English Title: Arcana Heart
Japanese Title: アルカナハート
Publisher: AQ Interactive
Developer: EXAMU / Ecole Software
Genre: Fighting
Released: Oct. 11, 2007
Product Codes: SLPM-66850 / JAN 4582210540096

All-female fighting game, which takes up the mantle from Asuka 120% and Variable Geo then turns the moe-factor up to eleven. It plays sort of like an Arcsys game, only slightly less blazing fast (think GGX), and with a stronger focus on aerials. It's also embarassingly saccharine and/or pandering at every turn, so it may not be the best option in mixed company -- as if the nude angel on the cover left any question.

Actually pretty decent all things considered -- Examu was formed by former Yuki Enterprise staff, who had previously worked on Samurai Shodown V for SNK. The port is even pretty good, considering Ecole Software (of Death Crimson infamy) isn't exactly known for quality, with only a few graphical irregularities here and there. There's also the option to play using the original arcade setup or the revised Arcana Heart FULL! setup.