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Re: Legend of Legaia
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2011, 04:37:10 PM »

I'm no attorney, but I'm pretty sure if an independent developer wanted to get the rights to the Legaia name then they'd be able to purchase it since the trademark has been considered abandoned.


Whatever happened to the original creators?  Are they just off doing their own thing?

They're most likely working on other projects or doing their own thing. Prokion/Contrail got dismantled by Sony. It's sad, too. The first Legaia was a fairly big hit in Japan - it was even re-released on Playstation: The Best, which was Japan's version of our Greatest Hits label. And it sold about 300,000 copies in the USA. That success enabled a sequel, though with the sequel's flop it's obvious why the trademark wasn't restarted. Sony obviously sees that another Legaia game wouldn't make them money. I do wish they'd buy the trademark again just so they could put it on PSN, though.

The director of Legend of Legaia, went on to produce Tales of Rebirth for the PSP in 2008.

He also did some work on Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.
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Re: Legend of Legaia
« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2011, 05:10:34 PM »
Since the thing that made it unique was a twist to a turn based battle system, I wouldn't count on a new entry in the series. Turn based systems have pretty much achieved Dodo status on home consoles, and the Legaia franchise isn't popular enough to be reworked into an action RPG. Best you could hope for is a handheld title, and even that's highly unlikely.
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Re: Legend of Legaia
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2011, 05:31:31 PM »
Since the thing that made it unique was a twist to a turn based battle system, I wouldn't count on a new entry in the series. Turn based systems have pretty much achieved Dodo status on home consoles, and the Legaia franchise isn't popular enough to be reworked into an action RPG. Best you could hope for is a handheld title, and even that's highly unlikely.

I agree with this.

Legaia would be a great action RPG though, what with all the martial-arts aspects to it.
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