Lord Of Arcana Is Certainly More Bloody Than Monster Hunter

By Spencer . June 30, 2010 . 11:06pm

Lord of Arcana, being a local multiplayer game for the PSP, looks very much like Square Enix’s take on Monster Hunter. The first trailer even starts with “go beyond a hunter, become a slayer” before showing Krueger, a slayer, fighting a dragon.


You might have heard of him before. You know, Bahamut.



One key difference between the games is the level of violence. Krueger sliced Bahamut’s tail off and blood sprayed out. The others you’ll have to find out for yourself on August 19. That’s when Square Enix will distribute a playable demo.

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  • Kris

    Interesting. Looks more Action-y than Monster Hunter to me. That could be a good thing, but could be bad as well.

  • kupomogli

    Holy sh** this game looks amazing!I also like how the moveset is used by pressing the face buttons. Similar to Phantasy Star Online and Sacred 2(both games are really good btw.)

  • godmars

    WTH?!Bahamut’s not only a good dragon – he’s the freakin’ king of dragons!That’s an impostor! An impostor I tells you!

  • Sakurazaki

    Has a bit of Demon’s Souls in it too.

  • August 19, wait I shall

    P/S: Can I slice watermelons too?

  • joesz

    BAHAMUT! Honey,What have they done to you!O_o

  • Code

    I’m a little shocked at how unimpressive this was. rar, Square, who are you and what did you do with the old Square I loved so much T_T’ This bothers me so much I literally just wanna sit here at my desk with my head in my hands. I can’t remember ever seeing a game trailer that has cause me so much mental anguish as this.

  • Draparde

    I wana see diffrent weapons. it loses to monster hunter automatically if i dont have some choices in my Opinion…ill still buy it if it looks good though, gonna wait for more video’s.

  • I’ll become more than a slayer. Sometime next year, I’ll become a god eater. ;D

  • Starmony

    Talking in PSP terms, I’d rather play God Eater than this… It’s kind of unattractive, but since it’s SE’s I might give it a chance.

  • Ummm… Well, you can see numbers with each hit so is more RPGish, and there is lock on… Still, this looks more like a smash button game than a monster hunter, where every time you hit, it must be carefully planned xD

  • cowcow

    OMG leave Bahamut ALONE!!

  • ForeverFidelis


    That scrawny little wimp ain’t Bahamut..

  • eliel

    lock-on’s equals wins to me

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