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Hiromichi Tanaka, Square Enix
Interview by Adam Riley :: Thursday, February 1st, 2007


Yesterday Cubed3's Adam Riley was lucky enough to be invited to interview Square Enix's Senior Vice President Hiromichi Tanaka on a vast array of subjects. The purpose of Tanaka-san's visit to Europe was to help push the French and German releases of Final Fantasy XI, as well as promote Final Fantasy III on the DS. However, being such a amiable person he was more than open to fielding a few other questions, such as ones related to his recent" target="_blank" class='fmlink'>http://www.cubed3.com/news/6710/]recent comments regarding a Chrono Cross sequel not being forthcoming.

Whilst we wait on the audio file that should be on its way courtesy of Freelance Journalist and Writer Lesley Smith, here are some morsels of information from the questions Adam personally asked about in the quite intimate interview with the man that has reached legendary status now:

  • When asked about the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary project and whether Nintendo systems would see anything, considering the series started on the NES, he wryly smiled and said that games will be brought to many platforms as part of the project;

  • The issue of the future for the Chrono games was brought up and clarification asked for, due to recent comments saying a sequel to Chrono Cross not being planned. In response, he stated that it certainly is not out of the question Chrono will make a return, and as for seeing Chrono Trigger return in any form (a port, remake or Virtual Console release

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    Senior ModeratorStaff Member

    In response, he stated that it certainly is not out of the question Chrono will make a return, and as for seeing Chrono Trigger return in any form

    Fantastic, absolutely great news.

    Top Interview Adam, another great exclusive! Smilie

    Regards to online FF:

    However, the key point to mention is that Square Enix is currently in talks with Nintendo about resolving this point of contention!

    Awesome, if S-E are all up for bringing their top games to the Wii Nintendo should do all they can to cater.



    ( Edited 22.09.2013 23:54 by Guest )

    Cubed3 Admin/Founder & Designer

    Nintendo you fool!
    Save yourself from oblivion and open up your online.

    ( Edited 22.09.2013 23:54 by Guest )

    Great work Adam.

    ( Edited 19.06.2013 17:47 by Guest )


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    Brilliant work Adam, great read. :-Smilie Let's hope they sort out that 'point of contention'!

    ( Edited 19.06.2013 17:47 by Guest )

    they are in negotiations with Nintendo about FF XI? That's quite good news. Meaning, that they want to do it! That's great, people! Think about it. I always thought, that no core-FF is brought to big Nintendo consoles anymore...! Fingers crossed for FFXIV for Wii. Smilie

    I find your lack of faith disturbing!

    Phantasy Star Online on the cube is no different to FinalFantasy in terms of online users.

    I dont think Nintendo has anything in principle against lobbys and such, its only they havnt had time to make or run their own.

    Friend codes are just like an email address anyway, there no different to an msn system in that way.

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    Senior ModeratorStaff Member

    Awesome interview Adam, great work! Smilie

    I still need to get FF3; reviews haven't been very great, what do the C3 faithful think of it?

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    Swanky stuff Adam, so really good information there. I look forward to the interview in full soon Smilie

    Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...
    Senior ModeratorStaff Member

    I really did exclaim just how much people are eager to see Chrono Trigger make a return in some form.

    Same goes for expanding the world of FFXI onto Wii...Did the best I could do Smilie But at least I got that titbit about the negotiations with Nintendo. Thought that'd be the case anyway, considering FFCC should be using the system.

    And hallelujah - don't know if you lot have seen how FFI and FFII look on the PSP, but Nintendo fans should not be missing out since the series bloody started on the NES!! Smilie

    Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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    You didnt even care to ask if FF7 would be ported to DS or if it was possible.. so sad..

    thanks alot though.

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    I would love a CT remake, love it to itty bitty pieces. I wish that PC one being made by fans was still in development Smilie

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    That was a shame, yes, as it looked fantastic!

    As for questions on FFVII, sadly I didn't have time to ask about both that and the FF Anniversary project.

    Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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    Boohoo no FFIX!

    It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

    They need Chrono Trigger on the VC... There needs to be at least 1 game really worth getting

    Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

    You must be thrilled about the interview. Nice job, I look forward to hearing the audio file.

    Super entrevista there Smilie

    Darkflame said:
    Phantasy Star Online on the cube is no different to FinalFantasy in terms of online users.

    Yes, it is. Smilie


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    awsome interview man... it was a good read.... and to be honest i dont think we will ever see Chrono

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    I think if enough people pester Nintendo, then we'll at least see it appear on the Virtual Console.

    By the way, just added a titbit about why the original FFs haven't surfaced - just check out the penultimate bullet point Smilie

    Adam Riley < Operations Director :: Senior Editor :: Cubed3 Limited >
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    are you remaking final fantasy V for the psp.
    if you are, will you redesign the characters into 3D from the 2D gameplay (which looks much cooler),
    or will you design by
    there artwork(which seems to have no fun or color to it),the one used
    in the playstation version...?

    ( Edited on 17.06.2007 21:45 by zeab )

    manuel baez

    Chrono Trigger is one of my most beloved games- I want it on Wii.

    "However, the key point to mention is that Square Enix is currently in talks with Nintendo about resolving this point of contention!" -Interview

    Everything will be okay if this is resolved, I hope they find agreement eventually.


    "I think if enough people pester Nintendo, then we'll at least see it appear on the Virtual Console. "- Jez


    I always use the EBV Channel to pester them about games Smilie. LS


    ( Edited on 15.06.2007 16:27 by Linkyshinks )

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