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"Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 00:16:post reply

At last, Yűki's new game after Tenkaichi, this time without relation with SNK.

10 characters, all female. But the sprites are really nice, it's not another ugly Melty Blood micmac.

4 buttons, weak medium strong and arcana button.
A power gauge, and a homing gauge.

You choose your arcana(something like the element ?) at the beginning of the match in a (quite long) list. Each arcana has its own set of moves that are added to your character's.

The 10 characters are generic, the goth loli, the miko, the school bathsuit, the warrior, the wizard, the chinese girl... The school mizugi is the loliest character, and she's the grappler (with her slime).


The balance was not very good for a location test, and the game was floating, like if they were fighting under water. But the general impression was positive ; plus, it's Yűki we're talking about.

The game is scheduled for december.


Edit : Tons of stuff





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"Re(1):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 00:48post reply

Seems pretty amusing. I'm kinda surprised to see how 2D fighting games still have an audience on japanese arcade scene.

And the ponytailed, katana wielding schoolgirl is lovable too. I tend to like schoolgirls with sailor suits, ponytails and swords (three elements which always seem to combine rather well, if you ask me)






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"Re(1):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 02:03post reply

awesome.

maybe we can get stabo to go investigate!





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"Re(2):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 02:33post reply

THose are some of the lamest, least inspired character designs I've ever seen. I realize that the POINT is that they're stereotypes, but...arghhh!

I guess the reason that's upsetting to me is that it looks quite promising otherwise, and it's a shame I won't be able to get into the characters.

But still...man! A new 2D fighter!!! I can't believe it!





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"Re(3):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 02:51post reply

I definitely see your point. Why make a new game if you're not going to make it...new?

But still, I guess with the arcade scene the way it is, they have to cater to a specific crowd. Or maybe they think they do. Or maybe they're just boring otaku who beat off to pictures of maids :\





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"Re(3):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 02:59post reply

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But still...man! A new 2D fighter!!! I can't believe it!

And it looks good, most of all !

quote:
Or maybe they're just boring otaku who beat off to pictures of maids :\

Well, they DID create Mina and Iroha.





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"Re(4):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 03:09post reply

Thanks for the info Iggy! I wonder if this game will get better or worse distribution than Yuki's SNK offerings did?





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"Re(4):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 03:34post reply

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But still, I guess with the arcade scene the way it is, they have to cater to a specific crowd.
....maybe the strip mahjong crowd?? Who knew where the interests would converge?!





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"Re(1):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 04:43post reply

WOHAAA!!!!

I'm extremely interested in this!!!

These are so good news!! The designs so far look ok, full of clichés, but ok.

I like the artist. He/She is correct, not extreme in any way, and has this element of "appealing to the masses".

Under my point of view, setting a full-feminine cast is quite striking. I can't help but seeing this new proposal as a millimetrically conceived marketing product. But that is fine too, I have high hopes for this.

I understand Pollyana stating that the characters lack deep. I completely agree. Of course, we are not in front of the next Guilty Gear, but I think this proposal does not pretend it by any means. It it, from its roots, insubstantial, fan-servicey fun. You can't get blood from a stone.

It has potential enough to become a mini-phenomenon (and I am pretty sure that it will receive luke-warm response by the H-doujinshi market). I'm glad, anyway, they did not fell in the "strip" excuse in order to get more attention (as I said before, H-doujinshis will do justice).

Another point I like to comment... is the nostalgia factor the first screenshots of this game have produced me. I felt like watching the preview for a new SNES fighting game. And that has appealed to me. The overall pattern seems to "follow a tradition", which is almost presented as too heavy at the moment to be left aside.

Well... too much talk maybe ^^U ...I just hope for a correct, balanced, fun and beatiful 2D fighter (and I know, I may be already asking for too much).






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"Re(2):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 11:02post reply

That is a game. I may not be interested in this particular event or project. I demand less information on this.





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"Re(3):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 13:44post reply

Sukumizu + school bag + grappler combination wins.





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"Re(4):Arcana Heart" , posted Tue 24 Oct 16:46post reply

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Sukumizu + school bag + grappler combination wins.

In a Game like this I'm just über curious to know what the bosses will be??
I bet on the evil Teacher with SM stuff, ridding crop and such...Or the Demon possesed Granny!

Still really interesting a new game like this..






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"Re(5):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 25 Oct 01:29post reply

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In a Game like this I'm just über curious to know what the bosses will be??




in the last link iggy provides, they have screens of one - she's a egl with an umbrella.





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"Re(6):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 25 Oct 04:08post reply

I like the lolita girl with the doll. I hope she plays like Devo/Ebony devil.






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"Re(1):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 25 Oct 09:52post reply

jerking myself within millimeter of climax over this one





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"Re(2):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 25 Oct 10:04post reply

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jerking myself within millimeter of climax over this one



awesome. if you don't wind up writing about it for lpn, you should write about it for me - but I'll link to it either way, so thereeeeeeeeeee





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"Re(7):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 25 Oct 17:50post reply

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I like the lolita girl with the doll. I hope she plays like Devo/Ebony devil.


Apparently she does.





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"Re(8):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 03:20post reply

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I like the lolita girl with the doll. I hope she plays like Devo/Ebony devil.

Apparently she does.

Good news...






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"Re(9):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 04:19post reply

It'd be silly if this becomes another "Eternal Fighter Zero". Then again, if it's as fun an "EFZ", I'm up for it.





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"Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 16:54post reply

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It'd be silly if this becomes another "Eternal Fighter Zero". Then again, if it's as fun an "EFZ", I'm up for it.


IMO as long as the game bring some originality in the hugely boring VS arena...I'm for it.
I think that the game can even turn as good as melty blood...






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"Re(2):Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 17:33post reply

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I think that the game can even turn as good as melty blood...


LOL.





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"Re(3):Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 20:14post reply

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LOL.


Lol what? Is it melty blood who's not good enough for you, or Arcana heart who can't be a good game?






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"Re(4):Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 26 Oct 21:25post reply

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Is it melty blood who's not good enough for you, or Arcana heart who can't be a good game?



I just found it amusing someone could hope the game would "bring some originality", then wish it would turn as "good" as a game whose most stunning achievement was to show you didn't have to look remotely professional nor have the tiniest original idea to have a smelly croud buzzing around your product.





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"Re(5):Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Fri 27 Oct 05:12post reply

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smelly



Key word here.





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"Re(6):Re(10):Arcana Heart" , posted Fri 27 Oct 22:59post reply

This game is of no interest to me whatsoever. Even though I largely dislike Melty Blood, it at least has Kishima and Chaos in it, who are interesting to me (And I still say they were carpooling to get a job in a different fighting game, but the werewolf in Chaos' coat ate the map and they ended up in Melty Blood..)





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"Re(2):Arcana Heart" , posted Mon 30 Oct 08:06post reply

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WOHAAA!!!!

Another point I like to comment... is the nostalgia factor the first screenshots of this game have produced me. I felt like watching the preview for a new SNES fighting game. And that has appealed to me. The overall pattern seems to "follow a tradition", which is almost presented as too heavy at the moment to be left aside.



I agree with you 100% on this!

This game probably won't go down in history as one of the great fighters, but the very look of it brings joy to my heart.

It reminds me of the days before the internet when I'd save up to buy Gamefan or Weekly Famitsu and salivate over all the rad looking new fighters like Asuka 120% or Groove on Fight.

Something about the way the sprites and the backgrounds looks. It's just so plainly appealing and well executed.

I don't mind that it's an all girl cast. 2-d fighting fans tend to be fetishistic types so why not just pander to them?

The characters may be generic and all, but I'm hoping that their sprites and their animations will have alot of character. I hope they loosen up and go crazy with teh animations, instead of keeping them stiff like most SNK games.

And say what you will about Melty Blood, the game was at least well animated (even if half the animations were referenced from other games).

I hope this game moves that well too.

Also, here's a link to more screenshots:

http://www.neo-arcadia.com/News/voir_news.php?action=voirtout





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"News as of 11/6" , posted Tue 7 Nov 04:49:post reply

Videos can be found here.

According to Chupiler, the game looked slow initially, but later on, it's faster.





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"Re(1):News as of 11/6" , posted Tue 7 Nov 07:05post reply

"New Challengor!"

Thanks for the vids. Uncomfortable nerdiness of having an all-girl cast without a wonderful name like 120% Burning Fest to distract from it aside, it could be fun. Looking forward to getting better-quality looks at the animations and backgrounds.





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"Re(2):News as of 11/6" , posted Tue 7 Nov 18:49post reply

Well, besides the fact that all the game characters consists on several incarnations of any otaku's wetdreams and sexual fetishes I find myself unable to spot anything remarkable about this game... it seems pretty fast though, so it may be playable at least.





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"Re(3):News as of 11/6" , posted Fri 10 Nov 08:13post reply

The more I think about this game, the more I realize that this is one of those games that needs appreciation because there are not going to be many 2D fighting games for a while. At least, that's what I think. You really don't think that Capcom will somehow bring up something like a "Full House Kiss" fighting game now, would you?







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"Re(1):Arcana Heart" , posted Wed 15 Nov 10:37post reply

Bumping Arcana thread~

Kogat has a FAQ up

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"Re(2):Arcana Heart" , posted Thu 16 Nov 03:35post reply

Ps2 release maybe? Hokuto no Ken got one so why not this? The movie made the game seem slow to me though. But hurray for more obscure 2D fighting goodness. Especially from Yuki.





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"Re(3):Arcana Heart" , posted Fri 17 Nov 02:22post reply

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Ps2 release maybe? Hokuto no Ken got one so why not this? The movie made the game seem slow to me though. But hurray for more obscure 2D fighting goodness. Especially from Yuki.


We know it'll be on the PS2, but the question you should be asking is "When?"







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