Fortune Summoners prepares to cast an enchant spell on PC gamers next week

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. There’s magic in the world, and it’s a lot more commonplace than one might think. Three children who are attending the magical academy of the area set out on an adventure that will take them across their world and teach them that facing danger and doing the right thing isn’t always easy. What? No! It’s not Harry Potter! I’m talking about Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone, an upcoming action-RPG coming out for PC.

Fortune Summoners

Fortune Summoners follows the journey of three girls — Arche Plumfield, Stella Mayberk, and Sana Poanet. Shortly after Arche moves to the town of Tonkiness, she starts attending the Minasa-Ratis Magic School, where she meets the other two girls. Somehow, the three set out on a journey that take them from the tops of gargantuan towers all the way down to subterranean dungeons.

Gameplay consists of some retro-looking side-scolling action, with you controlling one of three characters in your party while the game’s AI controls your companions. The AI is purported to be highly-customizable, so your party will behave how you want it to.

Fortune Summoners

Fortune Summoners

Combat, too, will be a unique experience; it all depends on which character you control. Arche is a melee fighter (which makes sense, since she’s a swords-girl). The other two party members, Sana and Stella, utilize different types of magic to get an edge on their enemies.

Magic in the game is fueled by “elemental stones” which contain the powers of Elemental Spirits. These spirits grant the stone’s user the ability to control said element. The various effects sound interesting, as some of the spells will set the nearby terrain on fire, bring sheets of ice down from the skies, and create mirror images of characters.

Fortune Summoners

Fortune Summoners

Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone is due out on Steam and Gamersgate on January 24th, and while a final price has yet to be determined, it should be no more than $20.