Arcana Heart 3 Breaks Loose On April 19th

By Ishaan . April 2, 2011 . 10:25am

We found out earlier this month that Aksys had Arcana Heart 3 planned for release sometime in April, and now we know the date: they just announced the game’s PlayStation Network release for April 19th.


A week after release, Aksys will put out additional character colours as DLC and an Arcana Heart 3 theme.


Meanwhile, Europeans will get the game sometime (maybe summer) this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at retail, courtesy of Zen United and pQube.

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  • *sniff* Siliconera tr to get some code for the game and do a contest T-T, that might be the only way i can have a possibility to get it… in this year at least…

    Ahhhh why psn stuff have to be so troublesome, if they could accept any country’s credit card then everything would be fine -_-…

    • I thought Amazon finally lets people buy PSN credit codes directly now instead of just a card?

      • Oh hell, really? That’s be awesome if so.

      • If that’s true, I bet it’s only on Amazon Canada doesn’t have anything fancy like that.

      • Amazon doesnt let you, because the credit card i have in amazon are not from USA, yes, i’ve tried to get them before…. (also, because of the IP, even if i could hide it, the cards wouldnt let me)

    • Zero_Destiny

      :( I feel for you WildArms. But don’t be sad. You still got Ar Tonelico 3!!!! It can distract you from this. ^_^ And if that doesn’t cheer you up then this will: []
      How can you be sad when you got a harem of hot Feddie girls. XD

      • Oh man Fraw Bow and Sayla are hawties! I remember loving the one long red haired girl too, but can’t remember her name, I think she was in one of the side stories.

        • Zero_Destiny

          The best thing about G Gundam was Rain!!!! XD Man I can’t beleive they let this show on TV when I was a kid. hehehehe
          Now if only the show had more girls and didn’t do the same thing with all the male charas. :(

          • Your talking about G Gundam? If you ask me, the series had enough awesome girls: Rain(probably my favorite Gundam girl, with Kihel/Dianna and Feldt), the damn sexy fangirls of Chibodee xd, Maria <3, Natasha and Allenby! :D

          • Zero_Destiny


          • @ZD
            We need an ecchi Ova series of only the Gundam girls(Every Gundam). A 10 Episodes Ova, where the various girls go through the craziest events, which all end the same: Naked Gundam Gals! + Happy Hentai no Tamashii’s! :D

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh YES!!!! DO IT! Make it big in the gaming industry, then make a Gundam galge and then have it get both an anime adaption and then a much better(because it’s dirtier) OVA adaption. Then my Hentai Gundam no Tamashii can finally rest in peace. ^-^

          • @ZD
            I will! Believe in the you that believes in me! I will make the most awesome greatest Gundam Galge, hell the best galge ever!! One that will pierce the heavens with it’s awesomeness, and then an anime, which will give Ecchi Anime a new meaning and after that the absolute most perverted and best world destroying OVA a human possibly can!!! Uoooooohhh now I’m pumped up, my fist already glows with an awesome power!!

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh It’s not enough Even a Frog can do Shining Finger
            You need to have your hands burn Red with an awesome power. Erupting Burning Finger!!!!!!

          • @ZD

            But man that’s Keroro, he’s naturally more awesome than me! And I don’t have that awesome BGM Domon has…it seems I have to upgrade myself first, I have to become God Raioh!

            That’s as far as I can go at the moment, lol.

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh The best I can do is the punch Kiryu used on Crow. :(
            The poor guy ended up like this:

          • @ZD
            Damn man, you mastered the Infinte pumping Rocket Punch? That’s awesome. We shall cross our fists someday so that the future of the univere may rest on our shoulders!!!

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh yeah but it has nothing on Yami’s Infinite Ore no Turn!!! :(
            Even so we will duke it out don’t you worry. That is unless Yami’s on your side. Then I don’t want to fight you ever.

          • @ZD
            Yami? Nah don’t worry I asked him to leave this battle to me, a man has to fight alone! I can already see the fight, probably going to be something like this.

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh Fist of the North Star XD It’s got nothing on this fight though:
            Oh by the way Live Action Fist of North Star FTW:

          • @ZD
            Well, I had that idea too, but we are not in the slightest on the same level as that fight, it’s just too much to handle!
            And, OMG that was the most hilarious thing I’ve seen this week!! xD

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh I guess we’ll just have to go thru episodes upon episodes of training filler if we ever want to get to such power zenith.
            And for FotNS I know right. That single youtube video is a million times better than that aweful movie. I love that video. :)

        • You’re talking about Christina Mackenzie from 0080:War in the Pocket right?

          T_T Just thinking about that OVA series makes me sad.

          • Yes, thanks that was it. And man you don’t have to tell me, the ending was super sad..all this unnecessary dying in the old Gundam series’.. ;___;

          • Zero_Destiny

            That is why we call him Kill’em All Tomino after all.

          • It was for the team, Raioh ;___; For the team…

          • @Ashgail
            I know, but…but it’s still so…damn man! >_<

            I so hated him for what he did to a lot of awesome characters. ;___;

        • raymk

          Yeah they are pretty hot aren’t they XD.

      • Ahh, nothing like a harem to cheer me up xD i wanna change my name to ace

  • kroufonz

    does european release already have fixed date too??

    i am not really a fan of ddl only game -_-

  • Wow that is fast and on the same day as Portal 2.

  • Yay, Arcana Heart 3! Get hype! :D

    • Wow, that’s how to tease gamers! :D

      • Zero_Destiny

        The best way to tease gamers is by hitting them with a HYPE-ER BEAM!!!!!!!! XD

        • Uoooh it was a critical hit! Can’t..fight against it….must buy..the! Raioh fainted.

          • Zero_Destiny

            Don’t worry in the end you’re really the winner because you made out with a great game. :)
            No one’s more hyper then this guy XD:

          • Damn Domon, Schwarz knows what he’s talking about, it’s because you’re all hyper!

  • fermented

    Yay, a release date, but still no luck for 360 players in the US.

  • Looks like I put money on my account a couple weeks too early. I kept hearing it was this Tuesday. Oh well, that’ll teach me to listen to rumors.

    Same day as Mortal Kombat and Portal 2, though. Good thing you don’t have to play fighters the same way you’d play something like Portal, though.

  • nyobzoo

    how much will this game cost? and how big is it?

    • It’s $29.99 :)

      • raymk

        at that price its a steal :). I will support this and the European release of it.

  • Reitsumi

    I know that I have to be happy that it’s going to be released in Europe, but I’m scared that the cover can be an ugly cover like the Blazblue Continuum Shift cover.

  • 2 days after my birthday eh? Perfect timing Aksys!

  • RagnaXBL

    Gonna wait for the disc release in EU

  • PrinceHeir

    hell yeah :D

    can’t wait for this :)

    long live 2D fighting games :P

    now they just need to release KOF XI, 2002 UM, 98UM on PSN and XIII on PS3. that would be sooo godly :)

    • Maxwell3000

      I’m a huge fan of the KOF series. Is Arcana anything similar?

      • BadenBadenPrinny

        Nope, quite different

    • Zero_Destiny

      Yes ^_^ Ko’F is one of my fav fighters. Next to Samurai Showdown. I love my SNK fighters (even though I suck at them >_<).

      • PrinceHeir

        yes i love them too :D

        definitely better than capcom games(no offense)

        • Zero_Destiny

          Yeah I dig the SNK games. Some good ones. The SNK Vs. Capcom games were always fun. Speaking of which did you ever play the card game.
          I liked it. Reminded me of the Neo-Geo Pocket game before it. :)

  • HarryHodd

    Gonna grab this for 29.99. Japanese games are why I own a PS3.

  • Maxwell3000

    It looks pretty fun, but I’ve never played the series. Can anyone tell me their thoughts from experience?

  • Finalstar2007

    Will probably pick it up

  • lurkingsalt

    Going to get this even though I’m not much into fighters, yet I still bought a fight stick lol. Love to support Aksys and fund their future releases.

  • Oh crap… I gotta figure out how to deal with this and MK9 at the same time. lol!

  • Price?

    • lurkingsalt

      I know there was some confusing in price as this was stated on the press release but was later corrected to say TBA price. Just recently it was confirmed that the price would be $29.99.

  • I’m getting more interested in this game now, it’s more close combat and less Cable.

  • ElTopo

    So this is still coming out as DLC only in the US? Hurm

  • thaKingRocka

    Even though I won that contest for naming a trophy in battle Fantasia, I never got the game because it was download only. Those filthy bastards didn’t gift me the game. If full games are to be downloadable, I’ll need a bigger hard drive, and I never got around to changing the 60gb. It’s ridiculous though. They want you to work with FAT32, but I had formatted my externals to be NTSF so they could handle larger files. Then, I bought a new one, and it was NTSF by default, so I couldn’t use it directly with the PS3 to back it up. When it goes cheap, maybe I’ll grab the JP or EU release on disc.


    What about a X360 release Aksys?? I would rather purchase a physical copy anyways so perhaps the Europe release will be region free and I can play it or better yet how about you announce a retail release for crying out loud Aksys!!!

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