Gumi Inc. announced at the end of August that they’d be bringing their ultra-popular Japanese strategy RPG For Whom The Alchemist Exists to the rest of the world under the name The Alchemist Code, and as promised the game is now available on both iOS and Android and will be available on the Amazon App Store tomorrow. Gumi describes the game as “A full-scale SRPG that features classic tactical elements, The Alchemist Code features easy-to-learn mechanics, a deep job and levelling system as well as gorgeously animated characters brought to life in the exciting world of Babel.” Here’s the launch trailer.
As I’ve said before, turn-based strategy games aren’t really my thing, but I can’t help but admire the level of quality on display in The Alchemist Code. Part of that is due to using some well-known names for things like character animation, music, and voice work. Being that the game has been downloaded millions of times over in Japan I’d imagine that means they’re doing something right. The early impressions in our forums have also been quite positive, so if you enjoy strategy RPGs and are looking for something new, definitely give The Alchemist Code a try and post your own thoughts about the game in the discussion thread.