Are Tecmo Koei Europe Teasing A Surge Concerto Localization?

By Ishaan . June 24, 2014 . 9:00am

Tecmo Koei Europe are teasing a localization that they will announce tomorrow. The publisher posted the image below to their Twitter account, hinting that “hardcore fans might get this hint”. The general consensus appears to be that it’s either Ar noSurge or Ciel noSurge.



If the game in question is Ar noSurge, just which version it is remains to be seen. This week, Japan’s Famitsu magazine announced that Gust are currently in the process of porting the game to Vita under the title Ar noSurge Plus.

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  • Fingers crossed.

  • IS | 桂木

    Tecmo Koei has been pretty cool lately. I like it when companies cater to the niche, hardcore audience

    • pimpalicious

      I was a little worried at first but seems all is well with Tecmo Koei owning Gust for us in the west. I know some miss the collector’s editions NISA used to release though.

      • Kai2591

        yeah I miss those limited editions, but its alright as long as they do get localized at all :)

  • Considering the timing?

    Yeah, I think they were waiting.

  • persona_yuji

    Well well… first I was curious, but now I am interested, do keep talking Tecmo Koei.

  • Yagami Mao

    if this is real. it’ gonna be an epic news for me. XD

  • Chris Yuen

    Ar no Surge confirmed. (In-game image)

    • BizarreJelly

      “Lucky farts”

  • Subaru

    This is definitely an artwork taken from Ar no Surge:

    PS Vita seems more likely with the recent announcement of such a version.

    • TheRealMalek

      I would be happier to have both :p

      • Altin

        “Give him an inch and he’ll take an ell.” Word of Advice.

        • TheRealMalek

          It’s just that i don’t own a psvita (yet) so having it on ps3 would make me happy :p

    • Zoozbuh

      I JUST got a Vita recently. *smiles* Although that being said, it’s quite possible they could announce both versions. And I hope they do to be honest, more chance of better sales.

  • fyi1191

    Let us have the VITA version too.

  • Takane Shijou

    I really do hope so, I love the world of Ar Tonelico.

  • Day 1!! Daaay 1!

  • GamerLegend

    If it’s true, hope they announce a release date and hope it’s not near other rpgs coming out later this year.

  • Astraye


  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    I thought that looked like one of those places in Type-0 for a moment and I thought “Koei Tecmo bringing over the PSP version?”

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I’m definatly buying if the PS3 one is chosen, but it would be best if both games are brought over. For everyone’s sake.

  • Land of Green Pasture


  • Thank heavens! My PS3 and I are smiling =)

  • Liamv2

    I’ll just be over here. Fangirling.

  • Akai Ringo

    Even though it’s probably going to be Ar… Please let it be Ciel No Surge!! ;_;

    • Kai2591

      Please let it be both!

  • solbalmung

    I pray to god that It’ll be the PS3 version, I still can borrow my friend Vita but still, better be on my PS3 so i can play ot whatever I want =)

  • SirRichard

    It’s most likely Ar No Surge, if it’s going to be either, but it’d be amazing to see if they would dare to give something like Ciel No Surge a shot. Happy with either or, frankly.

  • DesmaX

    Pretty sure it’s the PS3 version of Ar nosurge.

    Western branches normally wait for the update ports to be released in Japan before working on them

    • TheRealMalek

      western branches usually don’t code, so japanese studios usually does the localisation work when doing a port.

  • DizzyGear

    Awesome! They did tweet something about about Ar no Surge asking if there was intrest so its probaly that game.
    But if by some miracle they localise Ciel no Surge as well i could not be happier.
    Icing on the cake would be a release of Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 as a PS2 classic.

  • Alex Cattaneo


  • Ciel was the dating-like game and Ar the rpg, right? Well, I’ll be happy with either of the games :3 If it’s Ar I hope we get the Vita version though, I would feel awkward playing it on my tv on certain scenes :P

  • Kornelious

    An AR NO SURGE LOCALIZATION!? I sure hope so, I really want to get that game……But we will have to wait and see, it could be a trick -_-

  • Kai2591


  • Randgriz

    I think they will bring both over, also i hope theres no censorship in the game.

  • Brandonmkii

    Guess I’l know more at….4am EST :c

  • Hexodious

    Looks like Ar nosurge. Better for me, that’s probably the only title from that franchise i’m interested in, at the moment.

  • MrTyrant

    Glad that I dodged a bullet and didn’t import it lol now I can wait the english localization with a happy face.

  • KuroNathan

    Both please! Doesn’t ar no Surge rely on knowledge of Ciel noSurge?

    • Kyosuke Yoshino

      Yes, it does. Would be a really bad move if they don’t localize Ciel first.

      • Zak Ledward

        It’s hard though because Ciel is a completely different game from the rest of the Ar Tonelico series. There’s no fighting, it’s a game based completely in interaction with the Ion. If they do though, kudos and yayz. If not, well I’m sure they’ll do something to fill in the gap between Ciel and Ar noSurge

  • artemisthemp

    Ar noSurge and Ciel noSurge Offline

    • Kai2591


  • Zoozbuh

    OH GAWD YES. Please let the Ar Tonelico name live on in some way. I really hope they’re not trolling, because I really need this series back in my life. Atelier is beautiful, but it doesn’t really match up for me.

  • ShadowDivz

    Interesting. The only Ar game i got to play was Ar Tonelico 3, and i hear dit’s actually the weaker of the trilogy( i enjoyed it regardless). Either way, im hoping the name lives on. Looking forward to the news.

  • Callonia

    Now I can’t sleep tonight!

  • Chaos12211

    i truly hope this is what i think it is…PUMPED.

  • Jugiatsu

    Your face when they announce both in a combo pack for America and Europe.

    • Kai2591

      That would be the greatest thing ever for me…

  • RagnoSaki

    I’m hoping this is Ar No Surge.

  • Ren Yuumei

    yep….lots more memory card space….

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