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Arc of Alchemist coming in early 2020

Arc of Alchemist, developed by Compile Heart and published by Idea Factory International, will arrive digitally in North America for both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in early 2020. In Europe the game will only come out digitally for the Nintendo Switch while the PS4 version will have both a physical and digital version released. These Western region releases will include updated system features as well as the ability to control any of the playable cast members during battle. With this change, any cast member set as the party leader can wield the Lunagear (a special device assembled with ancient technology that utilizes the 4 elemental Orbs of fire, water, earth, and wind).
The story of Arc of Alchemist finds you, Quinn Bravesford, entering the Desert of Beginnings at the King's behest in search of the Great Power needed to save humanity. The key to unlocking the Great Power is the ancient Lunagear device in your possession and the four Orbs that go inside of it. Legends say the Great Power will be revealed when all four Orbs are put into the Lunagear. You only have a single Orb when you start your journey and the King is convinced you will find the other three within the desert. You and your troops are not the only ones looking for the Great Power, so you will have to fend off soldiers of the Principality of Neuhaven, ancient Machine Dolls, and all manner of desert dwelling creatures to complete your quest. Below you will find a list of key gameplay features as well as a trailer for Arc of Alchemist

Key Features

  • Newly Polished and Ready for Battle – In the Western release, players can explore the Desert of Beginnings with updated system UIs and new base facilities for better character leveling. With this update, players can now choose from 7+ playable characters, each specializing in unique weapons, attacks, and abilities!
  • Four Orbs to Rule Them All – Wielding the Lunagear allows players to combine two of the four elemental Orbs: Fire, Earth, Water, and Wind. Use the Lunagear to combine the elements and manipulate organic and mechanical environments to open new pathways and reach new heights, and even combine two Orbs to create special effects!
  • Build a Strong Base and Conquer – The Base is an oasis for the party to relax and reconfigure themselves for the next fight. Strategize the next plan of attack by customizing troop formations and setting each character’s battle tactics. Swap Orbs in your Lunagear to find a combination best suited for your next adventure. Swap, upgrade, and alter each character’s equipment tailored to your playing style. Assign active and passive abilities, boost character stats, and build facilities that will help improve your party’s makeup!
  • Amass Items and Exchange – Around every sand dune lies a multitude of treasures. Seek out items that can be used to equip and strengthen your party or exchange materials goods to alter a weapon’s appearance. Some weapons can only be forged with special materials, so be wary of what you sell!

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