Coming to a Wii near you in 2009

New footage of the upcoming Wii-exclusive RPG Arc Rise Fantasia has emerged and can be viewed below.

From Marvelous Entertainment and Image Epoch, the same tandem that created the strategy RPG Luminous Arc, comes Arc Rise Fantasia, an epic RPG exclusively developed for the Wii. Arc Rise Fantasia is a product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons, exclusively to the platform.

This project features the talents of director Hiroyuki Kanemaru (Tales Of Symphonia) and esteemed composer Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenosaga) and is set for release on June 4 in Japan, with an American release date to be announced sometime this year.

Given that the Wii is sorely lacking in RPGs, a project of such high caliber is a sure must-have for grind-hungry Wii owners. Let's just hope Marvelous can work to have it localised by the end of the year; I mean, after the thousandth dungeon that wacky little Chocobo just doesn't cut it anymore.

Stay tuned to Nintendo Life for more info on Arc Rise Fantasia as it nears closer to release.