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KOEI bringing Nippon Ichi games to UK

Ar Tonelico 2! Prinny! Cross Edge!

KOEI has signed a deal to bring NIS America games Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of the Metafalica, Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? and Cross Edge to the UK.

Ar Tonelico 2, an RPG sim for PS2, arrives here on 29th May. The game lets players dive into the minds of their team-mates in order to solve their psychological problems and issues, a bit like Trisha does on daytime telly. The game launched earlier this year in the US and enjoys a solid 70 per cent on Metacritic.

PSP game Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero follows on 26th June. This 2D side-scrolling adventure spin-off in the Disgaea series only gives players 1000 lives (1000 hits) to finish the game with, which apparently makes things very difficult indeed. Prinny has also launched in the US, which is where we imported a copy from to review.

Cross Edge launches last on 10th July, and is a PS3 turn-based RPG where characters from lots of famous franchises punch each other in the face. Cross Edge is a collaboration between Capcom, Nippon Ichi, Namco Bandai, Gust and Idea Factory, which means characters from Darkstalkers, Disgaea, Ar Tonelico, Spectral Souls, Atelier Marie and Mana-Khemia 2 are all present.

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