Alterium Shift is a Super NES inspired RPG with three different story paths

Alterium Shift is a Super NES inspired RPG with three different story paths

Alterium Shift is a Super NES inspired RPG with three different story paths

If you were extra vigilant during this year’s “non-E3” season and you like JRPGs, then you may have seen Alterium Shift during the 2022 Guerilla Collective showcase. Originally slated for a PC and “unspecified console.” release, publisher Gravity Game Arise and developer Drattzy Games have revealed that the game will indeed be coming to Switch in 2023!

While we all know there are a ton of Super Nintendo-inspired RPGs out there these days, Alterium Shift puts its own spin on the trend, letting you choose between three different characters. Depending on who you choose to lead the way, you will follow a different story path that will lead them to discover the mysteries of the world.

These heroes – Pyra, Atlas and Sage – can all harness the power of Alterium Essence. After completing their training, their teacher, Dolion, sets them all on an important mission. Alterium Shift offers turn-based combat with a visible turn order (think Final Fantasy X) where you have to exploit the foe’s weaknesses, while discovering hidden treasures and loot in the field. But every decision you make will be important.

Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from Alterium Shift on the game’s Steam page.

You start your journey with three heroes in training; Pyra, Atlas and Sage. Their teacher, Dolion, strives to make his students heroes better than himself. The three heroes take their final test before being sent on an important and life-changing mission. What fate awaits these heroes and can they perform the tasks ahead?

characters
dolion: From war hero to teacher, Dolion seeks individuals to shape themselves into heroes.
Pyra: Pyra is a strict and loyal leader, directing her team as straightforward as her spear.
Atlas: Atlas is a young, shy and agile archer, delivering every shot with deadly accuracy.
Wise: A very talented weaver of Alterium Essence, with an ego to match their abilities.

fights
Alterium Shift features a complete turn-based battle system with a turn-order display for key decision-making! Exploit the foe’s weaknesses and gain experience to grow your party into an unstoppable force! Of course, the loot you earn will also help you on your journey.

reconnaissance
Discover the world of Alteria. Meet new and diverse people. Find loot and hidden treasure! Take on new missions. The decision is yours and every decision matters!

Those multiple paths remind us of Octopath Traveler, but this is definitely different as all three characters start out together and they seem to communicate outside of battle too! At least in the early hours.

The game won’t launch on Switch until next year, but stay tuned for details. In the meantime, check out the trailer above! And don’t worry, the developer noticed the typo in the video. We all do!

Fancy an adventure in Alterium Shift? Does this game remind you of Super NES classics? Let us know!

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