Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star

Sci-Fi JRPG Coming To PlayStation 3
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Developer: Koei Tecmo
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 3

Koei Tecmo has announced plans to bring its sc-fi JRPG, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, to PlayStation 3 in North America.

The game, releasing September 23, follows the story of a civilization roaming space for 2000 years in search of new replacement home. The game's story follows two pairs of protagonists, Ion and Earthes and Delta and Casty, as players switch back and forth between the characters. It's a turn-based RPG with the option for players to synthesize their own items and use music and song to create magic.

You can check out some screens from the game in the gallery below. You can also check out the full press release announcing the game on page two.

New Sci-fi RPG from GUST to Launch on September 23, 2014

BURLINGAME, Calif. – June 1, 2014 – KOEI TECMO America today announced that the turn-based ‘7 dimension’ RPG Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star will launch in North America on September 23, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The company also confirmed that the title will be part of their line-up at Anime Expo (July 3 – 6, 2014), along with Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist Of Arland and upcoming titles SAMURAI WARRIORS 4 and WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate. Cosplayers dressed in KOEI and TECMO characters are invited to stop by the booth for entry into a daily raffle.

KOEI TECMO America will be located at booth 1521, 1523. Ar nosurge is a Fantasy, Sci-fi, ‘7 Dimension’ RPG, that takes place in a world where music and song can create magic. It tells the compelling story of a civilization that lost their planet and has been roaming the edge of space for 2000 years in search of a new home. In Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, the player follows two sets of characters: Delta and Casty, whose goal is to protect humanity and save the world, and Ion & Earthes, who are trying to find Ion a way home to Earth. The player can interchange between both pairs and soon discover a way to combine their storylines and strengths to eventually solve the mystery that shrouds their ongoing struggle. Developed by Gust, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is an intricately deep turn-based RPG and includes a detailed synthesis system for players to create their own items.

A unique character development system focuses more on the bonds and relationships between the main characters than their success in missions and battles, with the player’s party growing stronger if the characters have a closer relationship.

Additionally, character pairs fight together during battles in Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star. One is always the first line of defense, attacking enemies in melee with knives and swords while protecting the other, who is weaving a song to fend off enemies. The longer the song lasts the more damage it creates— not only to enemies visible on screen, but to ones that are in line to attack.

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is developed by Gust and published in North America by Koei Tecmo America. Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star will launch for the PlayStation 3 in North America on September 23, 2014 and will be available for $49.99 at participating retailers and through the PlayStation Store. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.