Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi is working on a game for consoles. This is not a drill.
The father of Final Fantasy has provided a first sneak peek at his next project, showing off some concept art and providing scant detail.
Gematsu reports Sakaguchi showed off the artwork to students at the University of Hawaii’s West O’ahu campus; Mistwalker has headquarters in Hawaii as well as Japan, and Sakaguchi had been scheduled to host a creative media master class.
Thanks to VoltySquirrel on Twitter, we can all take a look. The illustrations are by Drakengard and The Last Story character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka, and evoke the sketchy style Sakaguchi is aiming for – although the graphics will be 3D. The unannounced title may be revealed this year, and is tentatively slated for current-gen consoles.
Check out the two images in the embedded tweet below. Update: VoltySquirrel has posted video of Sakaguchi’s presentation, which you’ll also find below. The relevant stuff kicks off at about 5:50.
Concept art from Mistwalker’s currently unannounced game. Says he might be able to fully reveal the game in a year. pic.twitter.com/mnc75G4oJZ
— Whatever, Trevor. (@VoltySquirrel) January 27, 2016
Sakaguchi was one of the lead creatives on Final Fantasy before leaving to found Mistwalker. The developer has found recent success on mobile with Terra Battle, but had previously produced console RPGs The Last Story, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey.