A new Valthirian Arc game is going to coming to Kickstarter. For those of you who are unaware Valthirian Arc is a series of games where play as the principal of a school. It is your job to help instruct your students and train them, but there is a classic JRPG twist.
The new game will be called Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant. Your goals include training students to save the world, find a missing cat, deliver a love letter and help the elderly. Red Covenant will be a direct sequel to Valtarian Arc I and II which you can play on various flash gaming sites.
In Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant the country of Valthiria is on the verge of civil war. When the heir to the central government goes missing the five queendoms start to fight for the land. There is also an unknown northern threat that is slowly trying to invade. The only thing between them and Valthiria is you.
This game will have unique 2.5D graphics, a real time battle system, and the ability to manage and build your school. During your time as principle you’ll also be able to train and recruit students, and even promote them to different class levels.
This game will have two different styles of play. The first one is the school simulator. In this mode you will build and upgrade classrooms and facilities. The higher level the castle the more students you will be able to attract. This in turn will attract more students to strengthen the academy. When you’re not building up your school then you’re controlling a group of up to four students in a dungeon or battlefield.
When in a battle each student will have their own stats and roles that you can use in your strategy. You will now also be able to control each student individually, an improvement over previous entries in the series. This means you can have a healer stay back while a tank goes and distracts your enemies. So when you’re not fighting with your students what are you to do?
When not fighting your students are either studying or training. Each student will get a variety of quests that they can fulfill to raise their stats. Once your student has grown enough then they can be promotes into one of the 9 different classes. These classes include Magi, Paladin, and even Harlequin.
There are a variety of different backer levels ranging from $1 all the way up to $5,000 as Agate Studio attempts to reach their $40,000 goal. There are no stretch goals listed for this project. Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant is expected to be released October 2016. You can also click here if you wish to try playing Valthirial Arc or Valthirian Arc II.
What do you think of a new Valthirian Arc title? Have you played/are a fan of previous titles?