Mistwalker Reveals Fantasian Details, Media
Developer Mistwalker has officially unveiled its latest title, Fantasian. The game is a turn-based RPG that uses dioramas for its locations and backgrounds and is planned to launch for Mac and iOS via Apple Arcade sometime in 2021. Mistwalker provided new screenshots, trailers, and details for the game.
Fantasian takes place in a multi-dimensional universe and begins in a world ruled by machines. The game follows Leo, a young man who wakes up after a giant explosion in a strange land with only a single memory. Leo journeys to recover his memories while a mechanical infection takes over humanity, with “Chaos and Order” being a key theme. The story is written by Final Fantasy creator and Mistwalker founder Hironobu Sakaguchi, with music from long-time Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. Memories, journal entries, and notes are presented as miniature novels.
Combat features the “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic, where players can send monsters they have previously encountered into a dimensional dungeon, letting them explore areas as they wish. Players can then choose to fight against those monsters and clear out the Dimengeon in one go. Combat is turn-based and includes directional-based spells that players can aim and curve. The game features 150+ dioramas created by Japan’s tokusatsu/special effects industry.
Fantasian is the latest title from Mistwalker, which was founded in 2004. The developer originally worked on console RPGs including Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and The Last Story, before moving into mobile titles such as the Terra Battle series.