NIS America have announced that the final chapter in the Ar tonelico series will be coming to North America and Europe in spring 2011, entitled ‘AR Tonelico Qoga Knell of Ar Ciel’ or as it it will be known in my house, ‘that Japanese game with loads of random letters in the title.’
The game will be a PS3 exclusive and has been developed and published in Japan by Banpresto Co., Ltd. In a unique twist the game is an RPG but to use magic you enter a rhythm based sequence. You also get to delve in to the subconscious mind of your character. Deep. Time for some extremely lazy (hey, it’s Saturday) cut ‘n’ paste from the press release which detail the features of the game.
- Action Battle – Unlike the previous Ar tonelico series, the latest title incorporates an action based combat system. You will run and attack as if you are playing an fighting game or action game.
- Song Magic – During combat song magic can be used by making key button pressing according to the rhythm of the music. If your rhythm is good the stronger the magic becomes.
- Cosmosphere -Ar tonelico features a revolutionary system that combines character development with skill acquisition. By diving into the Reyvateil’s subconscious world, one gets to know the character of the team member better, while acquiring new spells.
- Multiple Story Paths – Depending on how you progress through the game your outcome will change. There is over 2 hours worth of ending for extreme replay value.
Source: NIS America