New Project from Vagrant Story Director Yasumi Matsuno

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Vagrant Story - Yasumi Matsuno

If you’re a fan of Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics, here’s some news that may interest you. Yasumi Matsuno, one of the people behind those games, has revealed a new project he’s working on.

The name of this new project is Unsung Story, and it will be a multi-game series for mobile platforms. The first game will be a Final Fantasy Tactics-like strategy game entitled Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. It will be set in a fantasy world called Rasfalia, where you represent one of many small kingdoms that have emerged in the land. You fight against monsters as you try to decipher the meanings of a war that has lasted for 50 years.

To bring this new project to light, Matsuno has teamed up with Playdek, a U.S.-based company that brings tabletop games to tablets and smartphones.

Matsuno’s other credits as director include Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together and Final Fantasy XII. He also served as producer of Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

There is no timetable for a release as of yet, however, a card game is currently in development. It will be set in the same universe, and serve as a prequel to Unsung Story.

Let us know what you think in the comments.


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About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.

  • Help! Patchy is choking!

    why does such talent go to waste on mobile games
    meanwhile complete hacks like toriyama get to make big budget titles

    • Aiddon

      I really don’t know why Toriyama is allowed to make games in general. My guess is that he’s got a silver tongue and panders to Kitase’s ego. The guy can’t write, direct, or design to save his life.

  • Aiddon

    It’s kind of amazing at how Matsuno’s table scraps are better than most devs’ best efforts. Seriously, Crimson Shroud was him on auto-pilot and it was STILL better designed and written than a lot of AAA titles. And when he gets serious….

  • shooter_mcgavin

    Came here excited then I read mobile 🙁

    • Lord Ackercocke

      I share your sentiments. Now a 3DS or Vita release would not be a problem for me.

  • RagunaXL

    basically more crimson shroud. which, crimson shround and the etrian odysseys’ are making me forget about all the great jrpg’s that we don’t get in the west. and I can talk a lot of my non-gamer fans into checking it out! his best work is obviously with square though.

  • Thanatos2k

    >New project from Final Fantasy Tactics creator
    Interest obtained.
    Interest lost.