Compile Heart Details Arc of Alchemist’s Combat
Compile Heart has provided some more information and screenshots for its upcoming title Arc of Alchemist. This latest update focuses on the game’s real-time combat system, which is seamlessly transitioned to from the exploration screen when players encounter enemies.
Players are put in control of main protaongist Quin, with the other two active party members acting according to pre-set instructions. The actions available to Quin are also set before battle and come in two different types based on the weapons she uses. Players can also set up a formation to help create a particular style for their party.
The developer also detailed the Lunar Gear, an element-controlling item Quin uses that was created using ancient technology. The Lunar Gear has slots for orbs of the elements fire, earth, water, and wind, which Quin can use in combat. For example, earth orbs can produce blocks that provide a barrier.
Arc of Alchemist is set to be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 on February 7, 2019, and sees the developer team up again with Yoshitaka Amano for its concept art after he previously contributed to 2013 title Fairy Fencer F. No announcement has been made regarding a western release.