At the beginning of March, Mistwalker (the studio of Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu) confirmed the launch of Fantasian, their new JRPG exclusively for Apple devices for Apple Arcade. However, it was still unclear when it would hit the market.
Well, today, we learned that it would do so this year, 2021. However, the launch will be divided into two parts, the first arriving “soon” and the second part sometime in the second half of 2021.
The news, which has been echoed by @Nibellion on Twitter, has come through a complete preview of the game that Famitsu has published exclusively. And in it, they assure that despite being divided into two parts, the first of them will already have a more than remarkable duration: between 20 and 30 hours of play.
On the other hand, some new detail about the game’s plot has also been revealed. In this way, we know that Leoa, the heroine of this story, will explore the world to find her missing father. Complicated task since, at the beginning of the story, it loses its memory due to a magical explosion that it caused in another dimension of the world dominated by machines.
Leola won’t be alone, but she will find herself in a multi-structured world where the balance of power of order and chaos continues to shift. Can Leoa find her father? And what will be the fate of the world and Leoa herself?
Another interesting aspect of the article is that it leads us to a new melody (with piano) for the acclaimed composer Nobuo Uematsu’s game. In this video, the history of talks between Sakaguchi and Uematsu talking about the game’s origin and the creative output are included.