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Japanese games get pigeonholed: Young characters with big eyes swinging big swords. Screw swords, give them guns!


Independent game developers Ayaemo Research Institute's latest project, The Legend of Alfur, is a PC first-person shooter.

There are shades of Sega's Valkyria Chronicles, which was a third-person shooter. But make no mistake, The Legend of Alfur is a first-person shooter, and it was even developed using an Unreal Development Kit. Honestly, I am trying to think of another Unreal-based Japanese-made FPS, and I'm coming up with...nothing.

On May 11, The Legend of Alfur was released on the PC in Japan for ¥1,500 (US$19) for the package version and ¥1,000 ($13) for the download version.

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Ideal for those who like cute voices, big eyes, and big guns—whoever the hell you are.

「アルフール小国物語」予告編 [Ayaemo]