Sony's Arc The Lad R Gets First Screenshots; Reveals Beloved Characters and More

Many beloved characters from the Arc The Lad series will return in the new game Arc The Lad R for iOS and Android by Sony's mobile arm ForwardWorks.

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 30, 2018

Following today’s reveal of the new mobile JRPG Arc The Lad R, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s mobile arm ForwardWorks published the first screenshots and artwork of the game.

First of all, we get to see the artwork for the two new heroes Haruto and Mizuha, alongside quite a few returning characters from the series: Tosh, Poco, Iga, Elc, Lieza, Shante, Sania, and Diekbek. More appear in the screenshots, like Chongara.

The images also show the event cutscenes, quests and battle, dungeons, the Hunter’s Guild, and character progression.

Since this is a gacha game, it’s unsurprising that characters will come with the usual star rating. Each character has his or her own skill that can be used by spending MP accumulated in differernt ways during combat depending on a character’s role.

There are also passive skills that affect all allies or enemies within range, and auto skills that are used without consuming any MP.

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If you’re wondering, the “R” in the title means “Reborn” and “Reboot,” alongside a third keyword related to the story that players will understand once they get their hands on the game.

You can check out the gallery below, and see if it helps you get over the fact that the game isn’t on consoles. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the first trailers and a series of artwork pieces showcasing the familiar world of the game.

Arc The Lad R will release in Japan this year for iOS and Android. There is no info on a possible western launch.


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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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