The Legend of Kusakari arrives on the 3DS eShop on August 25th
Nnooo have announced that their first published game from outside of Australia, The Legend of Kusakari will arrive worldwide on August 25th. Japanese developer Librage is of course the team behind developing the game, but Nnooo has taken it under their wing to bring it to the rest of the world.
In The Legend of Kusakari you play the role of Shiba Kari, a humble grass cutter who keeps the fields clean so brave warriors can focus on defeating evil and in doing so, eventually defeat the Demon King. While cutting the grass Shiba Kari has to avoid the battles going on around him as well as the slimes, dragons and other objects trying to distract him from his heroic task.
Creative Director of Nnooo, Nic Watt has said about the game;
“There is a constant and unfulfilled demand to bring Japanese content to western markets so we will be bringing great Japanese games to western consoles and handhelds as part of our publishing business. The Legend of Kusakari is full of quirky humour, has great polished gameplay and is a lot of fun to play. We were left with smiles on our faces when we played this on our Japanese Nintendo 3DS so we decided to sign it up and publish it in the west.”
Librage got the idea for The Legend of Kusakari from the ability to cut the grass in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. “We felt that we would like to produce and play a game which had this as a central mechanic,” according to Kenichi Fujimoto, localisation manager at Librage. “However, we didn’t feel it would be appealing if players just cut grass, so we introduced the puzzle/challenge element. We also wanted to have a story hook to keep the player interested. Seeing as there are so many stories about a brave warrior beating an evil King, we thought it would be interesting to compose the story from a fresh point of view. In The Legend of Kusakari you are a humble grass cutter who keeps the battlefields clean.”
The game has 50 levels which Nnooo says will take about 10 hours to complete, but there’s even more levels after you beat the original.
The Legend of Kusakari is priced at AUS$6.99 / NZ$7.99 / US$4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99. We’ll let you know how it is once we get our hands on it!