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Arc the Lad Collection (PlayStation)

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Working Designs - www.workingdesigns.com:
    In ancient times, people understood the delicate balance that existed between the physical world and the five Guardians, (Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, and Light), who watched over humanity. In time, the Romalians, bent on global conquest, began to shatter the balance that existed between the two worlds. Now, the world is teetering on the edge of destruction; only by using the power of the Ancient Ark to stem the dark tide will humanity have any hope of life.

    The only one that possesses the power to use the Ark is a young lad named, oddly enough, Arc. Ten years ago, Arc's father mysteriously disappeared during a ferocious blizzard. Since that time, Arc has been consumed with learning the fate of his beloved father. Now, Arc shall embark on a quest to discover what really happened that fateful night ten years ago. Along the way, he'll meet many new friends who shall become powerful allies. But does this slight lad really have the strength to find the power stones, rally the Guardians, and wield the power of the Ark?

    Only time will tell...

    US Playstation RPG fans have long been denied one of the best Role-Playing experiences available, until now. Arc the Lad Collection will feature all three chapters in the Arc the Lad Saga, which were released as complete stand-alone games in Japan.

    The deluxe boxed set will feature an astonishing six CDs, four complete games, over 100 hours of gameplay, and of course special collector's packaging.


    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 18, 2005.

Inside Front Flap (US):

    Six Disc Collector's Edition!



    • Includes: 5 Game CDs, and 1 Exclusive "Making of Arc the Lad" CD!
    • 150+ Page Leatherette Hardbound Artbook/Instruction Manual!
    • Exclusive Thumb Button Covers!
    • Exclusive Memory Card Holder!
    • Exclusive Character Mini-Standees!


    Arc the Lad I



    The first game in the series that really redefined what a Strategy/RPG could be introduces players to a magical world teetering on the edge of destruction. Only young Arc possesses the power to stop the impending destruction, as he fights his way to unsealing the power of the Ark, with help from his friends Kukuru, Poco, Tosh, Gogen, and Iga.

    Built-in Save Conversion! Convert Data from one chapter to the next to unlock secret events and special items!

    Arc the Lad II and Arc Arena



    The second game in the Arc series introduces Elc, a bounty hunter with a tragic past. He must join forces with Arc to stop the minions of the Dark One, whose presence was only hinted at in the first game. A vast array of impressive Strategy/RPG innovations are introduced in this chapter, like the job system, weapon melding, and multiple-viewpoint storylines. In another first for U.S.console gaming, players can load Arc the Lad II save data into the innovative Arc Arena CD that is included in the package. Players can then take monsters captured in their individual games and battle it out for prizes in the monster tournament!

    Arc the Lad III



    Arc the Lad III introduces a new lead character, Alec, and ties up all the storylines developed in the first two games in a way that will leave diehard role-playing fans breathless. It also brings the Arc world into a fully-3D polygon environment! Join Alec as he continues Arc's heroic battle to save the world from the black advance of ultimate evil!

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 17, 2005.