During their 5th annual press event, Idea Factory unveiled their plans for 2019 and beyond with a handful of titles coming to the West in the near future including Death end re;Quest, Arc of Alchemist, and a few others. Idea Factory is the team notable for their several fun titles on console and portable including the Hyperdimension Neptunia series.
The first reveal during the event was the announcement that Death end re;Quest will be coming to Playstation 4 on February 19th in the US and February 22nd in Europe. Accompanying this announcement was a video explaining the fundamentals of the game including system basics like battle, knock back, and a few more.
Death end re;Quest is currently available for preorder on several retail sites.
The next game they showed off was Dragon Star Varnir, an rpg coming to Playstation 4 Spring 2019. This game will be interesting as you will be able to acquire new skill trees during the game, constantly mixing up your character and making the experience tailored to the players decisions.
Battles Take Flight – Fight enemies midair in a unique, vertically-oriented battle system. Strategically position your party at different tiers to attack and disable the enemy’s skills, one level at a time!
Enter the Dragon – Perform enough attacks to unleash the dragon within, transforming each character to unlock devastating skills and newfound strength during battle!
Become the Dragon – Weaken an enemy dragon to devour its element! When the element is pierced into a character, they can absorb that dragon’s skill tree. But at what cost…?
Madness or Riches? – Three witches depend on you to bring them dragon’s blood as food. Starve them, and they go mad. Overfeed them, and they become a dragon! Will you keep them alive or sacrifice them to obtain ultra rare items and skills? Your choices will change the game’s endings!
You can learn more about Dragon Star Varnir here.
Next up was the announcement for Arc of Alchemist, another rpg slated to release Summer of 2019. Arc of Alchemist follows Quinn Bravesford, a Princess, as her father gives her the opportunity to captain her own soldiers to find four orbs that can prevent the end of humanity.
Four Orbs to Rule Them All – Unleash the power of the Lunagear and control the Orb elements: Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. Take advantage of your enemies’ elemental weaknesses and even combine any of the four elements for stronger attacks!
Hack n’ Slasher Flicks – With a myriad of weapons, actions, skills and elemental attacks to customize, players can find different strategies to defeat their robotic nemesis!
Now Let’s Get In Formation – Fight alongside Quinn and your two party members as they explore the endless desert, filled with ancient, robotic foes. Each character has specific roles and arranging your formation is key!
Ace of Bases – Build your base and choose facilities to upgrade your party’s needs! Equip your allies with a flurry of weapons and input their action commands to your strategic liking!
Unlike previously announced titles, Arc of Alchemist will be release digitally and physically on PS4 next Summer. You can read more details here.
The final confirmation is that Date A Live Rio-Reincarnation, a visual novel from Fujima Fantasia Bunko, will be coming to PC and PS4 next summer. Although the PC version will remain unedited, the PS4 version will have two scenes edited. We’ve seen similar types of editing in recent visual novels such as Neko Para being edited on PS4 making the once rated M game rated E due to Sonys new policy on certain themes.
Some of the features in this upcoming entry into the Date A Live series include:
Multiple Dates, Multiple Outcomes – With 11 characters to choose from and over 150 dating events, who you choose is up to you!
Find Your Route to Love – The choices you make with each girl can affect your overall destiny. Clear all of your date’s conditions to reveal the heroine’s true ending!
Motion Portrait Animation Comes To Life – All standing portraits that players interact with will breathe, blink, and react to your conversations! The heroines feel more realistic than ever!
There’s More Where That Came From – Two previous entries in the DATE A LIVE series that were only available on the PlayStation®3, Rinne Utopia and Arusu Install, will be included in Rio Reincarnation! Re-experience the ending of your date’s route in Rinne Utopia and Arusa Install, and experience new date endings and Event CGs in Rio Reincarnation!