Ar noSurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Gets An English Trailer

By Ishaan . July 11, 2014 . 8:30am

Koei Tecmo have released a trailer for Ar noSurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, featuring English text that highlights the game’s premise. You can watch it below.



Ar noSurge: Ode to an Unborn Star will be released on September 26th in Europe and September 23rd in North America for PlayStation 3.

Read more stories about & on Siliconera.

  • Strawberry Starlet

    So all these cool secondary characters aren’t playables, right?

    • MrTyrant

      I’d been wondering the same thing.

    • aquagon

      They aren’t. The only four playable characters are Cas, Delta, Ion and Earthes.

      • MrTyrant


        • aquagon

          It would be pointless to add any other characters though, as the battle system is built around only having a singer/protagonist duo as the combatants.

          • MrTyrant


  • Red Antares

    Ahhhh, the hymnos songs, love em.

    • aquagon

      They’re not Hymmnos this time around though: the Surge Concerto songs receive either the name “ClassDrive”, “Cieln” or “Hymmn” depending on their nature and the era in which they were made.


    Just to cut off people at the curb regarding censorship or worries or whatnot, they confirmed that all content is the same between the Western and Japanese versions of the games.

    • Bob Slim

      Yeah I was worried about that too good to know

      • shadowind

        I’ve known Chin Soon Sun; the EU Community Manager for Koei Tecmo for a few years now and there’s no way he would ever lie about anything to do with his company’s games especially as a lot of hardcore gamers over here associate the company with him PLUS he’s a hardcore Koei fan as well.

    • Zak Ledward

      Praise the Sun!

      with Ar NoSurge being well…Ar NoSurge, I was a little worried over this

  • Masa

    that voice acting and those dialogue lines…..*cringe^
    Other than that game looks good.

  • IS | 桂木

    Ohey it’s JYB

  • Alex Cattaneo

    Great soundtrack game looks good voice acting is wel…yea…its okej

  • bigboss09

    how I been waiting for another Ar tonelico
    since I finish the 3rd game I was hopping for another
    this is one of few games that I regret if I complete it.
    look Casty will be more like Finnal in ATQ
    same voice actor same personality.

  • neogeno

    Dat Soundtrack tho

  • Learii

    I hope the battle not hard like Ar tonelico

    • Kyle

      The battles in Ar Tonelico were hard? Did u play a diffrent Ar Tonelico then me? Even in ATII the battles got reaaaaaaaallly boring after a while (Even that you had to press [ ] and X at the right time)

      • Keksus

        And they’re even easier in Ar No Surge. I don’t want to say you can’t lose… but yes: You can’t lose. I tried. It’s not possible.

        • aquagon

          As if the battles against the final boss for Ion and Earthes’s Phase 1 or the first Phase 2 battle for Cas and Delta were so easy.
          Plus, if you’re playing in Veteran, the difficulty is not that easy either.

          • Kyle

            True. I played All AT games on Veteran or rahter called Hard. Its just a bit more grinding, but I think I will love the Ar Nosurge system

      • Learii

        ya I mean you have to pat attention at the battle while look on the bottom and the heart I mean you can’t look at them at them at the sametime

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Preordered already, just like I have always did with these series. But please just… don’t make me shake my controller again. I hated that! :/

  • Liamv2

    Wow the voice acting is ok. I was expecting it to be much worse.

  • kenshinx13

    T_T i’m happy it’s coming out but whyyyyy i am going to be soooo broke in september with all these other games

  • Yuuki

    This is going to be a great year for me! I’ve been missing Akiko Shikata in my games.

  • Stratø

    Juto’s voice actor at 1:06

  • TheCynicalReaper

    I can’t believe how excited I am for this. YES! DO IT TO IT

  • Razvaille

    Delta: “Bitches and Whores”

  • Hyped out of my mind lol =^_^=

  • Kornelious

    T-That was Beautiful!

    The localization looks amazing! Voice actors sound great (Though i thought there were gonna be European voice actors….oh well) Gameplay looks awesome, and this trailer (For once) didn’t shy away from the “Purification” stuff! My hype for this game is MAXED out, I must have this game! Even if it’s the same day As Fairy Fencer F! >:D

    (Ahem) So….in conclusion, It Looks awesome :)

  • Zen Grenadier

    Oh Lordy is dat sum Bosch?

  • lol love that Ar tonelico footage that come out from nowhere in the end XD

    • aquagon

      It’s because it’s directly related to a certain character from Ar tonelico that makes a reappearance here.

  • KazukiNanbu

    damn! i only finished Ar tonelico 1, i have some catching up to do

    • artemisthemp

      Ar noSurge takes place before Ar tonelico 1 :P

  • Ric Vazquez


  • Zak Ledward

    Just a question from nowhere, but I saw that NISA is making an LE for this, despite it being with KT. Is KT still handling the translation and NISA is just making the LE or is this a joint translation

  • I’ve got loads of games Septmber but I will be dropping them all for this

  • Randgriz

    Really happy that a sci-fi JRPG is coming over, im getting a bit tired of the medievil setting in things ive been playing recently

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos