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The next Idea Factory crossover is Cross Edge

By Spencer . May 7, 2008 . 9:04am

Chaos Wars was a mere warm up in Idea Factory mashups. Lahar Sama dropped us a line (thanks!!) about another merger between worlds from Compile Heart and Cross Edge (aka X-Edge) unites even more characters. Souls from Disgaea, Darkstalkers, Mana Khemia, Atelier Marie, Spectral Souls and Ar Tonelico will collide for the first time on […]

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A figuratively early hint at a localized version of Ar Tonelico 2?

By Spencer . February 18, 2008 . 11:22am

Hello Hello sends word (thanks!!) that he found a figure of Ruka, one of the new characters in Ar Tonelico II, over in the RosenQueen online store. RosenQueen has strong ties with NIS America so this could be an indication NIS America is quietly working on Ar Tonelico II. I hope so, but I don’t […]

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Watch – Ar Tonelico 2 clip collection

By Spencer . October 25, 2007 . 11:14am

Ar Tonelico 2 slipped into stores yesterday and videos are beginning to circulate around the internet. Let’s start out by looking at the opening video.   [youtube][/youtube]    Looking pretty good. You know NIS America has been pretty quiet. The only thing on their table now is the cleverly named Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. Perhaps […]

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Watch – Ar Tonelico 2 trailer

By Spencer . October 4, 2007 . 11:59am

Don’t forget about Ar Tonelico 2, Banpresto is releasing it in Japan on October 25! Unlike Halo 3 stores don’t have big displays up for Ar Tonelico 2 and it’s falling off the radar fast. But not for Jeff L. who pointed me to a new trailer up on the official site (thanks!). You could […]

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Tidbits on Ar Tonelico 2’s battle system

By Spencer . May 28, 2007 . 3:08pm

One of the features that set Ar Tonelico apart from other RPGs was the battle system. In the back row players had a Reyvateil, a song magic user, passively chanting spells while three other players used your basic fight/skill commands. In Ar Tonelico 2 players can choose how Reyvateils tune their song magic by guiding […]

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Gust is developing a sequel to Ar tonelico

By Spencer . April 13, 2007 . 9:29am

While North America just got Ar Tonelico a few months ago, it’s been out in Japan for over a year and that means its due for a sequel. Banpresto announced on Famitsu Ar tonelico 2: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo tachi no Souzou Uta is coming out sometime in 2007. Battles have been altered slightly with […]

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Fun with Innuendo in Ar Tonelico

By Louise . February 11, 2007 . 12:52pm

I can’t help but notice while playing Ar Tonelico that it’s full of sexual innuendo.  While I may be perverted, I know that the localization editors were having fun with this game.  The whole subject of diving seems to have sexual overtones.  I’ve even started a collection of screenshots with suggestive dialog.   Oh Misha, […]

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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia, new school, old school

By Spencer . February 10, 2007 . 2:41pm

It’s been around a year since Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia was released in Japan and after the game was given extra care from NIS America it’s finally out in North America. The story starts in Platina high up on the tower of Ar Tonelico where Lyner Barsett, the game’s main character lives. As a […]

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Initial thoughts on Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

By Louise . February 4, 2007 . 1:22pm

I had the chance to play through the beginning of Ar Tonelico and you know what I realized?  Do you know why people look back on retro RPGs from the NES and SNES era with such reverence?  Because they were charming.  Do you know what makes them charming? Part of the charm is the fact […]

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Visit the world of Ar Tonelico

By Spencer . January 28, 2007 . 2:37pm

This new trailer of Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia shows some of the locations you’re going to be visiting. The entire world has the tower of Ar Tonelico in the center which Lyner climbs up. Speaking of the world there isn’t much world map exploration, no major “field” to run around in. Instead you pick […]

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Hands on Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

By Spencer . January 2, 2007 . 2:12pm

Something I’ve been hooked on over the holidays was Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia. It’s made by Gust (the creators of the Atelier Iris series) and localized by NIS America. Originally NIS America was supposed to bring the game out in November, but they decided to take some extra time with it so it’s coming […]

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Watch: Ar Tonelico Melody of Elemia trailer

By Spencer . December 22, 2006 . 7:42am

NIS America released this new trailer of Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia. It’s the first trailer to show the voice acting and introduce the characters in English. Check it out below.

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North America gets Ar Tonelico in premium box package

By Spencer . December 8, 2006 . 8:07pm

Next year NIS America is releasing Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia. Ar Tonelico is an RPG with some unique elements like “Reyvateil” songs that can attack or heal. There’s also a dive system where you jump into a character to get to know them on a deeper level. It was one of the games I […]

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