The Alliance Alive Delayed In Japan
FuRyu's new throwback JRPG has been delayed at the last minute in Japan.
If you're a fan of the JRPGs of a bygone age then you may have already heard of developer FuRyu's upcoming title, The Alliance Alive. FuRyu is a developer that gets a bit of a kick out of returning to the golden age of JRPGs when looking for inspiration, as its previous title, The Legend of Legacy, did something similar. Legend of Legacy served as a spiritual successor of sorts to the old SaGa series, which often saw multiple main characters go on different adventures before coming together to join forces. It appears that The Alliance Alive will go for a similar approach.
It stars nine different protagonists who you'll swap between as they go on their individual journeys, before eventually coming together as a team. The story takes place in a world that has been split into different zones thanks to some sort of evil chaos magic, and sees the human race at war with a race known as Asmodians. One detail worth noting is that Yoshitaka Murayama, the creator of famed JRPG series Suikoden, is helping to write The Alliance Alive.
The title was originally slated to release at the end of March, but FuRyu has now announced that it won't be making that date after all. It seems that, while development is going well, they've decided that more time is needed to iron out the kinks. As such, The Alliance Alive won't be releasing in Japan until June 22. There's still no word on if it'll make its way to the West, but we got Legend of Legacy so I'd be surprised if we didn't get this as well.