A new RPG has just been announced by Furyu titled, UnchainBlades ReXX, which will be coming out for the PSP and the 3DS.
UnchainBlades ReXX has some pretty well known and powerful names in the Japanese gaming industry behind its development.
The game will be a 3D dungeon RPG with a turn-based battle system, with party members utilizing the ability to turn into monsters by using a unique system called the unchain system, hence the game's title, UnchainBlades ReXX.
Furyu are responsible for publishing titles like Tsuku Monogatari, which was a RPG that focused on high school student Yuuto Ishigami who gains the ability to see the supernatural after falling out a window at school.
Nobuo Uematsu, who is known worldwide for composing music for most of the Final Fantasy titles, will also be composing the game's theme song. Takahashi Hino, who fans will know from his work on the Grandia series will be the scenario designer for UnchainBlades. The director of the game is Toshio Akashi, who worked on the Lunar series.
Characters so far that been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu are:
- Fang - Main protagonist, who is the strongest Dragon King
- Crunea - The goddess who watches over the world
- Hector - A golem, who is also a royal prince
- Niko - A girl with nine tails
All of the characters will be designed by different artists, one of whom is the artist known as Pako, who was the artist for Shining Force Feather.
The Lunar, Shining, and Grandia series are all pretty big in their own right and knowing that staff members, from each of those prior series, will be participating in this game's development certainly does make one wonder if this title could be just as big a legend as the RPGs that came before it.
With all of the well known talent and people behind this game, does that guarantee that this game will be a success? Surprised at all that there are still RPGs being announced for the PSP instead of the NGP?
Let us know with your thoughts and comments below!
UnchainBlades ReXX is scheduled to be released in Japan on June 23, 2011 for the PSP and 3DS.