353 posts tagged square enix
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call is out ⊟
I totally forgot the 3DS rhythm game came out this week, but it’s stores, in the eShop, and in boxes that are on their way to your doorstep, if they haven’t already arrived (provided you preordered your Curtain Call copy online).
It’s also in this launch trailer Square Enix put out yesterday:
Square Enix doesn’t sound confident about bringing Dragon Quest VII 3DS to the West :o( ⊟
So what’s the deal with Square Enix not localizing any of its Dragon Quest games for the 3DS released in Japan? You’d think the publisher would localize the DQVII remake for the 3DS at least, right? Siliconera caught up with Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to see if there’s any chance we’ll get that one, but he offered the following response:
“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.
… We’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”
In absolutely unrelated news, Square Enix will release the original Dragon Quest, as well as subsequent games (II and III have been mentioned), with a new localization to smartphones starting this September. I can’t be too bitter since those older titles have a lot less text to translate, but you’d be amazed how bitter I still manage to be regardless. Image is via F Yeah Dragon Quest!
Found this image on a 16-year-old Geocities site ⊟
Still relevant. After the break, we’ve got three new videos for Dragon Quest X 3DS, including a five-minute trailer and two Japanese commercials for the handheld MMORPG.
Bravely Second screens, art ⊟
Few items we’ve learned about the game recently:
- Sales for Bravely Default (including the original version released in Japan), crossed one million units, 600,000 of those from the West
- Supercell’s ryo will provide new music for Bravely Second instead of Default's original composer Revo
- Producers Tomoya Asano and Shinji Takahashi, aided by Souki Tsukishima, will take over writing duties from Naotaka Hayashi
- Classes shown so far: Valkyrie, Performer, Red Mage, and Time Mage
- One of the cities featured in the game, Guatelatio (shown above), serves as the Crystal Orthodoxy’s headquarters, and “sits at the entrance to the highway that leads to the Temple of Earth and the Holy Land,” according to details from the official site translated by Gematsu
Agnès returns for Bravely Second ⊟
This Shonen Jump scan reveals that Bravely Default's heroine will return for the 3DS sequel. Along with the beautiful but oddly posed artwork of Agnès, we get a few tiny screenshots and a preview of job outfits for the follow-up's new main character Magnolia Arch. Thanks to @kazu4281 (via @Cheesemeister3k) for the scan!
Final Fantasy Explorers looks great ⊟
We got our first look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the MonHun-ish 3DS action RPG with Final Fantasy classes, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. I picked out some choice bits from the trailer to make GIFs out of, but you can watch the full presentation here.
The game releases in Japan this winter. Nope, we don’t know anything about a Western release yet.
Bravely Default x Smash Bros. ⊟
That Dark Knight Samus is ridic. Arthur will be bringing this — basically a bunch of Nintendo characters with Bravely Default jobs (plus Kirby as a Moogle) — as a print for sale at Anime Expo next week. Check out more his work on his Tumblr!
10 shots of Final Fantasy Explorers ⊟
Crystal Monster Hunter Chronicles is looking nice in these screens posted on the 3DS RPG’s official Japanese site. Famitsu mentioned the game will have about 20 classes, including the usual Final Fantasy jobs: Knight, Monk, White Mage, Blck Mage, Red Mge, time Mage, Dragon Knight, Paladin, Thief, Ninja, and Bard, according to the translated report from Gematsu.
The site adds these notes:
"Players can assign a maximum of eight abilities to each button for use in battle. While the game itself looks like Monster Hunter, Famitsu describes it as feeling like a ‘lite’ version of Final Fantasy XIV or i. Character positioning is important, and an ability chaining system is also being implemented.
Once mastered, job-specific abilities can be used within other jobs. Ability costs vary depending on which job a given character currently has. A Black Mage, for example, will have black magic costs halved.”
The game is expected to last 100-200 hours. No word on a Western release — no surprise, considering we don’t have a time frame for its Japanese debut.
Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS ⊟
Square Enix purportedly revealed this new title in the latest issue of Jump (scan via @FarmboyInJapan). We don’t know much about it, other than the game is a multiplayer action RPG. It looks like a Final Fantasy/Crystal Chronicles-ish take on Monster Hunter? So far, it’s only announced for Japan.
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Theatrhythm: Curtain Call's E3 trailer ⊟
Before the weight of E3 media crushes us all, have two-and-a-half minutes of this rhythm RPG. If you skip to 1:55, you can see a short preview of the 3DS game’s multiplayer mode.
For those that missed it, there’s a collector’s edition set you can snag when the game releases (September 16 in North America, September 18 in Europe).
Theathrythm: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition ⊟
Wow, so Square Enix will be making one of these! Well, actually the publisher is making 5,000 of them, so make sure to order the limited edition set from Square Enix’s online shop now if you want one. It’s coming to both North America and Europe.
Along with the game, the $70 bundle includes the following:
- Nintendo 3DS Collector’s Pouch
- 5-track Theatrhythm Remix CD
- 20-track Best of Theatrhythm CD
- 5 Premium CollectaCards (Exclusive set of five Premium, limited edition cards, based on the popular CollectaCard designs of the game. Enter the password on the card into the game to get the in-game version of that CollectaCard)
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call announced for the U.S. ⊟
It’s coming out some time this year, priced at $40. Expect 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the entire Final Fantasy series, as well as new features like daily featured tracks, Critical Hit Trigger, and EX Burst Gauge.
Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also introduces a Versus Battle Mode in which you and a friend play the same song, trying to get a higher score and inflicting status effects on each other.