A Starter’s Guide to Arcana Heart 3 Part 2

Picking Your Character


In this segment of the introduction to Arcana Heart 3, we will be going over how to select a character that would be suitable for you. As mentioned previously, character selection is not limited to simply the character itself, but the Arcana that you pair your character with, since certain Arcana can be extremely effective for some characters while not so good for others. In addition, certain characters are considered to be only workable in one or two specific Arcana, making other picks playable but definitely not part of standard optimized play. We will break down the characters so that you have a better idea of what they can do and decide if they are the right pick for you.

A Starter's Guide to Arcana Heart 3 Part 1


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This is the first in a series of articles intended to ease players into the latest in the Arcana Heart fighting game series developed by EXAMU. While a lot has been shown about the game, many players have some issues grasping core concepts in the game simply because of different they are from other “normal” fighters. To facilitate transitioning from other games and strengthen the scene as a whole, I will explain some of these mechanics and break down how they are implemented in matches, and in further articles, how they compare to other games you may have played.

Ecole Announcements

As you probably all know by now, Ecole has finally made two major announcements in regards to their fighting game franchises.

The first is the unveiling of their new franchise, unfortunately titled “Under Night/In-Birth”.

There has been much speculation on this game, which we will leave to the various forum threads on Shoryuken, MeltyBread, Dustloop, HomingCancel, and so forth. Per usual, Mizuumi will eventually host a wiki for this game once we have more information to work off of. If anyone out there has suggestions on the least laughable name for the sub-domain, feel free to suggest them.

The other bit of news is that Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code will be receiving another upgrade in Spring, featuring two new characters. One is confirmed to be Powered Ciel, one of the original Melty Blood boss characters, while the other has not been revealed. Speculation runs rampant on forums in the meanwhile.

This past month has been a slow time for articles since the majority of the Mizuumi-related communities are playing Arcana Heart 3. In the future, there should be some gameplay discussion topics brought up on the front page once people are familiar enough with the game to write for it.