The masked characters P-san & S-san initially teased Compile Heart’s upcoming game on its official YouTube channel. Now, we finally got the first screen shots and more details on their latest work! Compile Heart’s latest game is a desert-themed RPG called Arc of Alchemist.
Arc of the Alchemist will incorporate a tactical battle system that remains true to its RPG roots. You can also build your very own facility to power up right in the middle of the desert for further exploration.
Check out the game’s screenshots below:
So far three characters have been revealed: Quinn Blazeford voiced by Reina Ueda, Sandra Weinland voiced by Moe Toyota, and Sharon Valor voiced by Miyu Tomita.
You can assign a class for each characters, and as a Job system is also available. In the game, you control your main character, but allies in your party will move on their own during battle.
A unique system will also be introduced called Luna Gear which lets you deploy elemental orbs to perform actions that will aid you in battle or exploration. Each element can be combined with the others to greatly improve its effect; they can even grant more powerful Gear Actions, so knowing element compatibility will come in handy as you progress in the game.
The game also employs a veteran cast of developers, including:
- Concept Art: Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy)
- Character Design: Mota
- Scenario Writer: Yukinori Kitajima (Senran Kagura, Final Fantasy Exvius)
- System Adviser: Kyouji Koizumi (Grezzo)
- 3D Modeling: Cattle Call (Arc the Lad)
- Producer: Norihisa Kochiwa (Mugen Souls and various compile heart games)
- Director: Kousuke Uchida (Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark)
Arc of Alchemist is set to be released on Japan this November 28 for the Playstation 4.