Just read through the new BWS blog post and it clears up a lot about the story of Last Hope. When I saw the “new” CG on the website yesterday, I was really confused. My first thought was “…isn’t that just one of the CGs from Rath’s route in Bloody Nightmare?” Well, it turns out I was part right… It’s from that same scene. According to the blog post, this scene marks the beginning of “the fugitive life for Rath and Fiona”, who are chasing after her family who escaped before. (remember when Fiona left with the wolves and Nesso left behind a letter?) This clears up why Rath’s route felt incomplete… It’s because his good route is justthe prologue to Last Hope. Last Hope picks up right where Rath’s route left off.
So the staff says there will be “various kinds of Fionas” (meaning her personality will be altered a bit from route to route, I guess… typical for Otomate haha). Having Last Hope start here means that the cats will be after her, she’ll be with the wolves (sort of) and she’ll be chasing after Nesso/Zara/the rest of her family. (including Elza, I guess)
This explains a lot! I guess I always thought Last Hope would be an alternate version of the events in Bloody Nightmare, but it’s not at all. The story of Last Hope takes place after Fiona escapes the castle in Bloody Nightmare… So Auger and Mejojo will still be their beautiful, crazy selves. XD They just didn’t get the chance to whip/brand her since Fiona doesn’t return to the castle in Rath’s route. This opens up a lot of different possibilities for the story and I’m hoping that it’s great! Still kind of bummed out that it’s on the PSP, but ehhh I will just have to deal with it. COME ON OTOMATE WRITERS, REJET DID A GREAT JOB SO DON’T SCREW IT UP ;A;
The post also says that the limited edition of Last Hope, like Bloody Nightmare, will have a mini-artbook and drama CD. And then they go on some about the Comiket event and show pictures of the BWS fan and all that good stuff. But all the Last Hope story information is way more interesting. *A*