Arcana Heart 3: Love Max’s New Story Is At The Hot Springs, Also Has New Modes

By Spencer . March 14, 2014 . 1:45am


One of the main additions in Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is the After Story, a new storyline written by Toru Sakurai. A TV program filmed at a a hot springs resort shows a pretty stone, which is the reason all of the Arcana Heart girls are gathering there. This set up was really created so Examu could add in events where players can rub steam away away to get a better look at event scenes.


Arcana Heart 3: Love Max also has new gameplay modes like Survival Score Attack where you gain a little bit of life back after each fight and keep battling for points until you get knocked out. Time Attack mode and Trials, challenges in matches with unlockable bronze, silver, and gold medals are also new.


Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is slated for release on May 29 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • cyberkinghardy

    “rub away steam”


  • Firion Hope

    Getting this for Vita, just hoping for a localization

  • Six

    Really hope Aksys picks this up. I know a lot of people are down on it, given how the original fared, what with the PSN being down at the time and all.

  • megaten666

    The mandatory hot spring scene.
    And I’m totally fine with it :)

  • Demeanor

    Can’t wait to get back to the fight, now that I think about it I’m pretty close to getting the AH3 Platinum, just need to get Saki to RP 10 (around 7 atm).
    Gonna get this for sure, maybe for Vita! Being able to play it anywhere would be really cool, plus graphics are gonna be really pretty on the small screen.
    Anyone know if there will be online crossplay with the ps3 version?
    Also, I want an AH4 for PS4 :P

  • > Addition of trials
    I am both overjoyed, but also saddened somewhat solemnly. It’s definitely good that more people can now access the game without thinking “duuurrr.. I have a homing button, but no missiles” while gazing upon glorified screams of what they thought was Fiona having an orgy with the rest of the cast.

    But at the same time, it makes me sad that people set their bars too highly to warrant the time to invest in these games now. Back when fighters were more of a new thing, it was nice to see people excited to learn characters moves and playstyle, but I worry that trials compensate for those that lack the will to actually invest into, and learn the game – which for me was half the fun.

    • Shippoyasha

      I blame the way gaming has its share of ADD gamers who could never entertain the thought of learning the game. Especially when so many games will go for a more casual crowd, hand holding them through a lot of it.

      • Yeah… it’s not a bad thing as such, and I do believe in certain instances that a little aid can go a long way. However it does feel like these games have to gradually dumb down more while the complexity remains near enough identical to the ancestors of these fighters – for example the ever present “one-button” playstyles that were introduced a few years ago.

        THIS brand of hand-holding is what I feel to be detrimental to fighting games, not the trials per say. Though I feel they bridge somewhat in between good, and bad for the genre.

        At the end of the day, I don’t think I should complain too much. But I can’t help but hold it as a little personal nitpick.

  • Kornelious

    Will buy for both if localized :)

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    I love fighting games, and I quite liked Arcana Heart 3, but I’m not a competitive player. Unless this game adds at least one new character, I’m gonna skip it :<

  • MrJechgo

    Huh… digital or retail?

    Also, “Survival Score Attack”? Great… as if fighting Parace L’Sia using Survival rules would be a good idea DX

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