I’m already sold just off of the trailer as it really brings me back to the stylistic days of the late PS2 early PS3. That said, with a demo available through Steam we’ll be bringing you our first thoughts on Legrand Legacy while we wait for the full release later next month!
Legrand Legacy Journeys to PC on Jan. 24
Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Q1 2019
Hong Kong – Dec. 7, 2017 – Legrand Legacy, the nostalgic love letter to classic JRPGs from publisher Another Indie and developer SEMISOFT, will arrive on Steam for Windows on January 24, 2018. Legrand Legacy will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2019.
In the war-torn land of Legrand, a slave named Finn will rise from humble roots to possibly becoming a savior. After Finn exhibits powers beyond his control in the gladiator arena, an old man buys his freedom. Together they journey to save the man’s daughter, which leads them to a prophecy and a greater quest: to save Legrand from the second coming of a conflict that nearly destroyed the world in times long past.
Despite the looming darkness, Legrand is a thriving realm depicted in an art style delicately balancing eastern and western oil paintings. As Finn explores the beautiful world of Legrand he will learn the backstories of allies, uncover side quests, go fishing, and engage in fencing competitions in addition to intense hack and slash battles.
Exploiting enemies’ weaknesses and unleashing powerful attacks is key for victory. Craft weapons and unlock new magic abilities as the enemies become fiercer. When the stakes are at their highest, take to the battlefield with an army and conquer foes in tactical warfare.
By recruiting citizens of Legrand to join his party, Finn can upgrade his headquarters, Dumville Castle. As his party expands, Finn gains the services of blacksmiths, shopkeepers, and others that aid his journey. Can Finn and his companions gather the strength they’ll need before the world falls to its impending doom?
“Legrand Legacy is packed with callbacks to classic JRPGs, from the modern take on original PlayStation style graphics to music, gameplay and mini-games,” says Iain Garner, Director of Developer Relations, Another Indie. “Most importantly, the story is the kind of epic RPG fans crave.”
Legrand Legacy will be available on PC via Steam for $24.99 USD. It will have language support for English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Russian. The game was successfully Kickstarted by 1,000 backers on January 18, 2017, surpassing its goal of£40,000 (more than $53,000 USD).
Article by Pierre-Yves