Record of Agarest War 2 release info

The Story:
One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine.


The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated from, went silent, while at the same time demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague. Amongst the survivors of the catastrophe, that fateful day became known as the "Day of Light."

Sometime after the events of the Day of Light, a young man by the name of Weiss, who had lost all memory of himself, encounters an enigmatic woman named Eva, who introduces herself as an Agent of the Divine. It is from her that Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide, and that in order for him to atone for his crime he is to become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he had slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power that will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.

For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny...

Some other release notes:

Features:
- Revamped Battle System: Unlike the first two games of the series, Agarest 2 battles are fought with an engaging active grid-based battle system.
-  HD graphics: Enjoy your favorite characters, environments and CGs in high-definition!
-  Mini-games: Engage in PlayStation®Move compatible Bathtub, Shiatsu, and Massage mini-games.
-  New Agarest Universe: Roam freely in the newly designed world of Agarest

The official word:

Title: Record of Agarest War 2
Developer: Idea Factory
Publisher: Aksys Games
System: PlayStation®3
Genre: RPG
Rating: RP
Release Date: Summer 2012
Price: TBD

I also got some additional information from their PR team:

- There is no set date yet for the release, but it is indeed for North America.
- There will not be an Xbox 360 release - PlayStation 3 only
- There will be DLC.  The prior two games were a mix of free and purchased DLC like dungeons and additional skill points and items, and they confirmed that it should be in the same vein as the previous games.

The unofficial word via Amazon.com;

Price: $49.99
This item will be released on June 26, 2012

 I will definitely let you know what else I hear as I learn it.

We also have a trailer:

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And some Screenshots:




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