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

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…and is available for pre-order via NIS America’s online store here. 

Are you excited yet?

  • Devin Hudson

    Already pre-ordered the Limited Edition. I don’t even particularly care for most of the stuff that comes with it, I mainly just did it so I can get a physical copy. I get not wanting to do a large print run for a game like this on a system like the Vita, so I applaud them going this route for those of us who still prefer physical.

    I’ve been interested in this one since they announced the PS3 version was getting a Western release, but I decided to skip it once I heard about this Vita version. I’m glad my patience paid off.

    • Chris Pap

      Same here, waited for the Vita version, so happy for this bit of news!

  • WhyWai

    awesome news!

  • Bam got my pre-order in not gonna miss this one like I did with #htol

    • KaL-V3

      Me too, just now. Excited!

  • Ichigo Yoite

    so sad that this limited is for NA only…:( Would totally get it…but they won’t even let me import it -.-

  • Buckybuckster

    Would love to get the physical game, but me wallet says no way. Still happy we are getting the game nonetheless!

  • kickersu17

    im so buying this when it is coming out.

  • Zero Eternity

    Has anybody ordered from NIS America before?