The following is a press release from NIS
NIS AMERICA ANNOUNCES AR TONELICO FOR
NIS America obtains Ar tonelico the role-playing game
that took Japan by storm.
Santa Ana, Calif. (May 09, 2006) -NIS America, Inc. revealed
a revolutionary sim RPG, Ar tonelico, an instant hit
in Japan that inspired to create a new genre of simulation
role-playing game. Ar tonelico will be released in
North America for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
Developed and published in Japan by Banpresto Co., Ltd.,
Ar tonelico marks a new approach to the RPG genre by
seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers
can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their
character's personalities, skills, and appearance through
virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with
future game play as well as the outcome of the game.
"Ar tonelico signals a welcome change to ordinary RPGs. It's
ambitious, with a new range of unique characters, frequently
shifting moods, and a witty story line, it is a title that
hardcore RPG fans will rejoice about and also satisfy the
North American gamers. Please look forward to this spectacular
new game", says Haru Akenaga, President of NIS America.
Premiering online at www.nisamerica.com
, the first TEASER TRAILER will be available on the first
day of E3 (5/10/2006).
About Ar tonelico
Ages ago, the world was like any other. But, two apocalyptic
wars changed everything. The sky has been sealed off by a
deadly electromagnetic field and the ground is now an ocean
of death. Humanity lives life peacefully suspended above the
sea on continents powered by the magical tower of Ar tonelico
and protected by the knights of Elemia. However, evil is lurking
upon humanity threatening the peace and balance of Ar tonelico.
- Virtual interaction with mood shifting characters
- Customizable weapons and items
- A new and unique "SONG" battle system
- Over 300 creatable items
- Stunning animation
About NIS America
NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.,
a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy
RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California
to publish exciting and innovative game titles for North America.
NIS America's team members devote themselves to the fans.
Our respect for our fans is at the heart of everything we
do. As a growing strategy RPG publisher in the U.S., we are
committed to continuous improvement and dedication.
Publisher and Developer of console video games, arcade machines,
and game machine prizes, Banpresto was founded in April 1977.
and became a subsidiary of Bandai Co., Ltd., in February 1989.
In the amusement market, continues offer strategies that focus
on the changes that occur in the business environment, as
well as addressing the diversification of consumer lifestyles
and tastes. Banpresto continues to offer new "fun, excitement,
and surprises" to the market, and implements innovations for
business expansion and competitive strength. At Banpresto,
innovation is defined as involvement in further heightening
our unique business model by realizing a full commitment to
consumer perspectives and intensifying marketing ability.