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The Alliance Alive

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.
Developer: FURYU Corporation
Release Date: March 27, 2018

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'The Alliance Alive' (3DS) Shows Off Battle Arts, Details Ignition System - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2018 @ 5:14 p.m. PST

The Alliance Alive is a JRPG that merges old-school RPG gameplay with modern aesthetics.

One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans

They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. It carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities in its wake. Humanity was decimated. Hundreds of years later, Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again...

With writing by Yoshitaka Murayama, a vision realized by director Masataka Matsuura, beautiful game designs from Kyoji Koizumi and a stunning score delivered by acclaimed composer Masashi Hamauzu, players will experience the nostalgia delivered by these JRPG greats. With gorgeous world exploration,' an intertwining story involving nine memorable characters, and strategic, turn-based gameplay mechanics, players won't want to miss this return to JRPG excellence.

Get to know the "Ignition" system

Each character has a collection of "Battle Arts" that'll unleash a fury of attacks on opponents. In the middle of battle, spark an "Awakening," a mechanic that can randomly trigger when using Battle Arts. These "Awakenings" can either level up the art being used or unlock a new, related art.  Keep using your Battle Arts and the "Ignition" gauge will build up.  Once full, unleash an ultimate attack called a "Final Strike" to deal some major damage against enemies.

Attacking enemies, taking damage and having a party member get KO'd all also build up the gauge, so think strategically about how to approach a fight.

Learn about all of these tactics and more in the new Combat trailer above!

There are whispers of resistance, and now the time is ripe to bring it to a roar. Can you fan the flames of rebellion and lead mankind to victory?

Built on a sprawling world replete with numerous secrets to discover, players will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons. Use the "Ignition" system, a part of the turn-based combat that allows for deep customization and nuanced gameplay, to reach an enhanced state and deliver devastating Final Strikes. In The Alliance Alive, players will need to keep their wits about them and think strategically to win each fight!

The Alliance Alive will be available physically and digitally in the West on 3DS starting March 27, 2018 for $39.99/€39.99/£29.99 and pre-orders are now live.


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