Developer Agate and publisher PQube have announced that their fantasy RPG, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2023, as indicated by Gematsu. Players can now try the game as part of Steam early access.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, as its name implies, is a school-themed RPG in which players take control of their faculty and roster of students to build their own fantasy kingdom, according to the game’s Steam page description. They will make difficult decisions that have an impact on the plot, as players can expect from an RPG. In addition to that, players will take care of young students on their way to becoming real heroes. However, Valthirian 2 isn’t just about story-based decisions or nurturing newcomers. The game offers strategic turn-based combat that forces players to attack enemy weaknesses.
In addition to its story and combat, Valthirian 2 introduces a new political system in which players will have to make their heroic gang happy and manage the World Threat System, as described by PQube in a recent press release. The fantasy RPG also features new mini-games, such as snowman building and eating contests. After training students in their academy for three years, players will send them on dangerous quests to help the budding heroes improve their skills and gain experience. Each student will affect the reputation of the academy, so players should not overlook their stat development during the training sessions.
The pair also announced that the physical edition of the RPG will be available for PlayStation5 and Switch upon release. As the development team stated, they want to improve the game based on player feedback they will receive during the early access period to bring their vision to life. In addition, the developers have new ideas and direction changes that will separate Valthirian 2 from its predecessors. Bugs and crashes will also be fixed with each update, with new features and stories added as the creators go.
Agate has not yet provided a firm release date for Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, but players won’t have to wait much longer as it is slated for launch on the planned platforms in early 2023 after an effective early access period.
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