Fantasian, featuring real diorama backdrops, is on Apple Arcade now

Fantasian Apple Arcade Screenshot
Fantasian Apple Arcade Screenshot (Image credit: Mistwalker Corporation)

What you need to know

  • Fantasian is available for download from Apple Arcade now.
  • The game features more than 150 handmade dioramas that make up spectacular backdrops.

Apple Arcade has a hot new game for you to check out with Fantasian now available for download from Apple Arcade.

The game, created by Mistwalker Corp, is a new RPG available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that makes use of more than 150 real dioramas for its backdrops. And it looks absolutely stunning.

It doesn't hurt that the soundtrack was created by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu as well.

Fantasian is a new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters. The tale begins in a realm governed by machines. Within this multi-dimensional universe, the balance of "Chaos and Order" becomes a key factor in the struggle for these realms and the machinations of the gods who wish to control them. Players will assume the role of the game's protagonist, Leo, who awakens from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As players set out on a journey to reclaim Leo's memories, they will unravel the mysteries of the bizarre mechanical infection slowly engulfing all that is known to mankind. The captivating story is written by Sakaguchi and is complimented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu.

You can download the hottest game on Apple Arcade from the App Store now. It's free so long as you're an Apple Arcade subscriber.

Given the gorgeous visuals, Fantasian is probably best played on the big screen. Maybe it's time to bag yourself a new Apple TV to enjoy it on.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.