Atlus will be releasing The Legend of Legacy, a SaGa-inspired Nintendo 3DS game made by former SaGa developers. An Atlus PR rep recently spoke of the changes that were made to the Western version of the game’s New Game Plus.
The changes were made in a way to require less grinding for money and loot. Here’s what the Atlus PR had to share:
So here’s the deal about the adjustments we made in bringing the game to the west. By and large, they mostly affect NG+.
In NG+, all the money and formations you designed now carry over. Any special weapons you created will also be available to purchase in the shop.
Drop rates for items and materials was increased across the board. Drop rate for rare items goes up in subsequent NG+. FICTITIOUS EXAMPLE TO ILLUSTRATE THIS POINT: The made-up drop rates for a rare item could be in the first 1st Game – 1%, in NG+ 5%, NG++ 8%, NG+++ 10% etc. Let me stress that these numbers are made up and I have no idea what they are for actual items.
Finally, the time it takes the trade ship to return is decreased substantially. The ship uses real-world time, and we’ve decreased the amount of time it takes to return.
Basically, the adjustments were to cut down on the amount of grinding in subsequent playthroughs, making NG+ a little more palatable for western audiences.
The Legend of Legacy will release for Nintendo 3DS in North America on October 13th, 2015 and Europe in Q1 2016.