Ar no Surge First Countdown Trailer Streamed
posted on by Andre Pappas
Video game developer Gust began streaming the "Countdown Introduction Movie ~Field Edition~" for its upcoming Ar no Surge ~Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta~ role-playing game on Tuesday. The trailer introduces the game's field features, including an encounter gauge and "community ring," where characters will talk to the player during certain field events. The video features the game's opening song by Akiko Shikata (Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla Episode, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode, This Boy Can Fight Aliens!).
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~. In addition to Shikata, Haruka Shimotsuki, Noriko Mitose, Yoshino Nanjou, and Origa are contributing music to the new game.
The game features the voice cast of Kōsuke Miyoshi as Delta Lantanoir, Inori Minase as Casti Rianoit, and Ai Kakuma as Ion.
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.