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Disappointingly, the creator of Final Fantasy’s next game is for smartphones

Thursday, 3rd July 2014 00:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

If you were hoping for a new console RPG from Mistwalker, I’m afraid you’re in for a disappointment.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is best known as the father of Final Fantasy and founder of Mistwalker, developer of Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey and The Last Story.

His latest project, however, lacks some of that basic core appeal – it’s an RPG designed for smartphones.

Famitsu reports Terra Battle – a title Mistwalker recently trademarked – is coming to Android and iOS in Japan in September.

There’s nothing wrong with mobile games of course, but it’s not what we were hoping for when we heard that Sakaguchi would reveal his new game at Japan Expo this week.

That’s not to say Sakaguchi and Mistwalker don’t have another project in the works, so stay tuned for more information from France.

Thanks, Polygon. [image]

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5 Comments

  1. Obernox

    UGH

    #1 2 months ago
  2. heyvc

    Gr8!

    #2 2 months ago
  3. salarta

    On the one hand, this is extremely disappointing because Sakaguchi’s work blows anything Squeenix has done for the past decade completely out of the water. He really deserves to be able to do his stuff for consoles.

    On the other hand, at least it’s not an XBox exclusive like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon were.

    I still strongly suspect there’s some unspoken resentment toward Sony going on. It would be hard for me to believe that Sony wouldn’t have extended an offer of some sort to Sakaguchi for an exclusive just like Microsoft did. Since Squeenix, Sakaguchi’s worked on games for Microsoft, for Nintendo, and for mobile platforms, but nothing for Sony. I honestly half-expect we could see Sakaguchi announce an exclusive for the Amazon console or Steambox before we’d see him do anything again that’d end up on a Sony console.

    #3 2 months ago
  4. Wezzulus

    @salarta
    What’s wrong with those being Xbox exclusives exactly?

    #4 2 months ago
  5. salarta

    @Wezzulus It’s mainly subjective, that I don’t want to support Microsoft with consoles and therefore won’t be buying or playing it if it’s on XBox. Though if asked for an objective reason, I point to the original plans for the XBox One regarding DRM before they were essentially forced to give up those plans.

    #5 2 months ago

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