Nautilus just can't stop rolling out the Shadow Hearts II news. Most recently, the company discussed some new faces that will be seen in the game.
First, a very old man named Gepetto has slowly and clumsily hit the scene. Like the Disney character of the same name, Gepetto spent most of his life making and selling puppets. One of his original creations named Cornelia is still with him.
Jeanne lives with her mother in Domremy, the town in which the game begins. Two years ago, she suffered through the loss of her father. At eight years old, she will probably be the youngest human cast member.
Wrapping up this batch of new characters is a wolf by the name of Blance, who has lived in the forest just outside of Domremy for most of her life.
Shadow Hearts II is expected to release before the end of 2003 in Japan, with an anticipated North American release to follow. Check back for future developments.