XSEED will be bringing yet another RPG from Japan to North America, this time the dungeon-crawling RPG Unchained Blades, just after the holidays on January 3rd, 2013.
Developed by studio FuRyu and known as UnchainBladesReXX in Japan, Unchained Blades has been crafted by industry legends, like Grandia‘s Takashi Hino and the Lunar series’ Toshio Akashi, the writer and director respectively. Character designs have been provided by notable Japanese artists, including Shining Force‘s Pako, Lunar‘s Toshiyuki Kubooka, Summon Night‘s Shinichiro Otsuka, and Bastard!!‘s Kazushi Hagiwara, among others.
Unchained Blades follows the tale of Fang, a dragon emperor who’s been stripped of his powers and immortality by the goddess Clunea, to teach him humility. His quest for revenge leads him to a cowardly golem prince, a shy medusa priestess, a young phoenix clan maiden, and other mythical beings seeking the goddess.
Unchained Blades allows players to journey through the game with up to four characters in a party, fighting in a turn-based combat system and journey throughout the world while in first person. Unchained Blades also features an “Unchain” system, which enables players to recruit monsters to their team. Each character in the party can hold up to four “unchained” creatures. The game has also been redubbed completely with English voice-overs, with well over 60 hours of gameplay to enjoy.
Again, Unchained Blades will be coming January 3rd, 2013, to the 3DS. Check out the Unchained Blades website for more information, and as always, stay tuned to DualShockers.com for more news.