Bravely Default artist joins Final Fantasy Tactics creator’s upcoming game Unsung Story

Akihiko Yoshida worked on the characters for Bravely Default as well as Final Fantasy Tactics and FFXII.

Bravely Default has made waves around the GameSpot office for being a secretly terrific Final Fantasy game (a demo is available in the US now; the full game is already out in the EU), but the art is what brings the game to life.

If you feel the same, then you’ll be excited to hear that the character artist behind Bravely Default, Akihiko Yoshida, has just joined the Kickstarter for Unsung Story. Yoshida shared a few words about his role in an update from developer Playdek saying, “I am interested in the game concept of Unsung Story, and it looks very exciting.” He also worked on the art for Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story, and FFXII.

Unsung Story is an RTS from Final Fantasy Tactics creator Yasumi Matsuno that’s scheduled to be released in 2015, provided the team hits their Kickstarter goal.

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nefphlegm
nefphlegm

They did it!!!!!!!!!! Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians has been successfully funded by Kickstarter!!!

rkm0911
rkm0911

cutest little people ever!!!

chad28_69
chad28_69

"Unsung Story is an RTS from Final Fantasy Tactics creator Yasumi Matsuno", do you mean tactical RPG?

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

If only it wasn't originally planned to be a tablet game... sigh...

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

Now they pretty much guaranteed a 20$ support from me, hope that enough will be gathered in time to reach 1m goal.

Mac8457
Mac8457

Nintendo should pay and publish this game as a Wii U exclusive...

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

They're just using Matsuno's name.  He's not going to be working full time on the game.  The game is being developed by people who make mobile phone games, and they're making another mobile phone game. 

People are going to be very disappointed in a year from now.

atopp399
atopp399

I was burned on the iControlpad 2 kickstarter so I will never do one again but this looks interesting.  I hope it works out.  I'd buy it.

ziproy
ziproy

So this isn't sexist, but American portrayal of women is?? You're a bunch of hypocrites, so if it's a classic FF RPG you don't care about how they portray their women.


I'm sure that half-naked woman laying there is very strong willed and is a magnificent character.

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

This game would be fully funded in no time if they didn´t chose tablets as their main development platform. If you resort to kickstarter, then your goals must be some 80% PC centric.

TzarStefan
TzarStefan

Clicked article for hentai pic, not disappointed.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

Supported. I really hope this game turns out better than Shadowrun and Godus . . .

Radu_Magus
Radu_Magus

C'mon people, support this game!!

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Worried it won't even hit the base goal... : / 

KenshinXSlayer
KenshinXSlayer

I think I'm becoming a broken record, but if they don't reach the $1,000,000 stretch goal and not secure Hitoshi Sakimoto, I might not even play this game :/

19James89
19James89

I'm definitely going to purchase Bravely Default this year.

melchiorus
melchiorus

GAMESPOT. IT IS NOT AN RTS. IT IS A TACTICAL RPG. THOSE ARE VERY DIFFERENT THINGS. Glad to see that it gets some press though, it looks amazing. 

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

google search "Unsung Story kickstarter" they currently have like $444,894/600,000 that they need, donate a dollar if you want, FF tactics is one of my favorites, if you play it when you are older you understand the seriousness of the plot. Hopefully if these guys get going they can make an awesome game of a similar caliber.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

When frat boy squeals like a girl... _*o*_

NightRain
NightRain

Just backed this project. I love FFT-style games! We need to bring this to portables!!

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Unsung Story is looking better all the time.  At this rate all the good talent will be gone from Squeenix.  While sad in its own right, it'll be nice to see them making games we actual want to play.  *fingers crossed*

rufus_the_ninja
rufus_the_ninja

@Thanatos2k  From their FAQ:


Wait, so are you just going to port your mobile game to PC, Mac, Windows Tablets, and Linux if this campaign is successful?

No, actually the opposite will happen!


When we originally announced this partnership with Yasumi Matsuno back in September the idea was to bring it out for iOS and Android devices, however we saw a lot of people asking us to bring this out for PC and Mac (as well as PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS).


In order to do this we turned to Kickstarter, however if this funding is met you aren't going to see an obvious phone game trying to make it's way into the PC/Mac realm. The game will be fully developed for agnostic platform play, meaning that the same game will be received on all platforms. Since we will be able to bring the game out to PC/Mac/Windows Tablets, we will be able to create a much deeper game then we would have if we were just keeping the game on iOS and Android, so in fact the iOS and Android users will be able to receive the benefits as well for this successful campaign since the main platform of the game will shift.


We uphold quality to the fullest and we will not allow the game to suffer due to multiple platforms. If we are successful, the players playing on their iOS device will have the same exact game the PC players have. Also by meeting this campaign goal we will be able to add more to the game such as a deeper story line, more content, and more creative individuals to make this a better game.


Since we had already planned on bringing it out to iOS and Android we aren't going to go back on that, it just means if we are successful you will see a richer game reach you. But the purpose of the Kickstarter campaign is to be able to develop the game for the platforms people requested.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Lol as excited as I am you may be right

Winzent
Winzent

@jhonMalcovich The game would be fully funded if people actually read the KS page and didnt spread confusing comments ...

monkor
monkor

@jhonMalcovich  What makes you say it's tablets first?


"Upon achieving our initial funding goal, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will come to the PC, Linux, and Mac platforms as well as Windows Tablets. "


Winzent
Winzent

@TrueProphecy22 It's halfway through and at 75%. Give it the rest of the time and its going to hit over 150% with a good en rush ^^

Winzent
Winzent

@KenshinXSlayer Its going to be tight but we are probably going to pass the one mill mark at the last minute

= P

Dunan
Dunan

@Sunuva22 I'm hoping they hit the 1 mil mark as that brings in Hitoshi Sakimoto. With that the story, music and artwork is will be akin to that of FFT.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@rufus_the_ninja@Thanatos2kThey can say whatever they want.  If they aren't making a mobile game then they wouldn't be releasing it on mobile platforms.


The limitations of the mobile platform will limit what they can do, and as such, we'll be getting a mobile quality game.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@monkor@jhonMalcovichThey're building it for tablets.  Before the Kickstarter they were making it for tablets, if the Kickstarter fails they're still making it for tablets.


It's a mobile game through and through.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@monkor @jhonMalcovich The simple fact they are developing for tablets is enough.  I'm so sick of games for tablets and smart phones.  Especially since Nintendo needs to focus solely on handhelds.  The amount of iphone games that are absolute GARBAGE numbers too high to even want to count.

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

@Thanatos2k @JethroThePoet You're argument is entirely invalidated by the fact that the original FF Tactics itself is out on the Iphone.


Though I do a agree that FFTA is utter garbage compared to FFT. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@JethroThePoet Compare FFT to FFTA.  Yeah, a game worse in every possible way.  Now take that level of quality drop and apply it again for a mobile platform.

JethroThePoet
JethroThePoet

@Thanatos2k @rufus_the_ninja I doubt a game in the spirit on FF Tactics will need more than what a mobile platform has to offer. Mobile platforms have show that they can certainly deliver as of late.