Arc Rise Fantasia Is As Pretty As Eight New Pictures

Ignition Entertainment is gearing up to release "the definitive JRPG for the Wii" in the second half of the year, and eight new screenshots show us how much that looks like a Namco Bandai Tales of Something title.

That's not a bad thing, of course. In truth, Luminous Arc developer Imageepoch's first console title is looking quite lovely. Plus the Japanese seemed to really enjoy it when it came out last year, picking up 26,000 copies during the first week of release.

I just wish RPG developers would go ahead and figure out which console is going to be the go-to for role-playing games this generation. First there was the Super Nintendo. Then it was the PlayStation, followed by the PlayStation 2. So far this generation it's pretty even between the Wii and Xbox 360, with the PlayStation 3 slowly catching up. Will there be a clear winner?


    umm, none of the above? DS trounces every console for JRPGS.

      Agreed. You've got everything from Kingdom Hearts, to Valkyrie Profile, to some cool new IPs like Sands of Destruction.

      Also, the game above really DOES look like a Tales of, game.

    Hey that looks pretty decent :)

    Apart from the bad voice acting and dated graphics in the Luminous Arc game (first one), it was a fun game.
    I'm really looking forward to this Wii game set in the same universe. Apparently it will be using a turn based combat system.
    I really hope it comes out in Australia!!

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