A few days ago we reported about a teaser page opened by Gust and hinting to a new game. Today we finally learn what it was about: a new PS3 exclusive JRPG titled Ar Nosurge (it’s unclear if it’s a working title at the moment) directed by Ar Tonelico‘s director Akira Tsuchiya in collaboration with the character designers of the PS Vita Exclusive Ciel Nosurge Ntny and Flight Unit.
According to reports by Hachima Kiko and Remoon, the new JRPG will feature both “shopping and events” in the city and classic RPG exploration/battle in the fields outside. Combat will be a hybrid between turn based and action, with the heroine using song magic from behind protected by the hero standing in front.
The staff hasn’t been picked randomly, as the game will combine the systems of Ar Tonelico with the universe of Ciel Nosurge. It will also have online elements.
The main hero will be named Delta Rantanoir and will fight alongside humanoid machines named Ashes. The main heroine will be named Rashera Wakusei. The themes of the game will be “Coexistence by conflict”, “bonds”, “the ties between men and women” and “the ties between friends”. There will also be a system named “Geno Metric System” that will allow the player to look into the heart of characters through the dream world.
The game is scheduled for release in Japan on January the 30th for 7140 yen.