Arc System Works Announce Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy for PS Vita

Yes, the rumours you heard whispered around at the back of the classroom is true. Here in the Rice Digital we are indeed massive fans of Arc System’s Works games. Imagine, then, our reaction on seeing the announcement of their new hackin’, slashin’, lootin’ action RPG for PlayStation Vita, Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy. There was screaming and party poppers, not in that order. If only.



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First, look at the guy above.

Now, think about this:

In Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, that well-spiked luchador can be you, running around with three of your friends and punching and pile-driving the ever-loving spit out of anything that looks at you funny. Mostly, you’ll be punching Decoders, the monsters who’ve ruled your world with an iron claw since they took it over twelve years ago.

Scary stuff, no doubt, but check this—you and a grip of other humans managed to get out before the hammer dropped, and you’ve built yourselves a secret hideout. You’ve been holding it down for twelve long years, but now it’s time to come out swinging and see how well those creeps can decode a championship-winning sleeper hold.

That story sounds pretty cool. Arc System Works are probably best known for their top tier fighting game series Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. Those two names are massive among fighting game enthusiasts for their fluid yet fantastically in-depth gameplay. As an action RPG Fantasy Hero is going to be kind of different, but it looks like it could be set to to deliver that highly polished action we’ve come to expect from them.


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Each foray into the wider world is a chance to grab weapons, rack up some levels, and pump up your skills, but watch it: Even at max level you won’t be able to fill out every branch on the skill tree, so figure out if you’re gonna punch, or…punch in a different way. Or swordfight, or shoot, or robot, depending on which character you’re playing as. And weapons? Well! You can use the ones you find to enhance the ones you’ve got, or you can convert them into completely different weapons! It’s like magic! In fact, it probably is magic! This is fantasy, after all.

Really, though, how much fun would all this punching and weaponing and skilling be if you couldn’t share it with someone? Isn’t that what life is all about, sharing experiences with those close to you? Maybe. I’m no philosopher. But I am a press release, and I can tell you that you’ll be able to hook up with your friends for four-player co-op, play through the story together, get special team skills, and pick each other up when you’re down—or dead, as the case may be.

This is Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, and it’s coming to your Vita from Arc System Works. Fantastic!

The game comes out in December 2014 in the US, and Q1 elsewhere. We can’t wait! We’re more than ready for Arc System Works to sweep us off our feet with this action RPG just as they did with their fighting games.




As always, if you’re interested in Guilty Gear or BlazBlue we stock some games from both series on our very own Rice Digital store, so be sure to check them out! <3


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