Atlus USA announced that The legend of Legacy, the Nintendo 3DS RPG developed by a team of former Square Enix staff as an homage to the SaGa franchise, is releasing in North America on October 13th, along with a “Launch Edition” version of the game.
The Launch Edition is a limited first-print copy that includes a 40-page premium hardcover art book featuring artwork by character artist Tomomi Kobayashi, a 10-track soundtrack CD with music by composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa and Final Fantasy XIII.)
Like previous Atlus releases, the Launch Edition will only be available to those who pre-order the game, and only a limited number of in-store quantity will be available at launch. The game will release both digitally and physically on October 13 for $39.99/CA$49.99.
Here are some extra details on The Legend of Legacy provided by Atlus USA:
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.
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.
- Adjusted 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!
The Legend of Legacy is set for release in North America on October 13, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS. As previously reported, Europe is getting the game sometime in 2016.