News for October 2011
Announcing Ark of Sinners by Anima Game Studio 15
Uncover the secrets of Ark in this video game based on Anima: Beyond Fantasy
Anima: Beyond Fantasy RPG | Published 25 October 2011

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to bring you an exciting announcement from our partners at Anima Game Studio.

From Anima Game Studio:

Everything begins and ends in the forgotten city of Ark.

While fleeing from their pursuers, Celia and Nemo fall to that damned place in the depths of the earth. After the fall, Celia awakens all alone in a location unknown to her, an empty metropolis inhabited only by shadows.  

Join Celia on an astounding journey through the fascinating world of the Anima: Beyond Fantasy roleplaying game. Her adventure leads to the deepest secrets of the city… and her own soul…

Anima Game Studio is pleased to announce that Anima: Ark of Sinners, the first video game based on the Anima: Beyond Fantasy universe, will launch in America on October 27th. The title will be released for the Nintendo Wii via the online distribution channel WiiWare in America.

Ark of Sinners offers tremendous exploration and drama:

  • Explore the vast world of Ark. More than 21 interconnected stages offer you over 8 hours of gameplay.
  • Exciting adversaries. Twelve types of enemies and four different final bosses.
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Countless combat movements. Master Celia’s fighting style with multiple combos and special attacks.
  • 
Epic music. A wonderful orchestral soundtrack.
  • An immersive story. Discover the secrets of Ark through the stories and animated illustrations.

Ark of Sinners: Nintendo WiiWare

Anima: Ark of Sinners is the first release from Anima Game Studio and is the product of more than a year and a half of development. Now, the fruit of that effort comes to you via the online distribution channel of Nintendo WiiWare.

The script and direction of the game were developed by Carlos B. Garcia, the award-winning creator and head writer of the Anima books. The character designs, environment, and creatures come from the talented partnership of Li Yu Wen (Anima: Beyond Fantasy) and Marvel Comics artist Salvador Espin (Ultimate X-Men, Hulk Wars).

The game plays in approximately four to six hours, although those who seek to unveil all its secrets can immerse themselves even twice as long.

Set in Gaïa, the world of Anima: Beyond Fantasy, Ark of Sinners is an action game starring Celia, one of its most famous characters.

Celia

Celia is the main character of Ark of Sinners. She is a young, rogue agent of Selene, an organization of deadly assassins who raised the girl in order to mold her into the ultimate weapon.

On the run from her former masters, Celia falls into an ancient metropolis known only as Ark.

Without any knowledge about how she got there or what links her to the empty city, Celia delves into its dark streets looking for her friend Nemo, only to discover that Ark is full of strange shadows and nightmarish creatures.

There is much more in store for Celia than she even begins to suspect…

Gameplay

Ark of Sinners is a game of revelations and high adventure, featuring lateral gameplay in a three-dimensional environment.

You control of Celia as she explores the streets and places of the Eternal City. Ark City is an open world. You can move freely within its limits and retrace your steps to unlock new sections and districts of the vast metropolis. Like solving a big puzzle, Celia’s travels all move in pursuit to unravel the city’s hidden secrets.

To deal with the dangers lurking in the dark places of Ark, our heroine relies upon her unique fighting style. Ark of Sinners allows you to perform Celia’s many different combos, from sending her enemies into the air and finishing them off mid-flight, to unleashing devastating Ki techniques.

A full revision of the title

Anima Game Studio delayed the American release of Ark of Sinners because we are always trying to provide a better gaming experience. We listened to the suggestions from players across Europe, and we have introduced numerous enhancements to the gameplay, among which are:

  • A complete revision of the game control. The controller response to our actions is now even faster and more intuitive.
  • A new control system for the Classic Controller, maximizing the potential of its additional buttons.
  • A revision of the difficulty levels and learning curve, which better balances the experience for players who are not familiar with action games while preserving the game’s difficulty and challenges for those who are.
  • A revision to the map of Ark, which offers players more information about the secrets hidden in each section.

On October 27th, fans of Anima: Beyond Fantasy, Nintendo WiiWare, and dark fantasy will begin their exploration of the forgotten city of Ark. In a city of shadows, what secrets will a young woman trained to be the ultimate weapon manage to discover? Uncover the truth in Ark of Sinners!

Set in the fantasy world of Gaïa, Anima: Beyond Fantasy is a critically acclaimed roleplaying game that features a dynamic and flexible system for high adventure and immersive storytelling.

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Comments (15)

Toqtamish
Published: 10/25/2011 6:47:17 PM
#3

Too bad it is on the Wii. Game will fail due to that alone.

talsine
Published: 10/25/2011 5:38:40 PM
#2

Why isn't it on a real console? Even the iPhone would be better than the Wii

darwich
Published: 10/25/2011 3:52:25 PM
#1

Why isn't this on the PC?

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