Hokkaido, Japan– January 4th, 2011 - MonkeyPaw Games Inc., in partnership with GaijinWorks LLC, is proud to announce the release of another much-anticipated import classic, Arc The Lad III on the PlayStation ® Network’s PSone Classics Store. Arc The Lad III is the final original installment in the beloved tactical RPG series released in North America as Arc the Lad Collection, and features a job-driven progression system that expands the title's replay value. The game will be offered at an unbelievably reasonable price point of $5.99 on January 4th.
"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.
Arc The Lad III will be available on the PlayStation Network's Classic Store on January 4th for a price point of $5.99.
MonkeyPaw Games' recent releases
MonkeyPaw has released a total of 17 retro classics this year and continues to bring you Japanese gems across the gaming spectrum. Recently released titles like Dezaemon Plus!, a fully customizable shooter game, and Galaxy Fight, an arcade fighting game that introduces limitless levels, help showcase the fresh and intuitive gameplay variety from our overseas portfolio.
We’ve also been behind some beloved resurrections such as Alundra and Magical Drop F on the PlayStation Network's PSone Classics and Import stores. These critically-acclaimed games deserve the attention of the gaming masses and we look to bring many more to the PlayStation® Store. Best of all, the growing library from MonkeyPaw Games are all available at the low price of $5.99. Gamers are urged to express their opinion on the import titles you want to see.
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About MonkeyPaw Games
MonkeyPaw Games is a digital distribution-focused videogame publishing firm that specializes in bringing Japanese games to Western markets. The company was founded by John Greiner, former President of US-based Hudson Entertainment and Hudson Soft, Japan executive for over 20 years. MonkeyPaw Games maintains offices in San Jose, California and Hokkaido, Japan.
GAIJINWORKS was founded by Victor Ireland after spending more than 15 years as President of console game publisher Working Designs, where he innovated deluxe packaging, special premiums, pack-in soundtracks and game documentaries for their highly-rated RPG products. Many of the practices he innovated have become standard in the RPG segment, and console games in general. GAIJINWORKS is focused on continuing a tradition of fan-service for game fans in both the digital and physical media markets.
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