|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
Last Ranker (Japanese: ラストランカー Hepburn: Rasuto Rankā ) is a role-playing video game from imageepoch and Capcom that was released in Japan on July 15, 2010 for the PlayStation Portable. In Last Ranker warriors are ranked by how they perform in battle by a combat organization called Bazalta, which is headquartered in the city of Ghandoar. The protagonist of the game is a man named Zig who is part of a group of wanderers called Cantalera and decides to leave his group and head to Ghandoar, join Bazalta, and make his way to the top.
In combat the player will only use Zig to fight in real-time, however they will not have direct control over Zig's movement. As attacks are chosen from the menu they use up SP and the gauge takes a few seconds to recharge when depleted.
- Zig (ジグ)
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Zig is a migrant that registers in a tournament and makes his way through the ranks.
- Ren (レン)
- Voiced by: Marina Inoue
- Ren registers with Bazalta at the same time as Zig to restore her family name, the name of Salvatore.
- Faz (ファズ)
- Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura
- Faz was a childhood friend of Zig while he was with the Cantalera and becomes a rival during the tournament.
- Makis (マキス)
- Voiced by: Wataru Hatano
- Makis is the "ranking director" and feeds Zig information about the tournament.
- Tylong (タイロン)
- Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Tylong is part of a powerful family and ranked 8th overall. Zig becomes his newest assistant and starts him out with test involving the Cantalera.
Last Ranker is being directed by Kazuya Niinou at imageepoch and produced by Minae Matsukawa from Capcom. The story will be written by Kazushige Nojima, the music will be composed by Yoko Shimomura, and the character designs are being done by Tatsuya Yoshikawa.
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- Official website (Japanese)