Arc Rise Fantasia

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
Developer: Imageepoch Inc.
Release Date: July 27, 2010

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by Rainier on May 14, 2010 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

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The world of Fulheim is sustained and has prospered through its use of a luminescent technology known as “leys,” the source of all magical energies. However, the world totters on the brink of collapse as creatures from outside wreck havoc and inner turmoil threatens order and peace.

Amidst ever more frequently occurring riots, creatures called “Contaminant Dragons” pose the gravest of threats to the empire of Meridian. As the creatures increase their numbers the environment quivers with a strange phenomenon known as “crystallization.” Reports from across the world credit the mysterious pollution to these monsters, yet killing them would only unleash another series of disasters, as their very bodies poison the air upon death.

Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures. After assembling a party of friends, each with a unique set of abilities, players will embark on a perilous journey across an overworld filled with deadly enemies and treacherous dungeons. While strategically queuing up attacks, players can summon mystical creatures and work with their party members to execute massive attacks.

In this classic JRPG, players carve out their enemies with oversized, powerful weapons.  Mastering these weapons takes great dedication and strength.  With each new battle, players not only level up their characters, but also their weapons.  Players receive weapon points, known in game as WP, which unlock spaces on weapons to equip them with crystal-like gems.  Once players put the right gem pieces into place, they receive special weapon expansions as rewards.  Weapons in Arc Rise Fantasia vary in appearance and style.  Ranging from massive chainsaw-like swords to elegant staffs with crystal orbs placed atop delicate flowers, all these weapons wipe out enemies left and right.

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In any classic JRPG, magic plays an equally crucial role.  Orbs catalogued by elements—Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water—are equipped and tailored to create new magic spells.  Players often need to analyze their enemy’s elemental weaknesses, utilize area based spells and fuse gem shards into elemental orbs to achieve success.  As in Japanese culture, these elements must be in balance for the best results.  Arc Rise Fantasia allows players to fully immerse themselves in every aspect of battle customization to lead our heroes to victory.

Rise Fantasia is a product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons.

Key Features :

  • A True RPG on Wii – The drought is over as fans of traditional Japanese RPGs finally get an exclusive title with an epic storyline on their system.
  • Collaboration between Top Talent – In addition to the creative talents of Marvelous Entertainment and Image Epoch, the character designer of Eureka Seven fame, Kenichi Yoshida, and the composer behind such classics as Chrono Trigger and Xenogears, Yasunori Mitsuda, are onboard as well.
  • The Trinity Action Battle System – A turn-based system, party members draw from the same Attack Power (AP) gauge for strategic energy allocation, allowing for a single character to string multiple attacks or for multiple characters to perform a combination attack.
  • Summon Creatures for More Than Brawn – Not only can the summon beasts wreck havoc in combat, but they provide access to invaluable knowledge to aid you in your quest.

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