Gust Streams Ar no Surge RPG's 12-Minute Gameplay Footage
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Japanese game developer Gust began streaming a 12-minute gameplay video for its Ar no Surge ~Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta~ PlayStation 3 role-playing game on Saturday. The video shows the game's battle system and the ability to dive into girls similar to Ar Tonelico. It also ends with a bonus dance sequence.
Ar no Surge will have ties with Gust's earlier Ar Tonelico RPGs. Ar no Surge director Akira Tsuchiya also worked on Ar Tonelico, and administrator Shurelia from the first Ar Tonelico PlayStation 2 game, 2006's Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia (Aru toneriko: Sekai no Owari de Utai Tsudzukeru Shōjo), will play a major role in Ar no Surge's story.
The game will also have ties with the first Surge Concerto game, Ciel Nosurge ~Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Shi~. Akiko Shikata, Haruka Shimotsuki, Noriko Mitose, Yoshino Nanjou, and Origa are contributing music to the new game.
Gust will release Ar no Surge ~Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Shi~ in Japan on March 6. The regular edition will retail for 7,140 yen (about US$68), the "Agent Pack" special edition will retail for 10,290 yen (US$98), and a download edition will retail for 6,300 yen (US$60).
The Ar Tonelico game inspired the original video anime project of the same name. NIS America released the Ar Tonelico games in North America.