The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered, an updated version of the turn-based 3DS hit, will officially be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in “early 2024”. The announcement came via a new cinematic and gameplay trailer.
The Legend of Legacy originally launched in 2015, and was published by Atlus for North American players. A concrete release date hasn’t been confirmed for the remastered game, and there’s also no word on an Xbox port. You can watch today’s announcement trailer on the NIS America YouTube channel:
The first half of today’s trailer is purely cinematic, vaguely setting up the world and premise, which might disappoint some fans. But the latter half does show off some new gameplay, with visuals that should definitely please longtime fans.
Although the environments and characters have clearly been upgraded with a modern look, the personality of the old version has mostly been preserved. It has the same colorful mood, while adding superior lighting and finer details. It also shows how some mechanics and features could be adapted from the dual-screen gameplay.
Naturally, The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered will play very well on the Nintendo Switch, as it was built for mobile gameplay. But it’s a welcome surprise to see it will launch on the PlayStation 5, and there are many ways it could benefit from next-gen tech.
The Legend of Legacy has an expansive story that’s definitely worth revisiting, and it isn’t as generic as today’s announcement trailer makes it appear. New audiences will be sure to respond to this one, which arguably helped shape some of the genre’s modern habits. The battle formations are a particular highlight, and the inventive creature design will look better than ever.