Arc of the Lad III is released for PlayStation Network’s PSone Classics Store today. This is the final installment in the tactical RPG series released as Arc the Lad Collection. It features job-driven progression system that expands the title’s replay value.
“We have had the pleasure to work closely with GaijinWorks and Victor Ireland on this series and look forward to future cooperation. And today we’re proud to release the final installment in the Arc Collection trilogy, which is renowned as one of the best RPGs on the PSone computer entertainment gaming system. Today’s gamers with interest in the genre will be stunned at how addictive the gameplay continues to be even after all these years,” said John Greiner, President of MonkeyPaw Games, Inc.
“The great thing about Arc the Lad Collection was that the gameplay between the three series shared a common bond, but the experiences were so different. Now players who missed the series the first time around can finally put that last puzzle piece in their digital RPG collection and experience the great characters and satisfying end to the story arc that Arc the Lad III offers. GaijinWorks has been watching the reception of these titles we’re doing with MonkeyPaw Games and as long as the fanbase is there, we anticipate more import cooperation with MonkeyPaw Games. Slide us some PSN download love and we’ll make sure to return the favor with more digital gaming goodness,” said Victor Ireland, President of GaiinWorks, LLC.
About Arc The Lad III
Originally released in Japan in October 1999 for the PlayStation, Arc The Lad III continues to use intuitive, tactical battles and RPG elements that the series is known for, while expanding the deep, job-based Hunter system of Arc II substantially. As the final installment in the trilogy, this version ties up all the storylines developed in the first two games in a way that will leave casual and diehard role-playing fans alike breathless. The game retains the charm of Arc II while transitioning the series into a fully-3D polygon environment.
The game introduces the story of Alec and Lutz, two young boys hoping to become great Hunters and take down the corrupt group known as the Academy. Fans of the series can expect numerous cameo appearances from popular characters in the series, some of them tasked with fighting alongside the game’s protagonist.