PGC brings you the translation of Famitsu’s interview with Nintendo regarding the recent Square deal.
The latest issue of Famitsu features an interview with Nintendo regarding the Nintendo Square settlement.
Famitsu: What is the background regarding Square’s decision to develop for Nintendo?
Nintendo: Around the end of last year, our discussion with Square began. Square’s Kawazu held a vision of video games that fitted with Yamauchi’s vision. He was really interested and commented, “We want to challenge ourselves in developing a new Final Fantasy that links between the GC and GBA.” Yamauchi agreed to his proposal because not only is Kawazu a talented game creator, but he also shared the same enthusiasm to create a new type of game
F: Is this GC/GBA link game developed with the Fund Q?
N: Yes. Game Designers Studio (editor note: temporary name) is the first company to utilize the fund. This new Final Fantasy is already in development, and we hear that it is scheduled to be release this Christmas.
F: Besides this, will there be other GBA games released?
N: Putting aside the GC/GBA linkage, we also approved requests to develop and sell Final Fantasy Tactics, and one more game. The publisher may be either Square or Game Designers Studio.