Kickstarter Check-In: Shrine’s Legacy

Developer Positive Concept Games has begun a Kickstarter campaign for its SNES-style action RPG Shrine’s Legacy. The game is a top-down adventure RPG billed as a combination of classic titles including The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Illusion of Gaia and Secret of Mana. It will include single-player and two-player local co-op modes.

The game features two main protagonists: Rio Shrine and Reima Narona. Rio is the wielder of the Sword of Shrine and harboured a childhood dream of being a hero. Meawnhile, Reima appears cold and is hiding a tragic secret. It follows the two as they journey to find the eight Gemstones and fully restore the Sword of Shrine while stopping the goals of an ancient evil called Alkor. Loss will be a key theme of the game.

Gameplay has players using elemental magic in real-time combat, using it to explore, defeat enemies, and get past obstacles. Each of the gemsteons provides Rio and Reima with a new elemental spell. The game will feature an array of less usual sidequests, including entering a dreamland to fight waves of dummies or racing a trio of businessmen in luchador masks.

Positive Concept Games is looking for $25,000 in funding, with the campaign set to run until November 6, 2021. The game is being developed for PC and is currently expected to release in 2023, with a Nintendo Switch version listed as one of its stretch goals. Those who pledge at least $15 will receive a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. A demo can be accessed by signing up to Positive Concept Games’ mailing list.


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Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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