By Spencer . November 21, 2011 . 2:05am
System Prisma, the developer of ClaDun x2, is working on their first PlayStation 3 game. Dengeki PlayStation has details on Labyrinth Tower: Legacista, which will be published in Japan by Nippon Ichi. An interview with the magazine, Nippon Ichi producer Shogo Kozakai says in response to user feedback System Prisma wanted to try developing a PS3 game so more people would play their games. Souhei Niikawa, president of Nippon Ichi, hopes to turn this title into a new series.
Legacista is a 2D action RPG where players explore a labyrinth and can switch characters on the fly. Airi Hori from Nippon Ichi is the game’s character designer. Alto Strator is the main character in Legacista and he’s on a quest to revive his younger sister who is petrified. The magazine also introduced Mr. Dungeon and a character that looks like a bean sprout who is the game’s mascot character. Other illustrations show characters that look like witches, hunters, and cowboys.
Bean sprouts play a role in dungeons. Eating these will let your group recover HP. The game lets players create a three person party before venturing in the tower. Character have different attacks (short or long range) and resistances split between six different classes. Dungeons have giant monsters to fight and traps to avoid. You can evade traps by jumping over them, but you can also use these to your advantage by luring monsters into them. Your characters can be poisoned, but unlike other RPGs there are different types of poison to worry about each with their own item as a cure. In addition to restorative items, players can find weapons and armor scattered in dungeons. Each item has a durability stat and will break after using it.
Kozakai says the main story is roughly 20-30 hours long and will have voice acting for event scenes. In between the game’s story, there will be additional random dungeons to play. Kozaki said they’re looking into crossovers with other companies (ClaDun x2 had Falcom characters) and calls the game a "survival ARPG."
Legacista is slated for release on March 15 in Japan.