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Square Enix Handheld Blowout

by Michael Cole - October 5, 2005, 5:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Famitsu

Details on the fully remade Final Fantasy III DS are revealed along with FFV and FFVI GBA announcements and—believe it or not—their Mario Basketball DS game.

Earlier today PGC posted a news article listing a large number of new DS games, as revealed by Famitsu Online. Since then Famitsu has posted more information about Square Enix's many titles for Nintendo handheld systems, which Nintendo and Square Enix disclosed in a press conference.

The Famitsu article shows Final Fantasy III DS director Hiromichi Tanaka disclosing his project as a 3D remake of the Famicom classic. The DS remake is a merging of old an new, with members who worked on the original Finaly Fantasy III team working alongside newer Final Fantasy juggernauts such as Ryosuke Aiba (FFXI art director) and Akihiko Yoshida (FFXII character designer). Be sure to check the Famitsu article for pictures!

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada also announced that Final Fantasy V and VI are in the pipeline for the GBA, though no date (or even year) was announced for the two remaining RPG classics. Also shocked his audience (nay, the world) by revealing Square Enix was behind the Mario 3-on-3 Basketball title revealed earlier today. The RPG maker, itching to try something that made dynamic use of the touch screen, proposed the concept to Nintendo.

Talkback

cubistOctober 05, 2005

We haven't had this much Square-Enix love since the SNES...when we were getting individual Square and Enix contributions. This announcement is huge for Nintendo and the longevity of their little DS.

KnowsNothingOctober 05, 2005

If Square came to Nintendo with their basketball idea....and are supporting the DS this much.....well, I sense good things for the Revolution face-icon-small-smile.gif

Karl Castaneda #2October 05, 2005

Final Fantasy XIII: Revolution FTW!

Jiggy37October 05, 2005

Finally, one of my top ten games, FFVI, is coming to where it rightfully belongs on GBA... I just hope they can manage to do the soundtrack justice. Only RPG other than Chrono Trigger that I've played through a dozen times.

ArbokOctober 05, 2005

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Originally posted by: Jiggy37
Finally, one of my top ten games, FFVI, is coming to where it rightfully belongs on GBA...


Fully agree, can't wait for this port, just wish they had a projected release date for it.

NinGurl69 *hugglesOctober 05, 2005

Depends on which FF3 they mean. The article mentions "the Famitsu classic" (makes no sense) while the author might've meant "the FAMICOM classic". Famicom = Nintendo Duck Hunt System

DjunknownOctober 05, 2005

Well, this puts a smile on my face. This almost makes up for just putting one game on the 'Cube since Square and Nintendo got back together.

So on the DS, its possible to play FF's 1-6. Hopefully we'll hear more about V and VI before e3...

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The article mentions "the Famitsu classic" (makes no sense) while the author might've meant "the FAMICOM classic". Famicom = Nintendo Duck Hunt System


Most likely a typo.

Mario Basketball? On the DS? If its pulled off right, they'll 1-up EA, making the king of sports games look bad. Wi-Fi? Its almost a given...

Hey, I got two hours of sleep because of stories like this. When you type Famitsu and look at "Famitsu" 312 times you tend to TYPE Famitsu for any proper noun starting with F.

ANyway, looks like Dan (or someone else on staff) fixed that for me.

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