Gust announced that it is developing Ar no Surge, a companion RPG to its life simulation game Surge Concerto: Ciel no Surge. The RPG is reportedly set in the same universe – which itself has ties to the Ar Tonelico series – but in a different time period. Main character Delta, a trained combatant discharged from his host organization, makes ends meet working in a restaurant and somehow winds up protecting a heroine who fights via song magic.
Ar no Surge hits the PS3 in Japan on January 30 for 7,140 yen. No global release was announced. The presence of a hot tub based team-building mechanic has also not been confirmed.