Originally developed by G-Craft in 1995, the tactical RPG redefined the genre. Storming onto the RPG scene with a compelling world and interesting characters that served as a prologue to one of the longest-running tactical RPG series in history, Arc the Lad’s introduced gameplay features like jumping and body blocking that extended the tactical strategy element.
Players follow the young adventurer Arc, who must set out to save a world teetering on the edge of oblivion. But he’s not alone; seven different party members will join the quest over the course of the game, each one bursting with dozens of hand-drawn frames of animation that immerse players in the surreal fantasy landscape.
Further enhancing the game’s presentation, the epic soundtrack is widely remembered as one of the best in the history of RPGs. Players can also choose to plumb the depths of an optional 50-level dungeon that, if conquered, will influence future events in Arc the Lad II, unlocking a key character and a separate side quest.
Relive the origins of the rising tactical RPG genre with Arc the Lad.