While we patiently wait for a company to step up and localize The Legend of Legacy, the game has scored praise in Japan and has so far been the best selling game in FuRyu’s short history.
Japanese firm Media Creates puts the sales figure at 53,974 in its first week, opening second in a week of stiff competition from Tales of Zesteria, which clocked in at 340,891. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U took third with 32,137.
Siliconera points out that while the 53,974 isn’t exactly impressive on its own, the game performed far better than FuRyu’s previously developed and published games. Unchained Blades sat at about 24,000 across the 3DS and PSP in 2011, and Lost Dimension only managed 4,000 on the Vita last year.
Word of mouth surrounding The Legend of Legacy has spread thanks to a solid reception from critics, and the media blitz has been unexpectedly strong as well. The game has turned up in Famitsu and other magazines far more often than I might have expected.
FuRyu stated that it wants to make a flagship franchise for the company, and it has definitely found something it can work with here. The Legend of Legacy is backed by a large team of former Square Enix employees, mostly of the former SaGa team. With success like this, it will want to follow up as quickly as possible. Hopefully, publishers in the West will take notice as well.
Who is going to step up, I wonder.