Aksys Nation
posted by X @ 10:08 am on February 14, 2011

Arcana Heart 3 is coming!

Hit the jump for the full press release.

Stand-by Angel!

Arcana Heart 3 is coming to North America!

Torrance, CA (Februrary 14th, 2010) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, is proud to announce that the fighting game Arcana Heart 3 will be coming to the PlayStation®Network this Spring. Arcana Heart 3 combines fast-paced aerial action with a unique cast for an extraordinary fighting experience never before seen in North America!

Chaos and disorder are threatening to rip apart the very fabric of Japanese society as planar rifts appear throughout the country. It is suspected that the Drexler Institute, the instigator of the Great War many years ago and creator of the Divine Celestial Weapon, is somehow involved.

In the midst of this confusion, a mysterious rumor arises, claiming the existence of wish-granting “Celestial Stones” within the chaotic planar rifts. As a result of these rumors, a number of individuals have converged on Japan in the hopes of obtaining one of these fabled stones – either to seal them away or to see for themselves if the rumor is true. Each person has their own reasons for seeking these rare and valuable stones, and they won’t let anyone stand in their way, be they foe…or friend.

Arcana Heart 3 Key Features

  • 3 Newcomers To Arcana Heart 3, For A Total Of 23 Fighters!
    Enter Weiss, the main character in Arcana Heart 3; Eko, a young girl who can bring her drawings to life; and Scharlachrot, a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows with the power to summon chains from out of nowhere.
  • 23 Unique Arcana Types; Create A Fighting Style To Match Your Individual Style Of Play!
    Pair your favorite character with one of the 23 available spirits for an incredible range of different fighting styles.
  • Deep Single Player Experience!
    With an extensive arcade-style story mode, score attack mode, and training mode available, Arcana Heart 3 offers players a myriad of ways to sharpen and polish their fighting skills when not facing off against friends and rivals.
  • Introducing “Simple Mode”!
    Simple mode is a new control scheme designed with beginning and casual fighting fans in mind. Unleash powerful attacks and extended combos without having to practice complicated input commands!
  • Full-Featured Online Multiplayer!
    Arcana Heart 3′s online system was developed by Arc System Works, creators of the critically-acclaimed BlazBlue games, a series known for its superior network code. In addition to online lobbies and ranked matches, Arcana Heart 3 also includes a comprehensive ranking system and online replays.

About Aksys Games

Located in Torrance, California and founded in 2006, Aksys Games has published many well-received fighting games, RPGS, and innovative downloadable titles. Some of their more popular titles include the BlazBlue, Record of Agarest War, and Hooked: Real Motion Fishing series.

Arcana Heart 3 has been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Arcana Heart 3 can be found at www.aksysgames.com.

  1.  PurpleDoom
    2.14.11 at 10:11 am


  2.  enishiyuki
    2.14.11 at 10:12 am


  3.  Okage
    2.14.11 at 10:16 am

    “Arcana Heart 3 will be coming to the PlayStation®Network this Spring.”

    So is it only the PlayStation network? Or are you guys releasing disc versions (ps3, 360) as well?

  4.  PurpleDoom
    2.14.11 at 10:17 am

    Presumably it’s only for PSN. Hopefully this doesn’t cause a riot like it did with Agarest.

  5.  JasonPaul
    2.14.11 at 10:19 am

    No XBLA version? Or even 360 on discs?

    It doesn’t bother me THAT much, since I have a PS3, but I would have liked to have seen a 360 version.

    Oh well, at least we’re getting it.

  6.  Varamathras
    2.14.11 at 10:35 am

    This is horrible.

    No Xbox version is stupid as your mother is a classy lady. Seriously, if I had a PS3 I could have imported the game and it wouldn’t have mattered either way. But this… this is like saying not in the face, then getting kicked in the nuts, then punched in the face.

  7.  Mightfo
    2.14.11 at 10:42 am

    Most of the PS3 fighting gamers in my scene who play games like Blazblue imported AH3 already. It’s the 360 players who need an American release the most.

  8.  Kloakenstein
    2.14.11 at 10:56 am

    No 360 version? Please don’t do this to us aksys…

  9.  rainking187
    2.14.11 at 11:09 am

    I really thought Aksys had learned from Agarest. No disc release no buy. I guess I’ll be importing the UK version eventually.

  10.  Deadly Base
    2.14.11 at 11:10 am

    Great news… despite being completely late. A lot of people already bought a japanese version and shipped it over. You guys lost some of your business by being so late on the uptake.

    I was planning on importing a japanese copy too but this turn of events was just the news i wanted to hear. Thanks aksys.

  11.  kona
    2.14.11 at 11:38 am

    This is great news! But please don’t forget about your Xbox players. I specifically bought a PS3 so I could import AH3 because I didn’t think there was gonna be a North American release. I have plenty of friends who want to play but only have an Xbox. Please confirm it for both systems.

  12.  Zentaisei
    2.14.11 at 11:42 am

    Please give us a 360 version! >.<

  13.  Eelcire
    2.14.11 at 11:46 am

    Great news Aksys! Now let’s make it greater by annoucing an Xbox 360 version as well please.

  14.  SSJ Vega
    2.14.11 at 12:24 pm

    there are loads of xbox users that want to play this too. please dont ignore them!

  15.  ooberallen
    2.14.11 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for announcing this 2 days after I receive my import. Guess I’ll have to double dip.

  16.  kasumi1970
    2.14.11 at 12:45 pm

    please bring this game out for the 360 also

  17.  Letters
    2.14.11 at 2:03 pm

    I’m very disappointed with the lack of a 360 announcement. PS3 gamers can already easily import this game.

  18.  bbobjs
    2.14.11 at 3:01 pm

    BEST VALENTINES DAY EVER! Thank you Aksys, I knew you wouldn’t let me down.

  19.  masuto
    2.14.11 at 4:23 pm

    Woohoo! This is why I love the PS3!

  20.  Eelcire
    2.14.11 at 4:25 pm

    What I find most peculiar is that Arcana Heart 3 is being released on both PS3 and Xbox 360 on retail discs in Europe through pQube.

    Why is this not happening in North America? PS3 owners, thanks to a region-free console have three options to play the game. Xbox 360 players have zero, unless you count having to buy a new system an option.

  21.  RaptorZX3
    2.14.11 at 6:46 pm

    You get no love from me, Aksys, i wanted this to be released on XBox 360 and you’re not just letting me down but ALL your fans on XBox 360 also!

    Shame on you Aksys!

  22.  mullen
    2.14.11 at 6:49 pm

    Xbox 360 version, or skip it.

  23.  Hiryuu
    2.14.11 at 11:01 pm

    Some of you 360-haters need to take the comments up on the forums where there’s a thread for this. Be happy that it even made it here, not that you picked the wrong console when you made your decision so far back.

    And who knows, we might have an Agarest on our hands, but whining certainly won’t do you a bit of good. Keep the hate to a minimum and go discuss it civilly.

  24.  vanaffray
    2.15.11 at 5:49 am

    im praying for a 360 release. It’s not fair for people who purchased a 360 and want to play this game.

  25.  kasumi1970
    2.15.11 at 12:57 pm

    360 players need this game more than the PS3 players Aksys since the game is region locked. The PS3 player i know have already imported it already. I have supported you by buying all of your games that you have release on the 360. Please bring the 360 release out. I would pay $60 for the game

  26.  gimlianon
    2.15.11 at 3:12 pm

    Please bring this to the Xbox 360 as well, there are a lot of fans who’ll be disappointed by a lack of AH3 for the console they chose. >_<

  27.  saetzero
    2.15.11 at 5:41 pm

    i made an account just to post this

    i am an avid ah fan (though im not that great at it lol)

    i bought ah1 day 1 release
    i traveled to arcades on occasion to play ah2 (over an hour drive, otherwise i would more often)
    i considered modding my ps2 to buy ah2, but…. you know….. ah2 port lol
    i got so excited for ah3

    i read ah3 in japan goes for xbox! YAY!

    AH3 in the US! YAAAAAAY!!

    psn only?

    wait…. what?

    i defend the game, its so good, the system and everything is so unique and worth playing. much more than a blazblue or MBAA… yet i wont get to play it? that makes me so sad :(

    PLEASE reconsider! please???

  28.  blueNINE
    2.15.11 at 6:19 pm

    Fantastic. Thanks, Aksys. I have only one request for this release: please add a rematch feature to versus mode so that we don’t have to select our characters and arcana between every match!

  29.  NeoStrayCat
    2.16.11 at 12:01 pm

    Don’t worry about us 360 owners, Belisarius mentioned in the forums that he’s already looking into the issue.

    Although good at the moment that its coming to PS3 in the US first.

  30.  DJ Daishi
    2.16.11 at 2:17 pm

    lol. it’s ok aksys, already imported it over a month ago(as did most of the ps3 owners). I think it’s the 360 owners that need their loli fighter love (my 360 friends are PISSED!).

  31.  Ujn Hunter
    2.17.11 at 9:53 am

    Xbox 360 retail disc… or bust. I’d import the Japanese PS3 disc if I wanted it for PS3. Come on Aksys! You can do it! ;)

  32.  Hiryuu
    2.17.11 at 6:13 pm

    Official reply is in the forums. 360 version isn’t coming stateside. :(

  33.  Hectotane
    3.05.11 at 11:40 am

    So… No other info?

    What’s the exact date (as oppose to just Spring 2011)?
    How much will the game REALLY cost?
    Will there be voices during story mode?

  34.  Atala
    5.02.11 at 3:44 pm

    Well, I was hyped on getting this game. But after the whole Playstation Network thing? Sorry Aksys, I’d only buy this on disc.

    Hope Aksys reconsiders.

  35.  Atala
    5.14.11 at 3:03 pm

    Wow. Now I won’t support Aksys with any future purchases!

    **Arcana Heart 3 North America: Download…not available until at least the end of May due to PSN
    **Arcana Heart 3 Europe:
    * Game Disc, box, manual, & cover art.
    * The original, 144 page Japanese Arcana Heart 3 artbook containing production sketches and concept art.
    * Arcana Heart 3 Official Soundtrack exclusive to this Limited Edition set.
    * 12 character guide cards, featuring artwork and command listings for Arcana Heart’s extensive character and Arcana roster.
    * All presented in a beautiful, iconic box.

    Thank you for shafting North America, Aksys!

  36.  ACSMAX
    8.18.11 at 6:00 pm

    Well, US Version canceled right?

    But, why?

    Please AKSYS, reconsiders.
    It’s not fair that only the U.S. players can’t play this game on Xbox 360.

  37.  ACSMAX
    10.01.11 at 8:50 pm

    Well, a long time passed and nothing was resolved.
    This lamentable situation of exclusion remains.
    We are excluded of the rest of world (American users of Xbox 360).
    I hope all who have had the opportunity to meet this situation, think before continuing supporting Aksys.
    It’s nothing personal (just to clarify), I would have this same opinion independent of the company.

    Aksys, thank you for ignoring us.

  38.  TokikoNyuu
    11.29.11 at 6:48 pm

    Are you your mother is a classy lady serious!? After all these xbox 360 owners did for supporting you guys, you do this to us! you guys at aksys games are your mother is a classy ladyyour mother is a classy lady, seriously why the your mother is a classy lady can’t you put it on the xbox 360 if you put it on psn I your mother is a classy lady’ hate you people now! you guys can go your mother is a classy lady yourselves unless you put this on the xbox 360, I would get a ps3 but I can’t because my family is barely making ends meet so we can’t afford a ps3 and you do this you your mother is a classy lady’ retards can’t possibly understand how pissed I am! I kinda want to kill you guys for doing this.

    4.21.12 at 5:37 pm

    i cant believe that, i was waiting for that game since i knew it was coming out, and then what? just on ps3 and japanese xbox yeah right!!!, i liked blazblue a lot, but its your mother is a classy lady u released blazble extend, which happens to be the same blazblue but it has one more character, really? i downloaded all of the dlc for continuum shift, and would’ve liked to get relius, but hell no i wont buy the game just for one character, my pont is, u have stop being so greedy and stop thinking just about yourself, u should think of ur fans, cause we buy ur games. im so disapointed arcanab heart wont be on 360, anyway.. its and industry and we cant do anything. god bless you

    4.21.12 at 5:42 pm

    besided i liked gulty gear and record of agarest war. u guys have lost alot of fans, seriously, did you realli think its easy for us to get a ps3???, its way easier to get another xbox game, like gears of war or another one, the reality is u guys just dont want to spend money, now i swar im not gonna buy any f.ing. game you release, u can go and sell them to PS3 gamers or japanese people now!!

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