Record of Agarest War 2 is coming to North America and Europe in summer 2012 for PS3, American publisher Aksys Games announced. Record of Agarest War 2 will be in HD and include a revamped grid battle system and a remastered world, as seen in the above video of the Japanese version. The title will also include bathtub, shiatsu and massage minigames compatible with PlayStation Move. We don't have a video for those ones, but we think you can imagine what playing a massage game on Move may look like.


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Start Your Summer With a New Agarest Game
Record of Agarest 2 Comes to Europe and North America in 2012!

TORRANCE, Calif. – December 9, 2011 – Acclaimed localization studio and video game publisher Aksys Games today announced that Record of Agarest War 2 will be coming to North America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Idea Factory, Compile Heart and RED Entertainment, and localized by Aksys Games, Record of Agarest War 2 features all-new strategy RPG gameplay, HD graphics, and bonus mini-games! Agarest 2 will be published in North America by Aksys, and by Ghostlight Ltd. in Europe and is scheduled to be released in summer 2012.

Story:
One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine.

The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated from, went silent, while at the same time demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague. Amongst the survivors of the catastrophe, that fateful day became known as the "Day of Light."

Sometime after the events of the Day of Light, a young man by the name of Weiss, who had lost all memory of himself, encounters an enigmatic woman named Eva, who introduces herself as an Agent of the Divine. It is from her that Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide, and that in order for him to atone for his crime he is to become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he had slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power that will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.

For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny...

Features:
Revamped Battle System: Unlike the first two games of the series, Agarest 2 battles are fought with an engaging active grid-based battle system.
HD graphics: Enjoy your favorite characters, environments and CGs in high-definition!
Mini-games: Engage in PlayStation®Move compatible Bathtub, Shiatsu, and Massage mini-games.
New Agarest Universe: Roam freely in the newly designed world of Agarest

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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