams. (Amina vs Johona)
As she wins, Amina stops herself to execute Johona. The humiliated assassin orders Amina to kill her, she doesn't want any mercy from a heathen. Amina makes a statement about tolerance, her parents accepted her condition and never saw anything else than a human in her. Heirs aren't just a part in this war between the gods, they are humans as well, they are more than the weapons of the gods. They have their own life, their own soul. "Johona, you more than anyone else should understand that we are not defined by others, even our own body won't impose us to be what we really want to be." the scientist concludes.
As Zoya struggles to control her Lucifer form, Qingyun transforms herself into her Kali form and grabs Zoya by her throat: "Don't try to go against him, it will be less painful, give him what he wants and join us. Haven't you suffered enough?" Yamatoni and Soledad try to help but the soldiers who accompanied Qingyun block them.
A blinding ray of light invades the room, wild animals jump on the soldiers and the earth beneath them moves and captures Yamatoni and Soledad, eventually bringing them outside the room. It were the combined powers of Alec, Lou and Saeko who save them. The first thing Yamatoni sees is Caleb, but he recognizes him as Qingyun's adopted son and confronts him without a second thought. (Yamatoni vs Caleb)
Saeko and Alec retain Yamotoni until he understands that Caleb is their ally. Yamatoni then requires everyone to come back and save Zoya, but Lou already had a discussion with Zoya before about this case scenario and she knows how powerful her Lucifer form can be. She concludes: “Without a plan, we have no chance.”
Meanwhile in the other room, Qingyun is too fascinated by Lucifer to take care of the others. As Zoya is still struggling, Qingyun orders the soldiers to bring the angel to her cell and to kill the - now rendered useless - Primordial Program team. Finally, the cardinal takes her phone and asks JiaJun to move forward with Elek-Trode. Everything is going as planned and Qingyun, as she finds herself alone in the room, smiling and savoring her first victory.
A spying crow flies away and lands on Yamatoni's hand, Lou uses her power to communicate with the bird and informs the group about what was going on. Because they have to act quickly, she suggests that they should start by saving all the prisoners in the HQ. After what they did to her, she can’t let the Eighth Seal torture anyone else. Saeko agrees, there are too many tortured innocents here. They can save Zoya afterwards. Caleb informs them that a command room, where they could control all the cells in the HQ, is situated beneath them.
On the other hand, Caleb also knows that if they lose sight of Qingyun and let her tame Zoya, she will become unstoppable. As he knows where Qingyun is going now, he can still surprise her and stop her. Although the chance of finding his mother Sophia is bigger if he joins the rest of the group, Alec decides against it and opts to join Caleb on his mission.
The group argues but finally accepts to split up.
DANCING ON ALARMS
In the meantime in the command room, Elek-trode is held down by five soldiers pointing their guns at her. If she were to ever try to transform herself, they’d shoot. Elek-trode is terrified as she can see what's happening with Zoya on multiple screens in the room. An angry JiaJun then enters in the room, mumbling about how he’s doing Qingyun's job instead of taking care of Darren or doing experiments on Zoya. He explains to Elek-trode that now, everyone on Earth sees the Heirs as demons working for the devil himself. "Who could be more evil than Lucifer, am I right?!". He holds a phone in front of her and asks her if she's still thinking that she will stay a celebrity after her secret is announced.
From the phone, we hear the voice of Elek-trode's father, the french Minister.
"Oui Allô ?" he says.
"Dad?" Elek-trode is starting to cry.
"Romane! what's happening? did you see the news? Are you safe?"
"I am so sorry Dad but..."
"I..." Suddenly, Saeko, Lou, Soledad and Yamatoni kick the doors of the command room, distracting all the soldiers. The captive then smiles and says to her father: "I had to kick some asses".
Elek-trode transforms herself in Sekhmet and uses her impressive power to knock out all the soldiers, jumping around and changing into sand to navigate between the opponents.
She, then, arrives in front of the group and Saeko nervously attacks her (Elek-Trode vs Saeko). As they all settle down and finally understand that they’re all on the same side, the DJ explains that they filmed Zoya's transformation and that they’re broadcasting it all around the world.
Suddenly, a noise comes from under the command table. Saeko notices JiaJun’s presence and grabs him. He's terrified and seemingly injured by Elek-trode. Some bruises from his fight with Darren are still visible as well. Saeko forces him to open all the prison cells and while shaking on his legs, he does as he’s told. As the cell doors are opening, all the prisoners are released and bring even more chaos to the place.
We can vaguely see a strange man with an evil smile watching his cell doors open.
The group, then, leaves the command room for helping the prisoners to get out of the HQ. Except Soledad, as her teammates walk out the door, she notices the strange man on a screen. She recognizes her aggressor in him and takes this opportunity to quit the rest of the group and confront him.
Somewhere else in the HQ, Alec and Caleb come across a highly protected door. Caleb explains that they will find Qingyun behind this door, and claims that almost certainly, Zoya must be with her as well. It's a place where Qingyun goes regularly to practice her occult rituals and she will need them for taming Lucifer. Caleb interlocks the door announcing the final fight.
Ezequiel goes through the corridors of the prison, killing anybody in his way until he suddenly faces Soledad. They both do not move, as Soledad is filled with anger and fear. Ezequiel starts to vaguely remember the girl in front of him. Soledad’s angry look helps him fill in the blanks. Ezequiel now remembers and congrats her to have outlived their last encounter. He decides to not attack her as a sign of respect. Soledad shakes her head. She doesn't want to miss this chance to confront him, to kill him, to let him pay for what he has done and transforms herself into her Deity form. Ezequiel smiles and accepts the duel. (Soledad vs Ezequiel).
Soledad thinks she is winning but Ezequiel defeats her by surprise. He reaches out and takes Soledad by the hair and raises her up. A voice interrupts him. Someone in the shadows speaks to Ezequiel, asking if he thinks that any more of this cruelty will help him forget. Ezequiel looks down and then thrusts out long claws from his fingers, nearly pressing the points of his nails against Soledad's eye. After some time, Ezequiel relents and withdraws his claws, telling the voice that each murder is a short liberation and he simply walks away. Ezequiel makes his way and passes the shadow of Wei who apparently was the one talking to him.
Saeko, Elek-trode, Yamatoni, Lou and JiaJun enter in the deepest level of the Eighth Seal HQ. They come across various prisoners who run away in all directions. Yamatoni tells them how to get out, with the others helping him to guide the crowd, everyone except Lou. Lou sees a mysterious door, bigger than the rest of the doors he’s seen before. This one is more advanced than the rest. It's the only cell that did not open and the technology surrounding the door implied that it could not have been opened from the command room. She asks JiaJun if Sophia is in there, and as he nods Lou starts to transform herself immediately and summons all of her Heir’s power to break the door. She’s too busy to listen to Saeko’s warnings, who remarked her haste.
After summoning a buffalo, Lou is finally able to break the door. However, when they enter the room, it seems completely empty. As she turns around to ask JiaJun where to find Sophia, she doesn't see Zoya waking up in the shadows still in her Lucifer form. To everyone’s surprise, Zoya orders everyone to flee from her, that she can't control herself but as she warms them, she relentlessly starts to attack Lou. Lou is seriously injured in the process and blood is spilled everywhere. If Zoya is still lucid, she seems to have no control over her body anymore.
JiaJun, proud of his lie, takes advantage of the situation to run away and imprisons Saeko in the cell with Lou and the powerful Zoya. Elek-trode and Yamatoni are locked out of the room, screaming their names in terror. Saeko has to fight alone as Lou has fainted, too injured to move. (Saeko vs Zoya).
Saeko breathlessly falls down, as she defeated Zoya. The fight was so intense that it broke the walls around them. Finally, the door falls down, letting Elek-trode and Yamatoni in.
Zoya is exhausted, laying on the ground, but she's starting to laugh and progressively regains her power in front of the others. They are particularly afraid of what is coming. Yamatoni then gets up, throw himself on Zoya and tries to maintain her as he confesses a fatherly love for her. "I did not want to abandon you, I did not want to be another loved one who let you down. I have to stay dead, to know more about the Eighth Seal. I am sorry kiddo, you were the daughter I never had, please forgive me. I just want you to finally find peace, after all you’ve gone through." As he speaks, Zoya defends herself like a maniac and scratches his flesh but suddenly, she stops. Her entire body loosens. She looks dead but they can hear her repress her tears. Her wings start to grow and color themselves red, she transforms herself into a third Deity form: Seraphim. Zoya then closes her eyes and slowly returns to her human form. "You are so beautiful." says Yamatoni, completely submerged by emotions.
After a while, Lou wakes up in a puddle of blood but is still alive and directly calls for Sophia before finally admitting to the truth, she is not there and she will never find her, Sophia is dead, Johona was right. Even though she was barely standing straight, she falls back on the ground, crying. Saeko takes her in her arms and promises her that she’ll always be there for her. Elek-trode eventually joins them, binding all of them. Saeko, Lou, Yamatoni and Zoya, all of them experience a comforting moment in times of peril.
THE FINAL FIGHT
Alec and Caleb arrive in the center of a Cathedral. Qingyun is not impressed to see the two enter. She speaks: “Now that the world knows about the real nature of the Heirs, everyone will fear them. Now they can finally be what they’re supposed to be: Gods among humans.”
He asks her where Zoya is and what she's planning to do with her. Qingyun answers that the Lucifer form was supposed to be transferred into Caleb's body but now that he disappointed her, she will take this Deity form for herself. Caleb doesn't understand, she saw him steal various Deity forms for her in the past during her rituals, why does she need them? She doesn't respond.
Alec and Caleb are caught up by Saeko, Yamatoni and Elek-trode. They are visibly all ready to defeat Qingyun once for all. Before the assault, Alec firmly asks: "What happened to Sophia?" He is fed up that he and the young Lou have been played around with and he wants a real answer. The recurring answer is given. Sophia was a member here, she used to do experiments on herself but her vanity to become a real god brought her death as she, one day, went too far on herself. Alec is completely enraged and still accuses her of lying. He can no longer restrain his anger and lashes out at Qingyun (Alec vs Qingyun).
Following a group of prison-breakers, Soledad arrives outside the Eighth Seal HQ but... Where are the others? She then feels a presence, she first asks herself if it's Ezequiel but this feeling is more powerful. As every former prisoner around her walks around mindlessly, Soledad knows that an immense threat is approaching.
Suddenly, Lou and Zoya appear from the HQ entrance, they had to get out because they were too weak to confront Qingyun, the rest of the group’s members are all together against the cardinal. Zoya reads Soledad’s confusion from her face and asks her what's going on. Soledad does not respond and just stares at the entrance.
Qingyun won't give up despite being just defeated by Alec. Yamatoni tells her that she is better to give up, her plan has failed, Zoya is free. Qingyun laughs. "I don't need her anymore, I had what I wanted." she tells to the group. Qingyun reveals that, even if the Eighth Seal wanted Zoya on their side, she only wanted her to terrify the world and discredit the Primordial Program. Her own plan did not fail. She doesn't need to be part of The Eighth Seal anymore, to be one of their cardinals, she uses them as she wanted and she is not scared because she knows well that she is the strongest of them all.
Out of her mind, she transforms herself in an enhanced and giant new Deity form, Orion, who doesn’t belong to any ancient or modern religions. Yamatoni recognizes this Deity, four years ago, it was this monster who destroyed their base-camp where Sophia resided.
Effortless, Orion defeats the entire group, launching blue fires towards them.
Wei appears and stops the fight, using his Power to retain Qingyun. As a former elite in The Eighth Seal, he reveals that Qingyun is an artificial being. The Eighth Seal gives her a strong body, an artificial copy of Deity, Kali, and finally trained her to be their ultimate weapon. Unfortunately, due to the unnatural process of her creation, Qingyun’s deity form Kali began to split into two forms and the latter evolved into Orion. Orion is unstable and always needs to absorb other Deities, if she doesn't absorb Heirs' powers, she will lose sanity and vitality. This is why she keeps so much prisoners here, she’s feeding on them to survive, like vampires that suck the blood from their victims. “You thought that once you had absorbed Zoya’s immense powers you would be free from Orion’s strong desires, but it will be never the case. This is the retribution to play God, this fake idol will always ask for more”.
Qingyun should have been livid to have her weakness being unveiled but she was more concerned by the first part of the revelation. Even she herself didn't know she wasn't born human and, as confused as she was, she attacks Wei (Wei vs Orion).
Qingyun is defeated. In a psychotic episode, she tears off her gloves and sleeves revealing that her arms are turning blue and her fingers are starting to split up in two. Orion is slowly taking her over. She hits her arms against the floor with such strength that her limbs break and bleed. As she looks at the blood, she whispers: "Not human? What’s the point of life if you are not even a creation from the gods? Who is looking on me?". Suddenly, she uses Orion’s power to make everyone around her levitate and creates blue explosions all around the cathedral. She then disappears behind the deflagration.
As the HQ are burning down and the Heirs fall back on the ground, Alec, Yamatoni, Wei, Elek-Trode, Caleb and Saeko know that they have to run, and fast. Alec doesn't want to leave without having found his mother but Yamatoni confesses, one more time, that Qingyun had told him the truth. A long time before her death, he had suspicions about her and he now knows, with certitude, that she was the one who made their mission fail four years ago.
An enormous fragment suddenly falls between Yamatoni and the other Heirs. Yamatoni tells them that he will find another way up and runs. Wei guides the group, the first floor is inaccessible and too dangerous, they have to go up and quick. Each of them becoming a Deity using their power to help each other in the flight upwards.
The rest of the group, Soledad, Lou and Zoya are outside in the forest, in front of the Eighth Seal HQ entrance which looks like the pit of hell. They are worried. Suddenly the others all jump through the fire. Everyone is safe except Yamatoni who doesn't seem to be with them but Zoya isn't worried. She knows about his abilities of always managing to come back.
Tired by what they all went through, they start to silently walk, with all the prisoners, in the truck that has brought the Primordial Program group here before.
Saeko, in the arms of Alec, looks with pride at her former master Wei and, without a word, thanks him to go against his value and helping them. Saeko then confesses to Alec about her anxiety for the future of the Heirs, now that the world sees them as monsters, it won't be long before they also accuse them of causing The Wilting. Alec remains speechless and can't reassure her.
In the End Credit, we see different TV News talking about the Heirs’ revelation. The animation is in a dark and disturbing tone. The final word: “Following the recent event, the international governments waive their Primordial Program. The Heirs, until shown proof to the contrary, will, now, be treated as potential threat for mankind.”
JiaJun is cutting through Tokyo buildings, à la spiderman, in his Deity form with his expanding arms. When he arrives on a roof, he calls the Eighth Seal and freaks out. Qingyun went mad, compromising everything, and the Tokyo HQ have been destroyed with his labs in it.
Far away on an isolated hill on what seems to be a Greek island, we see a man, with a two-faced Roman mask, on the phone. He reassures JiaJun, it's just a sacrifice for a bigger victory.
He hangs up and speaks to a veiled woman who carefully assembles a shrine under a gigantic and magnificent tree where an eight-pointed star is carved in the bark. He tells her that now the Morning Star is out of their plan, they have to break the last seal sooner than expected.
We see the woman turn around. It’s Sophia, alive, suddenly a lock of blue hair falls from the veil. As wings appears on her back, she's smiling.
LIST OF BATTLES
When you finish the arcade mode with a fighter, you unlock a cinematic where is shown a memory from the fighter in the form of a slide of images.
Click on EXPAND to read all each fighters' memories.
When you finish the last challenge in the Ascension mode with a fighter, you unlock a cinematic where is the fighter is interviewed by Janus who has a different tone of voice and gesture depending on who is talking to. Depending on the fighter, he can be excited, terrified, flirty or childish.
The player then has a choice between three questions, he could only asks one.
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A battle takes place in a Stage. Each stage has its own settings and, sometimes, his own rules. It can be really useful for a player to know the specificity of a stage to take advantage of it. Each stages of Heirs of the Wrath are associated to a fighter and, most of times, illustrate a part of his country of origin and the culture.
Some stages have two versions. In most of the case, it is one original version and one more basic version (with no specific gameplay like uneven ground or traps) but others has two completely different versions like Distant Forest that has a version during summer and a second during winter.
Outside the fights, the stage also appears in the Story mode and mostly serves as a decor for characters encounters.
List of stages
There are 16 stages in Heirs to the Wrath.
A substandard and unsafe housing with very fragile furniture and walls. During your fight, you will crash into a bed, a closet even a toilet destroying everything all around you.
You can access to new rooms by throwing the opponent through a wall. You start in the bedroom.
Apartment 13 has one unique version
Cathedral of Apocalypse
In a Cathedrale-like architectures. You can see strange and gigantic silhouettes of angels and demons behind impressive stained window of the cathedral overhangs you. The Cathedral of Apocalypse is evolving during a fight depending on the current winner
Cathedral of Apocalypse has one unique version
A simple japanese pedestrian street with a row of colorful, semi-detached houses in a side and a row of cherry trees in bloom and bicycle. You can see a white tramway in the background. It's one of the most colorful and peaceful stage for a bloody violent fight. Wind animation with petal and bright sun contribute to the arena aestheticism.
Cherry Street has one unique version
On the top of the world, you have a impressive panoramic on all a North American metropolis. In this arena you will be under the light of helicopters. In the last round, one helicopter will crash on the arena (under the attack of a random character), the zone will be highly dangerous, a lot of things will happen like fire, fall of the antenna, engine explosion. Be ready !
City Roof comes in two versions:
With a Greek revival architecture, the museum in one of the most luxurious place to fight. It is divided in two areas :
Classical Museum has one unique version
It's a techno-rave night club reserved to the most underground community. There's a lot of dances, parties going on around you but you're here for the fight and it's exactly what make this nightclub than popular: the violence. You will be in a neon environments, lots of light animations, sexy dancers and all of that conducted by the Disc-jokey' mix.
Cyber Nightclub has one unique version
Due to the numerous wind-singing bamboos and an absence of wildlife, this forest is known for being exceptionally relaxing. You can find a shallow lake in his center and a rocky cavern in the extreme left. This forest has a historic association with old demons, be careful, it is said that these ghastly spirits glide between the bamboo plants.
Distant Forest comes in two versions:
Get ready for high-speed action. You are fighting on various big vehicles dashing off on a freeway at night. The environment will change between streetlights, temperate rainforests, construction sites and highway tunnel. Beware, using your strongest moves can cause brutal accident, forcing you to jump on another vehicles. Your reflex will be tested here.
Freeway Chase comes in two versions:
A communal bath house which uses hot water from a natural, rocky hot spring in the end of a waterfall. This bath house is quite relaxing within an Art Nouveau architecture, with one large wall separating the sexes. During the fight, which take place in a deep foot sap, you can break the barrier, the result is random, which type of naked people will you surprise behind? If you begin an all-female fight, you will start in the ladies side otherwise you'll start in the gentlemen side.
Healing Spa has one unique version
You are fighting on the set of an overexcited game show. Colorful, light everywhere, a big audience encouraging their favorite. It is a fun and unpretentious level where a beautiful lady presenter can shows up anytime for make a commentary. In the end of the match the presenter will interview the winner and different animation will play depending of his success. (Bigger Animation if he wins all the rounds)
Outch! Ring!! comes in two versions:
You will be in the center of a gigantic Greek Coliseum encouraged by a breath-taking crow. With marble, flags, sleepy big cats and gigantic statues of Olympic Gods are part of the surrounding. You can also admire in the background, the outside of the Coliseum, a beautiful Greek island landscape with white and blue houses.
Pantheon Coliseum has one unique version
The sinister prison yard of the Eighth Seal. You fight in a suspended cage with esoteric lights, surrounded by levels of balcony and prison cells. A lot of evil spirits encourage the fight, and when the hits become too violent the cage starts to swing itself. Be careful when you get close of an evil spirit, he can hit you or grap you for letting your opponent some free hits.
Prison Yard comes in two versions:
A majestic dojo with a classical Chinese architecture. There's a lot of statues, engravings who recall ancient gods from various mythology. If you throw the opponent through the paper wall, you will fall into the wood bridge.
Serene Dojo has one unique version
Graffiti, smoke, police sirens, rusted containers or trolleys, posters, garbage containers this place is unsafe and unwelcome. When you're fighting more and more skaters, punks and other misfits will assist to the match and cheer their favorite with flags.
Be careful when you get close of the crowd, they can hit you or grap you for letting your opponent some free hits.
Skate Park has one unique version
The fight start at the summit of an Aztec pyramid where you are above and surrounded by a dense tropical forest. If the fighters fall too much on the ground the roof where they fight will collapse and the fighter will fight in to bottom of Pyramid. The interior of the Pyramid is an Aztec temple with lots of engravings, statues and even a throne. The vegetation spread all over the place as there are a lots of enormous tree roots and luminescent fungus which light the place.
Step-Pyramid has one unique version
Relaxing is easy on this Cameroonian beach during a sunrise: sand soft and white as sugar, brilliant sunshine and azure waters abound but you're here for the fight. While you try to beat each other, you can see various animations like Beach-volley, sandcastles and crabs. If you go to the extreme right, you reach the rocky reefs and their wild waves.
Sunrise Beach comes in two versions:
The game soundtrack ranges from gentle house to IDM trips through raucous synth melodies and hip-hop loops showing a variety of beats packed, all of which help to bring out an emotional and dream-like dynamic in opposition of the high energy tunes of most of the fighting game scores.
If the score mostly focus on electronic beats, there is sometimes classical music elements (choir, cello and violin) and heavy metal elements (riff with electric guitars, distortion sounds and vigorous vocals) adding variety and powerness to the soundtrack.
- Voice acting incorporates accents depending on the origins of the character speaking.
Logos & Box Art
Unofficial Artworks & Fanarts
Thanks to all of you who took the time to draw the characters of Heirs to the Wrath! If you did an art about this game and want me to share it here just post it in the comments.
With the revival of the fighting games market since the release of Street Fighter IV, the HTTW team wanted their own license able to stand out among the 3D fighting games represented by a very limited number of series (Tekken, Soul Calibur and Dead or Alive).Bloody Roar, the HTTW team developed the idea of Heirs to the Wrath with strong emphasis of a modern gameplay aiming to the esports tournament market.
An intriguing storyline, charismatic fighters and attractive design were developed so that the game can appeal to both casual gamers and the Western audience as well as garner a fanbase.
For the design, the HTTW team wanted the characters to have an impression of realistic proportionalities in anatomy but with slightly alteration (more slender, less broad shoulders, ...) to give them attractive bodies. Also, their physical traits must have corresponded to their nationality.
Even before the official launch, 5 DLC were announced each of them will add a new fighter, a new arena, new topical outfits for the fighters as well as balance rectifications. The DLC will be release every 6 months for a still to be determined price. During the same announcement, the HTTW team stipulated that, depending on the success of the game, they have plan for a sequel or a re-release.
Secrets & Unlockables
Heirs to the Wrath is a game which encouraging the player to follow particular steps to unlock the totality of the game. This a list of all the hidden content in the game and how to unlock them:
- Yamatoni: Finish the first chapter of the Story Mode
- Caleb: Finish the second chapter of the Story Mode
- Qingyun: Finish the third chapter of the Story Mode
- Janka: Go over 10 matches in Survival mode, she will appears for the 11th match, then win against her.
- Soledad: Finish the Arcade mode (in Normal or Hard) with all the starter fighters
- Ezequiel: In Arcade mode (in Normal or Hard) with Soledad, when you confront Ezequiel in the last match, win with a Ring Out
- Classical Museum: Finish Arcade mode once.
- Outch! Ring!!: In the Arcade mode, you have 1/30 chance to fight in this area. Win the match in it without loosing any round.
- Step-Pyramid: In the Ascension mode finish the secret Challenge H.
- Cathedral of Apocalypse: Finish Arcade mode in Hard with Qingyun.
- Alternative colors for costume 1 & 2: Finish Arcade mode (in Normal or Hard) with this fighter in less than 15 minutes.
- Memories video: Finish Arcade mode with this fighter.
- Available in the Hall of fame: Complete the Command Training with this fighter
- Kids mode (little body, big feets, hands and head): Play 10 hours of game
- Bounce mode (bouncing breast and buttocks): Finish the Arcade mode with all the fighters
- Bloody mode (lot of blood in each hit): Fight 500 battles
- Play with an Ascension Fighter outside the Ascension mode: Win the final challenge in Ascension mode
You can fight against Uber Orion with specific actions
- In the Arcade Mode: Start the Normal or Hard mode in Tag Team (with two affiliated fighter and each controlled by a different player). During the route do a least 2 perfects, 3 Wrath Moves (with at least on Tag Wrath Move)
- In the Ascension Mode: Unlock the Secret Challenge M
- VS Mode: Once you finish the Story mode, play against a computer. In the Character select screen, when you have to chose your opponent Highlight Alec 3 seconds then, highlight Saeko 3 seconds then, highlight Qingyun 3 seconds then press all 4 buttons (Kick, Punch, Beast, Guard) on the Random Option.
- All the Wrath Moves are directly inspired by legends and myths surrounding the Deity.
- Lots of deities was considered for the fighters, even Deity from less conventional mythologies as Cthulhu or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
- From this survey, Elek-trode is voted first favorite fighter from the players as she gains 32% of votes. The second being Darren with 16% of votes.
- You can read on Alec's pants δύναμη (dýnami) meaning Force in Greek.
- The subtitles for each chapter are the translation of the title in another language: Japanese for the Chapter 1, French for the Chapter 2, Russian for the Chapter 3, Hebrew for the Memories and Inuktitut for the Interviews
- The Chibi Wallpaper is now featured in the Fantendo Hall of Fame of Image, thank you for your votes!
Thanks to the people who helped me in this project, I am glad to have you!
- The Box Art was drawn by ArtauEXO
- The Sypnosis template was made by YeeMeYee (t∣b∣c)
- Beta readers: YeeMeYee (t∣b∣c), Oswald_Tyriaroth (t∣b∣c) and FlamingoPhoenixFeathers (t∣b∣c)
- Alec is a playable character in Fantendo's End of Time?!
- Qingyun, Soledad and Darren, in their Human and Deity forms, can be used as Kingdom cards in the game Fortresses of Light
Want to use the fighters for your umbrella/crossover project? You can! But first you will have to notice me about that and, then, add somewhere a link to this page on your project. Have fun with them!