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Rise Of The Third Power

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Stegosoft Games
Release Date: Feb. 10, 2022

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'Rise Of The Third Power' Comes to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2022 @ 3:24 p.m. PST

Rise Of The Third Power is a 16-bit style love letter to the SNES glory days of RPGs with modern conveniences and combines aspects of both Japanese and Western design.

Players will gain a party of up to eight unique characters throughout the game, each with their own background story, ambitions, and personalities, as they embark upon a suicide mission to prevent a war and topple the Arkadyan emperor. A blend of humor, drama and tragedy await players in a 35+ hour story-focused quest as they navigate the treacherous world of Rin.

Similar to Stegosoft Games' previous title Ara Fell, Rise Of The Third Power’s battle system features an emphasis on ability use, removing the need for a basic attack. Every skill is meant to be employed frequently and tactically. Players can swap out party members, see the order of actions at the top of the screen, and make use of team abilities, encouraging them to use clever character combinations to exploit enemies' weaknesses and find efficient ways to tear through battles. Each piece of equipment found, purchased or stolen is a permanent, unique upgrade for each character. Instead of purchasing replacements, the player purchases or makes upgrades, avoiding the tedium of inventory management, while also giving the completionist something useful to hunt for.

Rise of the Third Power features an exciting linear story, however there is a vast world that players can explore and discover a great deal of optional story-related content and quests. Also like Ara Fell, players can freely save any time throughout the game, however there are autosave points and prompts before important events. Returning as well are various difficulty options, including the “Story” setting, which allows players the use of an auto-kill function on all enemies in order to progress quickly through battles if they choose.


“What matters more than anything is making our games with love. We didn’t think we could do that more than we did in Ara Fell, but we hope it shines through all the same in Rise Of The Third Power,” says Stegosoft Games.

Interested fans can check out a plsysble Rise Of The Third Power PC demo on Steam.

Key Features:

  • STORY DRIVEN - Join a party of eight, each with their own unique ambitions, perspectives and personalities as they embark upon a suicide mission to topple the Arkadyan emperor, Dimitri Noraskov. A blend of humor, drama and tragedy await players as they navigate the treacherous world of Rin.
  • POLITICAL INTRIGUE - As the world of Rin recovers from the Great War, the balance of power remains badly skewed, with vacuums of power still waiting to be filled. The player's party will be both beset and aided by schemers, liars and betrayers, all while the clock ticks down to a reprise of the greatest war in human history.
  • CUSTOM BATTLE SYSTEM - Rise of the Third Power offers eight playable characters in a battle system built from scratch, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, all of whom are meant to participate in battle simultaneously without the need for tedious party management. Combine each character's unique powers and disadvantages, analyze the abilities of your foes, set your formation and charge into battle.
  • PERSISTENT EQUIPMENT - Each piece of equipment found, purchased or stolen is a permanent, unique upgrade for each character. Instead of purchasing replacements, the player purchases upgrades. No more buying that awesome helmet back in town only to stumble over a better one as treasure in a dungeon. Each character has 3 equipment slots with 8 upgrades each, with 192 to find in total. This system avoids the tedium of inventory management, while also giving the completionist something useful to hunt for.

Rise Of The Third Power is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam) on February 10, 2022 for $19.99.



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