Singapore-based Publisher Ripples Asia and Indonesia-based developer Agate have announced their partnership to bring Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2, a follow-up to Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story, to Asia.
Agate CEO, Arief Widhiyasa said, “It’s a joy and honour for Agate to enter this partnership with Ripples Asia whose publishing track record is filled with innovative and high-quality games. We believe that together, we can bring Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 to even more players in Asia so they can enjoy and relate to it.”
“It is our pleasure to embark on our partnership with Agate. Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 is a beautifully crafted game developed by a seasoned and passionate team. We are confident that Asian gamers will thoroughly enjoy the game made by Asian developers” said David Liem, CEO at Ripples Asia.
Coming to Steam Next Fest
The game will be joining the upcoming Steam Next Fest that will run for one week starting on February 21st on 10AM Pacific Time (UTC-7) up until February 28th. Agate will stream Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 content on the game’s Steam page to introduce the various changes and improvements. Additionally, a demo will also be available for eager players looking to delve into the world of Valthiria for themselves.
The game will be made available on Steam Early Access in Q1 2022 and on consoles later in 2022.
Combining the Role Playing Game and Simulation genres in Hero School Story 2, you will manage your students by determining their learning schedules and courses, building their abilities and skills to shape them into the heroes you desire. These abilities are key when sending your students out to fulfil quests from people all over Valthiria, defeating various enemies in strategic turn-based combat and adding to your academy’s reputation. Yet there’s no time to rest on laurels – every school year, the seniors will graduate and freshmen will enrol, so managing your academy to fit the dynamic roster of students is crucial.
Create Your Own Hero Academy
As the Principal of the academy, your task is to allocate classes and courses to your students, shaping them into the heroes you want them to become. Will you focus on magical courses and become a school of great wizards, one for mighty warriors, or perhaps a bit of everything? Your management style will determine how you handle different types of quests. Some quests will require you to build specific rosters to solve these challenges. It is up to you how you train your students to adapt to these threats.
Plan, Forecast, Execute, Repeat
Foresight and strategic planning are critical for success in the unique turn-based combat system. Built around class-based proficiencies and breaking enemy weaknesses, players are rewarded both for bringing an optimal team composition and taking calculated risks in combat. Whether playing it safe or taking the gung-ho way, it’s up to you to solve the challenges presented.
Manage a Dynamic Student Roster
As the Principal, you will be tempted to focus on grooming and caring for only the best students but it is also your duty to ensure that every child taken under the wings of your academy thrives. Students will stay for only three years and they must graduate. Hence, this movement will affect your academy’s reputation. The system does not allow gifted students to re-enrol the following year. Managing your entire student roster well is key to staying competitive and being at the top of the game.