The Legend of Legacy is Coming West this Fall

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Atlus has confirmed some awesome news to us – they’re localizing FuRyu’s 3DS RPG, The Legend of Legacy.

The game has a staff almost equally of legend, including the likes of illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), and writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger).

The Legend of Legacy is more of an adventure RPG in which you have to uncover the secret agendas of each of the seven explorers that has set out to explore this mysterious island, Avalon.

Considering the island mysterious appears out of nowhere in the sea, there has to be some ulterior motives at play.

The game received high marks in its Japanese reviews, however import reviewers noticed the game was quite difficult. Atlus has tweaked and rebalanced the gameplay for the game’s American release, although you can still receive a hefty challenge by completing the game, only to move onto a New Game+ with a new adventurer.

The Legend of Legacy is getting both a digital and a retail edition some time this fall/holiday, for $39.99/CA$49.99. The game will be on display at this year’s E3, so we’ll be getting some hands on time with the English release.

You can get the full press release, via Atlus:

Explore the Mysterious Island of Avalon in The Legend of Legacy

Spiritual Successor to a Classic JRPG Series Coming to the Nintendo 3DS this Fall

Seven adventurers are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime as they explore the island of Avalon and unravel the mysteries of its dark past in The Legend of Legacy, published by FuRyu in Japan, and coming this fall, ATLUS will release the RPG in the Americas for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. The game is developed by a core group of legendary developers (Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy XIII, and more) who came together to create this brand new IP where players can choose from seven characters to explore the forgotten history of Avalon. The game will be released in retail stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS for $39.99/CA$49.99. For more information, check out the official website.

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.

Other gameplay features in The Legend of Legacy include:

  • Seven Unique Perspectives – Each character in The Legend of Legacy has their own motivation for exploring Avalon, and their individual conclusion at the story’s resolution. Play through as each character to see them all!
  • Combat Gets Classless – Managing formations to instruct specific combat roles instead of fixed classes adds a different level of challenge for battle enthusiasts.
  • Legendary Development – Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGaseries), renowned composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), game designer Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series), and Masataka Matsuura (999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors) all come together to create this brand new experience.
  • Balanced for the West – Based on user feedback following the Japanese release, several gameplay adjustments were made to enhance the gameplay. More details to come later!
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  1. sanic
    June 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Sweet looks like bravely default which I doubt is a coincidence

  2. Raspberry
    June 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    let me guess, no word on EU release. How typical ATLUS

  3. MaidKillua
    June 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    -See’s “coming west”
    -Clicks article

    North America is not the entire Western world

  4. Fenrir7
    June 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I’ll have to give this one a go!

  5. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    June 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Cool. Too bad it has the world’s most generic title.

  6. CoarseHock
    June 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    “Legend of Legacy”

    We’re really exploring the boundaries of creativity up in here.

  7. landlock
    June 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    hopefully legend of legacy and Stella glow find there way to the EU eventually.

  8. Etherblaze
    June 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Love how it’s a spiritual sequel to the Saga series. Will get.

  9. InfectedAI
    June 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    You’ll get it too….eventually.

  10. Tromboner
    June 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    That development team sounds like a dream come true.

  11. FalseTragedian
    June 12, 2015 at 12:11 am

    “Final Fantasy”
    “Dragon Quest”
    Can’t have an old-school JRPG without an awkward and generic-sounding English name.

  12. Thanatos2k
    June 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Yes, release more RPGs.

  13. Thanatos2k
    June 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    It’s funny though, because Europe is the “Western World” from Japan. North America is to the East.

  14. Thanatos2k
    June 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    They could change it to “The Legacy of Legend” and not a single person would notice.

  15. MusouTensei
    June 12, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Ugh, Atlus, I hope some EU publisher brings it to us.

  16. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    June 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I totally had to scroll up to make sure that wasn’t actually the title. lol