Sakaguchi not retiring after The Last Story

Tuesday, 20th July 2010 11:04 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Sounds like someone’s not ready to head to that great gaming retirement home just yet.

A blog post from Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi suggested last week that he would stop making games after the studio finishes development on upcoming Wii RPG, The Last Story.

But that was a week ago, and in Japanese. This week, the Final Fantasy creator’s post has been translated into English, where sense has been made again.

“Emotionally it feels like this is my last work, while pouring everything I have gotten into this project,” he said.

So false alarm. The Sak isn’t going anywhere just yet.

The first footage of The Last Story debuted a couple of weeks back. Get it here.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    Next week on the global videogames news programme: “Sakaguchi: I might go for a poo after my tea.”

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Quickly followed by a retraction of the poo statement, with the clarification that he was really only going for a wee. And possibly a quick five-knuckle shuffle.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    …but emotionally it felt like taking a poo…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt


    #4 4 years ago
  5. Tonka

    Next game will be titled
    “This is it, no more”

    Followed by “This is it, no more II: The endless saga”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Freek

    With Kojima acting as guest producer.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. frostquake

    @ Tonka..

    Michael Jackson titled his 50 Concert London Stadium Extravaganza ” This is It”, and we all know how that played out… :(

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Tonka

    Well, maybe then there wouldn’t be an embarrassing sequel.

    #8 4 years ago

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