I love a good sim management game (Theme Hospital, any of the Tycoon games, etc.), and PQube, along with developers AGATE, have just announced a new one coming out that has some pretty cool elements to it. We’ve all played the RPG hero in a story, as they grow and learn the skills they need to save the world. This new game, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story, is putting you in charge of building a school all about TRAINING those heroes.
As the Principal, you’ll be tasked with building up the school grounds, developing research to make your heroes the best in the world, and sending out students on quests. Even better, you’re able to take direct control of those heroes on adventures to add to the gameplay and acquire better stuff for your school. The result is an interesting blend of traditional sim management and action RPG gameplay.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story casts you as the Principal of a small academy in the troubled world of Valthiria. As the newly recruited Principal, it’s up to you to start work on building an academy worthy of training the world’s heroes – students in the art of combat and magic.
Trained students of your Academy can then set forth into the world, picking up quests and setting of for adventure. Successful students will grow in ability, bringing back the spoils and loot from complete missions, loot which can be used to enhance your growing school.
Improved buildings and facilities will, in turn, attract better students, bringing more power, fame and fortune to your Valthirian Academy – but beware, as your school grows in popularity, so to can it be a pawn in the political struggles of Valthiria.
With five Queendoms fighting for the right to inherit the land, and a mysterious evil lurking on the horizon – it will be up to you to decide your allegiances and the role your school will play in the story of Valthiria.
VALTHIRIAN ARC HERO SCHOOL STORY WILL FEATURE:
Take control of a school for heroes and manage the facility to train the finest students.
Build up your school from small faculty to prestigious and influential academy.
Construct, then improve numerous buildings from classrooms and cafeterias, to training grounds and dormitories.
Over 20 different buildings and facilities to research and develop your teams.
Starting as apprentices, students can train in 9 different specialist classes.
Send out students to complete quests and control them directly in the field.
Real time battles – switch between character classes to better outsmart the enemy.
Loot and materials form mission can be used to improve your academy and create, forge and craft all new weapons and armour.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story doesn’t have a release date just yet, but it’s slated to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PCs later this year.