Are you ready to vanquish beasts plaguing the world by producing an army of children? ... Oh, you are? Well then! Atlus has shared a glimpse of the seven heroines you'll be building relationships with in Conception 2: Children of the Stars for the 3DS and Vita, complete with a second gallery of near-NSFW transformation gifs as they change outfits for battle.

Prepping for battle involves producing Star Children, which means players will need to befriend Conception 2's seven heroines: Chloe, Ellie, Feene, Fuuko, Narika, Serina and Torri. Besides their personalities, the associated press release notes battle-oriented attributes for each character - Fuuko uses Dual Pistols for example, while Ellie uses a Summoning Gun to dole out magical attacks - but it's unclear how those abilities will play into battles since you'll be fighting with Star Children.

First-run copies of Conception 2 will also include a 10-track CD composed by Masato Kouda (Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter series). You'll be able to start expanding your family for the sake of the world sometime this spring.

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Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars (The Seven Heroines)

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The Seven Powerful Heroines of Conception II are Here to Help You Save The World (and Study for Exams)

Being a God's Gift in Conception II certainly has its perks: they send you into dungeons to fight hordes of monsters, you have the world's most powerful corporation watching your every move, and the entire world is waiting with bated breath to see if you have the strength to stop the planet from being destroyed by nightmarish monsters.

But at the end of the day, you still get to make Star Children with seven of the best and brightest girls at the academy, so it's not all bad?

Well, it's a little bit more complicated than that. The seven heroines all have their own personality traits and quirks to decipher, and your relationship with them directly relates to how powerful your Star Children are. Worse yet, you only get three opportunities to attempt to improve your relationship before you need to rest or revisit a dungeon.

And instead of referring to them as "the seven heroines," we can now reveal who they are, and as a bonus we've included their transformation process from school duds to bad-ass battle gear.

(Some of these sequences flirt with the edge of NSFW, so if you need to give your readers a heads up, you've been warned.)

Chloe is the older sister of your new friend Chlotz, and only a year older than your character. Her abilities are so exceptional that she works as an instructor at the Academy.

Chloe uses a Remote Turret to perforate her opponents.

Ellie is a first-year student who's very energetic and often cheers on those around her. Though she looks cute and young, she's very mature and perceptive.

Ellie uses a magical staff called a Summoning Gun to dish out serious magic damage.

Feene is an earnest, polite third-year student. She is considered one of the strongest Disciples, and has already seen action on the front lines.

Her formidable Gunblade has seen its fair share of battles as well.

Fuuko is the first female student that you'll meet. She is bright and amicable, and quick to make friends. She sees herself as a very down-to-earth kind of person.

Fuuko uses her Dual Pistols in dungeons with deadly accuracy.

Narika

The vice representative of your class. She is shy and reserved, without much self-confidence, but has a good heart and is very kind to others.

Her Bowgun speaks differently about her - it packs a huge punch to monsters.

Serina

Despite her diminutive size, she is actually a third-year Disciple with
incredible power. She has a good heart, but often tries to keep her true
feelings hidden.

Her Kick Gun is an incredible hybrid of fashion-forward footwear and death-dealing.


As a result of being raised in a research facility, Torri is very naïve about the outside world and usually believes anything she's told.

Torri materializes a powerful gatling gun to obliterate anything in her path.
Don't Forget!

The ATLUS tradition of offering collectors' items with pre-orders and limited first-run availability continues with the wildly unique RPG Conception II. For either the Nintendo 3DS™ or PlayStation®Vita version, physical copies of Conception II will come in a special box and include a 10-track CD arrangement, composed by Masato Kouda. The box and CD are guaranteed to pre-orders from participating retailers and for a limited time after the game's launch. Conception II will be published in North America by ATLUS beginning in spring 2014 for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. The game will be $39.99 for either version. More details will be on the game's official website at atlus.com/conception2.

Conception II is not yet rated by the ESRB.

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