Officials from Atlus U.S.A. have announced that the company has signed the North American publishing rights for Luminous Arc, an upcoming isometric strategy RPG from Marvelous Interactive (Harvest Moon DS) and Image Epoch. The game is planned for release later this year.
Key features in the upcoming SRPG include the ability to create new weapons and equipment with the game’s ‘Vitae Imbuing’ system, and an emphasis on relationships between characters so that stronger bonds yield more potent attacks on the battlefield. Luminous Arc will include multiplayer support over Nintendo’s WiFi Connection, as well as a variety of characters and voiced dialogue.
We’ll certainly keep an eye on this one in the march up to its release. Early reports have noted that the game’s original Japanese release was plagued by control issues and unimpressive presentation, so it will be interesting if these sorts of things are addressed during the localization.