Arcana Heart 4, the best all girl fighting game since Skullgirls is making it's return

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https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/jan/10/arcana-heart-4-coming-developers-asking-overseas-fans-help-make-game-easier-new-players-and-better-accomodate-western-sensibilities/

The developer announced the development of Arcana Heart 4, also asked questions specifically for overseas fans pratically confirming a worldwide release as well

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  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 4,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FUCK

    Got all exited for a new version of my favourite fighting game but those questions are fucking heartbreaking.

    How do we ruin this game to chase after casuals?

    Fucking sellouts.
    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."
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  • Monkey66Monkey66 Joined: Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I'm definitely worry about that, I don't like when Japanese developers sellout to people westerners when it comes to censorship. Fortunately, it seems most people don't want it.

    DOA and Senran Kagura do well in the west and they have more fanservice, so I see no point in it
  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 4,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The stupidest thing is selling out wouldn't even work in the first place, it's a niche game in a niche genre already, unless they literally buy the rights to call it Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter or Tekken it's never going to sell gangbusters, no matter how much they sell out.
    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."
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  • PSYCH0J0SHPSYCH0J0SH Joined: Posts: 4,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11
    Arcana Heart came out before Skullgirls you anus. Also SG is not "all-girl".

    This thread title is deeply offensive.
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  • Monkey66Monkey66 Joined: Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭
    PSYCH0J0SH wrote: »
    Arcana Heart came out before Skullgirls you anus. Also SG is not "all-girl".

    This thread title is deeply offensive.

    I apologize for my ignorance :'(

    Lol I needed an interesting title to go with it, will change it in a bit when it comes up
  • EinlanzerEinlanzer never feeling good Joined: Posts: 900 ✭✭✭
    Pls hd 2d sprites, pls hd 2d sprites.
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird Crack is back! Joined: Posts: 23,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Greater western appeal will not help this series one bit. It should stay the way it is and fuck anybody who doesn't like it.
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  • Monkey66Monkey66 Joined: Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11
    If they should change (or tweak) anything it's the graphics

    Something like these





    Arcana Heart graphics aren't bad, but they aren't impressive compared to most anime FGs either
  • OceanMachineOceanMachine Veteran of the Fireball Wars Joined: Posts: 5,931 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kira or Konoha wouldn't be uncomfortable if they weren't in a game with blatant NSFW content.
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  • Monkey66Monkey66 Joined: Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭
    Tbh there are games with much more fanservice, so things like this I fail to see why people would get pissy about

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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird Crack is back! Joined: Posts: 23,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doesn't matter the amount of fanservice. Just being there will make people pissy.
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  • PSYCH0J0SHPSYCH0J0SH Joined: Posts: 4,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monkey66 wrote: »
    Tbh there are games with much more fanservice, so things like this I fail to see why people would get pissy about

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    They're mainly making a big deal about the fact that they're underage.
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  • JetKinenJetKinen Joined: Posts: 500 ✭✭✭
    Arcana Heart faces the hurdle of having an all-female cast.

    Even if the game is objectively the greatest fighting game in the world, it will always remain a niche title as long as they embrace that aspect.

    Which is fine, Arcana Heart has such a reputation that it doesn't matter what they do they will always be a niche title, so they should just embrace that and pander the shit out of that niche.

    I dunno, make a huge fully voiced convoluted Visual Novel-esque story mode about your characters.

    It worked for Blazblue.
  • PSYCH0J0SHPSYCH0J0SH Joined: Posts: 4,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am not against this
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  • NiiobuNiiobu Joined: Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Arcana Heart's already got a sizeable audience in Japan, and it's not like it's ever gonna be a forefront game in the US (regardless of Japanese popularity) so they should just go in the same overall direction they've been going and make whatever improvements they can in that area. They'll get the east and then the small, dedicated base in the west. Trying to cater to casual FG players who probably won't play the game anyway may be harmful.
    Arcana Heart mechanics are dope so I'm looking forward to it.
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  • Monkey66Monkey66 Joined: Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11
    Bump every character to +18 and make them all thicc.

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    Wow Kira actually looks pretty cool like this

    But idk about how Eko would look like

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  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,410 ✭✭
    Oooooh yeah YALL READY FOR HOMING COMBOS

    ...and lol, without changing the entire core of what Arcana Heart is and why people play it, they could never change it to suit "Western" sensibilities. Might as well call it Manly Ryu Fighter 4.
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  • Brightside6382Brightside6382 It can't be helped Joined: Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭
    They should just make it even more anime. AH will never appeal to the masses since its a literal doujin game with surprisingly good mechanics.
  • Mangy_CatMangy_Cat Joined: Posts: 541 ✭✭✭
    edited January 15
    loved Arcana Heart 3 cause it had cute girls so can't wait for AH4 to come out.
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  • MikuruXMikuruX ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌ Scrubby! Joined: Posts: 483 ✭✭
    Just a small confirmation. As of right now, Arcana Heart 4 is currently to in development for both Arcade & Steam.


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  • keo-baskeo-bas Joined: Posts: 1,928 ✭✭✭
    I just think they need to be aggressive with marketing the game. They can't rely on the "word of mouth" or arcades "attract mode". They need to get their faces out there and who what they can offer.
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