Project Phoenix will soon hit Kickstarter, the team will be seeking $100,000 for the development of the new game on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. When you hear who’s involved in Project Phoenix, you’ll soon realize that this amount of funding could be a paltry sum.
Game director Hiroaki Yura will be surrounded by a development team whose members have worked on the likes of the Final Fantasy series, Halo 4, Crysis 3, LA Noire and Diablo III. This includes art direction by Kiyoshi Arai of Final Fantasy XII and XIV and Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu.
Project Phoenix looks to be an adventure that mixes RPG and RTS components with a fast-paced combat system. The following information was revealed about the storyline, via press release:
Players will follow the story of the amnesiac angel, Ruffles, who has landed in the world of Azuregard and encounters the troubled Templar, Marcus Stern. Together with the elven princess Sylrianah, who is reserved but curious to see the world beyond the forest, and Zarum the Lost, a battlemage with his own internal conflicts , they form an unlikely bond. These four heroes must discover their place in a world brought to war by misunderstanding and ignorance, and perhaps ultimately even save it from itself.
Project Phoenix is a sprawling adventure where you will travel and battle enemies across Azuregard. The game departs from traditional RPG conventions through its use of RTS elements, yieldinga combat system that is fast-paced and dynamic. Furthermore, players can have their characters interact with environmental terrain featuers, be it rope bridges or boulders, to create tactical advantages.
To find out more, check out the Project Phoenix official site where team members will be answering questions from fans. The Kickstarter project will go live in the next few days.
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