Lord of Arcana

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Lord of Arcana
Lord of Arcana Cover.jpg
European cover art
Developer(s) Access Games[1]
Publisher(s) Square Enix[1]
Director(s) Hiroyuki Saegusa
Designer(s) Hidetaka Suehiro
Writer(s) Kazushige Nojima
Composer(s) Nobuo Uematsu
Kenichiro Fukui
Satoshi Henmi
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • JP October 14, 2010[1]
  • NA January 25, 2011
  • EU February 4, 2011[2]
Genre(s) Multi-action game

Lord of Arcana (ロード・オブ・アルカナ Rōdo obu Arukana?) is an action game for the PlayStation Portable, developed by Access Games and published by Square Enix.[1] A sequel to the game, titled Lord of Apocalypse (ロード・オブ・アポカリプス Rōdo obu Apokaripusu?), was released on December 17, 2011 for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable.[3]


Lord of Arcana is an action game that allows up to four players to fight monsters and demons, some of which make cameo appearances from other Square Enix games. The gameplay is very close to the Monster Hunter, God Eater, and Phantasy Star Portable series, but this time with cinematic kills and mini-games. Players also have the ability to summon monsters to aid them in battle. Players can also use magic to inflict damage on the enemy (e.g. Fire, Light, etc.)


Lord of Arcana takes place in a world called Horodyn, named after the land's first king. Somewhere in Horodyn lies an ancient stone known only as "Arcana", which apparently holds great magical power. Unfortunately, as well as humans, the world is home to many great and powerful monsters and beasts, which are fought by warriors known as Slayers who seek Arcana.


The monsters featured in Lord of Arcana are designed by many artists from around the world. Hitoshi Sakimoto served as the game's sound producer, with the score being composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Kenichiro Fukui, and Satoshi Henmi.


  1. ^ a b c d Square Enix. "LORD of ARCANA spec". Square Enix. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Rob Rutter (July 1, 2010). "New Square Enix Game LORD Of ARCANA Is Coming To PSP". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2011/12/12/249-reasons-why-lord-of-apocalypse-is-not-lord-of-arcana/

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