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RE:LEGEND an Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon Hybrid Game

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Square Enix has made some big announcements this week. After expressing their full support for Nintendo Switch, they have announced another game in direct competition to Harvest Moon, Pokemon and the beloved Animal Crossing. RE:LEGEND is a video game about farming, exploring, village management and just so much more.

You will start the game by waking up washed ashore on the beach, with no memories. You will have to start a new life, and find ways to recover your lost memory. But before it gets to that you have to start cultivating the island, make friends with villages, expand the village, do some farming, fishing, planting and cutting down trees. It is up to you how you tackle the game. You will also be able to raise your very own magical creatures, this is is similar to Pokemon except instead of catching you can also raise them yourself.

According to Square Enix the developer behind RE:LEGEND, the game focuses on 4 major features:

  • Farming(Grow crops on land/sea, keep fishes)
  • Tame and raise Magnus(Monsters)
  • Adventure(Story, Crafting, Fishing, Mining, Logging.etc)
  • Recruit NPC(Village expansion)

RE:LEGEND Details

You can play alone, but what is the fun in being lonely? You can invite up to 3 friends to play along with you in Multiplayer.

Magnus are little magical creatures that roam around the island, you can tame everyone of them. They will aid you in different ways, and can be very useful for farming, fishing, traveling, in combat and more!

They will also grow and evolve depending on your care, so each of them has unique evolution conditions. Once the Magnus has grown enough and you have gained their trust, you can mount them and use their abilities at will. These abilities will be helpful in your adventure in many ways so make sure to take good care of them!

Square Enix re legend farming

Vokka islands ground soil is as fertile as Hawaii and therefore perfect for cultivation and farming. You can do so on the ground or even underwater. You can plant different crops all year around with different kind of plants to be raised. Each season has it’s own crops, that once fully grown can be sold for in-game gold.



You can fish, and all the fish you catch can be sold for gold, or you can even keep them in your own farm and watch them swim around in your pong or aquarium!

Square Enix re legend fishing

Whatever skill you want to master in the game, practice is the key! The more you exercise a certain the skill, the better you will get at it. If you fish a lot you, will start getting more and better fish. If you farm a lot, your farm skill will increase and crops will turn out better with a greater yield.

Example of Living Skills:
Mining, Fishing, Logging, Crafting, Farming, Weaponry and much more!

Square Enix re legend vokka island
Vokka Village is where your new life begins! Befriend local villagers and celebrate exciting festivals while having a good time together. Pay attention to their needs and help them out in their daily lives, and they will reward you accordingly.

You can recruit more villagers into the village during your adventure, and having more villagers will expand the village. This will allow you to gain access to better resources, and who knows you might even be able to recover your lost memories?

RE:LEGEND is currently in development for PC, a first gameplay trailer has been released and can be watched below. This game shares also a lot of similarities with Ooblets, you can read our interview with the Ooblets Developer here. We have recently mentioned that Square Enix has announced it’s full support for the Nintendo Switch, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a port of this video game on Nintendos new Console.

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James Mueller
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James Mueller

And a bit of Fantasy Life as well. This looks like something I’ll be getting. Honestly prefer it on Switch for portability and comfort of playing. If it does come my wife will want it to play with me which would mean a second Switch. We’ll likely have two eventually anyway.

Tim
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Tim

I agree, looks like a great hybrid of FF, stardew Valley and Animal Crossing! I hope this will come to the switch.

@James Mueller, maybe they will feature co-op multiplayer using the same console like Snipperclips?

James Mueller
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James Mueller

@Tim that could be fun but possibly difficult to implement, especially if you can control the camera. Crystal Chronicles forced you think stay together via the miasma. Some games do split/single based on character distance. It would be a great way though to interest people in playing it.

Tim
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Tim

True, I did not think of that. Guess you will have to get a second Switch for your wife after all!

For local multiplayer with two characters, The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ on the Switch does a pretty good job!

James Mueller
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James Mueller

We opted to skip it. I have it on Steam and never play it. We picked up instead Jackbox Party Pack 3 for the Switch so we could take it outside at the campfire to play (Probably could have done that with Steam and a laptop, but Switch was just easier)

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Is the game already out? I thought it wasn’t out yet?????

James Mueller
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James Mueller

Which one? Jackbox Party Pack 3 or Re:Legend?

Rebecca
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Rebecca

RE:Legend ? Thats the one you have on steam and never played?

James Mueller
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James Mueller

Ah, that makes sense. No I was responding to Tim’s suggestion that I try out The Binding of Issac Afterbirth+, I have the original version on Steam and just never found it fun. One of those people its gameplay didn’t interest me enough to make it around the imagery and art direction. I wasn’t offended, just didn’t enjoy artistically even while I do understand the developers intentions. Unfortunately RE:Legend isn’t out.

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