Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! Set For September 23 In North America

By Spencer . August 8, 2014 . 9:24pm


Aksys will release Examu’s all girls fighting game, Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! on September 23. This game has been rebalanced and new moves like the Arcana Eclipse were added to the game.


Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! also has an after story mode which takes place in a hot springs and Memories that show scenes of the characters’ ordinary lives.


Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! will be available in stores and as a download for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. NIS America will distribute the game in Europe later this year.

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  • Wicked Rob

    No point in rebuying it unless its 10 or 15 bucks lol

    • Justin Graham

      Rebuying it compared to what? The PS2 release of Arcana Heart 3 from years and years ago?

    • buddyluv324

      Except this time the game is being released in a physical retail form as oppose to the vanilla version released only as digital in the states

      • Wicked Rob

        Id probably buy it if they added more characters but i have no problems with the balancing now. And i can look up the new cutscenes up on youtube. Dont get me wrong, this is great for people who dont own it yet.

        • buddyluv324

          I was getting more to the point of maybe if people were against getting a digital copy of AH3, this upcoming version with a physical release may encourage people into playing this version instead. As for watching “Lets Plays” on youtube other than maybe catching a quick glimpse of the game, just watching someone playing the game for you defeats the purpose of playing video games in the first place….at least thats how I feel about it.

        • Based Ignacio Puppo

          Exactly. I wanted the Physical version so I imported the European release. I’ve no reason whatsoever to get this update, and unless you are into the competitive scene(Does Arcana Heart even have a competitive scene outside Japan?) I really don’t see the point of buying a balance update.
          Imagine if Capcom did the same with Ultra Street Fighter, a balance update with NO new characters.

  • Kornelious

    FINALLY a release date….But did it have to be the same week as Natural Doctrine, Ar No Surge, and Hyrule Warriors?…..I might have to skip the Vita version for now X(

    Still good that we know when it’s coming, The only game without a release date now is Senran kagura: Shinovi Versus……

    • And only a week before Persona 4 Arena Ultimax too :/

      • Hound

        At least it’s not being released digital-only in NA regions right before the crash of the PSN and on the same day as Mortal Kombat 9 like vanilla AH3 was..

        • Ah damn I remember that, yeah at least it’s not that.

  • Daniel Rossevelt

    Yummy Vita i guess i won’t be eating for a while. just realized it also says in stores yay for getting physical!

  • Prinny Dood

    I’m just waiting for disgaea next week dood!

    • icup ✔️

      too much rehashes is bad for your health dood.

      • Prinny Dood

        I’m dead dood! I don’t care about health dood!

    • Digidyne017


      • Prinny Dood

        Sup Dood!

        • Shade DMessiah

          Got mine yesterday morning dood :p

          • Digidyne017

            I have a demo……Dood….*sobs*

  • Guest

    I feel increasingly tired after each time I read through the game’s title because I would read it so loudly in my mind to compensate for the number of exclamation marks it has: Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! *transform*

  • DeAndre Atchison

    So its this, the KlK Weiss Schwartz set, ultimax, and then smash bros?
    Wallet is crying in the corner

    • Digidyne017

      Wait until Gamescom, then your wallet will be crying due to blue balling…

  • aizen310

    – Wallet-chan, don’t cry!
    – But it’s embarrassing!
    – It’s not gonna hurt, I promise.
    – Aizen310, you dummy! (〃*‾‾_‾‾*〃)

    • chibidw

      I hope with this, Aksys-senpai will finally notice me~

  • Rol

    So, Persona, Dengeki Bunko, Guilty Gear, Under Night In Birth and now this in the latter half of the year? Really? How about spreading stuff around….yeesh.

    • Hound

      You forgot about Smash U! I’m just hoping a few of them will return to EVO.

      This year we had Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel 3(obviously), Super Smash Melee, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, Tekken Tag 2, King of Fighters 13 and Injustice.

      No Persona 4 Arena or Arcana Heart 3 this time T_T. King of Fighters 13 was a lucky one though. I almost thought it wouldn’t show up.

      I’m hoping Under Night In Birth, Persona Ultimax, or Arcana Heart 3 Love Max get in next year. And I’m not sure what their chances would be if they were released in 2015.

      • Asura

        I only want GG at EVO as far as new games go.

        • Hound

          I’m just assuming that GG Xrd Sign will replace Chrono Phantasma in most Fighting Tournaments.

          • Eder García

            after that amazing grand final… i doubt Arc will let it go, possibly they will push for both games

      • mikanko

        Arcana has 0 chance, people would need to actually play it and attend tournaments in the states for that to happen.

        UNI is getting some traction and has a shot, of course it’s all out the window if people stop playing it once Xrd drops.

    • mikanko

      This has been out in Japan for a few months.

      If you’re only counting localized stuff, Dengeki likely won’t leave Japan and UNI is being dragged out till 2015 likely because of Love Max and Xrd both being Aksys published games in the states and wanting to space them out.

      But yeah, this is kinda the year of “anime” fighting games =P.

  • Keiji Johnson

    God dannit. So many fighters… So many FIGHTERS…! My… My wallet. My poor, poor wallet… I’m sorry buddy. T_T

  • MrJechgo

    Any news if it will also be available digitally, like the previous version?

    • Hound

      In the last paragraph of this article:

      “Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! will be available in stores and as a download for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.”

      • MrJechgo

        I need new glasses ¬_¬;

  • Aristides

    September! What is is this an experiment to test how far we can bend? 0-0 I haven’t done the math but there must be at least $1k worth NICHE releases during the month!

    • SlickRoach

      R.I.P. Fall semester 2014 – primary cause of death, most likely Disgaea 4 Vita.

  • MSJ

    love max? fuck yes. <3
    best fighter beside db fighting climax :P

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    Good News!

  • Arcueid Brunstud

    Sweet forgot about this game should I get the vita or ps3 version? hmmm

    • leingod

      Personally I’ll get it for Vita. Should look much prettier on the smaller, nicer OLED screen.

      • Arcueid Brunstud

        yeah but the bigger hd screen is calling plus splitscreen at the same time portability

        • leingod

          Sure… but at least the previous version didn’t look that good on a bigger hd screen. Sprites were just upscaled SD sprites, so they looked really pixelated.

  • leingod

    So many fighting games, and Vita is getting most of them. That makes me happy. Best portable for fighting games ever!

    I just need USFIV now.

  • Logan Moll

    Glad we’re getting a physical version, so I don’t have to import again.

  • mckun

    heard a rumor that there was a trap in this game but probably not.

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