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Dive Into These Ar NoSurge Scerenshots

By Spencer . February 4, 2014 . 2:01am


Ar noSurge fuses elements from Ciel noSurge and Ar tonelico into a new game set in the Surge Concerto universe. The visual style with shiny character models is reminiscent of Ar tonelico Qoga, which Gust released back in 2010. Ar noSurge brings Song Magic back to PlayStation 3 on March 6.


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  • Unlimax

    Ace sister ( FF Type-0 ) .. is that you ? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) .

    • aquagon

      That’s Nelico, who also had a previous appearance in Ciel nosurge.

  • AlphaSixNine

    Looks great! I hope TK won’t let us down!

  • Liamv2

    Please localize this gust. I’ve been missing Ar Tonelico.

    • Zoozbuh

      Just YES to this. Hope someone is listening 3:

    • artemisthemp

      You mean Tecmo Koei, since they own GUST

      • Liamv2

        Well I hope they let them then.

        • artemisthemp

          I sadly fear they would have to censor /alter the Western version, so they can sell it in UK

  • Ereek

    I broke down and ordered the Agent Edition.

    I don’t think my hype level can get any higher, to be honest.

  • Shippoyasha

    Seriously impressive character modeling. Every screenshot looks dazzling.

    Just hoping it won’t take more than a year for localization this time.

    • Zoozbuh

      Just hoping it will get localised at all, to be honest. This franchise needs to live on!

  • aquagon

    Though considering the level of detail the 4gamer article these screenshots come from had: summary of the initial plot for both of the playable parties, descriptions of the Friend Skill and HarmoBurst systems, art and descriptions for the city of Kurt Pheyna and the Dianthus Tree (both locations in the region of Syestine in Ar Ciel), the reveal of the characters Nelico, Renall and Shirotaka; and finally the two Song Magic spells Lighthouse Night and Ar Ciel Sphere (this one being the thumbnail for the article), it’s kinda sad we only get the screenshots here.

    • Kai2591

      Maybe that’s a good thing; Less spoilers for me! lol~

      • aquagon

        Not even the new places or game systems?

        • Kai2591

          Well, details deliberately told by Gust aren’t really spoilers of course. If such details are given to me I don’t really mind knowing them. If nobody tells me about them, then more surprises for me to discover myself! :)

    • Andar

      My single concern with this game is that the battle system, from what I’ve seen of watching it in action, has the potential to become very tedious. The thing is, in spite of watching it a few times, I still am not entirely sure how it works. From what I can tell, it seems a single battle can contain several ‘sets’ of relatively weak enemies?

      • aquagon

        It’s like AT2’s. And yes: you have to fight all enemy groups that can appear in the map at once, but since each battle has a turn limit, it’ll end even if you don’t defeat them all. However, defeating all enemy groups at once has the benefit that it’ll empty the encounter bar as soon as that battle ends, so you can clear the area of enemies in a single battle. And since Song Magic can annihilate all enemy waves at once once it gets to a high enough Burst level, well, you can guess the rest.

        • Andar

          First of all, thanks so much for detailing that. I really love this series (bet you would never have guessed, right?), but you put other fans to shame (that’s a compliment for the record).

          On the battle system, knowing more about it makes it much more appealing. Being able to clear an area’s enemies in a single battle without using specialized items sounds refreshing. Ar Tonelico had always been on the easier side of gameplay, but I actually rather liked that. Now that my one concern has been turned around, I’m fully excited for this game!

          • Kai2591

            “Ar Tonelico had always been on the easier side of gameplay”
            Yup. I like that about them too :)

  • Fierce outfits, flashy battles, and gorgeous anime characters. I must have this. Localize, please!

  • Kai2591

    If this game, and Ciel Nosurge, does not get localized, with Japanese audio mind you, I will start World War 3 and watch the WORLD BURN.

    …in my dreams.

    • Zoozbuh

      Minus the Japanese audio, I totally agree with you there dude! (Really not picky about the audio, I just need this series to live on in some way xD I enjoyed the 3 existing games WAY too much. ORZ)

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        japanese audio can make or break it for me unless they have professor layton like dub

  • Göran Isacson

    Dancing Robot-kun is from now on my husbando. I am sorry Ion, I just cannot resist the allure of a dancing robot.

    Also is the purple pointy-eared character boy or girl? I… I am sorry. I just cannot tell.

    • aquagon

      That’s Tattoria, and he’s a boy.

      • Göran Isacson

        Thank ye kindly. I was kind of suspecting that, but I just thought clarification would be neat.

      • Kai2591

        Always thought that’s a girl.
        Thanks for clarifying. phew.

  • Kornelious

    This looks great. It’s up to you now NISA :)

    • Mir Teiwaz

      Tecmo-Koei owns GUST now. If anyone is going to be bringing it over, it will most likely be them.

      • Kornelious

        Oh yeah…We’re screwed then :(

      • Zoozbuh

        Tecmo-Koei seems way more money-minded than NIS America to me… Not to mention that they had other more successful franchises already. So it worries me that they might let this series die :(

  • So beautiful. This game, I must have it =)

    You know what you must do Tecmo-Koei. (Gives them the squinty eyes) lol

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Indeed, bring this over! Come on, pretty please!? Tons of sugar on that. :3

  • Zoozbuh

    Wow it has such an Ar Tonelico feel, but the graphics are definitely a step-up in terms of textures and amount of detail. I want to play this so badly! I second the person below saying they miss the Ar Tonelico franchise.

  • Natat

    I would trust NISA to bring this over… but it’s not up to them anymore. Aaah Tecmo plsss, pleaseeee.

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