Koei Tecmo has revealed that sci-fi RPG Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star will be making the journey West post-haste.
Coming to us as an enhanced port of the PlayStation 3 version of the game, we not only get all the DLC from the original pre-installed, but also new costumes, “purification partners”, and more. But before we get into that, I’m sure you’d like to know what the game’s about – right?
I’ll quote the press release for absolute clarity;
“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.”
Do I still have your attention? Good!
Next are the updates and upgrades that have been announced for inclusion in the game (compared to the original);
- 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
- Sarly, Nelo, and Shurelia can be selected as conversation partners during Purification.
- Some DLC available from the previous version comes pre-loaded!
- Full featured tutorial
- Synthesis Shop Events viewable from menu
Moving to the finale and (quite possibly) the bit everyone’s been waiting for – we’ve got release details for the title as well – and they sound pretty sweet.
Ar nosurge Plus; Ode to an Unborn Star is coming to Europe on July 1st, though we’ve yet to receive pricing information (or information in regards to a limited edition release in the region).
As for North America, Ar nosurge Plus; Ode to an Unborn Star releases July 2nd – the standard edition format priced at $39.99, and the limited edition format for $54.99.
The NISA-published limited edition will include the following;
- A copy of the game
- Surge Concerto pin badge
- Microfiber cloth
- Sticker sheet
- Ar nosurge Plus poster (18″x24″)
- Collector’s box
…and is available for pre-order via NIS America’s online store here.
Are you excited yet?