JRPG’s come to life in Fantasian
Mistwalker, the developer behind popular JRPGs like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and The Last Story are working on a new title called Fantasian. The game is a turn-based JRPG featuring more than 150 beautifully handcrafted backgrounds made out of real-life dioramas.
Along with the unique art style, the game features music by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu known for his work on the Final Fantasy series.
The game doesn’t just have a unique visual presentation, but will also use unique storytelling methods as players are able to find “memories, journal entries, and notes presented as miniature in-game novels” to further expand the game’s story and lore. It will also incorporate new battle mechanics such as the “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic which allows players to send enemies to another dimension to avoid battling them for the time being.
No release date has been given as of now but we do know that the game will release exclusively for Apple Arcade.
You read up on all the details surrounding Fantasian through the official description below:
“Fantasian by Mistwalker Corp. — From the creator of Final Fantasy, comes the next breathtaking adventure from industry legend Hironobu Sakaguchi. Fantasian is an exciting, new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends 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 captivating story is written by Sakaguchi and is complimented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu.”
You can also check out the story and feature trailers below: