"Arc the Lad (Ākuzaraddo) is a series of RPGs that were released for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Several of the games were published by SCEI in Japan. The games were never released outside of Japan until Arc the Lad Collection was released by Working Designs in 2002. An anime based on Arc the Lad II, was also made. The series started as only being tactical RPGs, but branched out to other genres with Arc the Lad: End of Darkness, which still features RPG elements. Each of the games also feature recurring characters, such as the main character, Arc, who appears in several of the games."
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