ForwardWorks has announced that Arc the Lad is coming to Smartphones, with Arc the Lad R coming to mobile devices in Japan this year. The game is set 10 years after the second game in the series, and pre-registration for the game is available now.
The following is a breakdown of the key features from arcthelad.com:
- A Grand Story Set After the Great Disaster – 10 years after the calamity known as the Great Disaster that lost half the world. A story told from the perspective of the vigilante corps’ Haruto. The heroes of the past will also appear as playable characters.
- The Series’ Tactical Battles Return – Fight in highly strategic tactical battles. Use simple controls to move the character, and clear the stage while reading counterattacks from the enemy. Form a party based on roles, and favorably progress the battle by using unique auto skills. Annihilate enemies with super flashy active skills.
- Develop Your Characters – Develop characters through strengthening and evolution. By mastering the Spirit Board, it will enter the “Awakening” stat and your abilities will be significantly enhanced. Additionally, you can reach further heights by equipping weapons and armor.
- Various Side Activities – There are all sorts of side activities, from the “Hunters Guild” to the “Arena” and more. The series’ familiar ruins, “The Ancient King’s Underground Ruins,” will also appear. What could be waiting 50 floors below the surface?
There has been no word on when or if the game will be coming to other regions, but we’ll keep you posted.