Final Fantasy Tactics director wants your money to make a new tactical RPG

Probably the closest thing we'll get to a new Final Fantasy Tactics game anytime soon.

Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story director Yasumi Matsuno is helming a new Kickstarter project for a new tactical RPG.

Called Unsung Story, and tentatively scheduled to be released in June 2015, the game will revolve around an entire 77-year conflict between various characters and armies. Characters are said to take part in episodes, each spanning different lengths and viewpoints--players will start new chapters up against the forces they were representing in previous episodes, for instance.

The class-based, turned-based RPG will feature 3D battlefields with a user-controllable camera, and characters can change classes based on their professions. Players will customise their squads by mixing and matching these classes as they see fit. Classes mentioned include the War Mage, Ballast Knight, and Polearm Knight, who respectively slot into the Clergy, Noble, and Pioneer professions.

At time of writing, 5282 backers have contributed $211,914 of the game's $600,000 target. Unsung Story will make its way to iOS and Android regardless of the crowdfunding campaign, but if the initial target is met then PC, Mac, and Windows phone versions will also be developed.

Stretch goals include bringing Hitoshi Sakimoto, Alexander O. Smith, and Joseph Reeder into development of Unsung Story, and a PS Vita version if the funding reaches $1.8 million.

Alongside Matsuno and team, Unsung Story is being published by Playdek, the mobile publisher behind Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep, Agricola, and maid-hiring sim Tanto Cuore.

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161 comments
ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Bavked it with $265, ai love Srpgs and this sounds very exciting

Stag_Lee
Stag_Lee

I haven't found a turn-based tactical yet that's come close to matching FFT. This is one Kickstarter I may actually give money to. Just don't make it simplistic - like all the other tacticals people make! Keep the depth and customization of FFT and I'd be very happy!

Hurvl
Hurvl

Whatever the projects are about that you hear about in the news, one thing I like about kickstarter is that there is usually a PC version being made. FF is otherwise a very console-ish franchise.

RoachRush
RoachRush

FFT was one of my favorite games of all time. Take my money!

Siong Tjau
Siong Tjau

release FF XIII on PC please so, skidrow can do their job :3

Vexov
Vexov

I would want a tactics game with game play beyond just story, I loved FFT and liked a lot of what FFTA brought. FFTA's thing with the guild and items from mission and such was really interesting, I really would love a deeper system, and throw in multiplayer option(no trading) but larger maps with small squads vs Big Bosses that would include creatures. Put in a difficulty level that challenges even the best tactics players. A versus mode?(that would just be plagued with punks just DC'ing).


But, asking for something beyond a decent game might be too much for developers these days.


Cirno Yousei
Cirno Yousei

If that happens, make a PC version because XCOM needs competition.

Cirno Yousei
Cirno Yousei

Bother Valve about it. Nomura's paycheck does not describe a PC version.

Raymond Jenkins
Raymond Jenkins

Only ff I played long enough to finish (i generally hate jrpgs) Long overdue for a sequel. Also, where the hell is Sega with Shining Force? You didn't even finish 3, you bastards!

Ein001
Ein001

shut up and take my money already


virtualskill
virtualskill

The original FFTactics is one of the best games ever made. However, the GBA version sucked. Not sure which one this will resemble?

Tim Webb
Tim Webb

God, yes, please please PLEASE let this happen. Please.

Godlikan
Godlikan

Port it to PC and I will play it.

Craig Curran
Craig Curran

Everyone hated Tactics when I came out. It took me a bit to get into it, but it definitely earned it's place in my all-time top 10.

Stevan Garner
Stevan Garner

A MOBA FF game would honestly be interesting but it wouldn't be FF, unless it went by the DISSIDIA storyline

Janis Berzins
Janis Berzins

Final Fantasy Tactics was my first Final Fantasy game. I was so dissapointed when I found out that other FF games aren't tactical RPG's.

Jarrett Windsor Hyde
Jarrett Windsor Hyde

Awesome. Shame we won't get a console sized game, but I'm sure this will be good.

Michael Nguyen
Michael Nguyen

Final Fantasy Tactics was my first game on the ps1 and i still play it to this day

Sairento Hiru
Sairento Hiru

"purpose of RPG?" Are you paying attention?!

Sairento Hiru
Sairento Hiru

"hopefully with no turn-based combat"?? Obviously you don't know much about what made FFT great in the first place, and by the looks of it..you obviously don't know much about JRPGs to begin with. I bet you just breeze through rogue-likes. :D

Ashley Sonya Xiong
Ashley Sonya Xiong

Cool but i hope it aint final fantasy again..make a new story pls

Sairento Hiru
Sairento Hiru

I hope something new gets made. FFT is one of the greatest RTS/RPG games to ever grace consoles.

Crystal Whitney
Crystal Whitney

Lol yes, I know. I just said that and clarified what I meant.

Maroš Goč
Maroš Goč

Lol.. Its called a tactical RPG, of course it will be turn based :-) this word "tactical"...

Crystal Whitney
Crystal Whitney

I agree, but I'd like to see it they can maybe move away from that and make something new that still is tactical or change the style of turn-based gameplay.

LatinLegacy
LatinLegacy

Instant Pre-Order! If it's anything like Final Fantasy Tactics, the original not the mobile shit, It'll be a day one purchase for me.

Mykol Putang Phan
Mykol Putang Phan

^ i was gonna say that too lol it defeats the purpose of "tatic"

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

question is will it be the FF tatics we remeber or will try to do what they been doing with FF since 10? cause I hated all the FF games since 10

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

I'll throw in 15 bucks, as much time as i spend trying to find another tactics game might as well back the guys who made the first one I played and loved nearly 15+ years ago. 

jcknapier711
jcknapier711

The haters were the ones who wanted another FFVII.  FFT was the FF for people who hate FF.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

yeah, make a tactial rpg in first person with lots of areas to explore, like skyrim. ok, better yet, make another skyrim, but with guns and explosions. like cod, but in a final fantasy world. oh wait, that's Dirge of Cerberus.....


luky7dayz
luky7dayz

@jenovaschilld Ditto, I love the playstyle of Tactics (all of them) and making one based on a large scale conflict would make for a memorable story

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@luky7dayz@jenovaschilld ill pay 1.99 if it lasts 500 hours, has 90 playable characters with their respective story, I want millions of weapons, character customization, free updates, free dlcs, and free acces to sequels. please. you can pay a Chinese graphic designer to do that for my 1.99. and im willing to pay them if I like the game.