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New NIS RPG Legasista Coming to PSN Tomorrow

Ryan Phillips's Avatar Posted by Ryan Phillips on Aug 20, 2012 // Marketing Coordinator, NIS America

Howdy, doods! I hope everyone has been having a great summer! Ryan from NISA here, dropping by to talk about Legasista’s release tomorrow exclusively on PlayStation Network! For those unfamiliar with Legasista, it’s an action/survival RPG developed by Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. and System Prisma (ClaDun and ClaDun x2). We wanted to talk a bit more in-depth about some of the game characters, features, and more – so here we go!

First off, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering about the origins of the name Legasista. Well, the name is derived from combining the words legacy and sister.

You see, the main character, Alto, is looking for a way to save his sister, who was turned into a crystal by a curse. He discovers that the artifact that can do it lies in a ruin called the Ivy Tower. While searching the tower, he meets Melize (an ancient weapon), Leina and Shout (a witch and another ancient weapon that was rebuilt from junk parts), Mimily (a dragon-human hybrid), and Volks (a justice-loving thief).

Now that we’ve covered some of the characters, let’s jump right into a few of the noteworthy game features. Legasista utilizes a roguelike dungeon-crawling action/survival RPG battle system. You make your way through dungeons floor by floor, killing monsters and grabbing loot. Beware the poison traps, though, as there are a full dozen different symptoms you can come down with! There’s also a Ran-geon (Random Dungeon) system where you can get better equipment drops and fight stronger enemies to level up faster, but the dungeons delve deeper and you have a higher risk of dying. However, dying isn’t all that bad. Sure, you lose all the equipment that you would’ve looted from that dungeon, but you still get to keep half of the experience you earned from fighting. And you can try again, only you’ll be slightly stronger this time!

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One of the awesome points about the game is how much character customization is available. You can create your own characters by choosing their Name, Job, Personality, Voice, what they look like, and more. Once you create your character, you can head into Edit Mode to personalize them even more! You can also export your character’s graphic template, load it into your favorite image editing software on your computer, draw your character precisely how you want it to look, and then import it back into the game (digital photos are fair game too). You can even edit your weapons’ appearances! Not only that, you can trade your characters with your friends to spread the madness! Whew, I got a little excited there…

We’re definitely stoked for Legasista to launch tomorrow on PSN, and our European fans will be happy to know that Legasista will be available for download on PSN in Europe this Wednesday! With a ton of customization, loads of dungeons to crawl through, and awesome action-RPG elements, we really hope RPG fans all over the world will really enjoy what Legasista has to offer!

Before I leave today, I also wanted to provide everyone here on the PS.Blog with an exclusive battle trailer for our upcoming PS3 title Mugen Souls! Hitting store shelves soon, Mugen Souls is a turn-based RPG that touts the ability to do billions of points of damage, has tons of quirky characters bent on world dominance, and features the beautiful art of Takehito Harada (Disgaea series).

This trailer should help you get acquainted with the flow of battle, which plays out in a turn-based fashion and with free movement on the battlefield. Notice how you can knock your enemies around the battlefield like sentient pinballs to break item crystals and get extra items!? You’ll also see the awesome “Moe Kill” command in action, where Chou-Chou turns her enemies into subservient peons. Did we mention the gigantic spaceship battles!? We just did, dood! Thank you for reading and be on the lookout tomorrow on PSN, as Legasista will be available for purchase! We’ll be back in about a month to go a bit more in-depth on Mugen Souls! Later, doods!

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+ Ryumoau on August 20th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

I am really eager to play a new rpg game. But i really think $29.99 is very overpriced, considering no effort was put into english dubbing and the animations look limited. There are other psn rpgs that also offer a lengthy experience at a reasonable price (Rainbow Moon).
Will PS Plus members get any discount at all? Also will there at least be a demo available for the game?

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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

    Hi Ryumoau,

    Thank you for your feedback for Legasista. Unfortunately at the moment there is not a demo available. A lot of factors do weigh in when we decide not to dub a title, and it just wasn’t possible for Legasista. At the moment I’m not quite sure if there will be a PS Plus member discount, so I will have to get back to you on that.




+ ZereoX on August 20th, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

Few Questions:
1: Price?
2: Length?
3: Bosses?
4: Depth of Customization?


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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

    Hi ZereoX,

    1) $29.99
    2) For standard playthrough 10+ hours – before rangeons
    3) Some levels have larger than normal mobs that are more difficult to defeat, so in that sense there are bosses.
    4) There is a lot of customization for the characters & character creation. Shortly there will be video walkthroughs and reviews that go over them on the web ^^




+ Ryumoau on August 20th, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

Btw, my last comment was about Legasista. As far as Mugen Souls is concerned, i really find the whole ‘Moe’ culture very off putting and the video for it gives me vibes of Neptunia which had some of the most obnoxiously cliche and boring characters i’ve ever encountered.
But i’m sure some people are into games that shallow. So to each their own, i guess.


+ RyanSaotome on August 20th, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:


Legasista is a full PS3 game that they are just releasing digitally because its far too niche to dub and give a physical release to. They could easily charge 60 bucks here since it was full price in Japan, but they aren’t. You should be happy its only 30 bucks.


+ shadow71 on August 20th, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

will buy when released on vita


+ Ryumoau on August 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

i had no idea this was a full retail game in japan. That makes things worse. Japanese gamers shouldn’t have had to pay full price for this type of game either!


+ favian on August 20th, 2012 at 12:22 pm said:

Excellent, I will be buying this. This game seems like a good candidate for PS3/VITA Crossplay


+ RyanSaotome on August 20th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

Also on the topic of Mugen Souls, I already have the 100 dollar Premium Edition preordered. I can’t wait for it!

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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

    Hi RyanSaotome,

    Thank you for your support! We’re definitely excited to see how much everyone enjoys the game!




+ Genduke on August 20th, 2012 at 12:24 pm said:

Looks awesome. Can’t wait to play it. Already have Mugen Souls pre-ordered. Nothing wrong with a good grind, as long as the gameplay is fun and interesting. Looking forward to more great games from NIS. Excited for “Witch and the Hundred Knights” too.


+ hyenapaws on August 20th, 2012 at 12:48 pm said:

Of course it’s not on the Vita. Sony gave up on that handheld a while ago. We’re lucky to get PSOne games if that would ever happen. And they won’t respond to questions about the Vita. Just let it go and trade it in while it’s still worth something.


+ emiru69 on August 20th, 2012 at 12:49 pm said:

Wow! 30 BUCKS!? I love JRPGs but I’m sorry this game just doesn’t look like a $ 30 game. I will wait until it cost 15 bucks.


+ UnleashedMonkey on August 20th, 2012 at 12:53 pm said:


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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

    Greetings UnleashedMonkey!

    That would be totally awesome, dood! We haven’t heard any news yet though on that one.

    Have a great night!



+ Monterossa on August 20th, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

this game look more like a mini game.

hope it will drop to 15~20 bucks.

and… what’s about the Mugen Soul censorship you guys talking about?


+ poodude on August 20th, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

Legasista looks great. Question about importing other NIS characters though: will we able to import characters from Hyperdimension Neptunia? Would love to play through this with Neptune.

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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

    Hi poodude,

    You can actually import images from your computer using a special uploader! We should uploading that section tomorrow on our website when the game launches. Please use:

    I hope this helps!



+ Sowulo on August 20th, 2012 at 1:21 pm said:

@10 I agree with you, grinding is not bad at all I do the same.

@ Ryan, why not made this also for Vita? I would love to play it on the vita while watching anime on the crunchyroll app, the same I do with my Disgaea 3.

There are plans to port Disgaea 4 as well? and other NIS games? because I believe your games are the best, I have almost all: Hyperdimension Neptunia, Xedge, Disgaea 3, 4 (On PS3) Disgaea 4 on vita and so many others, I’ll love to play them on the vita, at least in remote play, is this possible?

Best regards from one of NIS biggest fans


+ Sowulo on August 20th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

Another wish: Disgaea and Disgaea 2 for Vita

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    + Ryan Phillips on August 20th, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

    Hi Sowulo,

    Thank you for your comments and for purchasing so many of our titles! Unfortunately we were not able to get this title to be remote-play friendly. If in the future we can get it on the Vita, I’ll definitely let you know!

    At the moment we have a lot of cool stuff planned for next year, so unfortunately I don’t have any news of any further ports of our previously released games to the Vita. Again if we do, you know I’ll be back to chat about it, dood!




+ detictiveconan on August 20th, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

I would have liked to know the price, If it’s under $20 I’ll buy it right away.


+ D-Squad3 on August 20th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

lol no vita support


+ rtype21 on August 20th, 2012 at 1:34 pm said:

I would love to play this on the Vita


+ cano74 on August 20th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

Is Mugen Souls going to be censored?


+ tacotaskforce on August 20th, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

@cano74 God I hope so.


+ ElektroDragon on August 20th, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

This is such a no brainer insta-buy, it’s not even funny.


+ ElektroDragon on August 20th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Wait, they censored it for the US audience? God I hope not. I AM 35 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


+ GET2DAACHOPPAAAA on August 20th, 2012 at 2:16 pm said:

Game looks awesome…but $30 might too much for me. I will definitely pick this up after a price drop though.


+ chucknmeg on August 20th, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

I almost freaked out when I did not see this game on the drop this morning. I’m picking it up tomorrow no matter how much it costs to support these kinds of games coming out in the states. I love the beautiful hand drawn 2D graphics. I haven’t seen a new title with this kind of gameplay in a long time. I don’t mind grinding when I’m in the mood for it either.


+ RidleysBox on August 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

@32 and 35

Yes they censored Mugen Souls for the North American audience. It is why I cancelled my pre-order and imported it. But now if the game was about flaying the skin off of young looking characters and wearing it as a hat, it would have no problems in America apparently.


+ Squiggle55 on August 20th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

I agree that there’s no reason not to also put this on the Vita. The independent fellow doing Retro City Rampage said that putting a game onto the Vita is technically very easy by comparison. I look forward to the day when games like this are put on the Vita where I would love to play RPGs with graphics like this.


+ C2O3D on August 20th, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

ill be 2 busy playing fall of cybertron 2 care


+ ArchAngelMai on August 20th, 2012 at 3:56 pm said:

@2 Techni-I can go from level 1-9999 in 10 seconds in Disgaea 3 and 4. Once you get far enough, levels are easy.

To NISA – Yes 5000円 =$63, but $30 is still too high for what the game is, even for me, an avid NISA supporter.

And a heads up, Mugen Souls PS3 – Limited Edition plus Figure Set has less than 50% stock left, preorder soon before they’re all gone!


+ ArchAngelMai on August 20th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

A heads up, The Witch and the Hundred Knights on Amazon is a preorder price incentive. Amazon does this all the time. It is not a price drop. I got the Official PS3 Headset for $59.99 instead of $99.99 through a preorder price guarantee. I would still rather order directly from NISA for the Collectors Edition, preorder bonuses and free shipping. Plus I earn points on all purchases, I have a $5 coupon with it’s name on it since I preordered Mugen Souls PS3 – Limited Edition plus Figure Set.

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