Surge Concerto DX: New Gameplay Revealed For Ciel nosurge DX, Ar nosurge DX

Here's ton of new gameplay for Surge Concerto DX, the PS4, Switch, Steam remasters of Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge, coming January 28 in Japan.

November 3, 2020

On November 2, Koei Tecmo and Gust held a live stream for Atelier Ryza 2 and Surge Concerto DX (PC via Steam, PS4, Switch), revealing new gameplay for the remasters of Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge. Both games will be sold separately. The stream featured two seiyuu: Ai Kakuma (Ion), and Yuri Noguchi (Ryza in Atelier). We’ll be covering the Surge Concerto DX part of the stream in this article. Read about the Atelier Ryza 2 parts here.

First things first, a new gameplay trailer for Surge Concerto DX was revealed. Koei Tecmo most notably announced both Ciel nosurge DX and Ar nosurge DX are fully voiced unlike the originals. Ai Kakuma said live on stream that recording everything took a very long while, to the point she wondered if they might have hit a Guiness world record. All of the original games’ DLCs will be included too.

Next up on stream, after a quick intro of the Surge Concerto series, we first got to see some gameplay for Ciel nosurge at 50:06, and 53:20. Some of the numerous events with Ion, like how you can sleep together:

Next up was some gameplay from Ar nosurge DX, at the 58:32 and 1:02:38 timestamps. With some story cutscenes with Ion, and some field exploration + battles.

Following that point, while the YouTube stream ended, those with Niconico Premium account got to see some extra gameplay. We have one more scene from Ciel nosurge DX, and two more gameplay sequences from Ar nosurge DX, most notably with Casty fighting:

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Surge Concerto was directed by Akira Tsuchiya, who also directed the Ar Tonelico JRPGs. Both series are linked.

Surge Concerto DX has an incredibly highly priced limited edition that’s around 1000 burger dollars. You can read about it here alongside the latest details. 

The Surge Concerto: Ciel nosurge remaster, and the Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star remaster are coming in Japan on January 28, 2021. Koei Tecmo didn’t announce either in the west yet. If it happens, it’ll be the first time the first game, Ciel nosurge, is localized. At the very least, Ar nosurge DX should be announced at some point seeing it already has a localization. We’ll be sure to tell you as soon as possible when we learn more.

Yuri Noguchi and Kakuma Ai after the stream:

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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