October 9th, 2014
Terra Battle is a free-to-play mobile game by Mistwalker. It features game design by Hironobu Sakaguchi and music by Nobuo Uematsu, both of Final Fantasy fame, and artwork by Kimihiko Fujisaka, of The Last Story and Drakengard fame. Other well-known artists are scheduled to contribute content according to the Download Starter.
“ Our story unfolds in a land spiraling toward its own destruction.
Of the races that occupy this doomed world, humans are the most prominent.
They are joined by both the Lizardfolk and Beastfolk.
Each race has its own tongue in which they speak of their mysterious Maker.
Neither able to confirm or deny its very existence,
the true nature of this Maker remains largely unknown.
The combined knowledge of this entity dwells deep within the earth.
Beings from across the land gather at the capital to embark
on a quest to discover more about their unknown progenitor.
During their travels, they uncover ancient myths
as they delve deeper and further to discover the truth.
The road ahead is boundless and deep.
Will they find the light or annihilation... ”
Terra Battle is a tile-based strategy game where the player's customized party fights against groups of various enemies. Players attack enemies by sandwiching them between two attacking allies while other party members increase damage by being aligned correctly with the attackers.
Characters are broken into four weapon types: sword, bow, spear, and staff. Sword-types deal additional damage to bow-types, bow-types deal additional damage to spear-types, and spear-types deal additional damage to sword-types--this is known as the Circle of Carnage. Mage-types are generally weaker physically, but may have powerful magical area attacks or other unique effects.
In addition to weapon types, some characters may also have an additional attribute: fire, ice, lightning, darkness, healing, and remedy. Fire and ice deal additional damage to each other; lightning and darkness deal additional damage to each other; and healing and remedy are support attributes.
Read more about the gameplay here.