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Luminous Arc is a strategy role-playing game.

The story is set in a world in which there are two groups in apparent opposition: the Luminous church, and the witches.

During the course of the story, the player controls a party made up of orphans who have been raised by the Luminous church. They are called the Garden Children, and are tasked with the condemnation of witches. However, soon after the beginning of the story, it becomes evident that things are not as clear-cut as they initially seem.

Structurally, the party moves from area to area, and the plot advances as the player progresses through battles. Equipment may be powered up through the use of a vitae forging system. Also, relationships with characters may be strengthened during post-fight "intermissions," leading to some bonuses in future battles.


Luminous Arc Nintendo DS The Witch of Immolation bids a taunting farewell to her young foes.
Luminous Arc Nintendo DS The Water Witch, Mel, has a few laughs at her foes' expense.
Luminous Arc Nintendo DS The game's mascot, Kopin takes a day off in one of the game's "Life of Kopin" sequences.
Luminous Arc Nintendo DS Saki starts realizing that there is more to the Witches than she's been told.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ルミナスアーク" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

"Arc" de Triomphe! So Hai (347) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Jive Magazine Aug 17, 2007 4.5 out of 5 90
The Review Busters 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Aug 27, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central 2007 3.9 out of 5 78
GameSpot Aug 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Aug 15, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Freaks 365 2007 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy Sep 11, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamestyle Oct 28, 2007 6 out of 10 60
1UP Aug 14, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55


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inkymorning (17) added Luminous Arc (Nintendo DS) on Oct 03, 2007