The Legend of Legacy's New Trailer Reveals a Reliable JRPG Romp

The Legend of Legacy's New Trailer Reveals a Reliable JRPG Romp

If Atlus' upcoming 3DS release isn't on your radar, check out this preview of what could be one of October's sleeper hits.

Haven't heard of the upcoming 3DS JRPG The Legend of Legacy? I can't say I blame you. After all, this upcoming release carries a title that seems designed for SEO rather than to evoke any sort of meaning.

Thankfully, there's a lot more to Legend of Legacy than its exceedingly bland title. This creation involves the input of talents well-known by RPG fans: writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears), composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa Frontier 2, Final Fantasy XIII), and designer Kyoji Koizumi (the SaGa series). It should be noted that, at this point, practically every Japanese-developed RPG features former Square employees as key members of development, but that doesn't make The Legend of Legacy any less special. If you've mined 2013's Bravely Default for every last scrap of content, TLoL's similar throwback style may be just what you're looking for.

In case you couldn't tell based on the particular developers involved, The Legend of Legacy is a spiritual successor of the Saga series, a brand of Square RPGs that didn't quite take off in America due to their often punishing, opaque design—this was before the age of Dark Souls, mind you. While it's unclear as to whether or not TLoL has inherited these qualities from SaGa overseer Akitoshi Kawazu, the director has made it clear in interviews he set out to make a game designed for fans of '90s console RPGs.

The Legend of Legacy releases October 13th for the Nintendo 3DS—be sure to check back with your pals at USgamer for a full review. In the meantime, but sure to check out the 3DS eShop's free demo for a small taste of this upcoming RPG.

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