Today, ATLUS have announced the European release of The Alliance Alive for Nintendo 3DS in early 2018. The Alliance Alive boasts beautiful game designs, writing, and score, along with an intertwining story with nine protagonists, strategic turn-based gameplay and gorgeous world exploration.
In The Alliance Alive, Daemons have invaded the world of Humans, subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. From this upheaval, the Dark Current was born and carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities. For hundreds of years after, Daemons continued to rule atop a hierarchical society with humanity decimated. However, the world is about to change again, as the time for resistance has come.
Players will experience a sprawling world, filled with secrets. They will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons. The unique Ignition system in the turn-based combat allows for deep customisation and nuanced gameplay. After mastering the Ignition system, characters will reach an enhanced state and be able to deliver devastating Final Strikes to enemies.
The trailer above is very reminiscent in art style – both characters and world – to games like Bravely Default. This is one that I will be watching very closely.
The specific release date will be announced down the line.