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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Nippon Ichi America
Developer: Namco Bandai
Release Date: March 15, 2011 (US), March 25, 2011 (EU)

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'Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel' (PS3) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2011 @ 5:03 a.m. PST

Ar tonelico Qoga is the final installment in the Ar tonelico series. In Sol Cluster, a kingdom is ruled by Clustania, an organization with an ultimate goal of enslaving humans and ruling the world. Two key Reyvateils (humanoids) fight back against the injustice.

Unlike the 2 previous versions the latest incarnation is developed exclusively for the PS3 and takes advantage of the powerful processing capabilities. Both the graphics and battle system is all new, created from ground up for an unique gaming experience.

Ar tonelico 3 marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.

Ar tonelico Qogais the final installment in the Ar tonelico series. The story takes place in Sol Cluster, a kingdom ruled by an organization called Clustaniaand their ultimate goal is to enslave humans and rule the world. However, the two key Reyvateils(humanoids) they need to accomplish their goal meet Aotoand fight back against injustice.

The Premium Edition package, available for pre-order at Gamestop and other retailers, contains Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel RPG game box and disc for the PS3 along with a fully-illustrated hardcover art book. The collectible art book contains detailed character profiles, concept art, and story information.  On top of that, included is an exclusive soundtrack with over 60 minutes of music from the game! All of these featured items will come packaged in a limited edition large collectible box!

Key Features:

  • Action Battle: Unlike the previous Ar tonelico series, the latest title incorporates an action based comabtsystem. 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.
  • Cosmoshphere: Ar tonelico features a revolutionary system that combines character development with skill acquisition. By diving into the Reyvateil’ssubconscious 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.

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