Million Arthur Arcana Blood is Coming West Through Steam This Summer
2D fighting game featuring Million Arthur characters and crossover characters such as Iori Yagami will be coming west on PC this summer.
Square Enix announced at Evo Japan 2019 last weekend that the 2D arcade fighting game Million Arthur Arcana Blood will be getting an English release on PC via Steam, early in summer 2019.
Million Arthur is originally a mobile RPG by Square Enix. Following its popularity, it became a multimedia franchise with multiple anime and manga adaptations, along with a fighting game spinoff, which is Million Arthur Arcana Blood, first released in Japanese arcades in November 2017. A PlayStation 4 version was also launched in November 2018, still in Japan. The Steam version of Arcana Blood will be the first time the game is coming west. Needless to say, it has an online mode.
Along with 10 playable characters from Million Arthur, Arcana Blood also features Koume Sakiyama from Square Enix’s arcade card game Lord of Vermillion, Iori Yagami from SNK’s The King of Fighters, and Riesz from Seiken Densetsu 3, a legendary Snes RPG with better 2D than Octopath Traveler, for a total of 13 playable characters. Moreover, Million Arthur Arcana Blood also has 31 summon characters which can be called in battle. Most of these Summon Characters come from Million Arthur itself, but some are from Square Enix related works too, like Akira Ono from High Score Girl, a manga published by Square Enix’s Gangan Comics. You should definitely check out High Score Girl if you’re into fighting games, which I assume is the case of most people reading this. It has a very good anime adaptation as well.
As a side note, while not as popular as characters like Tifa Lockhart or Chun-Li, Seiken Densetsu 3‘s Riesz is among the most popular video game female characters in Japan, especially when it comes to erotic fanart, because of her touching story in the original game and her cute but sexy outfits. While Seiken Densetsu 3 originally released on Snes in 1995, Riesz still regularly gets new fanart to this day, and Square Enix is aware of this fact, explaining her presence in Million Arthur Arcana Blood.
— 結城信輝 (@nobuteruyuuki) March 21, 2017
Above is Riesz’s final designs in Seiken Densetsu 3, by Nobuteru Yuki, which had her with a relatively medium-sized chest. Nobuteru Yuki actually planned to make her flat-chested in his early designs but was later asked by Square to make her chest bigger. Probably because of the fanart influence, nowadays Square Enix made Riesz’s chest even bigger in newer official artwork, like in the art for Seiken Densetsu Collection on Switch or in her design in Million Arthur Arcana Blood.
A short teaser trailer for Million Arthur Arcana Blood’s English Steam release and some screenshots can be found below.