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Arc The Lad, Alundra Set For The PSN?

RPG fanatics have plenty of reasons to check out the library of PS1 classics on the PlayStation Network.

But there are still plenty more that could make an appearance. Two more have just been rated by the ESRB, as noted by Siliconera, and both would be fantastic additions to the PSN. The first is the strategy/RPG Arc the Lad, localized by Working Designs "back in the day," and the second is Alundra, the Zelda-like, puzzle-heavy action/RPG that required some definite patience and thought. There's no other reason for the ESRB to re-rate the titles again and most every time this happens, the games in question end up on the PSN at some point. They've listed both Arc the Lad and Alundra for the PS3 and PSP, and let's not forget that both games are already available on the Japanese PSN...so it's definitely time to get 'em over here. The only downside is you won't get one of those awesome Working Designs collectible boxes, which we had for the Lunar games and Arc the Lad.

For the record, Alundra remains one of my favorite games of all time. Strongly recommended to anybody who hasn't played it. We'll let you know if/when official announcements come down the pike.

Tags: arc the lad, arc the lad psn, working designs

9/20/2010 10:32:09 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

piratedrunk
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 10:50:32 AM
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Nice! I haven't played any of the Arc the Lad games but I play Alundra at least once every couple years or so. Awesome game.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:23:19 AM
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If you don't get Alundra, you're just a silly billy.

Has more depth and challenge than 80% of games today. Hugely Zelda inspired, but much darker.

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Snaaaake
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:24:16 AM
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What's Alundra?

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:32:58 AM

One of Sony's best that needs to comeback.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 12:27:57 AM

An action/adventure RPG similar to Zelda with IMO an excellent story that is surprisingly captivating.

Ben got me to try it after his "not the sharpest cutlass on the rack" comment referring to the register biscuit at GS.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:25:03 AM
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Woooo Alundra! Awesome awesome game, recommend it to anyone interested in Zelda-type games. Funny how both games are published by Working Designs. Don't know much about Arc the Lad though, is it any go- I mean, any excellent?

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Prevent
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:43:39 AM
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I still have the 2 that came out on PS2.

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Amazingskillz
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 12:13:29 PM
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ZZZZZZZZZ! Don't nobody wanna play that old bull-ish.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 2:35:25 PM

Then don't post.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 12:14:36 PM
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I can't wait... PS1 Classics are the only place it seems i can get a good JRPG without fear of being WESTERNIZED... Just wish a good turn based RPG would come out on PS3 already

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robinhood2010
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 12:18:06 PM
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I still play Alundra once every so often. It is just awesome!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 1:39:50 PM
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I somehow missed Alundra, maybe I'll grab that.

HEY, you... foolish game makers. Take a look at the new sales of old school RPGs and then tell me there is no reason to make them like they used to.

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 2:13:25 PM
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Ashamed that I actually missed out on these 2 rpgs back when they came out.

Will get

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tlpn99
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 2:39:54 PM
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Alundra welcome home :)

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Phoenix
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 8:10:21 PM
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Hmm, I've never heard about either of these games, and both sound intresting. Are they any good? Average playtime for finishing?

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 11:16:27 AM

Alundra is huge!

A massive overworld with countless dungeons, castles, huts and a central village.

The amount of secrets there are and how hard many of them are to obtain is enough to make you sweat into one big.....sweat mess.....

Main game at about 40hrs, all else, 50hrs.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 12:36:51 AM
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I will probably pick them both up as I've heard only good things and I actually played Alundra, which I was introduced to via Ben Dutka, and it turned out to be amazing.

Thanks Ben :)

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___________
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 5:31:35 AM
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nice to see sony finally adding some decent PS1 games to the PSN!
so, now can we have sheep raider!?
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by far the best puzzle strategy game ever released!

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:14:39 AM
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I just found out these are being brought to the PSN by Gaijingames, Vic Ireland's new company. How appropriate!

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