Aruze has announced a pre-release Shadow Hearts II event today. Taking place in Shibuya's Quest Hall, the event will begin at 15:00 on January 15th JST. While the entry is free, only members of the official Shadow Hearts II fan club who have submitted their registration emails before January 31st may attend. The registration for the official fanclub is free of charge. Composer Yoshitaka Hirota as well as a special guest will be at hand for a talk show and a short live performance. Furthermore, the event will feature an interview with one of the game's voice actors and the presentation of its main theme song.
Shadow Hearts II will be available in Japan on February 19th. The standard edition will retail for 6,800 yen ($63.74 US), whereas the limited edition DX Bag will be available for 9,800 yen ($91.86 US). No publisher has picked up the game for a domestic release so far.