Arcana Heart 3 Sweetens Up For European Release

By Spencer . January 24, 2011 . 9:31am

imageYes, the rumors are true. Zen United and publisher pQube confirmed Arcana Heart 3 for Europe. The all-girls fighting game lets players pick a character and then an Arcana power before stepping into a fight. Arcana Heart 3 has over 500 character combinations.


While Cavia handled previous arcade to console ports, Arc System Works is behind Arcana Heart 3. The home version includes online play and new animated borders.


Arcana Heart 3 will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this year. MCV, which first revealed Arcana Heart 3 for PAL territories, pegs the game for a summer release.

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  • Oh wow, Europe is so lucky to get the game. It looks pretty stunning and an all female cast is, well, Ive never expected something like it before. I guess I have my interest in it if it comes to CONUS.

    • Guest

      you never heard of
      Pretty Fighter X
      Advanced V.G.
      Twinkle Queen
      Asuka 120%
      Strip Fighter
      Rumble Roses

      • OneOkami

        Though its a “wrestler”, I think Rumble Roses deserves a mention as well.

      • Nice choice of games you’ve got there, man XD

  • malek86

    Sidebars? Isn’t the game native in 16:9?

    • Hetare Kaiser

      You can choose between widescreen and 4:3 due to the arcade version being 4:3.

    • BadenBadenPrinny


  • Saw this on facebook earlier >_<

    I love Zen!! If they release this on time, that is :3

  • Draparde

    Played the japanese version my friend imported abit ago. it was fun :O so this news is fun too :]

  • Pichi

    Glad to hear it’ll be released overseas. If it isn’t coming to NA, then this is a good option.

  • Ahh god bless sony for making ps3 region free, i wish someone could bring it over though, dont care if is the same translation

  • Arcm

    I have a feeling Arksys will be bringing this over to the US, at least I’m really really hopeful, but if not there’s always the option of importing. PS3 being region free is so awesome.

    Suck it Nintendo 3DS… sorry I’m still bitter :(

    • Code

      Yeah agreed, I can’t shake the feel like a US release is going to happen, but if nothing pans out in the next month or two, I might look into importing.

      • OneOkami

        Thats pretty much my plan if Zen United doesn’t have an awesome edition planned for this.

      • Darkrise

        I really hope Aksys can localize it… I already bought my imported copy to show support over at Arc ^.^. Anything can happen at this point.

  • If I could direct interested parties in North America here:

    We’re trying to get Aksys to localize this. Input would be appreciated.

  • raymk

    Great news =D.

  • PrinceHeir

    please please localize this also in USA. i would like to play this please :D

  • That’s it. I wanna move to Europe. First Agarest Zero and now this. Zen United are faster than Aksys when it comes to publishing (no offense).

    • No date annouced for US release of Agarest Zero? from what I remember there wasn’t any annouced date for either US or EU release beside 2011 summer :S

      • Agarest Zero is for summer in the US, I thought sure its coming near the same time in both places

        Considering P3P has yet to come out in Europe, I wont move there anytime soon…


    • cj_iwakura

      Arcana Heart bombed pretty hard, and was also pretty bad. This would have to be a drastically improved game to be worth playing.

      • Really? I liked AH for PS2… I heard AH2 was a crapper though. I hope Aksys or someone brings AH3 to NA on the Xbox 360.

  • if they were to release a fan edition or similar just like Blazblue CC, they better not mess up because the ONE thing fan wanted from the fan edition was the nendroid and that ending up being a preorder bonus for the regular edition in HMV.

  • What are character combinations? Create-a-character? Dunno, looks like a pedo-fest to me.

    • Darkrise

      After you select a character, there’s these things(elementals?) called Arcana I think that you get to pick to use in battle which have various sepcials and effects. I haven’t fully used them but it’s been fun so far. And it’s hardly a “pedo” since half of them are not loli even by appearance. Can’t judge a book by it’s cover is all im going to say. =P

  • Darkrise

    *jumps for joy!* I’ll be sure to import this if we don’t get a localization in NA. If we do, I’ll just go for whichever has the best LE to offer. >=)

  • Ladius

    Really happy to see it coming to the west, now we need KoF13’s console announcement :P

    • I really wish it would happen. KOF happens to be my favorite fighting game franchise ever since I played 98. I was really saddened at how the director of KOF 13 left, and as well as how the president wants to change the direction.

      If any company ports it, I’ll be really happy. As of now though, I don’t expect it.

  • Waaaait a second, what are those borders doing there? It’s not true widescreen?

    Lame. But Fiona has not fought by my side for far too long. Will probably buy anyway

  • If it comes over to NA, I’ll pick up a copy.

    Order my copy through online. Open the package when nobody is around. I’ll play it on a separate PSN account when nobody is watching after 10PM. I hate being me ;_;

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