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Join Ace and Erin on their quest to find the key to save humanity in Arc of Alchemist!

Posted on January 16, 2020

Arc of Alchemist Characters - Ace & Erin

With only two weeks left until the launch of Arc of Alchemist, we have a couple of new characters to introduce: Ace Nightlok and Erin Van Dyne - the last two members of the Neuhaven Expedition led by Erin's dad, Garett Van Dyne. Check out the character profiles below!

Ace Nightlok

Arc of Alchemist Character - Ace

An excellent sharpshooter who works as one of Garett's subordinates. He is a man of few words, generally regarded as a calm and level-headed presence amongst his comrades. From time to time he acts as an advisor for Erin, and has a nice relationship with Darius' son.

Erin Van Dyne

Arc of Alchemist Character - Erin


The desert-filled RPG Arc of Alchemist will be heading to Europe on January 31, 2020, preorders are still available here.

 

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New Arc of Alchemist Gameplay Trailer & Screenshots!

Posted on January 09, 2020

Learn more about the Desert of Beginnings and unlock the true power of the Lunagear in this week's Gameplay trailer and Lunagear screenshot batch! The desert-filled RPG Arc of Alchemist will be heading to Europe on January 31, 2020 for the PlayStation®4 physically and digitally, preorders are available here.

The new Gameplay trailer shows various gameplay systems:


7+ Playable Characters: With the new updates for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch release in North America and Europe, you can now play as 7+ characters! Each character specializes in different weapons, but Quinn can utilize all the weapons available! She can master the arts of the Lance, or even a Crossbow! The choice is yours!


Gimmicks and Traps: Around every sand dune lie gimmicks and traps that can harm or slow down your party's progression. Gimmicks such as mechanical pillars, deadly spikes, and gas fields should be avoided at all costs, but keep spare potions just in case!


Base Building, Character Customization, and Upgrades: The Base is an area for your squad to regroup, rejuvenate, and upgrade stats for future expeditions. Create new facilities that can add bonuses to a character's base stats. Buy new equipment and weapons to strengthen a character's attack and defenses. Adjust the formation of your squad before battle and even on-the-go! As you level up your characters and gather currency, players are able to increase a character's base stats and learn new passive and active skills. Players can even change character skins to keep your squad looking fresh on the battlefield!


Lastly, we have a Lunagear screenshots!

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Lunagear - Battle

Use the Lunagear and master the four different Orb Elements: Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth. Use one element, like the Fire Orb, to summon a fire projectile or even combine two elements to summon more powerful attacks, which can be useful against huge, mechanical bosses!

Arc of Alchemist - Screenshot - Lunagear - Battle

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Introducing two members of the rival Neuhaven's expedition team in Arc of Alchemist™!

Posted on December 21, 2019

Arc of Alchemist Character - Darius Kendrix

Meet two members of the Neuhaven's expedition team, Garett Van Dyne and Darius Kendrix! The Neuhaven Expedition team, led by Garett Van Dyne, is a rival faction that is also set on finding the Great Power - the key that will save humanity. 

Arc of Alchemist Character - Garrett Van Dyne

Garett has a reputation for being cruel and cold-hearted, but he cares deeply for his family and his subordinates. Because of their allegiances, he and Quinn are enemies, but he is nonetheless curious about her.


Arc of Alchemist Character - Darius Kendrix


Darius is an officer of Neuhaven with a long and decorated history. His axe has crushed the helmets of a thousand soldiers, and he is one of the few people within Garett's close circle. He is something of a family man who enjoys cooking for his wife and children.

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Meet Jester Silverhawk, another character from Arc of Alchemist™!

Posted on December 19, 2019

Arc of Alchemist Character - Jester Silverhawk


Jester Silverhawk is also one of the members in Quinn's expedition team, where acts as the reconnaissance member, actively gathering information. 


Arc of Alchemist Character - Jester Silverhawk

He is stoic, yet extremely devoted towards his missions. He is logical, accurately and calmly reading situations before acting. Only on the rarest of occasions is he ever seen in a fluster.


Arc of Alchemist Character - Jester Silverhawk


Jester had also participated in the desert expedition 20 years ago that ended in failure, causing him to reckon with a past that nearly resulted in his demise.

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Introducing Rune Fontine and her "maternal power" from Arc of Alchemist™!

Posted on December 15, 2019

 

Arc of Alchemist Character - Rune Fontine


As part of the military clergy, Rune is in charge of treating injured troops that got hurt during the perilous journey. She is skilled at sewing and cooking, and is known by all for her kindness.


Arc of Alchemist Character - Rune Fontine


The ever-so-patient Rune can talk down even the self-willed Sandra. Micah refers to her calming ability as a "maternal power", in which Rune takes great pride.


Arc of Alchemist Character - Rune Fontine

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New Screenshots from Arc of Alchemist - Explore the Base and its Facilities!

Posted on December 13, 2019

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Base - Campsite

The release date of the desert-filled Arc of Alchemist is coming fast, so we would like to share some more tips and screenshots with you from the game!

 

Here are some screenshots of the Base, which you can use to prepare for the long journey ahead of you. Here you can set party formations, train, construct buildings, and heal.

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Base

It's also possible to select from a wide range of facilities to help strengthen your party members. For example, create a Maintenance of Weapons Facility to unlock powerful weapons for battle!

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Base

 

You can also strategise on how you want to lead your party by changing their tactics. By default, your squad is set to "Free Will" where they will fight and/or defend as needed. However, you can customise their AI commands to attack the same target you're hitting or even have them play more passively. Players can also equip specific item sets that specialise in things like farming for materials or battling tough enemies.
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Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Tactics

 

Players will need to buy new items as they progress through the Desert of Beginnings and failing to do so will have major consequences. As you explore, you will encounter an abundance of items that you can sell to get currency. Grab all the items you can, as you will need to upgrade a variety of things with money, including the expansion of your base, attaining stronger weapons, and boosting specific stats for each character!

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Buy Items

 

Training is a vital feature where all the playable characters can learn new skills and upgrade them. Learning and upgrading skills will also cost in-game currency, so check your balance before spending.

Arc of Alchemist Screenshot - Training

 

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Meet Micah Schneider, a brilliant knight in the world of Arc of Alchemist™!

Posted on December 08, 2019

Arc of Alchemist Character - Micah Schneider

 


Being one of the team's most competent members, Micah is recognized for her common sense. She supports Vice-Captain Axel and she used to be his squire.

Arc of Alchemist Character - Micah Schneider

In secret, she harbors feelings for Axel, and she also takes on the role of admonishing him when he gets out of hand!

 

Arc of Alchemist Character - Micah Schneider

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