Tactical role-playing game Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will launch as a string of episodes focused around a core group of characters rather than a single main protagonist, designer Yasumi Matsuno stated in a post on the game's Kickstarter campaign page.
According to Matsuno, Unsung Story will include several episodes, each containing a short story with four to six stages. The title will include five episodes at launch with a total of around 25 playable stages. Each episode will tell the story of a different hero; players will fight as these characters and learn details about their place in the history of Rasfalia's war, the Jelamond Uprising. More episodes will be released post-launch, Matsuno wrote, expanding the game's systems, cast and lore.
Matsuno noted the combat system for Unsung Story will be similar to that used in his previous role-playing games.
"We're keeping the details close to our vest for now, but it shouldn't differ dramatically from past titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre," he said. "It will be a turn-based system that places importance on the speed of each unit, with faster units acting first. Battles will unfold as units move, attack, and take other actions. The game will include multiple character classes. By leveling up, units will learn various new skills for their class. This arsenal of skills will be their means to defeat the enemy."
"It shouldn't differ dramatically from past titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre."
On the subject of classes, the game will launch with five basic classes that players can switch freely between, provided their party is carrying the necessary equipment to take on the role. These five classes are weapon-wielding Attackers, Defenders with a focus on protecting allies and equipping shields, magic-wielding Mages, Healers and Tamers, characters that command creatures in combat. There will be sub-classes available that borrow skills from different roles, but the main weapon a player equips will determine what they are and what class experience points will be applied to
Unsung Story currently has 11 days to go in its Kickstarter campaign, which has pulled in $457,650 of its $600,000 goal at the time of writing.