Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii)
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The Nintendo Wii console is going strong; but it doesnt have alot of games for the hardcore gamers. The few they have are very good though, but they still lack games in the Rpg genre.

Well i have been searching the net today and came across Arc Rise Fantasia, and i have to admit i was intrigued a little. It has a little bit of an anime look to it which im not to fond of, but this looks like the first good JRPG that will come out on the Wii.

So heres some info on the game:

Plot:

Arc Rise Fantasia is set in the empire of Meridian. Creatures called "Contaminant Dragons" are causing a lot of trouble as they pass the Meridian in flocks. If you kill one, the resulting explosion poisons the local area. When the empire receives word that a massive horde has its sights on the capital of Diamant, it immediately sends out an army to fight against them, including Bright, a cool and collected novice mercenary, and his friend Alse, the bright and beloved prince and second in line for the throne. Bright is severely injured during the battle, but is saved at the last minute by a girl named Ryphia, a naive and reserved girl who has secrets in her past, possesses the power to control "ley squalls," naturally-occurring storms of magic that usually take the form of luminous rain. And another character named Adele, a Diamant magic instructor who seems to care about fashion just as much as her light-based offensive spells.

Gameplay:

The game is a turn-based RPG. There will be three-character parties, with a single AP gauge being shared by the team, which empties as various actions are performed. Multiple attacks are possible, as well as massive attacks that will drain a lot of AP. If team members use the same skills, those skills will be increased. There are also summon beasts in the game called "Roguresu", who serve as the speakers on all worldly matters in the game, help teach you throughout the game. What they teach you is not clear at this time.

Development staff

Producer (Marvelous Entertainment Inc.): Hideyuki Mizutani
Development Producer (imageepoch): Ryoei Mikage
Director (imageepoch): Hiroyuki Kanemaru (Various Tales games including Tales of Symphonia)
Scenario: Takumi Miyajima (Tales of the Abyss)
Composition/Music Director: Yasunori Mitsuda (Luminous Arc series, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Shadow Hearts, and Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht)
Main Character Original Design: Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven)
Roguresu Design: Shin Nagasawa (Bahamut Lagoon)














Anyways im curious to see what other people think of this game, personally i'm looking forward to more news on it. Currently theres no video of the game or a release date.
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Turn Based? or Hack and Slash?
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Finally a JRPG for the Wii me must buy
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Posted 8/19/08

Nakapagpabagabag wrote:

Turn Based? or Hack and Slash?


It says it's turned base, tho i prefer hack and slash.
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Turn based huh?
Heh. Too lazy to read, even a single sentence. So I asked.
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