Final Fantasy Tactics' Yasumi Matsuno Launches Unsung Story Kickstarter

posted on 2014-01-15 15:30 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Game developer Playdek looks to raise US$600,000 for new tactical RPG

Final Fantasy Tactics director and Final Fantasy XII creator Yasumi Matsuno launched a Kickstarter on Tuesday for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, a tactical role-playing game for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows tablets. Matsuno is partnering with developer Playdek for the game.

The game's timeline follows "many chapters of the sprawling war-torn history of the fantasy world of Rasfalia. The central plot follows the struggles of heroes who fought in the Seventy-Seven Years War between great kingdoms and empires." Each hero's story consists of one episode, with each episode containing multiple stages of gameplay.

The project is looking to raise US$600,000 by February 14 and as of press time has raised US$251,487.

Famed video game composer Hitoshi Sakamoto (Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII) will compose the soundtrack for the game if it meets its stretch goal of US$1.3 million. Additionally, translators Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder, who have both frequently worked with Matsuno in the past, will join the project if the project reaches a stretch goal of US$900,000. Playdek will make the game available on the the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS consoles if the campaign meets stretch goals of US$1.8 million and US$2.8 million, respectively.

Pledge levels range from US$3 to US$10,000 and rewards range from a digital copy of the game to various digital awards such as a strategy guide and an artbook, and beta access. Physical awards include a card game, a soundtrack, a mouse pad, and a copy of the sheet music. Rewards for the upper pledge tiers include having your face in the game, spending a day at the Palydek office, attending a dinner with the game's staff, and attending the game's launch party.

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