Arc of Alchemist to launch on Nintendo Switch in the West in addition to PlayStation 4

Idea Factory International has announced that Arc of Alchemist will also see release on Nintendo Switch in addition to the previously announced PlayStation 4 version when the game launches in the west in 2020.


In Japan, Arc of Alchemist originally released on PlayStation 4 in February 2019, while the Switch release came in October 2019. The Japanese Switch release added a few new features not found in the original PS4 release, such as the ability to control all characters in the game.

For the Western release, both versions of the game will contain these new features. Idea Factory describes them as follows:

Choose From 7+ Playable Characters: In the initial Japanese release of the game, Quinn Bravesford was the only playable character. In this update, players can now choose any member of their party to lead and wield the Lunagear!

Streamlined Gameplay: This update includes new items, including new base facilities that will help make it easier to level up your party. The UI is also improved for better gameplay quality!

Images of the additional playable characters can be found in the gallery below. Arc of Alchemist is set to release in early 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. For more information, you can check out the preview trailer or announcement details

Arc of Alchemist will be a digital title in North America for both platforms. In Europe, the game will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch while the PS4 version will have a physical and digital release.

Arc of Alchemist Screenshots