Examu’s 2D fighting game Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! featuring an all-female cast finally makes its debut on PC via Steam.
An update to the original Arcana Heart 3, which rebalanced the gameplay and added a training and survival modes, came out in the Japanese arcades in May of 2013. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! were released a year later in the EU and NA regions (by NIS America and Aksys Games respectively).
Here are some of the features (from the title’s Steam page) the PC version of the game boasts.
With its own unique battle system and a wide selection of characteristic angels, the girls are appearing on Steam for the first time in [Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!!]!!
Discover new meta gameplan as you play!
From the basic battle mechanics such as performing “Arcana Combo” with the pressing of the correct buttons in sequence, “Homing Action” and “Arcana Burst”, to the more advanced and spectacular “Extend Force”, “Arcana Eclipse” and “Arcana Blaze”, dozens of ways to decimate your opponent! Find out more about the mechanics in the game!
23 playable Angels with 23 free selectable Arcanas!
Equip the unique characters with an Arcana of your choice, and explore the boundless amount of strategies that can be derived!
Every character has their own “Main Story”, as well as a special “After Story in the Hotspring”, all fully voiced! (in Japanese). In addition, all characters have extra “Short Stories” (non-voiced), giving you the chance to understand your character more than ever! Dive into the world of Arcana Heart!
More than just simply fighting!
In short, there is “Story Mode”, “After-Story Mode”, “Survival Score Attack Mode”, “Trial Mode”, “Time Attack Mode”, “Versus Mode”, “Training Mode”, “Replay Theatre Mode” etc. etc. and many more! Also, in the “Gallery Mode”, you can unlock Event CG illustrations and Link-Animations, and view the Angels’ short stories!
Online Network capable!
Players who are up to the task can test their prowess online, via the “Rank Match” or “Player Match” mode. Players can save their battle results and scores online, and compare their scores with other players in the Leaderboard too! Show the world that your Angel is the #1 wa-, *ahem*, Angel in the world!
Special Purchase Bonus!
Discover more about each Angel’s charming points with the 144-page filled “Link Anime Drafts Collection” that comes with each purchase! When you’re feeling exhausted after a heaty battle, open up the Collections and be refreshed! *They will be placed in your Steam folder: …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX\Digital Extras\
Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! is fully integrated into Steam, comes with full game controller support as well as Steam trading cards, cloud support, and leaderboards. The game is 10% off ($29.99 regular price) until the 6th of October, so if you are a fan of gorgeous, magical girls duking it out in cute combat, grab it while the offer lasts.
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