Ar no Surge Plus announced for PS Vita
posted on 06.23.14 at 12:43 PM EST by (@salromano)
Plus, Ciel no Surge getting offline release.

Ar no Surge

Ar no Surge is coming to PS Vita in the form of Ar no Surge Plus, this week’s Famitsu reveals.

The game will launch in Japan on October 2 alongside an offline version of Ciel no Surge, properly titled Ciel no Surge Offline.

Both games will cost 6,264 yen at retail, and 5,554 yen via download.

Ar no Surge Plus will feature touch compatibility, additional costumes, and more purification ceremony characters.

For Ciel no Surge Online, the game has apparently been reprogrammed from scratch.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • AlphaSixNine

    OMFG. SO MUCH WANT
    Offline version of Ciel NoSurge gives new hope for localization.
    PLZ TK.

  • Anime10121

    So now they can actually release Ciel no Surge in the west as well right?

    Please oh PLEASE localized dese TeKoeimo!

    • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

      This game was made to west?

      • Anime10121

        Nope, what I was saying was while Ar Nosurge PS3 has at least a chance of being localized, Ciel Nosurge never had a chance before, now they both have a stronger chance!

      • AlphaSixNine

        Ciel NoSurge being an always-online game that needs a online server is probably a big roadblock for it to be localized. Offline version takes that roadblock away and gives more chance for localization. :)

    • AlphaSixNine

      TK tweeted this days after they asked about how many people want Ciel and Ar NoSurge localized (just like they did with Rorona Plus, Ar NoSurge one pretty much had better results).

      https://twitter.com/tecmokoeieurope/status/477478249363423232

      BELIEVE

      • Milewide

        I’m willing to slaughter a goat, among other things, to have TK bring those two games over.

      • Anime10121

        #BELIEVE

  • good news I will replay ar nosurge on vita
    they had to do this since the ps3 ver is pretty much ar no bug, even tho I never encountered anything (it happen post patch) since I platinum b4 patch

  • fyi1191

    Need more playable characters!

    • won’t happen, the battle system ar no surge uses would be need to be remade completely, gust to lazy to do that for just a port with xtra stuff.

      • nekolife

        A least if they remade it completely they might have another chance to come up with something fun. Really did not enjoy the gameplay in Ar no Surge at all.

        • I was also dissapoint with only 2 members per story arc :(

  • KR-Joker

    Just when I had come to terms with this not getting localized, here we go again, will it or wont it…

  • Pyrofrost

    I will most likely import the offline Ciel no Surge, but I will pass on Ar no Surge+ since I own it on PS3.

  • Jesse

    I guess if TK wants to bring Ciel NoSurge over, it’ll most likely be this version. I’m also guessing the last episode of CnS will be out by then so it’ll be complete, or as DLC later.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oho? Would buy, TK.

    • Pyrofrost

      Be sure to let TK know on Twitter. They’ve been asking for a while, so the opportunity to speak up is now.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Done.

  • Elvick

    Want this and Ciel…

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Everyone wants them…in English. <_< And I hope this gives them "reasons" to do so.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    *looks at Tecmo Koei pleadingly*

    • Milewide

      Secret puppy eyes no jitsu, release!

      staaaaaaaaare~~~

  • Reki Honoo

    Still hoping for a north american release.

  • shogunknight

    NICE! Now localize, take your time and localize please

  • Takane Shijou

    I really wish this to come to the West. ATIII was no way to send off the series, and AnS looks pretty much in line with a more evolved version of AT2.

    Make it happen, Tecmo.

  • Akari Akaza

    Soo much Vita ♥….^_^

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      B-but where’s hometown…?

  • Jesse

    I tweeted this article to TK America. =D

  • Yaro

    Oh my god! Now this is great news!

  • Eclipse

    Well, this was completely unexpected. I already bought Ar nosurge on the PS3, but those new features in the “plus” version (Dat touch compatibility) sound quite nice…I guess I’ll be importing a copy of each game.

  • SatsukiYumizuka

    Year of the vita, nothing stops this train. #20V1T4

    • Altin

      New Tsukihime when?

      • SatsukiYumizuka

        After the remake releases in 2020(With the best girl’s route) of course!

        • kurosan9712

          You forgot “ON PC”.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    TK please first localize Ciel no surge then Ar no surge Ps3″

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I like the girl with the purple hair

    • Maria Garcia

      she is my favorite <3

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Nice ^^

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      I am getting strange Luca vibes off her…

  • z_merquise

    So I guess this would be the version Tecmo-Koei would localize.

  • talesoffan

    Great for Vita owners. I want to play the original on PS3 in the west.

  • Bob Slim

    I wish tecmo-koei would localize this game. I guess they think it wont sell well

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    BASED GUST! Hey, by the way, Tecmo Koei EU asked about localizing Ar no Surge. Let’s just ask for both the PS3 and Vita version, more chances to get the game now right =3?

  • Teh Blasterz

    Would love it if they localized the PS3 version as well, or hell, added the bonus content from the vita version to the PS3 version in the localized version (with the assumption that they will localize the vita version with it).

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    we love you gust

  • kurosan9712

    Oh, Gust. Why must you become another port-whore a lot of companies are becoming now? Do you REALLY think it’ll sell better? Doubt it.

    As for Ciel no Surge Offline – most likely, it’s just so they can shut down the servers that are needed to play normal Ciel no Surge. Oh, and I do hope DLC is compatible.

    Agh, I hate it. BUT, wonder if they’ll give ANOTHER music box with ANOTHER Agent Pack version of Ar no Surge(if one will exist).

    • Guest

      Not to sound like one of those know-it-all dicks that are all over the internet correcting people, I seriously don’t want to be one of those people, but getting to the point, Gust have actually been re-releasing updated versions of their games on different consoles since their very first Atelier game back in the 90’s so it’s not like them releasing various versions/updates of the same game is a new thing to them, they’re not becoming another port-whore at all, they’re just doing what they always do.

      In fact, I’m almost certain that the first Atelier game was ported twice after it’s first PlayStation release. I think there was also a Windows release although I’ve never actually seen that so maybe that isn’t true.

      Then they’ve been doing updated releases of most of the PS2 Atelier games for PSP too. And the same with the PS3 games for Vita.

    • DefJuk

      Not to sound like one of those know-it-all dicks that are all over the internet correcting people, I seriously don’t want to be one of those people, but getting to the point, Gust have actually been re-releasing updated versions of their games on different consoles since their very first Atelier game back in the 90’s so it’s not like them releasing various versions/updates of the same game is a new thing to them, they’re not becoming another port-whore at all, they’re just doing what they always do.

      In fact, I’m almost certain that the first Atelier game was ported twice after it’s first PlayStation release. I think there was also a Windows release although I’ve never actually seen that so maybe that isn’t true.

      Then they’ve been doing updated releases of most of the PS2 Atelier games for PSP too. And the same with the PS3 games for Vita.

  • PrinceHeir

    Great!!

  • Jesse

    I think we may be getting Ar NoSurge and/or Ciel NoSurge:

    https://twitter.com/tecmokoeieurope/status/481420923124604928