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A bit of good news for 3DS owners today. Atlus has announced that it will be localizing The Legend of Legacy, a classic style Japanese role-playing game, for North America this fall. As any of its screenshots will attest, the game is gorgeous.

Choosing from one of seven characters, you are tasked with exploring a mysterious island in the name of adventure. Combat is turn-based, monsters are ugly, and the towns have that warm, welcoming feel that instantly take you back to the glory days of SNES. Between this and last year’s excellent Bravely Default, the 3DS is really starting to feel like a monument to the JRPGs of yesterday.


Like Bravely Default, The Legend of Legacy has some serious pedigree behind it, too. Tomomi Kobayashi and Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series), Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross), Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy XIII) and Masataka Matsuura of Level-5 fame are all attached to the project.

Expect more information on this title going forward, and a full review when it hits North America later this year.


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Written by Brittin Shauers

Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.