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Unchained Blades Arriving on 3DS eShop Early Next Year

by David Egolf - December 14, 2012, 8:22 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Ring in the new year with a new 3DS download title.

Published by XSEED Games, Unchained Blades will release in North America on the 3DS eShop on January 3 at the price of $29.99.

Earlier this year we first learned that the dungeon-crawling RPG would be making its way to North America. In August  we were told it would be made available sometime during the remainder of the year. While it didn't quite make one of its original goals, we won't have to wait much longer for its release.

Unchained Blades' $29.99 price tag makes it the most expensive title available exclusively on the eShop (not at retailers). 

The game follows the story of Fang, a dragon emperor who has had all of his powers taken from him. Join up with other party members as you venture through dungeons in the first-person perspective. Unchained Blades allows you to gather monsters to help you in combat on your way.

XSEED Games Bringing Artistic RPG, Unchained Blades, to Nintendo 3DS on January 3, 2013

Dungeon-Crawling RPG Adventure Prepares for Release on Nintendo eShop.

Torrance, Calif., (December 14th, 2012) – XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to announce today that the dungeon-crawling RPG title, Unchained Blades, will be released in North America on January 3rd, 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system as a digital download title on the Nintendo eShop at a price of $29.99.

Released in Japan as UnchainBlades ReXX and developed 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 game’s story was penned by Grandia series veteran Takashi Hino.

Unchained Blades follows the story of the vengeful dragon emperor named Fang. After being stripped of his powers by the goddess Clunea, Fang embarks on a journey for revenge, hoping to regain his true form. Along the way, Fang is joined on 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. 

Boasting a veritable who’s who of famous Japanese artists, Unchained Blades represents a collaboration between some of the best talent in the industry. 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.

In Unchained Blades, 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. The game features a unique “Unchain” system, which enables players to try and convince monsters to follow them and help them on their quest. If an enemy monster is successfully “Unchained,” that monster will then join the player’s party and help them in the future by blocking attacks or supplying players with special offensive abilities. Each character in the player’s four person party can hold up to four “unchained” creatures, ensuring plenty of combat variety. The game has also been completely redubbed with new English voice-overs and boasts over 60 hours of gameplay. 

Developed by FuRyu and published by XSEED Games in North America, Unchained Blades will release as a digital download on the Nintendo 3DS on January 3rd, 2013. For more information, check out the game’s website at www.unchainedblades.com


leahsdadDecember 15, 2012

I know this has been out in Japan for awhile..anyone play this yet?  How is it?  I've been very excited about this, it gives me a very "Etrian Odyssey" kind of vibe.  Is that wrong?

RazorkidDecember 15, 2012

Oh dear...this is gonna make a few people (including myself) extremely happy ;D ! Japanese 3rd parties are really on a ball utilizing the eShop for niche stuff between this and Guild01. I hope the trend continues.

xcwarriorDecember 15, 2012

About time, been waiting a long time for this release date.

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