Hironobu Sakaguchi’s new JRPG Terra Battle, which has now been officially announced with a September release for both iOS and Android.
... for smart phones and tablets. Damn.
Well, to be fair if it's a classic sprite 2D JRPG (which I don't know, mind you, they didn't show), the platform isn't really much of consequence. Yet, I hope it'll come to consoles eventually.
Maybe they could port it to handhelds at a set price with all the items included, instead of free to play with microtransactions.
My Sony Xperia Z is Ready!
Probably they should have better stayed with Square Enix.
No screenshot? That char looks a bit like Dagran from TLS.
JRPGs lately have been generic in terms of character design. I'm pretty sure you'll find plenty of characters from different games looking the same. You mentioned The Last Story. Look at the main character in the boxart. Looks exactly like Sasuke from Naruto and Noctis in FFXV.
Sick artwork.... Wish this was for console or handheld:(
How do JRPG's ect...alike play on smart phones? I never been really for games on phones but some of the Square games do look good. Granted I would never buy a FF title on a phone. More so talking about exclusive games to the platform.
Not bad. Since they're turn-based, controls aren't really a hassle.
They all play awfully, the ports of older console titles especially. Cell phones are not made for games and they never will be.
They play well enough. It's not like JRPGs have complex control schemes so a touch screen interface is more than adequate. FF3 and FF4 play great on my nexus.
I'd rather play it on my Vita. I'll probably still get it, but games drain a phone's battery so fast. :/
stupid developers are stupid...
Do you have a better reason for why they should develop it for the Vita/3ds instead?
anyone know who the artist for this game is? i wonder why mistwalker hasnt made a game for playstation yet. sakaguchi must hate sony after their collaboration with the spirits witin XD
oh, an actual vg artist. thought they would get a mangaka like they did with blue dragon and lost oddyssey
This dude basically stopped making console games after The Last Odyssey. Maybe he's tired of making console games that take years of development because he's getting older, or maybe he just wants the quick mobile cash, or maybe he just wants someone to approach him to make a new console JRPG. Whatever it is, mobiles are still extremely limited, and consoles and PC are the only way to show off another giant and grand world.
Mistwalker usually only makes console games when they are contracted to make one.
"As mentioned earlier, the game will be free to play, with a pay-per-item model, and will allow players to play to the end of the story without making any purchase" Doesn't matter how good the gameplay is or how amazing the story is, this ruined the game before it even launched. *Sigh* How the mighty have fallen....
Wish it would come to consoles
Hironobu Sakaguchi is a drifter of the industry. Will he be able to rivive like Yoshiki Okamoto who made a success of Monster Strike ? I doubt it, but wait and see.
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