Final Fantasy Tactics Director Yasumi Matsuno Returns With Kickstarter Project for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians

There are days in which I just sit down reporting on the usual news without much hope to be truly blown away, and then a surprise comes, bringing that sense of wonder back and immediately making my day better.

This happened today when I learned of Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, a new Kickstarter project by Carlsbad-based studio Playdeck for a tactical RPG. If you’re asking yourself what of it improved my day so radically, it’s pretty simple: the role of Creative Director will be covered by Yasumi Matsuno.

In the past Matsuno-san directed games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story. That’s quite the pedigree, isn’t it?

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will release in July 2015, if funded, on PC, Mac, iOS and Android, with stretch goals for PS Vita and 3DS.

The story revolves around the seventy-seven years war tearing apart the fantasy world of Rafalia. Apparently the game will allow the player to explore a large chunk of history from different points of view and the story itself will be divided in episodes of varying duration.

Battles will be played on 3D fields featuring a player-controlled camera, and different encounters will be selected via a large world map. As you can easily guess from Unsung Story‘s predecessors in Matsuno-san’s resume, it will also feature a complex class system, with several professions split in multiple classes.

If you want to know more about Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians and pledge your support, you can go straight to the official Kickstarter page. You can also check out the pitch video and a gallery of concept artwork below.

I did my part, will you? Join the mobil… ahem. I mean… Just go ahead and pledge. Creators like Matsuno-san and his team definitely deserve our support.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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