Five years after Twilight of the Spirits, Arc the Lad: End of Darkness from Cattle Call and Bandai Namco for the Sony PS2 follows a young exorcist named Edda as his life is changed forever the day he meets the beautiful and mysterious young girl, Kirika.
Edda is a young man whose youth is marked by a boring island life, but whose serenity is shattered when he meets a mysterious young woman named Kirika on the beach. He soon realizes his skill as an exorcist and becomes a hunter, weaving a remarkable journey that will ultimately pit civilization against nature.
Players become a hunter who must travel the world and take on jobs, usually revolving around taking out enemies in real time using magic and special abilities. Collect cards from battle and events and equip them to gain new skills, all the while following an RPG-like storyline.
You view the action from overhead, with a camera zooming in and out depending on the intensity of the action and occasionally switching to other angles for dramatic effect. You attack enemies in real time, tapping X once for a simple attack and repeatedly for a combo. You can also guard against attack, dash at an enemy, and press a button to run about the play field faster.
The game places heavy emphasis on magic use, with the magic meter recovering automatically and quickly following each spell.!
24 Characters from the Arc the Lad Series - Defeat your enemies, collect items and magic to build your character.
First Action-Based Game in the Series - Control your characters in real time. Perform combos, equip items and magic.
Improved Card and Guild System - Collect cards from battle or events and equip up to 4 kinds of cards to perform diverse attacks.