Compile Heart has launched the official website for Arc of Alchemist, its new “tactical action RPG” for PlayStation 4, which provides new information on the game’s world, story, and characters.
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The endlessly-expanding mechanical desert.
The endless desert. Dotted with small countries. It is said that there was once a time when this earth was called the “Water Planet.” To compensate for the exhaustion of resources, humans developed alchemy. However, the supply it produced was by no means sufficient. In order to gain resources and make use of the talented, war broke out again and again. Resources were exhausted, and the talented died. Humanity grew tired. As the sands blown by the wind piled up over time, the despair in the minds of the people increased with the dawn of each morning. At this rate, humanity will be destroyed. That was the thought in everyone’s mind. Then, everyone remembered the old legend passed down to the people of this world.
—In the Desert of Beginnings lies a “Great Power” that can save humanity. This Great Power’s form is unknown. However, what if it really exists? Anything could lie dormant in that desert full of mysterious machines. The small countries each established a investigation group and sent them off to the desert. However, those investigation groups were either annihilated or forced to retreat.
—Mechanical Dolls: battle weapons that run on gears. They are rumored to be the protectors of the Great Power who have taken numerous lives. Nevertheless, humanity treads upon the Desert of Beginnings. Seeking salvation…
Head for the desert in search of the Great Power that can save humanity.
Just under 100 years have passed since the founding of a small kingdom. Quinn Bravesford leads soldiers in battle against enemy nations for the sake of that kingdom. One of the few elites, she was a young and excellent commander that utilized daring tactics. One year, the kingdom announced the deployment of a large-scale investigation group to the Desert of Beginnings. And Quinn was chosen to be the leader of that group.
Today is the day it begins. In just a few hours, Quinn will depart with her comrades. Quinn gazes at the ancient alchemist device called the Luna Gear that she has on hand. Ancient legends say that the Luna Gear, which can be fitted with four types of Orbs, is the key to procuring the Great Power that can save humanity. Quinn’s Luna Gear still only has one orb inserted… however, that is still only a legend. There are those that believe in it, and those that do not.
Despite the threat of the dangerous creatures and Mechanical Dolls wandering the desert, it is said that the enemy nation that is the Principality of Neuhafen recently dispatched an army in search of the Great Power. Bring your comrades back alive from this mechanical desert at all costs. Fight for the hopes of those who believe in the existence of the Great Power. That is your duty as a soldier. Survive with all your might. While Quinn tells this to herself firmly, she is still unable to believe in something as convenient as the Great Power.
- Stolaschester Kingdom – The small kingdom that the protagonist Quinn comes from. Not even 100 years have passed since the kingdom was founded.
- Investigation Group – The first large-scale investigation group formed by the kingdom in 20 years. Quinn is elected to become this investigation group’s first squadron troop commander.
- Desert of Beginnings – The setting of this adventure. Here, ancient legends say that a Great Power lies dormant. It is dotted with historic ruins composed of rusted gear-like machines, and the dolls made by the machines attack its visitors. For this reason, the Great Power has yet to be discovered.
- Great Power – An unidentified power that appeared in ancient legends and is said to be able to save humanity. It has become a symbol of hope for humanity whose downfall is in sight.
- Mechanical Dolls – Dangerous beings that live in the Desert of Beginnings. They are said to be the protectors of the Great Power.
- Luna Gear – A device created with special ores. It can use various powers by inserting Orbs.
Quinn Bravesford (voiced by Reina Ueda)
A young and excellent commander entrusted as commander of the investigation group. Her name is feared among enemy nations.
She has a cool and composed personality, but also a warmth that sympathizes with her subordinates.
She is appalled by the endless desert and the history of mankind that created it, and is losing sight of the meaning of living.
To save the world—to bring back her comrades alive—to carry out her mission. That alone is what supports her today.
Sharon Valver (voiced by Miyu Tomita)
A technology researcher and the most knowledgeable among the investigation group. She fights with a mysterious power that seems to be the result of her research.
She has a soft-mannered and composed tone. While not the type to talk much, she can sometimes be playful.
She has done various studies for the military’s research facility, and has the technology to restore the data files dropped by the machines.
Sandra Wavnwright (voiced by Moe Toyota)
A girl who wields a large shield with ease and will take on enemy attacks to protect her comrades.
Her short appearance in addition to character traits like a “tough-talking personality” and “dislike for carrots” make it easy for others to treat her like a child.
However, she places great trust in Quinn, who does not hold such a prejudice towards her.