So, you’ve managed to beat The Legend of Legacy, have you? Well done! It’s a brutal game, and you’ve no doubt struggled to thrash everything there was to thrash. Perhaps that one victory was enough for you…

… but, hey, perhaps not.

A New Game Plus file on The Legend of Legacy.

Complete The Legend of Legacy and you’ll receive the option to create a save file for your completed game. This save file will thereafter recognize that you beat the game with your starting character, and give you the chance to start over again - albeit with someone new at the helm. A New Game Plus has some ramifications for new playthroughs of The Legend of Legacy:
  • Unlike a lot of other New Game Plus options from other games, you don’t get to keep your stats. You’ll also have to uncover all the maps and collect the items again. That said, you do still have your money from your previous playthrough, including the 10,000 St the King of Adventurers gave you at the end of the previous game.
  • Though all of your items are gone, any special items you picked up (in other words, unique rare items like the Windsong Bow or Aurora’s Ray) will be available for purchase in the ‘Special’ category of Initium’s shop. These can make a big difference to your early-game battles. 
  • You retain all of your Stances. This, too, should give you quite an advantage right from the start, as the starting Stances are comparatively weak.
  • Though you don’t retain use of your Skills or charms, you do still have all of your Encyclopedia entries. All other Encyclopedia entries (items, enemies, maps) are similarly intact.
  • If you enter the Options menu you’ll find a new entry for Portraits. Here you can change your character portraits between one of two settings.
  • The most important aspect of New Game +, one you probably won’t notice at first, is the change in item drop rates. This is to say that they drop more often. Not normal items, really, but the rare ones you pick up from bosses and special enemies littered randomly around maps. Each time you complete a run of The Legend of Legacy this rate gets a touch better, as well, so eventually you should be getting the best items dropped with no problem (or grinding) at all.
In addition to all of the above, your New Game Plus has an extra caveat: Apparently, if you complete the game seven times, each with a different character as your main, you’ll receive an extra scene during the eighth game.( I have no idea what it is or what it contains, and I’m not sure if I ever will, because playing this game through seven times sounds tantamount to insanity. Still, if you're feeling persistent...)