Arcana Heart 2

The sequel to the female-only 2D fighting game, Arcana Heart, Arcana Heart 2 was first announced at AOU '08 Amusement Expo and was released in Japanese arcades on March 21st, 2008. The game uses the new EX-BOARD arcade platform by Examu and was the first game to be released on the system.


Kira with the drop kick.

Arcana Heart 2 introduces 8 new female characters, each with unique Arcana abilities. New gameplay additions such as Arcana Blast, Arcana Homing and Critical Heart were also added to the system. Arcana Blast costs one power meter and enables a fighter to be invulnerable temporarily. Arcana Homing costs one meter of the homing gauge and allows players to split and perform a Homing Cancel. Finally, Critical Heart consumes all 3 meters of the power gauge and enables the use of a powerful super move when the fighters are at a specific distance.

Heart versus a newcomer, Petra.






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Page Updated: January 25th, 2024
Developer(s): Examu
Publisher(s): Examu
Designer(s): Sakuraitooru
Platform(s): Arcade
Release Date(s): March 21st, 2008     Arcade
Characters Heart, Saki, Kamui, Konoha, Maori, Mei-Fang, Lilica, Lieselotte, Yoriko, Kira, Fiona, Petra, Catherine, Dorothy, Zenia, Elsa, Clarice, Mildred, Angelia

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Related Games: Arcana Heart 2: Suggoi!, Arcana Heart 3, Arcana Heart, SNK Gals Fighters, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, Skullgirls, AquaPazza, Sengoku Basara X, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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Final Words: It's not very likely that I'll ever play the original version of Arcana Heart 2, since it's limited to Japanese arcades and an overseas version is difficult to come by. But that's okay. The good news is... I did get a chance to play and review the two sequels that released after Arcana Heart 2... those titles being Arcana Heart 2: Suggoi! and Arcana Heart 3.
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen
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