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Mistwalker proudly presents a massive update featuring new end-game content, coming to Fantasian on 9.17.2021 via Apple Arcade.
“I could not be happier to release this massive update,” says Sakaguchi, “I’ve left nothing on the table as we complete the Fantasian saga, which is a compilation of my life’s work thus far.
“We have heard some of you say that the bosses in Part 2 are quite challenging, but through trial and error have managed to defeat said bosses and witness the ending. Watching the players overcome our challenges has given us new energy.
“The immense satisfaction that our players have experienced as they defeat the final boss, we hope turns into ‘the power to move them forward in all aspects of their lives. This major update to the game is for all the players who want to clear every aspect of the world Fantasian has to offer.”
ABOUT THE MAJOR UPDATE (2.5.0):
Major Content Update #1: “Void Realm”
After sacrificing herself to subdue the rampant “Light of God,” Yim’s heart was corrupted by the Void. Will Leo and company be able to defeat the powerful foes awaiting them at the Void Realm and redeem Yim’s heart from the Void?
- The Void Realm consists of three floors. Each floor represents one of the three major cities–Frontier Town of En, Vence, City of Water and the Vibra Royal Capital–the environments, which have been corrupted by the void.
- The player will touch the Void Crystals that appear on the field to initiate a battle with a random foe. Three Void Crystals will be positioned randomly within the field, and each crystal will initiate a random boss battle.
- After defeating three Void Crystals, Yim will be summoned out of the final giant Void Crystal.
- Yim of the Void Realm is extremely powerful. You must utilize all of the weapons, equipment and tactics you have acquired on your journey thus far to defeat the Void corrupting Yim’s heart.
Major Content Update #2: “New Game+”
Cultivated experiences shall dwell in your spirit to transcend time. Start your adventure anew with all of your character levels, skills, and equipment intact from your first playthrough.
In order to gain access to New Game+ players must:
- Have reunited with all allies and have all of their Divine Artifacts awakened.
- Have obtained the Tachyon Medal from the God Realm.
*Players may still gain access to New Game+ even if they have not completed the game in its entirety once they have satisfied the conditions above and have visited the Altar located in Shangri-La.
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 nearly 160 handmade dioramas that blend physical environments and 3D characters.
The overlapping realms. The balance between “Order” and “Chaos.” The will of the gods…
Players take control of Leo as he wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings with only one memory upon which to rely. He traverses the world and different realms trying to unravel the mystery behind the Mecha Infestation that has invaded the human world, eventually bringing him to the realm of the gods.
The captivating story is written by Sakaguchi and is complemented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu. Link to assets here.
Part 2 Update:
Part 2 of Fantasian’s adventure has been added to the game. The latter half features a more quest-driven style of gameplay that can take anywhere between 40 to 60 hours for players to experience
Furthermore, the characters’ Growth Map and ability to swap Party members in and out of battle have added new dimensions to the battle experience.
The approximately 50 original dioramas and 34 Nobuo Uematsu tracks featured in Part 2 will expand the Fantasian experience to new heights.
- Dive into the Dioramas: Explore the nearly 160 different hand-crafted dioramas in Fantasian, with particular attention to detail. The adventure lasts between 60~90 hours with the first part more focused on the story and the latter half more quest-driven, giving players the freedom to explore the world.
- New Battle Mechanics: Tapping into his experience from the Final Fantasy franchise, Sakaguchi brings to Fantasian several quality of life improvements to the classic JRPG genre, such as the “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic, which allows players to send previously encountered enemies into a separate dimensional dungeon to streamline combat and maximize uninterrupted exploration of the beautiful locations. “Dimension Battles” introduce various “Gimmicks” or power-ups that can turn the tide of battle for a satisfying encounter. Likewise, the Growth Map gives players various customization options and party members can be swapped in and out for even more diverse strategic options.
- Legendary Soundtrack: Celebrated composer Nobuo Uematsu, known for his work on the Final Fantasy series, scored all 60 tracks. The many layers of a full orchestra and diverse synth melodies complement the memorable and magical world of Fantasian.
FANTASIAN AT A GLANCE:
RELEASE: April 2, 2021 (Part 1)
August 13, 2021 (Part 2 Update)
September 17, 2021 (Major Update)
PLATFORMS: Apple Arcade
PRICE: Apple Arcade: $4.99 / month
Apple One: $14.95 / month
(*One month trial available for Apple Arcade)
HARDWARE: Any iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac that is compatible with Apple Arcade.
- iPhone, iPod Touch: iOS 13.0+
- iPad: iPadOS 13.0+
- Mac: macOS 11.0+
- Apple TV: tvOS 13.0+
ABOUT MISTWALKER: Mistwalker is led by Hironobu Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi was former President of Square LA, Inc. (now Square USA, Inc.) and Executive Vice President of Square Co., Ltd. Mistwalker has produced a number of role-playing games, including Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey for Xbox 360, The Last Story for Nintendo Wii, and Terra Battle for iOS and Android devices.
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