Arc the Lad R Smartphone Game Launches

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

ForwardWorks' Arc the Lad R smartphone role-playing game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on Thursday.

The sequel game is set 10 years after the Great Disaster that befell the world at the ending of Arc the Lad 2, and features both new and returning characters. The basic game is free to play, with in-game purchases available.

The game features the return of key staff members from the first two Arc the Lad games, including: Toshirō Tsuchida as the general game director and designer; Norihiko Yonesaka as scenario writer; artists Eiji Koyama, Ryūichi Kunisue, and Hiroshi Hayashi; and T-Square's Masahiro Ando as composer.

The game retains the series' tactical turn-based battles, while also introducing unique new features. Side activities from previous games, such as missions from Forbidden Ruins, the Colosseum, and the Hunter's Guild, also return.

ForwardWorks and Sony originally announced the game in December 2016.

Sources: Arc the Lad R's website, Dengeki Online

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