Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 PC Version Early Access Will be Available This Coming Summer Via Steam

The sequel to Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story, which was launched back in 2018, is coming to early access on Steam in Summer 2021. Get a slice of the game's full experience with a lot of surprises left to come!

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As announced by Publisher PQube and Developer Agate, School-simulator JRPG Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 will appear in Early Access for PC via Steam this coming Summer 2021. It will feature 10 hours of gameplay at launch, but this phase will only cover a part of the game's story. The Early Access version will ship at a 'special price' which will be cheaper than it will be when the full version is released.

In addition, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 will receive regular updates to gradually implement various new characters, features, areas and mini-games throughout the Early Access period. It will remain in this phase for 12 months with significant updates dropping "every 8 weeks" and smaller updates being "scattered in-between" before leading up to its 1.0 debut, according to its Steam store page.

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You can check out the announcement trailer for Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 below.


Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 is a sequel to the original Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story which was launched way back in October of 2018 for PS4, Switch, and PC. It is also set to expand on the various mechanics featured in the first game. In Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, players will assume the role of the principal of a "hero academy" with the goal of nurturing students through beautifully handcrafted narrative arcs and train prospective heroes. The developer aims to give players the bittersweet experience of watching their students grow, while also sending them out on quests to make the world a better place.

Players will also be able to engage in turn-based combat with unique tactical puzzle mechanics. Alongside this is the management aspect which will determine what roles attendees will take, what stories players will see, and how the academy will grow.

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Here is an overview of the game via its Steam store page, as well as some key features of the game:
About

Combining the best of the RPG and simulation genre, this sequel places you in charge of a sprawling and highly customizable academy for the next generation of heroes. Take command of the faculty, nurture a unique and ever-growing roster of students, and earn your place among the most prestigious Hero Schools in the world of Valthiria.

Game Features


Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 aims to deliver to players the feeling of bittersweet joy. The pride for having to grow students from nobodies to star students, the satisfaction from winning battles, and the discovery from experimenting with a lot of random elements in the game. Yet even after all that time spent together, time moves on and players must let go of their students to graduate.
No Two Students Are Alike

Every student is unique. Each with their own traits, preferences, and goals that come to create a myriad possibility. Every student is brought to life with their own personality and your school is made the better for it. Your duty as the principal will be to balance your attention beyond the needs of any single student, but to foster an entire generation of heroes that will go forth to protect the realms of Valthiria.

Personalize Your Own Academy

A statue here, a pond there, maybe a bench or two – the school is yours to design. Some are allergic to pollen, while others enjoy the scent of freshly pruned flowers in the air. Whether to please your students or your own aesthetic sense, you can decorate your school as you wish. Immerse yourself deeper by setting your academy’s uniform colors and pick your banner emblem to really make the school grounds feel like your second home.

Resolve Fantasy World Issues

As a kingdom-funded school, you’re expected to train students who can actively contribute to society. From the government’s point of view, the sooner it can be done, the better – even before graduation. Send students out to solve the many issues of Valthiria. You can resolve issues such as eliminating rats in the sewers, fighting dragons that terrorize poor villagers, and even pacifying rioters in the neighboring kingdoms. Quest is a way for players to prove the mettle of their students as well as to understand more about the world of Valthiria.

Plan, Forecast, Execute, Repeat

Foresight and strategic forecasting are keys to success in our unique round-based system that is built around the queuing actions and moves. Players will be rewarded by having a full view of the battlefield and how the rules of the combat work.

Discover Beautifully Handcrafted Narrative Arcs

Find, uncover, meet unique characters who have been lovingly handcrafted with unique stories, and quests. From special students to masterful mentors. Your burdens as the principal are many, while your negligence may not lead to disaster, your attention to detail can reward you with more resources, talented new students, and even new job classes to unlock.

There is still no word on the game's price or if console ports are coming once the PC version fully releases. But you can head on over now to its Steam store page to wishlist it and be notified should any new information drop.
 

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