Unchained Blades Developer Teasing "Project Legacy"

By Spencer . September 11, 2014 . 9:31pm

imageFuRyu, the developer behind Unchained Blades, is teasing something called Project Legacy. Whatever the project is will be revealed in eight days, which means the news will pop up during Tokyo Game Show.


FuRyu continues to grow as a developer and publisher. Originally a maker of photo sticker booths, they started developing dungeon RPGs and picked up anime licenses like The Prince of Tennis. Most recently, they developed Lost Dimension for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.


The copyright on the teaser site says 2015 on the bottom so Project Legacy is most likely slated for next year.

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  • Lemon

    Unfortunately, their games don’t tend to be very good and perform pretty terribly, sales wise. I think Lost Dimension was the most recent example. Sold less than 5k copies on its first week, if I remember correctly.

    • Anesia Hunter

      Was Lost Dimension really that bad? It looked pretty interesting to me. O.o

      • Lemon

        I was actually intending to import it because it looked similar to Valkyria Chronicles, but of course I wasn’t expecting it to be the exact same game. However, after reading a couple of reviews and looking at some gameplay videos, I could understand why most would say it was pretty mediocre. But I guess the deal breaker for me was that I expected at least a decent story, but apparently it wasn’t very good either. Such a shame.

        • Tarkovsky

          Lost Dimension is still a pretty good game, at least to me. Not as good as Valkyria Chronicles of course(still the best SRPG to date imo) but it still has it’s charm and offers a pretty interesting experience. I’m not sure where you’re reading your reviews from, but if they are from Amazon JP then I’d take them with a pinch of salt. Reviews there can be pretty harsh. I would still recommend it if you can find it on a cheap, it’s really worth a play through.

          Edit: Also forgot to mention that the team behind Lost Dimension is the same one that developed the Etrian Odyssey games so there is some pedigree there compared to other FuRyu games.

          • MrTyrant

            I could see that. The skill learning tree for characters was similar.

        • MrTyrant

          No, it is really a good game. You should play it. There was ambition and very good ideas put into action that worked really well. The game didn’t have a big budget and that’s why it feel like it was incomplete. According to some japanese the game is very expensive for something they barely know but it wasn’t bad.

          • Tarkovsky

            I agree. It’s definitely one of the more unique games this year. I really love the combination of VN and SRPG in one package. It’s rough but ultimately a very fun and enjoyable game to play.

    • michel

      It was sad to see Lost Dimension sink like that. Sure, it wasn’t an AAA masterpiece, but it looks like nowadays a game must be of the “hunting” genere to sell a lot, in Japan. And who knows?… Perhaps this Project Legacy is exactly that…

      • Tarkovsky

        It sure is sad but the good thing about the industry in Japan is that smal-mid sized companies do not need to sell a million copies to make a profit.(as are most handheld games) For eg. Falcom games need only sell 100+-200k to be pretty profitable and for the company to be sustainable, that’s why they’ve been able to survive for such a long time. Visual novels require much less to be profitable. Such companies would not be able to survive in the current Western market as it’s either go Indie or AAA and there’s no room for the A or AA games which many Japanese games are. If Nippon Ichi were a western company, it would probably have closed down a long time ago haha.

  • DyLaN

    Considering that XSEED passed on Exxiv, I think the series is more or less dead out of Japan. *sigh* And I rather like the designs for the sequel….

    Still, I wonder what this teaser is for.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Extetra too

      • DyLaN

        To this day I still dunno why ppl hated it so much. The way they bash it w/out giving any sort of reason is weird too.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Maybe just bcos we will see guy kissing guy

          And I think saving world by kissing is weird too, even weirder than most of CH games which are usually weird

          (I’m not saying weird as bad anw)

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Been enjoying the last few games Furyu have made, especially Lost Dimension, so I’m excited to see what this is.

  • phayroent

    Please be for Vita. The 3DS owners don’t seem to appreciate Furyu as much with all of the stuff that comes to that system.

  • Unchained Blades is their only game I’ve played, but I really enjoyed it! I didn’t think it was a great game by any means, but it was oddly fun.

  • Aristides

    Oh FuRyu, why are you so unappreciated? I loved Unchained Blades, I wish we would have gotten the sequel and all your other games ;_; even though they’re not the cream of the crop.

  • Ash_Riot

    I hope we get Lost Dimension localized! Looks great to me.

  • Benny Tormoes

    Still waiting on a European/Australian release of Unchained blades :/

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