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The Art Of Arc The Lad - Arc The Lad III Debuts on PSN This Week

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111w 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....
 

Video: Arc System Works Details BlazBlue for PlayStation Vita

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131w ago - Today Arc System Works Director Geraint Evans has shared a video detailing everything fans would want to know about BlazBlue for PlayStation Vita!

To quote: With the PS Vita launch just around the corner - we thought we'd take a look at a series that's built a reputation for itself among fighting aficionados over the last couple of years.

Currently readying itself for a spot on the 22 February launch line up, BlazBlue is a fighter that's proven something of a cult hit - a series that's earned high praise from critics for its left-field approach to fighting but is still perceived in some fighting circles as 'the weird other one'.

Getting stuck into a little Street Fighter or a bit of Tekken from time to time is comforting, familiar - you know your way around the character roster, their moves and abilities. You know where you stand - and we understand that.





BlazBlue, seems scary in comparison. For the uninitiated, gameplay footage looks full-on, intense - like the circus has arrived for a gunfight at a firework factory. It's hard to look beyond the relentless visual assault and understand the fighting game that lies beneath.

So for all you BlazBlue beginners out there...
 

Video: Arc The Lad Returns to PlayStation Network With an Accent

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132w 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...
 

Sony Trademarks PlayStation Move in Europe, Possible Arc Name?

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229w ago - Update: Sony has finally confirmed at the GDC conference that their PS3 Motion Controller wand-shaped device is called PlayStation Move (official specs below, courtesy of [Register or Login to view links]) and is slated for a Fall 2010 release.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has stated that at Sony alone there are twenty games in development for the PlayStation Move platform.

Plans for a $100 PlayStation Eye and Move bundle package were announced, however, no word on the cost of the peripheral by itself.

Today JoyStiq (linked above) reports that Sony has [Register or Login to view links] 'PlayStation Move' in Europe, which some are speculating may be another name for the PS3 Motion Controller recently dubbed Arc.

To quote: "Yesterday, Sony filed a European trademark, for use with a control device, for 'PlayStation Move.'

It sounds fitting for a motion controller! (It's application number 008936544 in the European trademark database,...
 

Sony's PlayStation Arc Rumored Button Configuration is Revealed

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229w ago - This weekend ichinisan of [Register or Login to view links] has revealed the rumored button configuration of Sony's upcoming PlayStation Arc wand nunchuck, as [Register or Login to view links] by a developer to be both real and [Register or Login to view links].

According to his post, the Arc will be longer than the Wii Remote and will include the analog stick on the front, along with the X and O buttons right below. Then below the X and O buttons, you will find a D-pad with the L1 and L2 below that.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that a Microsoft trademark could force Sony to rename its PS3 motion wand to avoid potential confusion and clashes with Microsoft over the trademark.

To quote: "Just saw pictures of Wand/Nunchuk so:

Nunchuck has an analog stick at the front, below that X and O and below that a D pad. Underneath is L1 and L2. Its actually long, not like the Wii Nunchuk.

As for the Wand it has one very big button on top and then all four facebuttons (X,O,Square and Triangle) and underneath is a big trigger called T.
 
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