Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! Game's PC Release Slated for December
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Examu launched a Kickstarter campaign for the game in July. The game met its US$100,000 goal, and has so far earned a total of US$344,143.37 from both Kickstarter and Backerkit. While the campaign had stretch goals for three new characters and Arcana, so far only the Shark Girl character and the Paracelsia Arcana are planned for future DLC. Players can pre-order through Backerkit until October 31.
Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! is an expansion to Examu's earlier Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! fighting game, itself an expansion to Arcana Heart 3. The game allows players to pick an Arcana in addition to a character, which enhances a character's base abilities and adds new ones. The game's controls also feature a dedicated "Homing" button that allows players to close the gap between them and their opponent through various aerial angles. Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! adds the character Minori and the Blood Arcana to the game.
Examu released Arcana Heart 3 in arcades in 2009, and Aksys Games released the game digitally for the PlayStation 3 in 2011. Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! arrived in arcades in 2013, and it shipped in Japan for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in May 2014. Aksys Games released the game in North America in September 2014. Arc System Works released the game on PC in 2015. Examu released Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!! in arcades in December 2014.
Tohru Sakurai, the creator and writer of the game series, recently passed away at the beginning of May. Sakurai wrote the scenario for the first Arcana Heart game in 2006, and continued to write the scenarios for future games in the series.