MonkeyPaw Games Inc., in partnership with Gaijinworks, is proud to announce the release of two more digital download releases from the critically-praised Arc The Lad series, with Arc The Lad II and Arc Arena: Monster Tournament releasing tomorrow, November 23rd on the PlayStation® Network’s PSOne Classics Store. These releases mark the first time that gamers will get to play these direct-from-Japan imports individually. Arc The Lad II is the direct sequel to one of the most-noted tactical RPG series in history and is widely considered as the best in the series. Its companion game, Arc Arena: Monster Tournament allows gamers to use their save data from Arc The Lad II and trade their items, weapons and monsters between other players as they battle each other in tournament matches. Both titles will be available as a bundle for $8.99 and also sold separately on the PSOne Classics Store on PSN for $5.99 and $3.99 respectively.
In addition, those who have yet to begin the Arc the Lad series can still download the intro chapter to the tactical-RPG series on the PlayStation® Network’s PSOne Classics Store for the low price of $5.99. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Arc The Lad, Arc The Lad II features even bigger battles, more characters and more challenging bosses. The deep and compelling story contributes to the game’s reputation for being widely considered as one of the best strategy RPG games ever made.
Arc The Lad II embarks on the adventure of the Hunter Elc as he unravels his mysterious past and seeks out the criminal Arc The Lad. The game’s huge customizable options allow players to decide upon a fantastic roster of characters and their jobs that will eventually contribute towards the quest to defeat the game’s antagonist, The Dark One. Also, those who played Arc The Lad and conquered its 50 level dungeon will be able to import save data into Arc The Lad II to unlock new and secret events and one key extensive storyline only possible with the imported data. The Lad II will be bundled with Arc Arena: Monster Tournament for $8.99 and is also available as an individual PSN download for $5.99.
Featured as an add-on game for Arc The Lad II players, Arc Arena: Monster Tournament allows players to take their save data and import monsters captured in the game. Players will also be able to trade items, weapons and their own monsters in the Arena, allowing friends playing the game to partake in the classic RPG experience.