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Arcana Heart (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Long, long ago, our world and the Elemental world existed as one, but for reasons unknown, they were separated, and if they were to now rejoin, the results would be catastrophic for humanity. In the sky above Tokyo, events are transpiring to lead to just such an event. The only ones who can stop this form happening are the Maidens, young girls with the ability to communicate with beings from the Elemental world known as Arcana.

Arcana Heart is a 2D fighting game ported from the arcade original. Choose one of eleven Maidens, and from eleven Arcanas each with their own unique abilities, and get to the bottom of what's happening in Tokyo. The game plays similarly to the Guilty Gear series, incorporating a variety of advanced techniques such as air dashing and dash cancels, and making for complicated high-speed battles.

The game includes standard story, arcade, and versus modes, along with a training mode and an unlockable illustration gallery. Players can choose between the original version of the characters or the rebalanced versions from the arcade update Arcana Heart FULL!

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Alternate Titles

  • "アルカナハート" -- Japanese Spelling

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The Press Says

TotalPlayStation Apr 15, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Apr 16, 2008 B+ 83
IGN Apr 04, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Destructoid Apr 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Apr 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games May 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Apr, 2008 3.8 out of 5 76
PSX Extreme Jun 16, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Games Radar Apr 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Initial copies of the Japanese PS2 version came with a bonus drama CD.
雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (57295) added Arcana Heart (PlayStation 2) on Nov 30, 2008