Luminous Arc Developer Working With Nintendo 3DS?

By Spencer . August 3, 2010 . 9:17am

imageRefreshed from a European vacation, Imageepoch CEO Ryoei Mikage blogged about his studio’s development teams.


With Fate/Extra and Last Ranker complete, Mikage reorganizing his staff into new groups. One thing on his mind is the Nintendo 3DS announcement and where he can form a development team to start working on it.


Huh. That’s interesting. Imageepoch, to date, have not announced any plans for the Nintendo 3DS. But, if Mikage is looking for a team his studio must have plans for Nintendo next handheld.


Imageepoch’s first game was Luminous Arc, which was released on the Nintendo DS.

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  • Yes, the 3DS finally has its first boring SRPG in the pipes. It’s about time

    • Guest

      Luminous Arc isn’t boring. Not amazing but definitely not boring. A fun little SRPG with a neat romance aspect. I guess LA3 isn’t coming over =/

      • MrRobbyM

        I hope it does get localized :/ LA2 was fun and LA3 looks even better.

        • Was the second game better than the first? I didn’t really care for the first game but I’m all for giving a series a second chance if it deserves it.

          • The second one improves on a lot of the faults of the first one through loads of little tweaks. The story is still very cliched though and is a bit too similar to the first.

            LA3 though looks as if it has really big improvements. Much more indepth relationship system for one.

          • MrRobbyM

            I didn’t play the first. But from what I hear, the second is overall better than the first.

          • Kibbitz

            Having played both the first and the second, I don’t think the meagre improvements to the second will be worth you giving it a second chance. Perhaps if you could outline exactly what turned you off LA? That would make it easier for us to address your concerns.

    • doubletaco

      Sounds like a go-ahead for another Disgaea port if I’ve ever heard one.


  • maxchain

    Show me Vanessa from Luminous Arc in 3D and I’ll show you a 3DS preorder that happens so fast, the receipt will be smoking.

  • onilink888

    I’d kill to see Fatima and Vanessa in all their glorious voluptuousness in 3D.

  • lostinblue

    I want Arc Rise Fantasia 2.

    Hell, I’d even bite a Arc Rise Fantasia port; providing the localization wasn’t done by allmighty IG-CRAP-NITION

  • Hours

    I need Luminous Arc 3 in English first before I can even think about this. C’mon Atlus (or Aksys), don’t leave us hanging!

  • gatotsu911

    You know, I used to like these guys, then I realized that they embody everything that’s wrong with the Japanese game industry today. They are thoroughly unambitious, unoriginal, pandering, and mechanical. Every game they have released has been derivative, second-rate JRPG fare that would have been old last gen, let alone this one. It continues to puzzle me how they manage to rope in top-tier (or formerly top-tier) talent to collaborate on their games, but no one who has worked on one of their games has been better off for it. While Level-5 is similar in their workmanlike attitude, at least they have some legitimately original and genuinely FUN games to their name. These guys, not so much.

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