Final Fantasy Tactics creator announces 'Unsung Story'

Yasumi Matsuno, creator of well-regarded Square RPGs Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, has announced his next game. Partnering with mobile game publisher Playdek, Matsuno will be helming a new franchise called 'Unsung Story.'

The first game of the series will be a mobile take on tabletop card games. French board game designer Christophe Boelinger will be designing the mechanics, while Matsuno will primarily be responsible for the story and world-building. The already-planned sequel Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will hew much more closely to Matsuno's prior work, as a Tactics-like strategy game. The first game is aiming for a 2014 release, and the second has no date announced. Both will be for mobile devices.

Similar to FFT, the story is inspired by European history. This time, it's set in a medieval fantasy world called Rasfalia with generous helpings of Western European conflict in the fifth century. Naturally, though, it adds magical creatures and wizards to the mix as well.

"I'm pleased to be creating this amazing world and rich story exclusively for Playdek," said Matsuno, in the announcement. "It's exciting to develop my vision with the leading company of the genre. I look forward to bringing this new world to life and reaching a new audience of avid gamers."