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Luminous Arc 2

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.

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'Luminous Arc 2' (NDS) Meet the Villains - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2008 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT

Luminous Arc 2 is an epic strategy RPG loaded to the brim with content, including a wealth of new characters (and the return of a few favorites), hand drawn graphics, a score from famed composer Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio, local and online multiplayer support, multiple endings, a redesigned user interface, and plenty more..

Atlus U.S.A.'s Luminous Arc 2 is an epic strategy RPG loaded to the brim with content, including a wealth of new characters (and the return of a few favorites), beautiful hand drawn graphics, a stunning score from famed composer Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio, local and online multiplayer support, multiple endings, a redesigned user interface, and tons of other new features. More engaging, more challenging, more attractive, and more satisfying, Luminous Arc 2 is the definitive strategy RPG for NDS owners this holiday season.

For most of the past four millennia, peace has reigned over the Kingdom of Carnava. “The Grand Kingdom” has flourished due to its close cooperation with the Witches of the Rev Magic Association and the ever-present usage of magic.

Sixteen years ago a strange species of animal appeared in the Kingdom of Carnava. Beast Fiends, as they're known, were monstrous creatures, attacking settlements and causing death and destruction in their wake. Master Mattias, leader of the Magic Association, a group that ensured the kingdom's magic was never used for evil, took it upon himself to save the world from the threat of the Beast Fiends. The ensuing battle shook the ground for hundreds of miles around, and when the dust settled, the Beast Fiends had been stopped… but Mattias wass dead.

While the Beast Fiends’ attacks on Carnava increase, the rogue Shadow Frost Witch, Fatima, threatens to tip the balance of power in her favor by waging a private war against the Magic Association known as the Witch Conflict. Additionally, the Rosetta Rosso, a rogue group of thieves led by Karen, threatens to thwart Roland’s mission by stealing a Lapistier, a magic stone that can amplify a Witch's power to terrifying levels, from the Witches Roland travels with. Are Fatima and the Rosetta Rosso behind the resurgence of Beast Fiends, or are there other powers at work in the land of Canarva?

FATIMA

Fatima is the Witch that governs darkness, and is also known as the Shadow Frost Witch. She has left the Rev Magic Association, and is believed to have started the Witch Conflict three years ago. She takes over Granend, a land that had been sealed off due to the tragic events that occurred there fifteen years ago…

JOSIE

An undead kitty thing who uses dark magic and serves Fatima. He uses golems to wreak havoc upon Carnava.

KAREN

She’s the leader of the Rosetta Rosso, a mysterious band of thieves. She’s searching for a Lapistier, and since Roland’s travelling with Witches, she becomes an annoying foil to him. She’s impudent, brazen, and naïve. Karen is always accompanied by Ace and Moose, the other two permanent members of the Rosetta Rosso.

ACE

Ace is one of Karen’s stewards. He’s swift, smooth, and unfortunately, totally whipped by Karen. He spends most of his time hitting on other women just to try to indirectly show Karen how much of a ladies’ man he is. When Ace is actually on duty, his main job is to gather information with his speed.

MOOSE

Moose is the second of Karen’s stewards. He’s cheerful, serious, and has common sense. He has a bit of a unique way of doing things, probably because he spent his university years learning mechanical engineering in a foreign country. He is extremely good with non-magical technology, which has been made manifest in his construction of the Destructobots, his pride and joy.

Key Features

  • 30 chapters, 30+ hours of gameplay — The newest installment of the Luminous Arc story features new and returning characters, gorgeous visuals, multiple endings, and even more challenging strategy gameplay.
  • Sporting a more refined interface, rebalanced strategy features, responsive touch controls, and many more improvements, Luminous Arc 2 provides a gaming experience that builds upon the success of the original in every way.
  • Connect with your Witch allies by Engaging with them to boost Roland’s stats and give him access to powerful combat skills.
  • Pit your strategic mettle over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection against strategy fans all across North America.

Every copy of Luminous Arc 2 will be bundled with a soundtrack CD featuring selected music from the game in a special oversized box.

Luminous Arc 2 is currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2008 with an MSRP of $39.99.


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