Ar Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~

アルトネリコ2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩(メタファリカ)

TitleAr Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~
Original titleアルトネリコ2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩(メタファリカ)
AliasesAr tonelico 2: The Girls' Metafalica that Echoes to the World, AT2, ATII
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
DeveloperGust
PublishersBanpresto
NIS America
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Ar Tonelico: An Ordinary life
Prequel
Ar Tonelico ~Sekai no Owari de Utai T...
Sequel
Ar Tonelico III ~Sekai Shuuen no Hiki...
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs, VGMdb, VNStat
Shops» US$ 68.99 @ PlayAsia

Description

Taking place in the desolate land of Metafalss, a tiny continent built upon the rim of a tower much like the first game's Ar tonelico, it revolves around two opposed factions: the ruling Grand Bell, which has recently declared war against the Goddess Frelia; and the Sacred Army, who believe that the Goddess enables Metafalss to exist. This ire against the Goddess stems from a failure centuries past at creating Metafalica, a paradise-like land spoken of in legend, which was interrupted by a vicious attack by her defenders. In addition to civil war, Metafalss is ravaged by outbreaks of I.P.D, a Reyvateil-specific disease which causes the victim to execute song magic uncontrollably and do much damage to herself and her surroundings.

Protagonist Croix Bartel, a knight of the Grand Bell, is regularly tasked with stopping the harm done by those afflicted. It is while on a mission to contain one such outbreak that Croix, together with his adopted sister Cocona, is put in quite a different situation. The Holy Maiden Cloche, the Reyvateil who leads the Grand Bell in the war, has come under attack by the Sacred Army. He is soon entrusted with protecting her while they escape. While attempting to hide from the Sacred Army, they encounter Luca, another Reyvateil who has known Croix since childhood.

Croix is soon to discover that neither the Grand Bell nor the Sacred Army are what they seem- and nor are Cloche or Luca. Unable to trust anyone except each other (and sometimes not even that), he and his companions struggle along their own path to thwart those who would manipulate them, discover the truth about the Goddess Frelia, and achieve the seven hundred year old dream of Metafalica.

[From TVTropes]

Like its prequel, Ar tonelico II features the Dive System, in which you can enter a Reyvateil's mind to help them with their inner doubts in visual novel-style sequences and by doing so unlock more powerful Song Magic. Diving is now more closely tied to the main storyline, and completing more than half of a Reyvateil's cosmosphere will require you to 'commit' to them and their ending.

Other new mechanics include Dualstall, in which the Reyvateils take baths together to increase their power; Bath Talk Topics, which occur during Dualstall and make the various Reyvateils fight more confidently alongside each other; and Infelsphere, a dreamlike realm closely linked to the plot in which the heroines deepen their bond with one another in VN-style sequences.

Releases

Japanese
2007-10-1012+Ar Tonelico II: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica
2008-08-0712+Ar Tonelico II: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica (PlayStation 2 the Best)
English
2009-01-2013+Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica - NA Edition
2009-06-0512+Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica - UK Edition
2009-06-056+Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica - DE/AT/CH Edition
2009-06-0512+Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica - IT Edition
2009-06-0512+Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica - ES Edition
2016-12-2912+Ar Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~ (patch)

Staff

  • Scenario
  • Lilian-jouAssistant writer
  • Tomimatsu GenkiAssistant writer
  • Tsuchiya Akira
  • Artist
  • Nagi
  • Vocals
  • DahnaCroix's hymn "Kokoro Katari"
  • Ishibashi YuukoReisha's hymns "Reisha no Komori Uta", Towa ni Yui Hite", "EXEC_HAIBANATION/."
  • Mitose NorikoJacqli's hymns "EXEC_SPHILIA/.", "EXEC_HARMONIUS_FYUSION/.", "EXEC_DESPEDIA/.", "Kokoro Katari"
  • Shikata AkikoOP "Utaoka ~Harmonics FRELIA~, Cloche's hymns "METHOD_REPLEKIA/.", "METHOD_IMPLANTA/.", "METHOD_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~lamenza", "XEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~omness chs ciel sos infel"
  • Shimotsuki HarukaLuca's hymns "Hartes ciel, melenas walasye.", "EXEC_SOL=FAGE/.", "EXEC_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_VIENA/.", ED "EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/."
  • Artist
  • Nagi
  • Vocals
  • DahnaCroix's hymn "Kokoro Katari"
  • Ishibashi YuukoReisha's hymns "Reisha no Komori Uta", Towa ni Yui Hite", "EXEC_HAIBANATION/."
  • Mitose NorikoJacqli's hymns "EXEC_SPHILIA/.", "EXEC_HARMONIUS_FYUSION/.", "EXEC_DESPEDIA/.", "Kokoro Katari"
  • Shikata AkikoOP "Utaoka ~Harmonics FRELIA~, Cloche's hymns "METHOD_REPLEKIA/.", "METHOD_IMPLANTA/.", "METHOD_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~lamenza", "XEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~omness chs ciel sos infel"
  • Shimotsuki HarukaLuca's hymns "Hartes ciel, melenas walasye.", "EXEC_SOL=FAGE/.", "EXEC_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_VIENA/.", ED "EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/."
  • Vocals
  • DahnaCroix's hymn "Kokoro Katari"
  • Ishibashi YuukoReisha's hymns "Reisha no Komori Uta", Towa ni Yui Hite", "EXEC_HAIBANATION/."
  • Mitose NorikoJacqli's hymns "EXEC_SPHILIA/.", "EXEC_HARMONIUS_FYUSION/.", "EXEC_DESPEDIA/.", "Kokoro Katari"
  • Shikata AkikoOP "Utaoka ~Harmonics FRELIA~, Cloche's hymns "METHOD_REPLEKIA/.", "METHOD_IMPLANTA/.", "METHOD_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~lamenza", "XEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~omness chs ciel sos infel"
  • Shimotsuki HarukaLuca's hymns "Hartes ciel, melenas walasye.", "EXEC_SOL=FAGE/.", "EXEC_METAFALICA/.", "EXEC_VIENA/.", ED "EXEC_with.METHOD_METAFALICA/."

Full character list

Character summary

ProtagonistCroix Bartel
Voiced by
Derek Stephen PrinceEnglish (Uncredited)
Yusa KoujiJapanese
Main characterAmarie Gelade
Voiced by
Gotou SaoriJapanese
Michelle Ann DunphyEnglish (Uncredited)
Voiced by
Kate HigginsEnglish (Uncredited)
Sawashiro MiyukiJapanese
Main characterGengorou
Voiced by Nogawa SakuraJapanese
Main characterInfel
Voiced by Matsutani KayaJapanese
Main characterJakuri
Voiced by
Miyazaki UiJapanese
Wendee LeeEnglish (Uncredited)
Main characterLeglius Branchesca
Voiced by
David VincentEnglish (Uncredited)
Terasoma MasakiJapanese
Main characterLuca Trulyworth
Voiced by
Koshimizu AmiJapanese
Laura BaileyEnglish (Uncredited)
Main characterPrince Targana
Voiced by
Midorikawa HikaruJapanese
Mike VaughnEnglish (Uncredited)
Side characterAlfman Uranos
Voiced by Koyasu TakehitoJapanese
Side characterAurica Nestmile
Voiced by
Michelle RuffEnglish (Uncredited)
Miyazaki UiJapanese
Side characterChester Lu Whinoah
Voiced by Suwabe Jun'ichiJapanese
Side characterCocona Bartel
Voiced by
Karen StrassmanEnglish (Uncredited)
Shimura YumiJapanese
Side characterFrelia
Voiced by Morinaga RikaJapanese
Side characterLakra
Voiced by Watanabe AkenoJapanese
Side characterMisha Arsellec Lune
Voiced by
Karen StrassmanEnglish (Uncredited)
Nogawa SakuraJapanese
Side characterReisha Trulyworth
Voiced by Shioyama YukaJapanese
Side characterRhaki
Voiced by Watanabe AkenoJapanese
Side characterSasha
Voiced by Yasuda SakiJapanese
Side characterShun
Voiced by Hayami ShouJapanese
Side characterShurelia
Voiced by
Paula TisoEnglish (Uncredited)
Sakai KanakoJapanese
Side characterSpica Neal
Voiced by Miruno JunJapanese

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Ar Tonelico II: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica

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