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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Slim pickings

If you're looking for a Nintendo Channel update akin to the onslaught of media our eyeballs were privy to last week, then think again -- Nintendo's only uploaded a handful of new videos this week. There isn't even a new Nintendo Week episode to watch! Instead, the highlight this week is an info...

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Meet Arc Rise Fantasia's summons, voice actors

The latest media released for image epoch's WIi RPG Arc Rise Fantasia introduces "Rogress," the game's summoned creatures. They act as powerful attacks, of course, but also apparently as the source of the "Ray" energy that powers the game's cities and vehicles. The trailer above shows the game's...

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Look out! New Arc Rise Fantasia screens appear

New screens from the upcoming Ignition Entertainment published RPG Arc Rise Fantasia have emerged, featuring the game's strategic turn-based battle action. Originally announced as an XSEED published title, Arc Rise Fantasia was snatched out of XSEED's announced lineup by Ignition in late 2009. The...

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Nintendo releases budget line in Japan based on Nintendo Channel rankings

Nintendo of Japan just launched a line of budget Wii re-releases -- something that hasn't happened out of Nintendo in a long time. The Minna no Osusume Selection (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) is a series of third-party games marked down to ¥2,800 ($30.53), and given new box art that...

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Ignition now publishing Arc Rise Fantasia

Ignition Entertainment has somehow done it again: snagged a Marvelous game out of XSEED's announced lineup. Arc Rise Fantasia, which XSEED announced plans to localize in late 2008, and which was still in XSEED's slate as of E3, has been picked up by Ignition Entertainment for release in summer 2010....

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Up close and personal with Arc Rise Fantasia

Ever since we've learned that Arc Rise Fantasia was going to break out of Japan, we've wanted to see more of the RPG, but there was a long gap and not a lot to see. Now, however, we can check out ... well, honestly, it's a bunch of poses. Sometimes the same pose against a different background....

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Imageepoch maybe working on a PSP title

Imageepoch, best know in the US for the DS RPG title Luminous Arc and the upcoming Wii title Arc Rise Fantasia, is contemplating development of a game for the PSP. Ryoei Mikage, President of Imageepoch, told Siliconera that "Next year or next, next year there might be a really cool action PSP...

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Arc Rise Fantasia: refreshingly familiar

Maybe it's just me. Maybe I have simply played too much Final Fantasy over the years, but it really seems as though Arc Rise Fantasia's is cribbed from Final Fantasy moments. There isn't an instant in this trailer that doesn't evoke some moment from Square Enix's powerhouse franchise. This doesn't...

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Rising Star Games announces Valhalla Knights, Muramasa, Arc Rise Fantasia for Europe

Rising Star Games has announced European releases for another set of Marvelous Wii games shown at TGS. Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga, Marvelous's RPG, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, the superhot sidescroller from Vanillaware, and Image Epoch's Arc Rise Fantasia are all headed to Europe sometime in...

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TGS08: Arc Rise Fantasia to make North American dreams come true

We've known about Arc Rise Fantasia for quite awhile now. Up until today, we've had to look at screens with envy, as the title was not confirmed for a North American release. Sure, we hoped it would happen, but there weren't any guarantees. That is, until now. According to the press release that...

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