Last year's Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
was one of the strangest titles we'd ever played from NIS America
, and coming from a company that let us possess watering cans in Phantom Brave
and do turn-based strategy as a side-scroller in GrimGrimoire,
that's saying something. Offering equal parts role-playing and old school adventure, it was the included dating sim-style mechanics and the game's near-constant stream of sexual innuendo that gave Ar tonelico
its unique, acquired tasted.
NIS America now drops word that it plans to release the sequel this December for the PS2. According to the publisher, this time around Ar tonelico 2
will challenge players by having them manage relationships between the game's sultry mechanical dolls known as Reyvateils, adding that "if their emotions are more closely synced, the stronger the magic becomes." We knew there was a reason to keep the PS2 around...magic lesbian robots.