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Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
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Introducing… Yiroaki Hura, Peerless Swordsman

Posted by CIA, Inc. (Creator)

As Marcus and his party members journey through Azuregard, they will find themselves in increasingly dangerous situations. All sorts of creatures, from wolves to kraken to orcs, shadow or threaten their every move. They will need a steady sword hand at their side if they are to overcome the obstacles that lie in their path.

Today, we’d like to present the steadiest sword hand in all of Azuregard who will support Marcus in his cause. Hailing from the island of Akitsu, Yiroaki Hura, the Peerless Swordsman, has gone far and wide in search of adventure. He is often accompanied by a talking dog, a talking monkey, a talking pheasant, and a talking sword named Jim (his companions freak out a lot of people). His accomplishments are many and include ridding Megijima Island of the Evil Oni stronghold that had been terrorizing nearby coastal villages, recovering the platinum fleece of Colchis, and defeating the previous Peerless Swordsman, Lu Bu, to become the current Peerless Swordsman.

Yiroaki Hura is jovial and prone to ramble with his tales of adventure. But he also has a serious side as he’s focused in his pursuit of restoring Akitsu martial prowess to its rightful #1 spot on Azuregard. He can currently be found in Cordo where he’s hard at work finding the location of the warrior Alexander the Greatest to challenge him to a duel. Winning the duel would allow Yiroaki Hura to claim the title of the Greatest. How he’ll fit all those titles together in a way that makes any sense is anyone’s guess.

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      frogun on

      I hope your intention was to make me expect this character to actually show up in game, because now I want to see Yiroaki Hura never shut up about his latest story. :)

    2. RocK_M on

      LOL... well played Mr Yiroaki! well played! =P

    3. The Maverick Eye on

      Ha ha, very funny Yiro. Those beard and moustache ain't fooling anyone.

    4. Caleb Benoit on

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    5. Symbios on

      He beat the most powerful general of china?

    6. Boris on

      This is by far the best update I received today.
      Amazing portrait. Does the artist have a title worthy of one who painted the likeness of the Peerless Swordsman?

    7. Andreas Linder on

      I guess he could provide Lu Bu...
      *puts on sunglasses*
      with a decent challenge.

    8. Raül Meroño Pericas on

      "his companions freak out a lot of people"

      This is the part that got me killed. =)

    9. Shiru XIII on

      Hiro, best samurai ever !! Hahha

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      fanodesoso on

      I want to know what his new title will be ;-)

    11. FifthDream on

      Haha! Happy April Fools Day, guys!

      Lookin' good, Hiro. ;)

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      Keith McCoy on

      I've been having a bit of a frustrating day. When I started reading this and looking at the picture, I thought to myself...what the eff? Why are they wasting my time with stupid stuff like this instead of working on/previewing the game.

      Then I realized what day it is, and it put a slight smile on my face.