Legend of Legacy

Having inadvertently revealed the news in early May, Atlus has now officially confirmed that it's localising 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy to the West. It's due in the Americas in the Holiday season and will cost $39.99 / CA$49.99.

Development studio FuRyu has some hugely respected industry figures in its team, with Atlus highlighting illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), and writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger); the title has already had a highly respectable level of success in Japan. In addition to featuring battles that utilise formations rather than class types, a key feature is that each of the seven core characters has a different agenda and their own ending, encouraging multiple New Game+ playthroughs. The following is taken from the press release.

In The Legend of Legacy, Seven adventurers - Liber, Meurs, Owen, Bianca, Garnet, Eloise, Filmia - arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives - be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the "god" on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon's forgotten history.

In addition to exploring the island of Avalon, Combat will offer plenty of challenges in The Legend of Legacy. Combat is turn-based, but players will have the option to create their own formations tailored to their party of three, meaning each party member can be put into a different combat role (defending, attacking, supporting, etc.) at any given time. Formations can be saved and changed between turns as well, giving players plenty of options to maximize their strategies.

Tweaks to gameplay will apparently be made based on feedback from the Japanese audience and to tailor it for the West, too.

Are you excited about The Legend of Legacy adding to the range of RPG titles on the 3DS?