Namco today announced that Arc The Lad End of Darkness has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PlayStation 2. For the first time, the game will feature a real-time combat system and cooperative and competitive online gameplay.

Arc The Lad: End of Darkness follows the young warrior Edda as he fulfills his destiny as a hunter and comes to realize a sense of responsibility to save civilization from a terrible unnatural threat.

Arc The Lad: End of Darkness is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.