Do you like a good combination of simulation, RPG, Crafting and, if possible, Building? Then this snippet of news might interest you like it did me.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story is coming to the Switch (and PS4 and PC). Soon, too! Developer Agate en publisher PQube have confirmed a release date of October 2nd (and September 28 for PS4 in Europe).
Here’s the description of the game from their press release:
Putting you in the shoes of a newly appointed principal, your role in Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story is to build and manage an academy to train the heroes, mages and adventurers of tomorrow! This also means that everyday decisions lie in your hand: Do you tell a student that’s late for class off or make an indulgent exception? Will you only accept the best and brightest upstarts or also give apprentices with bad stats a chance to prove their potential? Help them develop into the greatest heroes they can be, guiding them through three core disciplines and six specialised sub-classes.
Set against the backdrop of turmoil within the world of Valthiria, your small school will grow, under your guidance, to become an influential academy of learning for the land’s brightest students. As fame and notoriety comes to your establishment, so to do the problems and politics of Valthiria.
Most of the elements I like in a game seem to be there: making the school bigger by building everything it needs, from the dormitories your students sleep in, to the classrooms where they learn. Over 20 buildings and facilities you can build and upgrade to make your school.
The facilities will provide you with a way to craft powerful weapons to use in quests and mission. The questing can be done unsupervised or you can control the students who go out on a mission. Slay monsters and search areas for materials.
It’s up to you to make sure your school delivers the most powerful mages, priests and warriors into the world.
Take a look at this release trailer. It looks good: