78w ago - MonkeyPaw Games Marketing Manager Ray Almeda has announced today that Arc The Lad III debuts on PSN this week with some of the title's artwork displayed below.
To quote: It seems every gamer harbours a dream to get his game idea to come to life. The process for bringing a game concept to a console is long and littered with unending hazards.
How does it actually happen? When a designer comes up with a concept, it has to be original and exciting enough to get broad buy-in from a wide swath of staff. It also helps to have a license. And of course every game needs a compelling hook.
It's not an easy task. But once the idea gets green-lit and funded, the process leads the concept down a production line. Many team members' input and a "can't fail" divining light must lead it to fruition. The final concept is often significantly different than the creative director's original dream but usually it is the best fit for the product's viability.
Once you get a winning formula and a game sells an acceptable amount of units, the title gains momentum and takes a life of its own. A winning title can get a sequel or even a series...a designers' wet dream.
By this time, we're dealing with art. Examples are rare, but one that we've showcased is Arc the Lad....
99w ago - MonkeyPaw Games Marketing Manager Ray Almeda has shared a video today announcing that Arc The Lad is returning to PlayStation Network with an accent!
To quote: We have some great news for those patient and accommodating fans of Arc the Lad.
The English-version emulation of the game has been completed and is set for re-release on January 18th in the PS one Classics, Imports section, on the EU PlayStation Network. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience and sincerely thank all of you for your immense patience during this process.
Many of our games are true Japanese imports. When we first released Arc on the EU PlayStation, the game was in Japanese. But a game of Arc's complexity needs to be in English.
Working Design's wonderfully localized version is still one of the most appreciated tactical RPGs of all time. So we can now present the full depth of story in English that was needed to enjoy this game.
Players follow the young adventurer Arc, who sets out to save a world teetering on the edge of oblivion. But he's not alone; seven different party members will join the quest over the course of the game, each one bursting with dozens of hand-drawn frames of animation that...