Fantasian tells the tale of a world dominated by machines. Players will take the role of Leo, who finds himself suffering from amnesia in an unfamiliar place after surviving an explosion. Players will guide Leo as he attempts to rediscover who he is and how he fits into a world where machines are encroaching on the world more and more by the day. Story beats will be delivered through written notes, journals, and mini-novels that flesh out the world and hint at the truth of Leo’s situation.
Beyond the story, we also got some new information on Fantasian’s gameplay. The combat system looks like it will be very familiar to turn-based RPG fans with one major twist, the dimengeon system. Using this system, you can exile enemies into an alternate dimension instead of fighting them. Once the Dimengeon fills up, though, you’ll have to take them out all at once to empty it before you can use it again. This feature will be great for when you don’t want to let pesky mechanical monsters interrupt your hike through the game’s diorama-based environments, or for when you just can’t pull yourself away from one of Uematsu’s overworld songs.
Fantasian releases in 2021 on Apple Arcade (which includes iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS).
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