The Alliance Alive Western Launch Set for March 27, 2018

Atlus has announced the western release date for The Alliance Alive.

The FuRyu-developed throwback RPG will launch for the Nintendo 3DS on March 27th, 2018 in North America and Europe. Featured above, a new character trailer was shared for the game.

The official website for the game was also launched, it includes the following:

  • Get an introduction into the story of The Alliance Alive
  • Meet the diverse characters from both the Human and Daemon race
  • Get educated on the battle system and the assortment of weapons
  • Explore the five different realms in the game
  • See the variety of unique vehicles including the Ornithopter and the Brionac

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Atlus:

One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans

They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. It carved a cross-shaped swath across the ocean, swallowing countless cities in its wake. Humanity was decimated. Hundreds of years later, Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again…

Crafted by Legendary Talent

With writing by Yoshitaka Murayama, game design by Kyoji Koizumi, a vision realized by director Masataka Matsuura, and a stunning score delivered by acclaimed composer Masashi Hamauzu, players will experience the nostalgia delivered by these JRPG greats. With gorgeous world exploration, an intertwining story involving nine memorable characters, and strategic, turn-based gameplay mechanics, players won’t want to miss this return to JRPG excellence.

Built on a sprawling world replete with numerous secrets to discover, players will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons. Use the “Ignition” system, a part of the turn-based combat that allows for deep customization and nuanced gameplay, to reach an enhanced state and deliver devastating Final Strikes. In The Alliance Alive, players will need to keep their wits about them and think strategically to win each fight!

In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review for the game’s predecessor, The Legend of Legacy, here.

Brandon Orselli


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  • Anon_Amous

    I kind of forgot about this game. Can’t believe 3DS is getting another JRPG in 2018. 3DS is the new Game Boy.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    The Gameboy was a fuckin beast in its late years. It got MegaMan V, Kirby’s DreamLand 2, WarioLand 2, and Pokemon.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Looks great, a nice thing to fill the void of Bravely Third.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Why are they still making 3DS games?

  • BFG

    The same reason vita games are still being made, because there is still a demand in Japan.
    You and Gamezard both should get a room, to be honest.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Because there’s still a 70 million audience? The Switch hasn’t even been out for a year, Jesus. It usually takes about 2 years after a successor for games to pretty much stop with a few exceptions.

  • sanic

    Why the fuck does everything come out in march? Yakuza 6, a way out, DMC collection, ni no kuni 2, lots of shit I don’t care about.

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    Personally wish the Switch was the Wii U’s successor only and not the 3DS’ one as well.

  • totenglocke

    You realize that it takes years to make a game, right? This game was already too far along to change platforms before the Switch was released.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Because March is a great month for Japanese releases for some reason. 1st quarter is usually where the sleeper hits drop.

  • sanic

    But why tho?

  • panda

    Vivian a cute

  • ProxyDoug

    Looks pretty good.

  • UnpluggedBeta

    They need to figure out some way to easily port 3ds games to switch: they’d make a killing