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I suspect that most people buying this game are those who already played both previously released ones so Ari isn't a spoiler to them. For the ones who waited hoping for a port, well, like miyuki said her existence per se isn't a spoiler.
And yes, those script books are scary. And you thought the size of the scenario books was off-putting...
*Still crossing my fingers for a voiced version of Anton's sidequest even though it's not part of the main story.*