At first, as we looked through the screenshots of Arc Rise Fantasia, we were struck by the preponderance of colorful visual effects. Almost every screen contains some kind of prismatic wake or soft, ethereal glow or magical fire or what have you. We were going to talk about how it looks like Image Epoch is enjoying working on a platform with a bit more graphical capabilities than the DS, which allows them to do this kind of stuff. But then we got to this guy here. Forget all the other stuff. This guy is the real story. Is he a hybrid battering ram/turtle?

Marvelous has yet to announce any release outside Japan for this game, but TGS is around the corner, and they'll have to talk about something! This seems like exactly the kind of high-quality RPG they'll want to push worldwide.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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