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Throw money at this JRPG

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Yes, I’m a JRPG fangirl. I’m also a Kickstarter virgin, but I think I’ve found the project that will pop my cherry! East and West are coming together to create Project Pheonix, a JRPG with a squad-based RTS game design.

Coming in mid-2015, Project Pheonix will be primarily a single player game to be released for Windows, Mac and LInux via Steam and possibly later on for PS4. According to the Kickstarter:

Project Phoenix is a fantasy themed squad-based real-time strategy game combined with Japanese RPG design influences.  The game draws you in with its breathtaking fantasy world, deep storyline, Japanese character designs, and a memorable cast, most notably, the band of heroes under your command.  Furthermore, its intuitive real-time tactical combat is dynamic, fluid, and streamlined, allowing you to experience the strategic options without being bogged down by overwhelming archaic battle systems.

Throughout the adventure, players will piece together the mysteries of an angel with amnesia and travel through the land of Azuregard with an unusual band of heroes searching for answers.

So. Much. WIN!  I’m totally in love with this concept, and it only gets better. Here are some of the people working on this project. Such a geekgasm of people!

  • Director & Producer: Hiraoki Yura – Credits include Diablo III, Valkyria Chronicles, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, STEINS, GATE
  • Game Designer: Vaughan Smith – most well-known for L.A. Noire
  • Art Director/World Concept Artist: Kiyoshi Arai – credits include Final Fantasy 3, 12 and 14, Bloodmasque
  • Lead Composer: Nobuo Uematsu – the Japanese legend who composed music for Final Fantasy 1-10 and Lost Odyssey.
  • Sound Engineer: John Kurlander – Credits: Lord of the Rings Movie trilogy, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed II

The game has three modes: exploration, combat and character advancement. Exploration will be unique for a JRPG in that there will be no grinding in order to advance to the next area. You can advance at your own pace to push on with the story or take your time to experience the world around you. Combat will be divided into story battles and random battles, using point and click to control your party of heroes. Character advancement will be based on the JRPG heritage – each hero will have a distinct class, but can also be customized according to a taken system. Plus, you can recruit new heroes as you progress through the game.

Here is some of the concept art for the game.

Or just watch their Kickstarter video and get all giddy and squishy inside. I’m honestly far too excited about this game!

Here is the Kickstarter link so you can join me in throwing money at them.  It’s already fully funded, but I still need to give them my money, because it’s just too awesome.

Last Updated: August 13, 2013


  1. DarthofZA

    August 13, 2013 at 11:34

    I’m not throwing money at it, but I am keeping an eye on it. It looks pretty awesome.


  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 13, 2013 at 11:39

    So many names …. 9 hours and it got over a 100000 dollars … HELL YESS! so excited for this, Nobuo is composing too ….. jizz


    • Hammersteyn

      August 13, 2013 at 12:01

      LOL, Wut?


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 13, 2013 at 12:02

        No don’t ask questions, just back away slowly & avoid eye contact. Else it gets weird.


      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 13, 2013 at 12:21

        Jizz … also known as those men you will find in Ass Creed 4 😛


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 13, 2013 at 13:00

          The Jizzhadi? O_O


          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            August 13, 2013 at 13:04


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      August 13, 2013 at 12:21



  3. Kromas

    August 13, 2013 at 11:39

    I do not care who you are or what you like but everyone should really pop their kickstarter cherry on Star Citizen.


    • Slade Boender

      August 13, 2013 at 11:49

      Must agree


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 13, 2013 at 12:00

      Have you seen how much funding they’ve gotten to date? Just over $15.5mil. Some people have gone insane buying ships.


      • Kromas

        August 13, 2013 at 12:07

        The more he gets the better that game will be. Also ….. MOAR SHIPZORZ = MOAR PEWPEW!!!!


  4. MacMeister998

    August 13, 2013 at 11:40

    Looks great, here is hoping the extra funds will get it out sooner


  5. Hammersteyn

    August 13, 2013 at 12:08

    Want. Really,really want!


  6. ElimiNathan

    August 13, 2013 at 12:39

    You talk so dirty, after reading the 1st 2 sentences I had to go have a shower


  7. Gerhard Davids

    August 13, 2013 at 12:52

    Just wow, nice find Zoe. I’m in.


  8. Brenz

    August 13, 2013 at 12:57

    Awesome concept, likewise Im a jrpg fan and the description really does sound promising.
    And thats quite a team behind it too!

    Now, if only Konami would make a next-gen Suikoden, massive open world, awesome gfx, gotta get em all 108 stars!!!! Ahhh i wish……


  9. That Twit In Black

    August 13, 2013 at 14:55

    This looks pretty good.


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