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Final Fantasy XV Composer Shota Nakama Joins Re:Legend as Kickstarter Launches

July 26, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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Magnus Games are launching their Kickstarter for Re:Legend today, and they’ve announced that several renowned composers are working on their sim-RPG. The three composers are Video Game Orchestra founder, and Final Fantasy XV composer Shota Nakama, Falk Au Yeong, and Yoshitaka Suzuki, who has worked on Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy in the past.

Re:Legend has the unique pitch of being an RPG and simulator hybrid, and the creators are looking to raise roughly $51,000 to bring it to life. The game takes place on a mysterious island called Vokka, where the player wakes up after getting washed ashore. Once there, players can build a village, and raise a variety of monsters called Magnus.

Re:Legend is part of the Square Enix Collective campaign, and the developer discussed why Kickstarter was important to them on the official project page:

Re:Legend’s concept was conceived around December 2015 and we were actually half way through the development. Back then the project had another name and we had poured so much time and effort into it that some of us had our health crippled. But in the end, it was cancelled due to our investor’s financial difficulties and more than a year worth of effort was flushed down the drain and destroyed before our very eyes. That was the darkest time of our life and all of us were so lost that we had no idea what to do anymore.

Shortly after the cancellation of the previous project, we put a lot of thought into it and we decided that we had ventured too far to give up on the game, especially after it became one of the top Square Enix Collective projects. It would have been a shame to disappoint those who had taken their time and voted for us during the campaign―it is thanks to them that Re:Legend exists today.

We strove to achieve the same result we had with our previous project ever since, and to our delight, Re:Legend is currently the best supported project in Square Enix Collective’s history. In fact, we didn’t just meet our goal but surpassed it several times over. To everyone who voted for us, you guys are really awesome! We couldn’t have made it without your help.

After the major success of our Square Enix Collective campaign, we realized that Re:Legend has huge potential and we want to make it the best it can be. Expectations were really high from you guys and we figured that it would be impossible for our tiny team to fulfill them. This is why we’re starting this campaign: To realize the full potential of the game!

Check out a trailer for the upcoming role-playing game below:

Magnus Games also released three sample tracks from Nakama and company on their Kickstarter page. Give them a listen before you consider backing:

Re:Legend is currently aiming to release sometime in June 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Players that are interested in backing the project can do so on Kickstarter.