It's hard not to fall for this one as soon as you see it. Liege is an upcoming tactical turn-based RPG being built by John Rhee of Coda Games. It's a throwback to SRPGs of old with a brilliant hand-drawn look and some promising ideas. On our message board, Rhee is saying that he wants to "extend" its classical format to create a blend of "compelling, character-focused narrative and elegant, accessible tactical combat."

Just take a gander at what he's got together so far. Hand-drawn art really catches the eye, right? Also, look at those rays poking out of the fog!

We talked to Rhee just a second ago via e-mail. He plans to get Liege out by the end of this year or maybe the beginning of next, so the project is still pretty early. All the same, we're super stoked. This is looking good. Feel free to drop it onto your Watch List in the TouchArcade app [Free], and we'll throw you a notification whenever we talk about the game again.

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  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    Wow. iPad only, or is it just the screenshots that look like that? Totally out of left field, but it looks sweet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ted.rampersad.3 Ted Rampersad

      just look at the title dude "by Brad Nicholson in iPad Games, iPhone games, iPod touch games, News, Upcoming Games" for all :)

  • reflipp

    Onwachlist!!!!

  • Josh Dombro

    Can you very politely ask him to hurry the hell up! This game looks awesome

  • toxiccheese

    The art looks pretty good, but I'd like to see it in motion. Also wonder what the combat is like.

  • decabao

    The bedroom looks exactly like the ones in Animal Crossing ^^

  • grits

    Beautiful

  • john360

    What a TWIST!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paddy-Grant-Sullivan/733511665 Paddy Grant Sullivan

    Looks awesome, but we don't have much yet. It will be cool seeing this develop (hopefully).

  • HelperMonkey

    Ooooh. Favorite genre. Pretty pictures. Ambitious developer. Don't be teasing me! I will give you money!

  • Tatiana

    You had me at "hand drawn."

  • James Cameron

    I'm not really one for RPGs but the graphics are too irresistible