Idea Factory International has announced the desert-filled RPG Arc of Alchemist is coming to the Nintendo Switch early next year. The game will be made available in both Europe and North America via the eShop.
The western release allows players to explore the Desert of Beginnings with an updated user interface, new items and new base facilities for better character levelling. You can also now choose from more than seven playable characters – with each one specialising in unique weapons, attacks and abilities.
Here's some information about the game's story, directly from the PR:
Enter the desert in search of the key to save humanity – the Great Power. One year, the king declared that he would send a large-scale investigation team to the Desert of Beginnings.
Chosen to captain this mission, Quinn Bravesford leads her soldiers into battle against a swath of enemy nations for the sake of her kingdom. Quinn gazes at the ancient alchemic device, the Lunagear, within her hand. According to the legends of yore, once the Lunagear is equipped with the four Orbs, it will unlock the Great Power that will save humanity. Only one Orb resides in Quinn's Lunagear. Collecting the four Orbs for the Lunagear, however, is a mere legend.
With the threat of dangerous creatures and Machine Dolls wandering the desert, one of the enemy nations, the Principality of Neuhaven, has dispatched their military in search of the Great Power. Now, Quinn and her band of allies must fight against the Principality of Neuhaven in hopes to find the Great Power and save humanity. Quinn steels herself, but even so, she can't help but doubt the existence of the Great Power…
In addition to character specialisations, you'll be able to open new pathways by using Lunagear to combine elements and manipulate both organic and mechanical environments. Building a strong base is also essential, as it allows your party to regroup after battles and strategize its next attack. Upgrading facilities within your camp can help improve your party's makeup as well.
While you do all of this, you'll be able to amass and exchange items to help strengthen your party, alter a weapon's appearance and forge special items. Below are some screens from the PR:
Will you be adding this to your digital collection on release? Comment below.
Bold prediction: thrice the sales of Fire Emblem Three Houses. FE3H had good opening sales but a massive fall off after people actually played it and the stink got out. This promising game might not hit as hard but will undoubtedly perform better on the weeks that follow.
Yay!! i cannot wait for this game to be announced <3!!
Good.. like good old times... old school (cute) rpg game
@Patron only way that would happen is if this game is cheap.... Like £15-£20
Looks great! Sounds great too!
... What's the catch?
"too much sand"
@Patron What in the world are you talking about? What "stink" got out where? All review sources, both professional and crowdsourced, that I've seen give it glowing good marks. And, personally, I've spoken its praises and given reccommendations to people. I even gifted it to someone once the initial supply that was depleted got restocked some weeks after its release.
@Patron gr8 b8 m8 I r8 8/8
@Patron Weak bait, we all know FE3H is and was a smash hit.
Just waiting for the inevitable physical release.
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