The Japanese studio FuRyu, who developed the Atlus published titles The Legend of Legacy and The Alliance Alive has announced that it will “temporarily suspend” its games business outside of titles already invested in, according to FuRyu president and CEO Takashi Mishima, who shared the info via the latest shareholder report:
FuRyu, the developer behind the Roommania #203 spiritual successor Project One-Room (tentative title) has released the following teaser trailer for the game. We wrote an article about first details on the PlayStation 4 exclusive Project One-Room yesterday, but now we got an official teaser, including a website. The site lets you throw balls around the room, if you throw them at the radio a song will start. We uploaded that track on our YouTube channel for you to listen to.
Sadly the website and teaser do little to give us new information. The producer of the game, Masaru Oochi, confirmed that the game won’t be a sequel or remake of Roommania #203, but rather than a homage title. While we don’t know who is publishing ‘Project One-Room‘ yet, it is weird how openly they are using SEGA’s Roommania #203 game footage, having artists from Roommania #203 and the title being announced on SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show stage. Don’t be too shocked if SEGA or Atlus announce they will be publishing the title considering that FuRyu’s upcoming The Alliance Alive on the Nintendo 3DS. (tho self published in Japan). What are your thoughts on Project One-Room? Do you think it has a chance of coming out outside of Japan?
Japanese developer FuRyu has announced the upcoming Project One-Room (not the final title), which is planned on being a new PlayStation 4 title to pay homage to the Dreamcast cult classic Roommania #203. The title was announced at SEGA’s booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2017.
FuRyu’s producer Masaru Oochi happens to be a big fan of Roommania #203. Project One-Room will have you, the player, assume the role of God who interferes by throwing invisible balls in a room where the protagonist lives. Since this is a PlayStation 4 title, there will be physics based on your invisible ball throws.
Serani Poji, the fictional pop idol who made the music for Roommania #203 will also be returning for this project to create completely new music. If you have never heard of Roommania #203, I don’t blame you since its a Japanese only title. But if you have a chance, I recommend checking out the soundtrack.
We will be getting more information on Project One-Room soon since FuRyu will be holding a Tokyo Game Show 2017 conference on September 23 at 15:00 JST. Is SEGA returning into the realm of creating quirky, unique and odd ball titles? Are you ready for this?
Atlus USA just released the new trailer above to announce that they will be bringing the “new classic RPG” by FuRyu studio’s (The Legend of Legacy) The Alliance Alive to the West. The game is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.
The idea behind it being a “new classic RPG” is that the team took traditional RPG ideas and rebuild them for modern tastes. The story will have you and other humans going up against the authority of Amodians who have ruled over the world of hundreds of years. The world will be split into several zones where you will interact with unique cultures. The game even has nine playable characters and from what I gather has a similar art style to the team’s last game The Legend of Legacy.
I personally picked up The Legend of Legacy on launch because I liked the art style it was going for and wasn’t all that impressed with the game. It was just alright. I hope The Alliance Alive is a lot better.
The Legend of Legacy piqued my interest when I heard that the team behind the game (Furyu) was billing the title as a spiritual sequel to the SaGa series of games, a series of RPGs that I played many moons ago. Did I enjoy them? Hard to tell since I was quite young when I played them but the name always stuck with me over the years. I was excited to start this long RPG trip and ready to see if the game will live up to its ‘Legacy’ namesake. Well, does it? One way to find out…
The Legend of Legacy is a Nintendo 3DS RPG developed by Furyu and this game is actually mean’t to be the spiritual sequel to the long running SaGa series. Atlus USA seemed to be pretty impressed with the game since they picked up US publishing rights, while NIS America will publish it in Europe (yeah, weird).
Atlus just announced a firm date of release, the game will hit North American shelves on October 13th. Not only that, they also showed off the ‘Launch Edition’ which comes with the following items:
- A copy of the game
- Collector’s box
- 10-track Masashi Hamauzu original soundtrack
- Premium 40-page hardcover art book featuring character artwork, concept sketches, monster pages, and background art, accompanied by commentary from the game’s character artist Tomomi Kobayashi
How much is this ‘Launch Day’ edition going to cost you, the consumer? The regular price of $39.99, which is actually cheaper than most recent Atlus 3DS releases (they have been priced at $49.99). Hey, support the game early and get free stuff. Can’t complain.