RPGFan


Marvelous Announces New DS Strategy RPG
08.10.06 - 2:39 PM

Marvelous Interactive today announced a new strategy RPG for DS, titled Luminous Arc. The game's composer is no other than Yasunori Mitsuda, while Kaito Shibano is acting as character designer. The game is being developed by Tokyo-based studio Image Epoch.

The story is based on the witch hunts of Medieval Europe. At the center of Luminous Arc's story is a conflict between knights associated with a religious organization known as Luminous and witches who oppose Luminious. The game's protagonist, Alf is a member of Luminous' knight force. He has spent his days fighting monsters and has been told that the frequent attacks of those monsters and natural disasters are all the witches' dirty work. Rumor has it that the Crimson Witch even aims to destroy the entire world. Hence, Alf and his fellow knights are sent out to punish the perceived evildoers. One day however, a mysterious maid by the name of Lucia appears in front of Alf. She perplexes the protagonist with her arrogance, but her objectives are unknown. Other characters include Alf's younger brother Theo and his fellow knights Gies and Leon as well as the priest Cecil. Mel and Vanessa are two witches set to appear in Luminous Arc.

The game will feature strategy RPG battles reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics. By making use of their drive gauge, players will be able to unleash powerful deathblows against their foes. Other commands at your disposal will include standard attack, magic and chain attack.

Currently 70% complete, Luminous Arc will be available in Japan sometime this winter.


Back
Chris Winkler





Coming Up on Twitch

Chrono Cross
All Week • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Aug 28 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Skies of Arcadia Continues!
Every Monday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10:00am PDT/1:00pm EDT

Broken Age Continues!
Every Thursday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Featured Content
Rhythm Encounter Episode 27: Foliage Ocean in St. Louis
Rhythm Encounter Episode 27: Foliage Ocean in St. Louis
Podcast
Random Encounter Episode 115: The Compliment Sandwich
Random Encounter Episode 115: The Compliment Sandwich
Podcast
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Essential Ten Part 1
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Essential Ten Part 1
Podcast
Neverwinter
Neverwinter
Review
Bra★Bra Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo 2 Review
Bra★Bra Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo 2
Review
Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive
Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive "Review"
Editorial
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter