Final Fantasy Creator’s Fantasian RPG Hits Apple Arcade


Fantasian, the latest title from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi., has just launched on Apple Arcade.

Fans of JRPGs looking for something a little different from the norm will be in for a treat today as Hironobu Sakaguchi launches the latest in a long line of adventures. Available now via Apple’s Arcade service, Fantasian is a unique tale woven against the backdrop of over 150 handmade dioramas that blends these handcrafted environments with 3D animation.

Available across Mac, iPad, iPhone, and AppleTV Fantasian takes place in a realm governed by machines. Within this multi dimensional universe, players take the role of Leo, awakening from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As you head out to recover Leo’s lost memories, you’ll encounter new friends, mysteries, and uncover a strange mechanical infection that is inexorably engulfing everything known to mankind.

With a name like Sakaguchi behind this new title, we fully expect a fantastic new adventure. He is joined by composer Nobuo Uematsu, who lends their experience on games such as Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon to tie together this magical mix of real and animated set pieces. The aforementioned real-life miniature sets aren’t just a flight of fancy either, the team behind these are veterans who have worked on projects like the Godzilla films, Attack on Titan, and Ultraman meaning this should be an impressive adventure for all comers. While in Fantasian, you’ll explore the gorgeous looking landscapes behind Fantasian using a ‘novel’ approach, where players encounter and collect various memories, journal entries, and notes to push forward the narrative. When jumping into action you’ll still encounter classic JRPG mechanics but Fantasian promises some distinct changes too. this includes the “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic. Players using this will be able to send previously encountered enemies into a separate dimensional dungeon and continue exploring or cut down on repetitive battle time.

While I might have to find another JRPG to play while I wait on this jumping over to another platform, you can check out Fantasian now over on the Apple App Store.

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