If you played Ar Tonelico you have a pretty good idea of what to expect in Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica. Turn based combat with singing Reyvatils in the back row, cosmosphere diving, item synthesis, and vocal music are key elements in the sequel too. This trailer kindly uploaded by Siliconera reader Volcynika (thanks!!) from the US version shows them and slightly different names for some characters. Ar Tonelico 2 is still on track to come out on January 20 which should give RPG fans another reason to keep playing their PS2s in 2009.
Images courtesy of Gust / Nippon Ichi.