Playdek has released a new update on the Kickstarter page for its game Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. The first update, A Visual Look from a Game Play Perspective (more are promised in the days ahead), gives visitors a "visual look into the game from a game play perspective," and uses concept art to show how the game will implement different camera angles to enhance the gameplay.
The developers also announced that later today at 5:30 pm EST it will take part in a Reddit AMA to discuss the game at length with the Reddit community.
Unsung Story is getting close to being fully funded, but the Kickstarter deadline is about a week away and the project still needs $131,442 to meet its initial funding goal.
Unsung Story is being developed by Playdek and two very famous Japanese developers: Yasumi Matsuno and Akihiko Yoshido. Matsuno is best known as the man who designed the ultra popular tactical RPG Final Fantasy Tactics, but he has also worked on several popular Japanese RPGs including Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story. Yoshida is an artist who has worked on such hits as Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, and the recently released Bravely Default.
These seasoned veterans will work with Playdek, who have worked (collectively) at such studios as THQ, SCEA, Incinerator Games, Rockstar, and Interplay over the years.
You can learn more about the Kickstarter and the game here. Once the initial $600,000 funding goal is met a number of stretch goals promise to bring in even more talent including Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, localization expert and transcriber Alexander O. Smith (he helped localize such games as Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII, and Crimson Shroud), and localization expert Joseph Reeder (who has worked on a number of Matsuno's games).