Square Enix has has a new PSP game in development. Titled Lord of Arcana, this multiplayer action title is due for 2010 release.
Lord of Arcana is set in Horodean, a world protected by the power of a stone known as the Arcana. You play as a customizable warrior known as a "Slayer" and face off against monsters.
Your quests, playable by up to four via wireless LAN, begin in a village where you'll find shops for customizing your weapons and purchasing items, and even a guild house. Fields of play range from things like caves and deserts. These areas are home to a variety of unique beasts and items.
All this sounds suspiciously like a Monster Hunter clone.
Lord of Arcana won't be one of those Square Enix games that you wait five years to get your hands on. Famitsu reports that Square Enix will offer a demo next month!
Keep in mind that this week's Famitsu hits store shelves on July 1, so next month means August. The exact date may be August 19, although Game Jouhou puts a "?" next to the date for some reason.
A few additional details about the game have emerged.
The game's producer is Takamasa Shiba, producer of Lord of Vermilion and Drakengard.
Not surprisingly, given the Monster Hunter similarities, you'll be able to collect materials on quests. These materials can be used to fortify your weapons.