Today Koei Tecmo announced that the upcoming remasters Ciel Nosurge DX and Ar Nosurge DX are coming later than expected.
Both games were going to launch in Japan on January 28, 2021, but will instead release over a month later, on March 4.
The platforms are still the same, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The reason provided is the usual, to improve the quality of the final release. Producer Akira Tsuchiya also conveyed the team’s apology to those who were eagerly awaiting the remasters.
If you’re unfamiliar with the original games, Ciel Nosurge was the first game created by Gust for PS Vita after the acquisition by Koei Tecmo. It’s a life simulator in which the player had to help a girl named Ion regain her memories.
The game shares the setting with the more well-known Ar Tonelico even if it’s not a direct sequel or prequel. It was originally released in 2012 exclusively for the PS Vita.
Ar Nosurge continued the series in 2014 for PS3 and PS Vita, shifting the genre to JRPG.
Ar Nosurge was actually localized in English between 2014 and 2015, while Ciel Nosurge never landed on the western market. At the moment, we don’t know whether the DX remasters will be localized or not.