Mistwalker today (3rd March) reveals the story, trailers and screenshots of the highly anticipated “Fantasian” RPG, which is set to due out for Apple Arcade in 2021.
Established by “Final Fantasy” creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, Mistwalker grabs attention with the tactical mobile RPGs “Terra Wars” and “Terra Wars 2”. This time, Mistwalker brings a whole new adventure with “Fantasian” an RPG set against a backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blend physical environments and 3D characters.
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 story is written by Sakaguchi and is complimented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu.
The classic JRPG features 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.
The story follows a ‘novel’ approach in the form of a “Memory” system where players encounter and collect various memories, journal entries, and notes presented as miniature in-game novels to flesh out the story, realms, and characters of “Fantasian”. These bite-sized novels have unique artwork, music, and sound effects to offer players an immersive experience.
Each of the 150-plus dioramas has been crafted by the masters of the Japanese Tokusatsu or special effects industry. The real-life miniature sets are created by veterans who have worked on projects like the “Godzilla” films, “Attack on Titan,” and “Ultraman”.