Way back on the DS, there was an unassuming little SRPG series known as Luminous Arc. The franchise hit the DS with very little fanfare, but those who did play it found themselves engrossed a strategy-RPG that felt very reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. With a catalog of cult-favorites (such as Arc Rise Fantasia and Yoshi’s New Island) and downright bad games (Time and Eternity, Criminal Girls: Invite Only), Japanese studio Imagepooch has an inconsistent track record; but that hasn’t stopped them from developing a new SRPG for the 3DS entitled “Stella Glow”. We’ve known about Glow since last year, and have been hoping that someone would pick it up for a western release for some time now. Low and behold, today our prayers were answered with ATLUS announcing that they would be localizing the game for the West.
Here’s what ATLUS had to say about their latest baby:
Stella Glow, the role-playing game based on brand new IP from imageepoch, will be localized and published in the Americas by ATLUS. Players take on the role of Alto, a young knight who must convince Witches throughout the Regnant Kingdom to join his side and stop Hilda, the Witch of Destruction, and her cruel Harbingers. Use the forgotten magic of Song in battle by tuning allied Witches to unlock their full potential. Stella Glow is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS™ system. More details on the localization and American release will be coming soon!
For a look at what the game has to offer, check the Japanese trailer below. No release date or window has been given other than 2015; so keep an ear to the ground as more details come down the pipe.