Square Enix‘s Hajime Tabata has expressed that he would like to create projects for Nintendo Switch. Although he admits he hasn’t been keen on developing for Nintendo platforms in the past, the Final Fantasy director says he is “very interested” in the upcoming console. One of the key features he’s most excited for is the Switch’s versatility.
“I’m very interested in this machine! As a player, but also as a developer,” said Tabata. “The Nintendo Switch that you can transform into a controller, that you can put into a dock, that you can move around with, on which you can replace elements. It’s been a while that I’ve told myself that I would like to make games on a Nintendo machine, so if the Nintendo Switch could be that opportunity, I’ll be delighted!”
Aren’t we all?
Do it, bring an awesome Final Fantasy game to the Switch.
I just bought a copy of FF:CC. Pretty excited.
When was the last time we had an awesome Final Fantasy game?
I was more making a general statement, they can bring any of the FF games to Switch and I’d be interested. But to be specific, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was a blast and FF:III is good fun.
I’d like to see the old games make a comeback honestly.
Yes, the more traditional Final Fantasys were pretty good games.
Isn’t the latest some kind of hack and slash game?
Nah. I guess you could consider it action RPG.
I’m not sure, I wasn’t interested in the one’s for Wii and DS that were out at the time. Echo’s of Time and Rings of Fate looked like normal RPG game’s, but maybe just without the Scale that is known in FF games. Like I said I didn’t play them, the others I loved (FF: CC & FF:3/DS).
Final Fantasy XV is going to have gameplay very similar to the main Kingdom Hearts games. So while it’s still an RPG, it’ll be an action oriented RPG.
Crystal chronicles on the gamecube? Maybe the DS remakes.
Or do you mean a more traditional new turn base final fantasy on a home console?
Crystal Chronicles on the Gamecube may as well have came out way too soon since it would have been better as an online multiplayer game.
Could certainly use more SE games around Nintendo’s systems.
Done the Switch is confirmed to be compatible with UE4 I’m at least expecting KHIII since that game uses it.
*Since the Switch
Oh damn. Mainline FF on Switch would be huge if it happened.
Obviously not confirming anything, but this is great news. Let’s hope Nintendo doesn’t scare these devs away.
Obinna is not pleased with you.
Who? Obama? Well that’s ok cause I’m not pleased with his healthcare plan.
Obinna is that name they always call Sasori. (the guy on this website)
I know, but but an anon user spouting crap; I’m not gonna pass up the opportunity to mess with him.
American McGee could make an awesome acid trip of Super Mario Bros.
Is that who made this video? Would love to see that regardless.
I do not know, it just brought up my old idea of it.
Word I’m always down to see trippy stuff
I saw that one on facebook…happy halloween peoples
oh non of you know the story behind the poor relationship and how the old dog at nintendo the dead president dragged a squre guy out the building and gave him LETS SAY A GOOD BEAT DOWN
so tjhe story goes squre were all cocky and big headed at a meeting saying we want to develop on ps1 sowe can have COUGH cut scenes rather than gameplay nintendo presidnet freaked out tipped the table and said gamesconsoles are for gaes not movies and physically dragged him into the street
apparantly a true story nintendo then told them were to go Hiroshi Yamauchi is who im talking about
And that game became legendary and PS1 outsold 64. You seriously need to pull your head out of your ass.
Bring 7 to Nintendo already you backstabbers!
Square didn’t stab Nintendo in the back.
Good to hear.
Hoping this leads somewhere. If not one of the main series, another installment or remaster in the Crystal Chronicles series would be awesome,
A remake of the original Crystal Chronicles would be nice. As I said above, it came out way too soon as it would have been perfect as an online multiplayer game. That & I never actually got to beat that game. Not to mention there were some mysteries in the game I never got to see a great conclusion to as many ended as cliffhangers.
So he pretty much confirmed no FFXV or FFVII remake on Switch? Great…
I don’t think he is in the position to make that decision.
Yeah, no he didn’t…
Basically he did, you have to read between the lines. If there was a FF game currently in development he would have worded his comment differently.
I’ll buy FFX XV for the Switch
MAKE ANOTHER FUCKING FINAL FANTASY TACTICS GAME!!!
when was the last time he made a game for nintendo? It was crystal chronicles for the game cube right?
A remastered version of final fantasy tactics and dissidia will be a smart move.
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Come on Square! Release your games on the switch!
I wouldn’t mind a port of KHIII but to be honest I’d prefer a Final Fantasy spin-off than just a port of XV (Though I wouldn’t object to the port), Tokyo Mirage Sessions was a really good example on how to bring out the strengths of a console instead of just porting a game made for a completely different demographic; I would have liked Persona 5 on Wii U but TMS made much more sense.
All I really care to see from this guy on a Nintendo console is a revival of the Crystal Chronicles subfranchise! Starting with an enhanced remake of the original Crystal Chronicles with online co-op multiplayer. After that, a remake of My Life as a King where instead of being in town 24/7 while other people do the adventuring, the king actually gets to go out & explore a new location and take part in battles himself. After which, you can explore it again yourself as many times as you want or you can send someone else there to do the exploring for you. As for building the city, that part is awesome & fine as is. Although, it’d be nice to be able to actually walk inside of the houses, stores, schools, and even the castle itself. Maybe even expand the building mechanic to effect more than just houses & landmarks but the overall design of the walls surrounding the town and even the castle itself. Make the game a combination of an awesome adventure game AND an awesome customization game with a customization process for your character, NPCs, etc. After those two, then we can talk about new entries in the franchise. Yeah. Probably hoping for way too much here but it never hurts to dream.
As for main Final Fantasy games & the Kingdom Hearts franchise, meh. I’m perfectly happy with getting them on PlayStation consoles.
Ugh! I miss playing Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs on N64! I especially miss the building bases mechanic!
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