NIS America announced this morning that Ar Tonelico 2 was heading to the US this year for the Playstation 2. Ar Tonelico 2 is a sequel to the first Ar Tonelico game which is a sim-RPG game.
"Developed and published in Japan by Banpresto Co., Ltd., Ar tonelico 2 marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character's personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game."