When Arc Rise Fantasia was first announced for North America, Xseed was the publisher. We even discussed the game’s US release with Xseed at E3 a few months ago too, but as of today, Arc Rise Fantasia will be handled by Ignition Entertainment.
After hearing the news I contacted Ken Berry, Director of Publishing at Xseed.
"Xseed Games is no longer involved with Arc Rise Fantasia,” Berry stated. “The decision from Marvelous Entertainment, Inc, to re-license the US release to another publisher was driven by Marvelous’ business decision to increase its overall profitability. Marvelous and Xseed have greatly enjoyed working together to deliver great titles to the US market, and look forward to continuing the opportunity with upcoming titles.”
Earlier this year, Muramasa: The Demon Blade went through a similar transition where Xseed was the original publisher before that game was handed to Ignition. Xseed will be busy with a “ton of titles” including Korg DS-10 Plus, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, and Ragnarok Online DS.