NIS America (EU & AU)
|ESRB PEGI CERO|
Game play is divided into different areas, free time and battle time. During either players have the ability to purchase items and fight random monsters, however there are certain things that can only be accomplished via free time and battle time. In free time players are given three opportunities to build relationships with their teammates, perform odd jobs, or explore the surrounding area. They are also given the opportunity to "tune" the witches, a process that becomes necessary when personal strife would prevent the player from increasing their relationship with the respective witch. Doing any of these things will cause time to pass and the extent to which a player develops a relationship can impact the game's ending. Engaging in battle time will progress the game's story.
Battles are turn based and the extent of a character's abilities can depend greatly on how close Alto is to the person, as a closer relationship or friendship can allow the character to unlock various abilities
Alto is a young man suffering from amnesia. He's managed to find a home in Mithra Village with his friend Lisette, however their happiness is destroyed when the Witch of Destruction, Hilda, arrives and turns the village - and almost everyone in it - into crystal via song, something that only witches can do. Alto and Lisette are initially spared from this fate but are soon confronted by Hilda and one of her followers. In her grief Lisette transforms into the Water Witch using a mysterious crystal Alto gave her as a birthday gift. Just as their fight with Hilda is coming to a climax, Alto and Lisette are saved by the Regnant Knights, who fight on behalf of the land's Queen. They're brought to the city where they discover that Hilda has been doing this all over the country and that if not stopped, she will crystallize everything. In order to stop her Alto and the others must bring together four witches, each of which personify the four elements, and have them sing a song that will undo Hilda's efforts. During this process Alto finds that he is no ordinary young man, as he has powers that can fine-tune and amplify the witches' songs.
The game was announced in Fall 2014, set for a winter release. It wasn't heard of again until March 2015.
In March 2015, it was revealed that the game was being now published by SEGA. Imageepoch revealed the game was pretty much done by its release announcement. However, the game had difficulty with getting the game published and distributed in stores. Eventually, they got SEGA to publish it. On March 31, Atlus was revealed to be the Western publisher.