Oh man! The last time I controlled a frog in a JRPG, it turned out to be one of the the greatest video games in history. While I hardly think that The Legend of Legacy has a chance in standing up to the one and only Chrono Trigger, it’s still an interesting little JRPG I want to check out for a laundry list of reasons.

Filmia, the frog prince, is one. The SaGa inspirations are another. And there is the fact that the Nintendo 3DS is hands down the best platform on Earth if you want some solid JRPGs. Why not add another game to that collection of yours?

The Legend of Legacy didn’t get the best reception from those who imported it, but most people were expecting a Chrono Tigger or Final Fantasy VI and not Romancing SaGa, a game purposefully offbeat from its classic brethren. It’s all about how you approach it.

For the spotty mechanics and uneven leveling, though, Atlus has gone back into the mechanics to make a far more balanced game. These tweaks have always produced a much better product for North American shores, and it is similar to when Square Enix remixed Bravely Default into a much more tolerable title.

Trust me when I say that with Atlus, The Legend of Legacy is in good hands. We’ll be able to experience its changes for the first time on Sept. 22 when it launches a demo. In it, you’ll be able to play the prologue and first two dungeons, and your progress can be carried over into the main game. The demo can only be played 30 times as per usual with Nintendo 3DS JRPGs.

All three new characters have been given official descriptions from Atlus, and all three are actually the first that came to mind when I was thinking of who I’d like to play as. However, the other character trailers have changed my mind regarding who I want to back up Filmia with. What, you think I’d play this game without the frog?


A mercenary who excels at combat, he’s known for his battle prowess as the “Baron.” His attacks are strong and he has a penchant for long swords, axes, and shields. But like Garnet, he doesn’t have any affinity to the elementals.


As an alchemist, Eloise has a…unique pursuit after arriving on Avalon. Her dedication to the alchemical arts combined with her beauty has her searching the mysterious island for the secret to eternal youth.

You might think of Eloise as being similar to a mage-type character, and you’d be right! She has affinities for ALL the elements, and excels with either bow or staff.


He’s a frog. He has an awesome dance. Do I really need to say more, because I know you’re going to pick him first anyways. Well, you should also know that he’s the heir to a lost kingdom, and looking to find a home for his people on Avalon!

Filmia is one of the stronger attackers in the game and excels with spears. You should equip him with a spear (insert frog gig joke here). Also, being a frog, he has a strong bond with the water element.

The Legend of Legacy launches on Oct. 13 in North America for the Nintendo 3DS.