Troubled Final Fantasy Tactics successor Unsung Story has seemed to go a lot more on track since original developer Playdek handed the title to Little Orbit, and now the new developer are teasing "a significant announcement later in January". Could it be a release date, or the first proper trailer?
Little Orbit's CEO Matthew Scott posted the first update of the year today on the Unsung Story Kickstarter page, and in-between general updates teased that they were ready for a big update later this month, specifically saying that he is "hoping to make a significant announcement later in January."
Since taking over the Unsung Story project and Kickstarter page Little Orbit have been exceptionally good at keeping backers updated and attempting to undo the (many) mistakes of Playdek. They've made a lot of decent announcements involving the story, design, tactics engine and more, and this update alone says that the story is nearly done and introduces a new character with pictures (see below). So what would qualify as a "significant" announcement? We can only imagine a proper teaser trailer or a potential release date. Or both.
The latest character is the "Mana Attacker", and Matthew describes her like this: "This class deals a lot of ranged spell damage, and we’re toying with making her PlayDek’s “War Mage”, but none of the class names are final right now. For this concept we wanted to go the exact opposite of our Divine Defender. This is our first exploration into the Mana school with a female character not wearing armor."
Unsung Story was the creation of Playdek with input from Final Fantasy Tactics creator Yasumi Matsuno, and had a successful Kickstarter in 2014 - but Playdek it seems never really knew what to do with the project, took it in directions different from the project described in the Kickstarter, and eventually put it on hiatus in 2016. In 2017 it was handed over completely to new developer Little Orbit who have been attempting to undo all the damage Playdek did, and they seem to have been successful so far.
More on Little Orbit and Unsung Story's "significant announcement" as we get it.