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E311 | Final Fantasy for Nintendo's Wii U?

E311 | Final Fantasy for Nintendo

There was a time when Square Enix's Final Fantasy brand carried real weight and if the company announced it was going to bring the series to a new console it meant fans around the world would start having palpitations. Nowadays, however, the name has been whored so much that even when Square Enix turns round and, as it did with 3DS last year, says Final Fantasy will arrive on the new platform, the statement's power has dwindled to a certain degree.

However, saying that, it is pleasing to hear that Wii U is not being forgotten about. Whilst there is no news of Hitman from the Eidos side yet, nor a new Dragon Quest from the Enix element, the remnants of Squaresoft and the Final Fantasy legend will possibly be gracing Wii U at some point.

Three or four years ago we joked around about developing a Final Fantasy game on the Wii Fit balance board. But after seeing Wii U revealed at Nintendo's conference, we are now considering the possibilities of bringing the Final Fantasy series to the format.
- Square producer Yoshinori Kitase.

When Square Enix finally decides to bring the Final Fantasy brand to Wii U, what style would you prefer - regular turn-based Final Fantasy, Crystal Bearers-esque action, standard Crystal Chronicles multi-player fun, something like Final Fantasy Tactics, or something different altogether?

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I hope FF XV is released on it, it would be cool for the main series to be back on a Nintendo console.

That, and a compilation of XIII+2.

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FFXIII-2 producer Kitase says there's no plans to bring that game to the U at the moment, but indeed they are looking at the console. Would be nice just to have it on there to give Nintendo fans who are buying the system and don't own a PS3/360 the chance to experience it. Couple it with the first XIII game too, as Stu suggests, and it's easy money.

It's hard to say what sort of FF game will be coming to Wii U. XIV is in shambles, but could still be ported over if Square like the system's online service; and Versus XIII is currently a PS3-exclusive (but with rumours that it could come to 360, U stands a chance too).

At the moment, I'd say XIII-2 has the most chance as it's not far off completion and could easily be ported to the U. FFXV is a long way off yet, but once it begins then I can definitely see it being on Nintendo's console.

That said, I miss the awesome first Crystal Chronicles game. The sequels have been pants compared to it. I would pick FFXV over CC any day, but I do miss it.

( Edited 12.06.2011 19:15 by Azuardo )

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jim (guest) 12.06.2011 22:41#3

Hopfully not crystle chronicles, that whole series just plain sucks.

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jim (guest) said:
Hopfully not crystle chronicles, that whole series just plain sucks.

Not the first one! You can't compare it to traditional FF games. It's a good game that was sadly given a lot of stick for not being what the fans wanted. Take Final Fantasy out of the title and maybe people wouldn't be so hard on it. On the contrary though, without the name it might not have sold as well...

Like I say, I definitely would prefer a traditional FF on U, but I wish the GC CC wasn't so overlooked.

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Remake FF VII since apparently everyone wants that. Me? I'd ask for a remake of IX first and then an original one.

jim (guest) said:
Hopfully not crystle chronicles, that whole series just plain sucks.

Really? I had a blast with the first one on GC, the Wiiware release and the Wii one (which is different but fun).

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