Unchained Blades Now Available on 3DS - Nintendo eShop
XSEED Games has announced that Unchained Blades is now available for the 3DS as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99 USD.
Developed in Japan by FuRyu, Unchained Blades is a role-playing game that utilizes a first-person perspective and is set in a monster-filled world. The game was directed by Toshio Akashi of the Lunar series, while the gameâ€™s story was penned by Grandia series veteran Takashi Hino.Visit the Official Unchained Blades Website
Unchained Blades follows the story of the dragon emperor, Fang, who after being stripped of his powers by the goddess Clunea, embarks on a journey for revenge and to regain his true form. Arrogant and vengeful, Fang is joined in his quest by a cowardly golem prince, a shy medusa priestess, a young phoenix clan maiden, and many other mythical beings seeking to meet with the goddess.
Players journey through the game with a party of up to four characters, moving through dungeons in a first-person perspective and engaging in turn-based combat along the way. Using the gameâ€™s unique â€œUnchainâ€ system while in battle, players are able to try and convince monsters to follow them. If they are successful in using the Unchain system, the enemy monster will then join their party and help them in the future. The game has also been completely redubbed with new English voice-overs and boasts over 60 hours of gameplay.
Due to the collaborative nature of the gameâ€™s design, each of the 13 main characters was created by a different artist. The main character Fang was designed by Pako, most famous for his work on the Shining Force series, while other characters were fashioned by artists such as Toshiyuki Kubooka (Lunar), Shinichiro Otsuka (Summon Night), and Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!), to name a few. As such, each character has its own distinct and signature style.