Playdek have released the first screenshots of Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the strategy RPG they are developing in collaboration with Tactics Ogre creator Yasumi Matsuno.


Playdek say they’re in the process of making gameplay adjustments to their battle system to improve the flow and balancing. While the screenshots you see here are not final, they do give one some idea of what the battle system will look like in the game.


One of the key components of Unsung Story’s battle system is the “8-Point Movement and Attack System”. This allows your characters to move in eight directions (front, back, left, right, and four diagonals). With that in mind, the square-based grid you see in the screenshots is also a placeholder, and Playdek are currently working on a different visual representation for the 8-Point system.


Finally, Playdek have also released some information on the game’s story and events that take place during its opening chapters. If you’d like to read up on the game’s story, you can do so on their blog.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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