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New Screens for Arc Rise Fantasia

New Screens for Arc Rise Fantasia

by Bradley DeLorenzoMarch 30, 2010

Konnichiwa, Wii-sans!

The days are getting longer. The cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom. With these first days of spring, Ignition Entertainment turns the attention of the Arc Rise Fantasia dojo to a specific facet of this definitive JRPG for the Wii – the story!

A critical element of any JRPG is story. As one plays the game, one gradually gets to know the heroes of Arc Rise Fantasia and how their lives are shaped by each other and the challenges they face. As the mercenary L’Arc, players embark on a journey to defend the Meridian Empire from invasion. Apprehensive towards his chosen path, L’Arc faces a life altering decision. As the plot thickens, relationships become complex — hinting at unforeseen consequences with unlikely friends and treacherous foes.

Arc Rise Fantasia reveals the unique pasts of these anime-inspired archetypes as players battle through a world of exploding monsters, magic orbs and bittersweet romance. A thrilling narrative rises as alliances form and parties assemble. Told within gorgeously animated cut scenes, as well as manga-inspired 2D dialogue sequences, the story deepens and unfolds in unexpected ways. This is the classic, sweeping storyline that JRPG fans have been craving.

Ignition Entertainment has released new screenshots featuring the storytelling techniques within Arc Rise Fantasia, an element that truly defines the JRPG genres.

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