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 want to get my hopes unnecessarily in the clouds only to be disappointed later. RosenQueen also has Fate/Stay statues and the associated PlayStation 2 game hasn’t been released outside of Japan.
We’ll keep our eyes out for more news regarding a possible localization of Ar Tonelico II and NIS America seems like the most likely publisher to take care of it.