Arc the Lad R is Shutting Down in Japan

Arc the Lad R is Shutting Down in Japan

Arc the Lad R is shutting down in Japan on June 30th at 15:00 Japan time, publisher ForwardWorks has announced this morning.

Arc the Lad R takes place after the 1996-launched PlayStation One game Arc the Lad II, and was launched in Japan back in 2018 for iOS and Android.

While Arc the Lad R is shutting down in Japan, western publisher Boltrend Games is still set on releasing an English version for Arc the Lad R on May 11th via iOS and Android. For now you can visit the official English site here.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via its store pages:

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The game is set in a world after Arc the Lad II. 10 years ago, the Great Disaster caused a vast catastrophe on land in which about half the world’s population was decimated. 10 years after, Princess Sania, one of the heroes who fought in the Ark War, is leading the aquatic city Millmana to promote the reconstruction of the world.


  • Deep Strategic Gameplay – Arc the Lad R combines elements of tactical combat, adventure, and role-playing to convey the unique gaming experience found in classic Japanese SRPGs. By strategically using exclusive skills of heroes and commanding them to attack from either the front, side, or back of the enemy, you gradually accumulate advantages until victory is sealed! The control is intuitive, simply done by tapping and sliding on a vertical screen.
  • Exceptional Character Building System – The game allows you to awaken characters to dramatically boost their power and unlock new outfits! There are also exclusive weapons and gear for specific characters.
  • Gripping and Epic Story – Halt, the protagonist, is a young man who serves in the Vigilante Corps of Millmana. He rescued the mysterious girl Mizuha from an Aldian battleship when it was raiding on a nearby village. Since the encounter, the gears of fate have started turning again.
  • Typical-of-the-series Content – Popular content of the series such as Ruins of Ancient Kings, Hunter’s Guild, and Arena, will be revived in Arc the Lad R!
  • Thrilling PvP Fight – Form a regular party and add season-specific characters to it to fight head-to-head battles with other players in the Arena, with the goal of entering the top league.
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