Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! Heads To North America In Fall 2014

By Spencer . April 29, 2014 . 12:08pm


Aksys Games confirmed they will bring Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! outside of Japan. This version of Examu’s fighting game is rebalanced and has a new hot springs storyline.


The all girls fighting game lets players choose a character and an Arcana that changes how you stats as well as your abilities. Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! has a time attack mode, gallery pictures to unlock, a replay viewer, trial mode with 90 missions to complete, and online multiplayer. The game will have English text and Japanese voiceovers.


Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will be available in North America in fall 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Sapitntapit

    “…new hot springs storyline.”

    • John Diamond

      i never did see the hype with hotspring scenes

      • Kayriss Wins

        It’s a crime not to have them in these types of games.

        • John Diamond

          it’ll be the same thing and we all know it.
          There’ll be a peeker,
          Chest size comparison
          Maybe accidental nudity

          it’s just for fanservice really… and maybe people like that but couldn’t they think of other places to fan service people up

          • Kayriss Wins

            Peeker? I doubt that since Men don’t seem to exist in this game, and this ENTIRE game is fanservice, nothing wrong with that at all.

          • John Diamond

            wait wat.
            i thought arcana hearts was like skullgirls where it’s mostly a donut fest with a few men in it

          • Kayriss Wins

            Well, to be fair
            Yoriko’s living staff and Eko’s drawling are the only visible male characters in the game I think they have voice acting and everything.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    Excellent, I love this game; glad to hear more is coming to the states so I can get combo’d to death by more people who play 24/7. I’m looking at you guy who uses Maori and spams every directional ability from every corner, one day my cheapass Fiona Mayfield will land some hits on you and of course they’ll take off way too much of your health bar to be fair. One day…. maybe….

    • Mace

      EXCALIBAAAAA is the bane of my existence. I’m a Elsa main, so all my flash and tactics account for nothing when Fiona hits me once for a third of my HP.

      • Theob Vious Choice

        Haha, yeah; I kind of switch it up between Aino, Fiona and sometimes Lilica, but…. I do best when I play Fiona, but…. bargh, I always feel so cheap whenever I win. It’s a battle between feeling good winning after getting the shit kicked out of me by tons of other players, and feeling cheap for winning with Fiona, lol.
        I can’t tell if she’s cheap because she hits hard or not very good because she’s slow, but I’m leaning more toward cheap.

        • Mace

          You should feel bad! Hah… Hah… *sobs*

          • Theob Vious Choice

            Sorry for bringing back your PTSD. :P

  • Muffum

    Hoping against all hope for a physical release.

    • Jesse

      It can be preordered on Amazon, and I don’t think they have a way to let you download games, so I think you’re good. ^^

      • NickDynmo

        This is a good sign!

    • NickDynmo

      I really, really hope so too. >.>;

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    AH3 had the best combat system in a fighting game last gen imo. this one is must buy.

  • MasterScrub

    I haven’t enjoyed the series since the first one, but I’m glad to see it’s still being supported over here.

  • Roberto

    Must Buy

  • Not three but FIVE exclamation marks?! Oh yeah, now I’m hyped!

  • Tyler Beale

    So will this be an all-new purchase? Or will this simply be a free patch/DLC? (just noticed it said PS Vita….hmmmm…..)

    Aaaaand the FGC will dissect the characters in gameplay in 3…2…

    • Astrotrain

      We all are the FGC.

    • icup ✔️

      a new game.

  • Keko

    As someone who bought the LE of 3 and played it to no end, I’m really HYPED!!!! for this version. Will gladly buy both versions!

    • Tyler Beale

      …What Limited Edition?

      • BossBullet

        Europe had a limited edition of Arcana Heart 3

      • Keko

        I think it’s the European one, since it says “Edición Limitada” on the cover. It was a present, actually…chosen by me.

  • AlphaSixNine

    Bless you Aksys

  • Lucas

    Are EarthBound 64 cartridges 4 demos still able to buy on Ebay or whatever?

  • MrJechgo

    Excuse me, but… is it me or did they change the shader for the sprites? There’s this weird pronounced outline that wasn’t there before…

    Not that it matters much… At least I’ll just wait for this version to come out so I can buy it. I’ve heard of it, but after hearing about that update, I decided to wait and see.

    • icup ✔️

      that outline is just one of the color palettes…

  • I like seeing more… uh… indie(?), doujin(?) fighting games come over here. Or whatever Examu is; I know they’re certainly not a big fighting game maker. It’s really cool for Arc System to serve as a publisher for OTHER PEOPLE’S games… I wish they handled Yatagarasu instead of stupid “We hardly get anything done”-Nicalis.

    That being said, I also don’t think a lot of these 2D fighters look very good. You got Arcana Hearts, Aquapazza, Chaos Code… who would play them compared to Skullgirls, King of Fighters, Blazblue and Guilty Gear? They’re on completely different levels… which, until this gen, I didn’t know 2D fighters could exist on separate levels. But traditional sprites look so quaint and… well, awful compared to the well animated, high-res, hand-drawn artwork you see in the top-tier games in this genre.

  • MSJ

    fucking insta-buy, dem hot springs yo.

    much thanks to Aksys.

    • NickDynmo

      awwww yeahh

  • Jumbokitty724

    This pleases me. Although I’m sure the hot springs storyline will be MASSIVE fan service *sigh*

    • leingod

      And that’s wrong?

      • Hyli

        Not wrong, just tired and overdone. A new storyline should be something NEW.

      • Jumbokitty724

        If your a gay male it’s tiresome. You can enjoy female characters without sexualizing them.

        • leingod

          Well, I’m not.

          I do get your point, though. Still, it’s kinda expected for a game like this… I mean, its target audience is kinda clear.

    • Robert Kupper

      I am straight, I love this series, and it embarrasses me to no end with the fan-service. I wish they would tone it down too. They have a unique, solid fighting game, I would hope they don’t need cheap gimmicky service to sell it. It feels like it brings the whole experience down for me.

      I mostly play for the local multiplayer anyway though; thank god my friends are all weird enough not to judge me for playing a game as a preteen dog-girl in bloomers.



  • hazelnut1112

    Will this be a physical release this time?
    Because I will buy it if it does.

    • NeoStrayCat

      Well, there’s pre-order listings right now over at amazon for both versions, and later on/at GS. @[email protected]

      • hazelnut1112

        This is good news. I might actually pick this up.

  • Huzzah!
    i’ll be buying this one too

  • Firion Hope

    Yeeees! I was really hoping this would come over, I’ve been wanting to play the series forever!

  • Prinny Dood

    Keep em coming sony. Thanks Aksys dood!

    • Shiki

      What’s the NIS Prinny thanking Aksys for? NIS could be cashing in on these opportunities too if it weren’t for competition. lol jk

      • Prinny Dood

        Im a prinny dood not a NIS employee. I spend my hel on what i like not what crap nis feeds me

        • Mind0105A

          1 point for this comment.

          • Prinny Dood

            Just one huh well I suppose its better than one hel per year etna gives me now i have two. Thanks dood!

  • Kornelious

    Woo! Man the localizations are never-ending :D
    Now we need to know if it will be a physical release (I hope so at least)

    • NeoStrayCat

      Well, you can pre-order both versions at Amazon now, so yeah, also at GS too when they put theirs up too. X3

      • Kornelious

        Yeah your right! Amazon is always sneaking in those games right under my nose X(
        But’ it’s awesome we’re getting physical editions for both. I’m glad that I din’t buy the original version (I just hope this has cross-save

  • Finally! I’m so happy =^_^=

  • leingod

    Nice! I can’t get enough fighters on the Vita. Besides, I bet it looks even better on the Vita’s smaller screen.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    Thank you!

  • Go2hell66

    Awesome, didn’t see this coming

  • Go2hell66

    I’ll take it! btw is this game wide screen now or still 4:3?

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Retail or digital? I’m not touching it if it’s digital only I’ll import.

  • Aristides

    More Vita FTW!!!! :P

  • DoctorButler

    Oh shit! Is this going to be a physical release? I liked AH1. I’ll bite.

  • SlickRoach

    I nearly forgot about this game because I figured the updated version would never come over her but the hype has revived!

  • RagingTiger44

    Oh boy. Been a while since I heard about this game. I could use another 2d fighter for the vita.

  • artemisthemp

    How long until EU can enjoy this game?

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Νο Χbox 360 release? What a shame. Then again Japan don’t care about this console anymore, so it’s understandable.

  • Missing

    I haven’t played an Arcana Heart game since the first one, this will be good to get back into.

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