Atlus USA details Stella Glow



A couple months ago,  the folks at Atlus USA announced that they would be localizing 3DS strategy-RPG Stella Glow to North America later this year. The initial announcement was especially light on details, and Atlus has provided much more information about the title today.

Stella Glow will be priced at $49.99/CA$59.99 and feature English voices for normal dialogue, while the game's signature vocal pieces will be the original Japanese songs. Check out the press release below.

You can find a large set of screenshots here, or visit the official website here.

The Crescendo Begins -- Stella Glow Sings Its Way to Stores this Holiday

Stella Glow is strategy RPG for the Nintendo 3DS™ system developed by Imageepoch (Luminous Arc franchise). The game centers around Alto and his childhood friend Lisette as they try to stop Hilda the Witch of Destruction, and features unique "Song Magic." The game will contain English voices, but with the 20+ songs are in their original Japanese, performed by some of Japan's most beloved voice actresses. As most reluctant heroes do, Stella Glow -protagonist Alto starts as a country boy in a small town.

One day, he hears a song coming from the forest (which is odd, since song has been absent on the planet for thousands of years), where he discovers the lone Hilda. But after the chance encounter, Hilda reveals she's the Witch of Destruction, determined to destroy the world with her Harbingers. As Hilda is about to destroy Alto's hometown, he and Lisette are rescued by the Royal Knights and whisked back safely to the kingdom. Alto joins the 9th Regiment for the sole purpose of gathering the other Witches to stop Hilda

Fight enemies by singing your heart out

Song Magic: Famous Japanese voice actors sing more than 20 songs in the game. Plus, the soundtrack is composed by Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears). The songs are part of Song Magic - a vital combat and story element. Players can even choose to "tune" the Witches' hearts to increase their abilities.

Free time

Players will get an allotment of Free Time where they can upgrade or buy items, tune Witches' hearts, explore, and grind experience, but that’s in limited supply as Combat Time will drive along the game’s story. Several Free Time options allow players to deepen relationships with their comrades, even form romances, which can unlock new powers and special events – make sure to use your Free Time accordingly!

Plenty of Fight

Stella Glow will have 40-60 hours of story and sidequest content, with multiple endings, New Game+ mode, and more than 50 maps to battle on, the world of Stella Glow is rich and vibrant with tons to do! 

Solid Strategy Gameplay

From the team behind the classic Luminous Arc games comes a brand new IP with the same renowned strategic combat.