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Sega’s Bringing ‘Chain Chronicle’ from Japan in December

Sega and Japanese studio gumi are teaming up to release the free-to-play Chain Chronicle on December 8th worldwide. This is a real-time strategy game where players will command their team of heroes, trying to protect their base from oncoming enemy forces. The game takes place in a 6×3 grid, though movement isn’t necessarily rigid in moving from tile to tile, but smart play will be necessary to succeed and progress. There’s over 150 different characters, comprising soldier, archer, knight, cleric, and wizard classes. The game boasts character artwork and voice acting from the anime and manga scene in Japan.

The game has been available in Japan for about a year and a half now, but English-language players will get to check this out in a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how this turns out – there’s still such a massive cultural gap between western and eastern games, especially in the free-to-play space, and there’s no telling how a new audience will like this, and if it can prove to be an international hit for gumi, an established Japanese publisher making inroads overseas. But will it be fun to play – that’s the real important question.