First Look At Ar Nosurge And The Game’s Hero Delta

By Spencer . September 30, 2013 . 4:02am

arnosurge_01Gust is working on the second game in the Surge Concerto series and Ar Nosurge takes place in the same world as Ciel Nosurge. The game is split into three parts: town <-> field <-> battle.


In town you can visit a synthesis shop where you can strengthen parts and get recovery items. Remember the Dive Shops from Ar tonelico? Ar Nosurge has something similar. Playes can enter a character’s troubled heart and when you mend wounds from the past using the Genometric system.


Unlike Ciel Nosurge, Ar Nosurge has a battle system where you protect a heroine who casts song magic.


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Here’s a look at the world of Ar Nosurge and for more information please read our earlier report about the PlayStation 3 game.


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Felion, a high tech city where people live and is ruled by a princess.

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Here’s a look at the two main characters, Delta Lantanoil and a mysterious mechanical weapon called Acies.

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Ar Nosurge is slated for release on January 30, 2014 for PlayStation 3.

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  • serpentear

    Battler is that you

  • AkuLord3

    Looks really good and the MC looks cool as well (interesting set of weapons)…excited on what they’ll add for this game

  • Zoozbuh

    Want… Want very badly. I like how it seems to be similar to Ar Tonelico, but with a more mature-looking kind of vibe! <3 #Pray4Localization

  • gangrelion

    Wow! It seems Spencer finally noticed the “Nosurge” is a single word…now it will be difficult to fix all the tags…

  • Azzrem

    “players can enter a characters troubled heart”


    • Kai2591

      The most important feature I’ve been waiting for :)

    • Andar

      I know I’ve seen some troubled hearts in my time…

      • Mir Teiwaz

        I can’t imagine who that would be ~

        • Xerain


          • Kai2591

            LOL you three~

  • Elemiel

    Hot diggity, I’m officially on board for this. All aboard the localize train! Woo wooooo!

    • Kai2591

      Give the train rockets!

      • Andar

        Rocket lances! With MAXIMUM PENETRATION!

        • Kai2591

          Appropriately said, Croix :)

  • ivanchu77

    Yep, this is crearly a ar tonelico game (dive shops, Reyvateils, the world looks REALLY similar…) but has to be called different due to Namco bandai

    I just hope you don´t have to play the last game to undestand the story, since is very clear by now that is not going to get localized

    • The different name is because this story takes place on a different planet, called Ra Ciela. It is in the same universe, but different. It is the world introduced in the Surge Concerto game, Ciel nosurge.

      This will be the first RPG for this world setting so no back story necessary (and in fact takes place quite a ways BEFORE the Ion/Ciel nosurge game so not missing out if you haven’t played that one either).

      • Arcana Wiz

        and cause Gust cant use Ar tonelico ip cause of rights that is shared with banpresto.

      • Kai2591

        wait what? I had the impression that Ar Nosurge takes place after Ciel Nosurge? How’d you know about it actually being a prequel?

        • Arcana Wiz

          nop, the same universe only, and this is great, cause it means that we dont need to have knowledge of Ciel no Surge to understand the story, this boosts the localization chances a lot ;D
          Think this as the merge of ciel no surge and ar tonelico.

          • Kai2591

            True, true, true. Except I think you misread part of my comment; I already know AT and Nosurge takes place in the same universe – my surprise was that he said Ar Nosurge takes place ‘before’ Ciel Nosurge, and not after….did I miss an article stating this?

  • Victor Wesker

    Battle system should be from Ar Tonelico 1 and enemies should be visible like in Atelier games.

    • Kai2591

      I’d prefer Ar Tonelico II’s tbh :)

  • Jumping into peoples’ troubled hearts… Sounds like fun. Currently playing Disgaea 3 so I’m totally hyped for that.

    I like Acies character design artwork, it reminds me of Gatchaman Crowds.

  • Aristides

    Ar FTW! cant wait to get my hands on this :P This one looks really sci-fi too!

  • Ladius

    Looks extremely promising, I really hope it will be localized by TK just as the latest Atelier games.

  • Croix Zapp

    Is this after or before story of ar tonelico?
    Looks awesome, might buy a ps3 once again just to play this

    • Kai2591

      Neither. It’s a whole new series.
      (although technically speaking, Ar/Ciel Nosurge’s planet is in the same universe as Ar Tonelico’s, but this isn’t its sequel, as Ar Tonelico is totally done.)

      • Mir Teiwaz

        The story of the 3 towers is done. That doesn’t mean that they couldn’t do a game about something else. I have no clue what that “something else” would be, but I’m sure they could do something.

        • Xerain

          Cocona is the main character. Ar Ru is the heroine. They go to the moon with Krushe & Jack. It doesn’t have to make sense.

          • Mir Teiwaz

            It would make sense by the end, I’m sure!

          • Kai2591

            I second that assurance! :)

  • Chiupon

    as long as this avoids being generic harem bullshit i’m in
    the main character looks pretty well designed.

    but who are we kidding here this game will be a 6/10

    • Warboss Aohd

      while i agree about da Harem part, ya shouldn’t discount it just yet.

      it lookz promisin’.

      • Chiupon

        i’ll try not to! But I’ve never liked any of the ar tonelico games, they’ve all been ~really~ bad imo

        like the designs are always so great and then the concepts behind them are


        i mean if it’s not broken it doesn’t need fixing but how many waffle irons will these people sell? I’m a little tired of waffles. It’s time to do something else now, JRPGs. :x

        • aquagon

          If you didn’t like any of the Ar tonelico games, then you most likely won’t like this either.

          And considering the concepts used for the creation of the world in these games were great, as also was the development on them in and outside of the games, I can only disagree with you.

        • Warboss Aohd

          i can’t speak o’ da third one (it’z bad from wot i heard), da first one woz pretty good (managed to keep my attention for da most part, even if bitz were cringe worthy, 2 being a bit more cringe worthy, but still fun).

  • bigboss09

    everything are great now we want to see the heroine of this game also what’s looks like


    They said when they announced Ciel no Surge that they’re going to expand its universe through some other games didn’t they?

    The last Gust game that I played was the Atelier Iris series and it was like 5 years ago. I really liked these characters design, so I’ll have my eyes on this game, and see if i’ll play another game made by Gust (the Ciel no Surge universe can be used to some awesome stuff too).

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I really like the artwork here so far. Looks like it might be up to NI- no, Tecmo Koei to localize this. They do own Gust now…

    • Arcana Wiz

      yeah….. i really hope that it comes here, this game is looking promising, and i loved the at series.

    • Arcana Wiz

      yeah….. i really hope that it comes here, this game is looking promising, and i loved the at series.

  • asch999

    It looks like Nagi isn’t the illustrator


      the illustrator is the person who make Phantasy Star character design

      • Kai2591

        Which Phantasy Star game? You mean all of them or just some of them?


          I don’t know. they only said Phantasy Star character design I think the artisti name is “ntny”

  • echokanon

    He really does look like Battler from Umineko to me

  • Arcana Wiz

    the cell shading looks incredible on this…. and now i wanna see the othe rparty members, AT series almost always have a interesting cast of characters regarding designs.

    • Kai2591

      and not just the characters; the world, setting, environment – they’re always so unique :)

      • Arcana Wiz

        yup, At series are great, shame that the marjority of the bonus material detailing almost everything in the universe never got into the us, but thanks to some great people we can read it online translated…. But i really wanted that extra books with impressive art.

        • Kai2591

          Yeah, I was totally surprised by the amount of details not shown/told in the main games when I read all those AT wikis….There was so, so much more to tell, so much more depth, that they just couldn’t fit in the games. The only extras I have are the localized AT artbooks :)

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    While i am not sure if the others had the same feeling as me here, i am actually looking forward for the music more here lol than the actual game.T_T

    I really hope they will be able to deliver all the great songs like how Ar-Tonelico deliver.^_^

  • Kai2591

    I love how Akira Tsuchiya create worlds…unique designs, unique sci-fi styles, unique story, has a lot of depth, deep lore, original language and writing system, interesting and loveable characters, deep emotions, bonds, romance, and AWESOME MUSIC.

    and I’m digging that Acies mecha design; never seen any mecha quite like it. Although in the previous article I had thought Acies was a female human lol :)

    Also: hooray to the return of the Dive system! aww yeaahh!
    Now to see what the heroines look like….can’t wait :)

  • This looks cool =)

  • Croix Zapp

    From my experiences with GUST games, can i assume the mechanical weapon is a cute chick?

    • KuroNathan

      She’s either inside the robot or her self chosen avatar for whatever dive system is a cute chick

      • Croix Zapp

        bet it’s a loli too xD

        • KuroNathan

          Of course, lolis are the the best way to create a dichotomy between the cold war machine and child like innocence. Kudos if she has Jaqli’s personality

  • Mir Teiwaz

    Hype levels reaching critical mass.

  • DesmaX

    I missed this Gust.

    And, hey, more characters should use Tonfas as weapons

  • The design of the MC actually impresses me. I’ll keep an eye out for this.

  • Warboss Aohd

    dis………..actually lookz pretty solid. I especially like da Robot’s design.

    alright, ya have my attention.

  • icecoffemix

    No more Nagi? :(

    • aquagon

      He was replaced by ntny since Ciel Nosurge started being on development.

  • Göran Isacson

    Man… this looks way cooler than I first imagined! I guess that since the first games had a pretty cutesy design, and the third didn’t stray THAT far from it’s predecessors I was expecting this to look cute too. But here we have a manly dude and a strange machine-person, and not a single moe girl in sight. I don’t doubt they’re around, but it’s kind of fresh that they aren’t putting cute girls front and center here. Wonder what it could mean…

  • Kazkari

    It sounds like there might be “cosmosphere’s” of some kind, or atleast I hope.

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