Final Fantasy Tactics Creator Launches Kickstarter for Unsung Story

The maker of FFT, Tactics Ogre and FFXII has launched his kickstarter for a new tactical RPG.

The maker of Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Final Fantasy XII, Yasumi Matsuno, has launched the Kickstarter for a new game called Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians.

The game is described as a spiritual successor to his epic tactical RPGs and is set to bring out a “refreshing, immersive new take on the tactics genre,” according to the Kickstarter release. Known for his creation of rich game worlds and epic tales, Yasumi Matsuno is designing the game for class-based tactics gameplay.

History is written by winners, and tells the tales of heroes. But where there are winners, there are losers, and wars are not won by heroes alone. Behind the veil of history, there are countless stories that lie forgotten. Reliving these hidden tales is the concept behind the Unsung Story.

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians presents an epic sweep of history through the eyes of the ones that make it, but are overlooked by the passing of time. It presents a fundamental twist on the hero’s story, as it immerses gamers through the experiences of those lashed to the great wheel of history!

The Unsung Story timeline covers 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.

The story for each hero will constitute an episode, with each episode being comprised of many stages of game play. Each episode will depict a part of the Seventy Seven Years’ War from the vantage point of various protagonists. Some episodes will span a single year, while others may take place over a decade or more!

Filled with intrigue, warfare, betrayal, alliances and espionage, Unsung Story is a detailed and immersive game world that players will bring to life through their actions and decisions. It will tie you not only to the names that history remembers after the conflict has ended, but also with the characters behind these immortalized individuals.

Without these people, the unsung ones, the course of the history of Rasfalia would have taken a different turn. You will connect to these unsung heroes though your decisions and experiences, as you live these events though their eyes.

The game is being developed for the PC and Mac platforms in addition to the iOS and Android. Stretch goals include bringing Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder to the project to translate the game, and the addition of Hitoshi Sakamoto to perform the game’s soundtrack.

Should enough money be contributed to the Kickstarter, the game will also be developed for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

You can support the Kickstarter effort here.