Ar Tonelico Qoga Now Available

It has been a long and storied road for this series, this game in particular. We revealed its existence way back in October of 2009, and since then has been hotly anticipated by JRPG fans -- probably because there are very few in existence as of late since publishers are unfortunately turning towards a more Western influence in their game design.

Known for its fantastic character and interesting game mechanics, Ar Tonelico Qoga takes place over two years following the events of Ar Tonelico 2, featuring radically improved visuals (the first to be in full 3D) and the combat now takes place in real-time, ala the Star Ocean series. One system worth noting is the Song Magic combat feature, where one can amplify the effectiveness of their attacks by tapping the button to the beat of the music.

The game looks beautiful, and we'll have a review of it for you in the coming days. You can pick up the Premium Edition for the normal $59.99 MSRP that includes a fully-illustrated hard cover artbook and an exclusive soundtrack featuring over 60 minutes of music from the game, which all comes wrapped up in an limited edition, over-sized collectible box. Pick it up at your favorite game retailer!

In other news, Gods Eater Burst for the PSP is also available, so if you're looking for a great game to carry around with you, you can't really go wrong with that either. We'll also have a review for that game soon.