April 21, 2021 – Indonesia-based developer Agate has announced that their latest offering, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, will launch on Steam Early Access on June 25, 2021. Players take on the role of a school principal responsible for raising heroes-in-training in a colorful fantasy world.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 is the sequel to 2018’s Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story. This latest instalment in the Valthirian Arc saga combines management sim with a new turn-based combat system that seeks to provide a more involved and challenging experience.
As the principal of an academy for young heroes, players have the freedom to shape each student’s unique path to heroism. Raising distinguished alumni will improve the academy’s reputation, thus drawing higher quality applicants. Certain characters even come with their personal stories that delve into the intrigues of Valthiria and the land’s many factions.
During their study, students will also have to embark on combat missions. The turn-based combat system features puzzle elements that will challenge the player’s tactics in countering each enemy’s defense.
At launch, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 on Early Access will have 10 hours of playable content — including story, academy management, and combat. The Early Access version will serve as a slice of the game’s full experience to come.
Throughout the Early Access period, the developer plans to roll out updates that will gradually implement various new characters, features, areas, and mini-games. Up to 80% of the game content will be available near the final release, with several surprises saved for the launch day.
By implementing Early Access, Agate also looks to getting feedback from the playerbase throughout the development process in order to create the biggest and best Valthirian Arc yet.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 will be available for download on Steam starting on June 25, 2021, at a special Early Access price.