Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the tactical role-playing game that was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, is heading to three platforms. The developer of the game, Little Orbit, announced this weekend that Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Unsung Story are in the works.
In a new update by Little Orbit, who has announced that it has taken over the development from Playdek last month, that the previous platform selections with these console versions will come at no extra cost for the backers.
That’s right! I am very excited to announce we are adding Microsoft XBoxOne, Sony Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions of Unsung Story.
For me, I remember playing Final Fantasy Tactics from the couch on my PS1, and that format was quintessential to my experience enjoying that game. Hopefully this balances some of the cancellations and changes we are making.
As backers, you will be able to replace your previous platform selections with these console versions at no extra cost. Backers are still limited to the number of copies they purchased through Kickstarter. So if you backed at the Early Bird tier, then you have 1 copy coming as a reward. You will be able to change your selection in Backerkit for that single copy to select any platform except the ones we have removed.
We cannot at this time give any details on whether there will be cross play between any of the platforms.
When Unsung Story was first unveiled, the plan was to bring it to mobile devices, but original developer Playdek later targeted PC platforms. With a total amount pledged of $660,126, the Kickstarter Campaign for Unsung Story didn’t make it to any of its stretch goals for other platforms including the PS Vita at $1,000,000, the PS4 at $1,250,000, or Nintendo 3DS at $1,500,000.
Launched on Kickstarter in early 2014 by developer Playdek, the game was announced to be developed under the creative direction of Yasumi Matsuno, the director of Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, which the game takes major inspiration from. Unsung Story currently doesn’t have an estimated release date.