Arc System Works is traditionally known for their Guilty Gear and Blazeblue fighting franchises, though they've worked on other smaller games as well. But recently, the Japanese developer has been experimenting with publishing games that are a bit outside of what they do.
Case in point -- they're publishing a cartographing sim called Neo Atlas 1469 from developer Artdink. Set in 15th century Europe, you'll command explorers as they set off to map the uncharted world at the time, discovering new trade routes, materials, and products along the way.
The world will begin to take shape based on the information you approve -- some may return with tales of mythical creatures while others will be more mundane but valid. It's up to you to decide what to believe.
In all, the game sounds intriguing. If you've played Atlus' Etrian Odyssey games, you'll have already gotten a taste of how addicting it can be to create your own maps, and with Neo Atlas 1469's sim elements added to the mix, it sounds like it could be one of the most unique games out thus far this year.
Neo Atlas 1469 arrives on Steam on February 15 at a price point of $29.99, but will launch with a 10% discount for a limited time. Check out the trailer below.
Source: Press Release
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