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A girl awakens on a cold stone floor. She finds herself in an infinitely vast place filled with buildings that touch the very sky.
Guided by a mysterious creature who calls herself Mama, she begins to explore her new surroundings.
To reclaim what she has lost —and atone for her sins— she sets off on a journey through this place of unknown creation.
...A place known as The Cage.
A high school boy/girl finds him/herself in The Cage. Before them stands row upon row of towers made from stone and iron.
Lost, they meet mysterious creatures that offer to guide them. To get back to Tokyo, they must repair the sun/moon that hangs in the air.
Despite their unease, they have no choice but to press on. For each has a place they belong. And they would do anything to return there.
The denizens of a wide variety of worlds are gathered in a vast expanse known as The Cage. Perplexed, they are greeted by a mysterious creature that introduces itself as Mama.
Despite having only just made their acquaintance, Mama asks the group for their help, claiming the world requires protection from external forces that would see The Cage destroyed.
To stop the invasion the group proceeds along a path without end, and each among them is made to confront their own concealed truth.
A girl who awakens on the cold stone floor of The Cage.
Though she is kind and has a bright personality,
she wears a collar and bandages for reasons unknown,
and is plagued each night by horrible dreams.
A mysterious creature who calls herself Mama.
She seems to know something about The Cage,
and acts as a guide for the girl.
There is a side of her that simply likes to do
as she pleases, so you'll sometimes find her
just enjoying the scenery or poking around.
A strange being that wanders The Cage.
It resembles a knight in armor, but also
a speechless insect. Regardless, it
seems to have some kind of objective...
A boy who travels with a mechanical clockwork soldier.
Blessed with sharp wit and a tender heart, he holds a
precious vow close to his heart as he travels from one
land to the next. But his journey is fraught with peril,
and trouble always lurks one step ahead of him.
A hunter who lives in a nation of abundant nature.
A mechanical arm... A false leg... Shock-white hair...
The story of her startling appearance has been penned
in a language of deep enmity and unfathomable anger.
An old model of a clockwork soldier discarded in a castle cellar.
Long has he sat in hollow silence, his functions suspended-
but a chance meeting with a young boy lights a spark
that finally ignites his dormant will.
The current head of a family of assassins that has served under
the lords of a powerful feudal clan for generations. Forged by a
lifetime of grueling training, her skill with the blade is fearsome,
and held in the highest esteem by her master.
An adventurer who has conquered many infamous mountains.
With little regard for the family who awaits his return,
he seeks out danger so he might dance
on the knife's edge between life and
death. On this day, in search of ever greater heights,
he challenges an icy peak that has never known the footfalls of man.
A taciturn soldier imprisoned in a facility with his wife,
where he is forced to risk all against monstrous foes.
When his son is taken from him by those same enemies,
he takes up his blade in the name of revenge.
A caring soldier imprisoned in a facility with her husband,
where she is forced to risk all against monstrous foes.
Unspoiled by the cruel world around her, she manages to
hold onto her kind heart despite seeing her friends and
companions fall one by one around her.
Similar to Mama in shape, but also quite different.
Different personality, different thoughts—and just look
at that adorable little bag and hat! A sociable fellow,
he'll yammer on about just about anything—anything,
that is, except what he is the carrier of.
Traumatized by a wartime experience during his youth,
this boy's heart is shackled in anger and hate.
He joins the military in an attempt to quench
the fires of revenge that burn within his soul.
A young man who commands a military unit. Due to his
tendency to err on the side of extreme caution in battle,
his men often snidely refer to him as ""Captain Craven.""
Could there be some reason behind his cautious style?
A girl who awakens in a collapsed research facility.
With no knowledge of where—or who—she is,
she wanders the deserted building guided by
nothing but a strange voice in her mind.
A high school girl who has found herself in The Cage.
Well-regarded both in the classroom and socially,
she is now forced to navigate a strange and uneasy world
without her phone. She's currently searching
for a way to return to Tokyo and her beloved father.
A high school boy who has found himself in The Cage.
Despite being transported to a strange new world,
he remains calm and collected,
with only the occasional sigh to betray his unease.
He's currently searching for a way to return to Tokyo
and his beloved mother.
A girl with beautiful, blue-tinted silver hair
who studies the mystic arts at a school of magick.
Though bullish, she possesses a kind heart that forbids her
from turning a blind eye to the bullying happening in her midst.
A creature draped in a black cloth who calls herself Mama.
Though cheerful and eager to assist you on your journey,
she has an unfortunate tendency to lose her way.
You'll never guess what she's got in that apron...
A creature draped in a white cloth who calls himself Papa.
He is calm, kind, and a bit unreliable.
He claims it's his job to guide you through The Cage,
but he's always looking for chances to slack off.
A werebeast lurks deep in a dusky wood.
Disgusted by its own visage,
it dons a white cloth to hide itself from the world.
Hoping to have its greatest wish granted,
the beast fulfills the wretched desires of a shadow
that inhabits an ancient mirror.
In a scientifically advanced nation,
a girl makes waves as a singer in an online world.
Gracious and amiable, she sings to bring a bit of cheer
to people suffering the horror of a never-ending war.
In a scientifically advanced nation,
the citizenry is ruled by an AI of their own creation.
Tasked with governing, there is no heinous act she would not
commit for the sake of her country.
In a nation of sand and sea,
a boy lives as he pleases. Confident and haughty,
he makes no attempt to conceal his desires.
Perhaps due to an experience of great loss as a child,
he hates nothing more than
when people try to take what is his.
An elusive fortune teller who stalks the streets at night.
Clad in black garb, there are none who know her true identity.
What expression does her veil hide as she uses her
fortunes to toy with people's hearts?
A girl summoned to The Cage by Mama.
It seems she's been to The Cage before,
but she has lost her memories of that time.
Her pure, honest nature sometimes serves as
a guiding light for those around her.
A man who proceeds through The Cage alongside the young girl.
What will he, a man who neglected his family
so he could continue a life of dangerous adventuring,
discover during his journey through The Cage?
A monster who used to wander The Cage.
He knows little of humans, or of anything else for that matter.
It doesn't seem like he was summoned by Mama. Where is he?
A girl on a journey to accomplish a goal
she holds deep in her heart.
Having wandered a world with no people up until this point,
she will meet a variety of new people within The Cage.
A woman born into a family of professional killers.
Having spent her entire life
carrying out assassinations as ordered,
she now advances through The Cage
after being asked by Mama to save the world.
An incredibly gifted apprentice in the mystic arts
who travels alongside the assassin while in The Cage.
It would seem her proud, righteous personality
makes it difficult for her to get along
with her new companion who makes a living of murder.
A werebeast who hides her body with a white sheet.
Her frightening appearance belies her timid,
cowardly personality. She was previously attempting
to get some kind of wish granted—where is she now,
and what is she doing?
A soldier treated more like a prisoner.
Possesses a disposition that is typically calm and collected,
but harbors a deep, unyielding love for his wife,
who he advances through The Cage in search of.
A soldier treated more like a prisoner.
Cares deeply for her husband, and the two have supported
each other throughout many tiring battles.
At the moment, however, she does not seem to be by his side.
An AI charged with ruling a nation.
Was apparently conducting her own investigation of The Cage
after being summoned by Mama. What truth does her eye see?
A singer with a strong online presence.
Having once sang for the sake of the people,
she now wanders The Cage alone.
What is it she seeks to accomplish?
A boy of royal blood who excels in handling machinery.
He searches The Cage for his lost attendant,
having sworn to find him no matter what obstacles block his path.
A clockwork soldier who serves as a guardian to the boy
who taught him what it means to have one's own will.
He is currently missing, having fallen into
the depths of The Cage while protecting the boy.
A boy who lived in a nation wreathed by sea and sand.
He never hesitated to take from others,
and his journey in The Cage will force him
to confront something precious that he once had taken from him.
A fortune teller who conceals her identity with dark garments.
Having stolen the futures of many by playing with people's hearts,
she now finds her own face twisted with grief.
A hunter with mechanical limbs.
Driven by rage after having someone precious taken from her in a war,
she encounters a target of her vengeance in The Cage.
A military boy who lives for revenge.
His heart in tatters, he avoids associating with others.
How will his experiences with those he meets in The Cage
change him as a person?
A military man who serves as captain of his own squad.
He wanders The Cage in search of a boy—one of his subordinates.
Though typically calm and collected in all things,
he fears losing his compatriots above all else.
Producer Yosuke Saito
Creative Director Yoko Taro
Director Daichi Matsukawa
Main Character Design Akihiko Yoshida(CyDesignation, Inc.)
Concept Art Kazuma Koda
Music Keiichi Okabe(MONACA INC.)
Development Applibot, Inc.
Planning and Production SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.