Square Enix announced Million Arthur: Arcana Blood, an arcade fighting game based on its Million Arthur smartphone franchise, at this year’s Omatsuri-Sei Million Arthur event. It will launch in Japanese arcades this fall.
Here’s an overview of the story:
The protagonist, who had come to study abroad under the pretense of cultural exchange, gets dragged into a “space-time distortion” while sightseeing at the ruins of King Arthur and is sent back in time to Britain.
Led by a mysterious fairy, the protagonist pulls out the sword Excalibur and becomes Arthur, but the sightseeing guidebook he was carrying is mistakened for the divine history book known as the “Akashic Records.”
For that reason, those around him mistake him as the “historian who came from the future,” and in order to accumulate “holy blood” and return to his original world, he must participate in a grand martial arts tournament.
And these are the currently confirmed playable characters:
- Arthur: Blade Protector (voiced by Mamoru Miyano)
- Iai Arthur (Quick Sword-Draw Arthur) (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)
- Nitou Arthur (Dual Swords Arthur) (voiced by Arthur Lounsbery)
- Touzoku Arthur (Thief Arthur) (voiced by Ayane Sakura)
- Zex Siegfried (voiced by Yuki Kaji)
There is also a support system where you can select “Support Knight” cards as characters that assist you in battle.
Million Arthur: Blood Arcana will be playable at the Taito booth at the Japan Amusement Expo 2017 from February 10 to 12.
Watch the first (horribly recorded) gameplay footage below.