Last year, a monster-raising and farming RPG, Legend of Lumina, was announced. Then in October of the same year, developer Magnus Games announced that the game had been cancelled due to some legal issues with an ex-investor. In short, said investor owned the rights to the game, and thus Magnus Games could not claim ownership or commercialize the project.
Fast-forward to April, and Magnus Games announced its new project, Re:Legend, which also happens to be a JRPG with an emphasis on farming and monster-raising. At the time of the announcement, the game appeared on Square Enix Collective, to build awareness for the game ahead of a crowdfunding stint. Now, the crowdfunding window has arrived in the form of the game launching on Kickstarter.
And within only a few days Re:Legend has flown by its $51,586 USD goal: currently (as in at the moment of writing this) sitting at 95,750 USD. With 26 days remaining: Magnus Games will be hoping to pass even more stretch goals than it already has, including ones for a Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game.
According to Magnus Games, Re:Legends is heavily inspired by games such as Rune Factory, Digimon World, Monster Rancher, and Fantasy Life.
While Re:Legend is a monster-raising RPG at its core, it notably also dabbles pretty heavily into farming, fishing, crafting, and village building. It also features online and local multiplayer for up to four players.
Below, you can check a rundown of the game’s gameplay, story, character customization, and setting via its Kickstarter page:
Taming and Raising Magnus
Mythical creatures known as Magnus roam the land of Ethia, and every single one of them is tamable. They will aid you in many ways such as during combat, farming, fishing, traveling and more. They will also grow and evolve depending on your care, so each of them has unique evolution conditions. Once the Magnus has grown enough and you have gain their trust, you can mount them and use their abilities at will. These abilities will be helpful in your adventure in many ways so make sure to take good care of them!
Gameplay wise, there are plenty of activities that you can experience with your friends. One example would be farming, where you can split the workload between the players and everyone could master a specific part of the job. Different Magnus are better at different jobs, so each of the player can choose a different Magnus suited for different parts of farming. If having Magnus do your chores seems too cruel, you can always do it the traditional way by farming manually. Having friends will speed up the progress significantly.
Most of the features in the game are built around multiplayer so you will able to enjoy your friend’s company throughout the game.
Vokka island’s fertile ground is perfect for crop cultivation, be it on land or underwater. You can plant plenty of crops all year long with different species of plants to be cultivated with each coming season. Each crop can be sold for gold or used to improve your progression in the game. Beside crops, you can also keep and breed the fish that you have caught around the world in your farm. You can let them swim freely in your farm!
Practice makes perfect! You gain life skills as you practice them frequently. They level-up passively as you carry out the activities so it is crucial to practice the skill that you want to master as much as you can. Example of life skills: Mining, Fishing, Logging, Cooking, Crafting, Farming, Weaponry and much more!
Vokka Village is where your new life begins! Befriend local villagers and celebrate exciting festivals while having a good time together. Pay attention to their needs and help them out in their daily lives, and they will reward you accordingly. You can recruit more villagers into the village during your adventure, and having more villagers will expand the village. This will allow you to gain access to better resources, and who knows you might even develop a romantic interest in one of them?!
Waking up with no memory of your past, you will start your adventure to discover fragments of your memories that were scattered across the land. Each fragment will reveal more about your past and allow you to understand the world a little better.
You will find more leads about your memories as you start to develop Vokka Village further throughout the game. People in the village will lend you a hand in uncovering your identity during your adventure so take your time to expand the village. Beside your memories, there’s also more to discover as you explore the world!
We feel that it’s important for everyone to bring their own uniqueness to Re:Legend, especially because multiplayer is such an important part of the game. To make sure that everyone is special in their own way, you will be able to customize the character to your liking during character creation. Customizable parts will include hair style, hair color, eyes, pupil color, skin color, clothes and so on.
While Vokka Island is a peaceful and relaxing place, the outside world is definitely not! There are different regions around Vokka Island and each is a dangerous area filled with wild Magnus. It is always a wise choice to bring along your trusted Magnus before heading out.
We have planned 5 different regions so far and each of them will house unique Magnus in their respective ecosystem. There are plenty of exclusive Magnus in those regions that cannot be encountered in other regions where the region’s exclusive Magnus has different strength in terms of their abilities and growth. They will be able to help you in specific sections of your journey so take your time to understand their strengths and raise them carefully.
It’s currently unclear whether Square Enix/Square Enix Collective will aid in publishing the game at all. Further, a release date is also unclear. As for platforms, the game is in development for PC and could come to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One if its hits the stretch goals linked to each of those platforms.
Below, you can check out more of Re:Legend via a new trailer which accompanied the launch of the Kickstarter: