By Joe Sigadel / May 6th, 2015
Koei Tecmo Europe announced on Twitter this morning that Ar nosurge Plus, the PS Vita enhanced remake of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, will be localized and brought to Western audiences this year. This game will be available as a digital download, so there will be no physical release, just as with Koei Tecmo’s releases of the Atelier series. The full press release is as follows, from Koei Tecmo America:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR AR NOSURGE PLUS: ODE TO AN UNBORN STAR
GUST’s Deeply Immersive, 7-Dimension RPG Title Comes to PlayStation®VITA on July 2, 2015
BURLINGAME, Calif. – May 6, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America is excited to announce the upcoming release of Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star for the PlayStation® Vita, set to launch in North America on July 2, 2015. This turn-based ‘7-Dimension’ RPG is a remake of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, updated with new costumes, new “purification” partners, and some DLC available in the previous version pre-loaded on this game.
Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is a fantasy, sci-fi, ‘7-Dimension’ RPG that takes place in a world where music and song can create magic. It tells the compelling story of a civilization that lost their planet and has been roaming the edge of space for 2000 years in search of a new home. The player follows two sets of characters: Delta and Casty, whose goal is to protect humanity and save the world, and Ion and Earthes, who are trying to find Ion a way home to Earth. The player can change between both pairs and discover a way to combine their storylines and strengths to eventually solve the mystery that shrouds their on-going struggles.
Ar nosurge Plus Updates:
– New Costumes
- New costumes for the four main characters (Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion)
- Beat the game to unlock even more costumes for the above four characters
- New “Purification” costumes for the additional characters
-New “Purification” Partners
- Sarly, Nelo, and Shurelia can be selected as conversation partners during Purification.
- Some DLC available from the previous version comes pre-loaded!
-Updates and Balancing
- Full featured tutorial
- Synthesis Shop Events viewable from menu
Developed by GUST and published by KOEI TECMO America in North America, Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star will be available for digital download on the PlayStation®Vita on July 2, 2015 for $39.99. This game has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.
About KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.
Dual audio has also been confirmed:
— KOEI TECMO EUROPE (@koeitecmoeurope) May 6, 2015
But what about Ciel nosurge? Will that ever reach the West? @inspchin, a Koei Tecmo employee, answers:
@Kazkari I haven't heard anything about it but I don't think it's likely to get localised.
— Chin Soon Sun (@inspchin) May 6, 2015
My take: That’s a shame, because Ciel nosurge is really needed to get the full story. However, Ar nosurge is still a pretty good RPG, and the Plus version should make it a bit more enticing even without a physical copy.
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