SEMISOFT, the relatively new game developer studio based in Indonesia, has had its goal set on releasing its first passion project, Legrand Legacy. Successfully backed on Kickstarter with over £44,000 ($62,000+) in funding, the game, a nostalgic love letter to classic JRPGs from publisher Another Indie, has launched today on Steam.
SEMISOFT got its biggest break with Legrand Legacy‘s Kickstarter project back in January 2017, with 1,001 backers contributing £44,620, or $63,680. Before the Kickstarter, the title had gotten its roots with the Most Promising Game award from Game Prime 2016 with a proof of concept. Afterwards, it went on to win awards at E3, PAX West, Gamescom, SXSW, Casual Connect, and Marooner’s Rock in 2017. Although the game was expected in September of 2017, it was pushed back just a few months, and thankfully, those who backed the game did not have to wait too long for the game’s full release.
Legrand Legacy stars Finn, a slave with powers that are beyond his control, who is freed from violent slavery after a failed arena match. His emancipator, a mysterious old man, hires him as his body guard to protect him as he travels home to save his sick daughter. Finn vows to save his liberator’s daughter, and this leads him to a prophecy, a group called the Fatebounds and their quest to save the land of Legrand from the resurgence of a conflict that previously left it in war-torn shambles. While adventuring, Finn will recruit citizens of Legrand to join the Fatebounds, and as their ranks swell, the Fatebounds will acquire the services of shopkeepers, blacksmiths and others in addition to party members who can turn the tide of battle.
The title is made to be reminiscent of older numerical produced JRPGs, such as Final Fantasy, Legend of Dragoon, and Dragon Quest. The story, art style, music, gameplay, and cut scenes are all specially designed to give a sense of nostalgia for those who play while also giving a more modern twist on old gameplay mechanics.
Legrand Legacy is now available on Steam for $24.99. Plans for console ports are currently being made, with a Nintendo Switch port slated for Q3 of 2018, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports expected sometime in Q1 of 2019.