Posted By Shaun K. about 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The reality is this: mobile gaming is here to stay. That is just the way it is and while I can understand the frustration that arises from some of the lesser examples arising on these platforms that is not all there is. Not by a long shot. The seven hours I spent with Infinity Blade III should be proof enough of that. So mobile platforms can produce amazing games every bit the match of consoles and other platforms and now Final Fantasy Tactics/Vagrant Story director Yasumi Matsuno is hoping to prove this fact once again.
He plans to do so with a new IP he has helped design specifically for mobile platforms. The digital-only property is being developed at the US company Playdek (whose previous games include Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil and the Ascension series). Said IP will be titled Unsung Story and Matsuno plans to introduce it to the world via two upcoming titles that he will have a direct hand in developing. The first will be naturally enough be a CCG co-designed by French board game designer Christophe Boelinger (Dungeon Twister) but it is the second title in the IP that will likely most excite the larger gaming audience.
While Matsuno will be involved in developing the aforementioned Unsung Story CCG, it is Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians that will be his actual next fully directed project and its one that FF Tactics fans will want to keep an eye on. The game revolves around the medieval fantasy world of Rasfalia where dozens of kingdoms are beginning to rise in power. Players will be tasked with selecting a country and assuming the role of leader in order to lead their chosen land to glory and victory. Battles will play out in Tactics fashion with players controlling a relatively small band of followers on the field of battle against both human and non-human opponents alike.
Both of the initial Unsung Story titles are expected to arrive on mobile and other digital platforms sometime in 2014. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of TGS 2013 and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.