Fantasian – from the creator of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi.
“An exciting, new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters.”
Described as the first half of a longer story, Fantasian ‘Part 1’ released on April 2nd 2021 and now it appears that it’ll conclude on August 13th 2021 with ‘Part 2’.
There was some controversy surrounding the launch of Part 1, as it was quickly realised to be an Apple Arcade exclusive which to many players, meant it was not accessible.
Along with this fact, a lacklustre press release and weak promotional marketing has caused the game to fade into obscurity, until now. It’s refreshing to see existing players finally getting the full game.
In a statement, creator Sakaguchi said:
The release of Part 2 of Fantasian marks the completion of the saga. It ended up being, rather unexpectedly, about twice the volume of Part 1 and is more quest-driven, giving players the ability to progress through the world at their own pace. Boss encounters are even more unique than before.Hironobu Sakaguchi on Part 2
“On behalf of all the dev team members, diorama artisans, and musical talent including Uematsu-san — I think we can safely say that we left nothing on the table. We have carefully sculpted the experience preserving the ‘warmth’ of the dioramas with every attention to detail. I encourage everyone to experience this mysterious ‘emotional’ energy, which is at the very heart of Fantasian.”
From the creator of Final Fantasy, comes the next breathtaking adventure from
industry legend Hironobu Sakaguchi.
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