We’ve been following Magnacarta 2 forever and its coming to North America soon. At their Editor’s day Namco Bandai announced the Xbox 360 exclusive RPG will come out here in “Q3 2009”. Reasonable turnaround time considering Magnacarta 2 comes out in Japan in August.
Magnacarta 2 tells a tale of politics and love on the Lanzheim Continent. As you can tell from the screenshots the combat system has been completely refined from Magna Carta: Tears of Blood. When the game transitions from the field to battle, Juto and his party can use the environment and interact with objects lying around. Characters also have different skills and moves based on their equipped weapon. Be sure to collect and craft them all! New arms can be made and enhanced by collecting Kamonds from defeated monsters.
Don’t worry if you missed Magna Carta: Tears of Blood. While both games bear the Magna Carta name they are set in different worlds. I spoke with Yoshihisa Kanesaka, Manager of Production Department 1 at Namco Bandai, who will elaborate more about this in an exclusive Siliconera interview.