ATLUS has announced that The Legend of Legacy will be coming to the Western hemisphere this fall for Nintendo 3DS.
The game, already released in Japan, is slated to release in the Americas later this year in time for the Holiday season. The game will be sold for US$39.99/CA$49.99 both in retail stores and digitally on Nintendo’s eShop.
The game was developed by a team of developers well known in the JRPG genre. Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, composer Masashi Hamazu, and game designer Kyoji Koizumi — all notable for their involvement in the SaGa series — partnered with Masataka Matsuura of 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and writer Masato Kato of Chrono Trigger to create the game that will be available for all Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems.
The Legend of Legacy is centered around seven adventurers that arrive on a mysterious island that has risen out of the sea called Avalon to explore the island and pursue their own aspirations. Players will choose from Liber, Meurs, Owen, Bianca, Garnet, Eloise, and Filmia to follow their story as they pursue their goals along with two other adventurers. Their objectives are to be vastly different, ranging from finding treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories.
The Legend of Legacy will depart from the standard class-based gameplay in the RPG genre, instead opting for a classless system with formations. According to the release, combat will be as follows:
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.
In addition, ATLUS will be balancing the game for its release in the Americas, based on user feedback from the Japanese release. Already, several gameplay adjustments were reported to have been made, with more details on what those adjustments will include coming in the near future on their website.
ATLUS has already announced that the game will be making an appearance at E3 this year where more details will likely be unveiled.