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Liege Channels Fire Emblem And Final Fantasy Tactics, And It Could Be Marching To Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Coda Games is awaiting Wii U developer approval

We're massive fans of both Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics here at Nintendo Life, so you can imagine how interested we were in Liege when we discovered that the game takes inspiration from both.

Developer Coda Games has expressed an interest in bringing the tactical RPG to the Wii U eShop, and owner John Rhee has revealed that Nintendo's Dan Adelman has already been in touch and has guided him through the developer application process. Given the quality of the game and the keenness Nintendo has been showing towards indie devs lately, we can't imagine that Rhee will have any problems.

Liege's Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its initial goal of $15,000 and currently stands at $34,000. A PS Vita and PS4 stretch goal has already been added, and Rhee has stated that a Wii U goal will be put in place if Coda becomes an approved developer before the crowd-funding campaign ends.

We personally love the look and feel of this title, and would definitely be interested in seeing it come to Nintendo's console. What about you? Post a comment to share your thoughts.

[via nintendoeverything.com]

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User Comments (17)

RevolverLink

#1

RevolverLink said:

I was thinking of it a bit while I watched the video, but after reading Liege's story description on Steam Greenlight:

One late autumn eve in the Kingdom of Liege, a King, his queen, and their royal heirs fall into a deep slumber from which they never wake. Following their mysterious deaths, a power struggle in the royal court ensues, and as the conflict quickly escalates, the Kingdom plunges into a bloody civil war. As war erupts across the land, we track the converging paths of characters aligned across various factions, from the noble houses vying for the throne, to the orphaned Royal Army, to an underground movement of outlaws with plans to incite revolution amidst the chaos.

Liege is a story that is written for an adult audience. It’s a drama about conflicted, intertwined, and human characters, forced to wage war for their lives and their homeland.

I'm definitely getting a significant A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones vibe from this. Which is a very good thing.

LavaTwilight

#2

LavaTwilight said:

Looks good, has promise... not sure if this is for me but it's inspiration is definitely in the right place!

WYLD-WOO

#3

WYLD-WOO said:

This looks so amazing... Right up my street. Would like to see this on any Nintendo console. Story wise it reminds me of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Coda Games you have my full support.

Peach64

#4

Peach64 said:

Sorry, but one major annoyance I have with reporting on kickstarter is mentioning what games inspired it in the headline. An alarming number of people see something like 'kick starter game inspired by Zelda' but then immediately start to act like that game will be Zelda quality.

There's some really terrible indie games out there, and I'm sure they were all influenced by some great, iconic game. Now if this studio had devs that had worked on Fire Emblem and FF Tactics I could see why expectations would be high.

Rief

#5

Rief said:

It's okay that they take inspiration from other games, but mentioning it in the description is just making money out of popular things.
Also, the Video is unbelievable boring, no matter how good the game may be (i am NOT saying it will be bad), it won't get much interest.
After 10 seconds i thought "will something happen finally or will it stay like this?".
I mean, even that guy who talked about the game looked like he was bored to death by it.

WYLD-WOO

#6

WYLD-WOO said:

@Rief
Without the mention of Fire Emblem in the article title, I would never has watched the kickstarter video. I dont think it`s about making money out of popular things. It`s more about directing people that like Fire Emblem towards a potential game they may have interest in because of the developers inspirations.

FantasiaWHT

#7

FantasiaWHT said:

"Inspired by <awesome game>" is not the same thing as "awesome game" or even "good game".

Instead of name dropping ("it's like Fire Emblem") just tell me what type of game it is ("tactical RPG").

seronja

#8

seronja said:

i would love to play this game if (& only if! ) they reach that 70k stretch goal, art v. 2.0

rmeyer

#9

rmeyer said:

The first final fantasy tactics was amazing. So I hope they are taking inspiration from that one only.

Shambo

#10

Shambo said:

Now THAT looks like a game. It makes me want to play Golden Sun again... And most of all: it makes me want to play THIS game. But it looks more than worthy a physical version. It looks like a game that is painful not to be able to display in your actual games library...

Play-Doh_25

#11

Play-Doh_25 said:

I'll give it a chance. I like the painting style of the game but it does look like it will strongly benefit from the Art v2.0 Stretch Goal. I think it would look a lot better if it was on 3ds. The 3d effect would bring it to life because right now it seems a little lifeless.

element187

#12

element187 said:

I hope they make it more like Fire Emblem than FFT.... Awakening is just drop dead amazing. I'm on my third play through (Hard classic mode time), I can't get enough of it.

Epicnessofme99

#13

Epicnessofme99 said:

At this point it looks good but I always like to test what i'm gonna buy, especially when it comes to a game raised from a Kickstarter or even an indie game, hopefully it will come out with a demo when it releases.

JaxonH

#14

JaxonH said:

I'm ok with the mentioning of Fire Emblem and FF Tactics. If he took inspiration from those games, then it shouldn't be frowned upon to mention that. No one's saying it's going to be the next Fire Emblem, and no one's saying it won't be the next Fire Emblem. It is what it is. But personally, I like it. I like the fluid motion on the world map over sprites- it's a nice touch. I also like how the tactics grid appears and fades on an as-needed basis. Very nice!

Unca_LzStaff

#15

Unca_Lz said:

@FantasiaWHT You have no sense of marketing, do you? If he simply mentions "this is a tactical RPG", would you buy it? Or, if he mentions, "This game takes ideas from Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem", you can probably figure out that it is a tactical RPG and is similar to popular games. It's all about attracting a certain audience.

FantasiaWHT

#16

FantasiaWHT said:

@LzQuacker
No, I completely understand marketing. I'm pointing out that this type of marketing has the exact opposite effect than is intended on me and many others. It signals to me that your game may not be able to stand on its own and needs to borrow renown from others.

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