Wild Arms 3, known in Japan as Wild Arms Advanced 3rd is a Western Steampunk console role-playing game developed by Media.Vision and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and the sequel to Wild Arms and Wild Arms 2 (aka Wild Arms 2nd Ignition). It was released in 2002 on the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the first game in the Wild Arms series in which all party members are able to use ARMs. It was also the first console role-playing game released in the US to use cel-shaded animation. It also completely replaced equippable armor and weapons with 'Personal Skills' completely replace them via Guardian (Mediums)
The game begins with the four characters meeting on a train by coincidence. The lead character, Virginia Maxwell is an 18-year-old drifter who is searching for her long-lost father. Gallows Carradine is a 24-year-old Baskar native seemingly intent on escaping his hometown and priest bloodline. Clive Winslett is a cool-headed bounty-hunter with a soft spot for his family. Lastly, Jet Enduro is a cold-blooded boy who lets nothing get in his way.
After meeting on the train, the motley group is thrown into a fight over the priceless treasure, the Ark Scepter, with a group of bandits: Janus Cascade and his two cronies, Dario and Romero. The group travels to Baskar Colony and from there becomes involved in a dangerous mission to save their world, Filgaia. (Wikipedia)
Alternate Songs Go to the save screen and press Circle two times. When asked if you want to continue answer YES. Then the screen will turn black, quickly press L2 , L1 , R2 , R1 , Circle , Square , X , Triangle.
The song will now change to someone whistling instead of singing.
View character portraits During any normal (I.E., non-cinematic) dialog, press select to view the portrait of the character who is talking. (However, the portrait will appear somewhat discolored, as it is meant to have the brown window shading over it; for example, Clive's hair will appear black, and Virginia's hair will look a very deep red).
This game also features an anime-style opening FMV: