Desert-themed JRPG Arc of Alchemist lands in the West on January 30th, 2020, developer Compile Heart and publisher Idea Factory International have announced. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and will be a digital download.
In Arc of Alchemist, you play as Quinn Bravesford, who must lead a squadron of soldiers into battle against an enemy nation. Quinn is equipped with the Lunagear, a fabled device that will supposedly transform into the "Great Power" when equipped with four elemental orbs. The Great Power is prophesied to save humanity, so Quinn sets out on a journey across the vast desert in order to find the Great Power. You can check out the preview trailer for Arc of Alchemist below:
The Western release of Arc of Alchemist comes complete with a few enhancements. You can now control all seven playable characters in combat instead of just Quinn. Compile Heart and Idea Factory also say that the game will have updated system UIs and new base facilities in order to better allow you to level up your characters as you see fit. It'll be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Gameplay-wise, Arc of Alchemist is all about Quinn's Lunagear. Combining orbs grants you access to different special attacks. You can also use the Lunagear to traverse the world, using orbs to find new pathways and reach new heights. You'll customize your characters at your Base, changing your troop formations and chatting to your party members. All in all, it looks like fans of other Compile Heart-Idea Factory collabs such as Dragon Star Varnir will like this one.
Arc of Alchemist lands on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on January 30th, 2020.
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