Looks like developer Mistwalker didn’t want to wait until after April Fool’s Day in the west to launch their newest RPG Fantasian on Apple Arcade services.
Subscribers to Apple Arcade can download Part One of the game now and play for free after a 4GB download. The full game will be released in two parts.
The developer details the story:
The tale begins in a realm governed by machines. Within this multi-dimensional universe, the balance of “Chaos and Order” becomes a key factor in the struggle for these realms and the machinations of the gods who wish to control them. Players will assume the role of protagonist, Leo, who awakens from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As players set out on a journey to reclaim Leo’s memories, they will unravel the mysteries of the bizarre mechanical infection slowly engulfing all that is known to mankind. The captivating story is written by Sakaguchi and is complimented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu.
The battle system uses a “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic, which allows players to send previously encountered enemies into a separate dimensional dungeon to streamline combat and maximize uninterrupted exploration of the beautiful locations.
Players will explore dioramas with over 150 different types. Creating Fantasian’s real-life miniature sets are veterans who have worked on projects like the Godzilla films, Attack on Titan, and Ultraman. Fantasian serves as a vehicle to bring these works of art into the digital space via Apple Arcade.
One thing is for sure, Fantasian makes me want to subscribe to Apple Arcade, which I haven’t cared about until now. The service is Apple’s attempt at getting players locked into a monthly subscription where they can play several exclusive titles. However, many of those titles are now making their way to PC and consoles.
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