Square-Enix and Nintendo: Falling in love all over again?

Discussion in 'Games' started by srobert, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    I've heard a lot of news and rumors in the past week concerning
    Square-Enix's commitment to Nintendo.

    Square-Enix characters in upcoming Mario Hoops 3 on 3

    Square-Enix is developing Nintendo's upcomming basketball
    game. Looks like they are including characters from their
    popular Final Fantasy series in the game. Notably a Ninja, a
    White Mage, Black Mage, a Cactuar and a Moogle. More to
    come? I can't read japanese. :( too bad, I would have loved to
    know the characters' special shots.

    The Squeenix characters


    Limited edition Final Fantasy DS Lite in Japan

    Nintendo his releasing a limited edition Final Fantasy III DS Lite
    (Japan Only).

    The FF3 DS Lite
    FFIII DS Gameplay Footage


    Dragon Quest IX to be Wii exclusive?

    This could have a huge impact on the Japanese market.
    (PS3 vs Wii) Dragon Quest is huge in Japan. (More popular
    than Final Fantasy?)

    Many Square-Enix games in development exclusivley for Nintendo platforms

    - Earthbound (Mother) compilation (Rumored)[DS]
    - MMO Mana game (Rumored) [Wii]
    - Children of Mana [DS]
    - Dragon Quest DS Joker [DS]
    - Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime [DS]
    - Dragon Quest IX (Rumored) [Wii]
    - Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors [Wii]
    - Finbal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers [Wii]
    - Finbal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[DS]
    - Finbal Fantasy III [DS]

    (this list doesn't iclude the Japan only releases or the GBA ports)

    Better commitment from Square-Enix to Nintendo is good
    news to me because, even though I'm a big Playstation fan,
    I probably won't be purchasing the PS3 until the first
    price drop. The PS3 is sweet but expensive. Plus, it looks
    like the Wii willbe getting more RPGs than the Gamecube did.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    I really hope so, I love them both. Pity no Wi-Fi on Mario Hoops though :(
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    These are only rumoured.
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Square must know that Nintendo are onto a winner? I mean they left the DS alone until it skyrocketed, they barely touched the Cube. Square go where the money is, where most games will get sold.
    Though I suppose using Squares reason for moving to the PS1 (they wanted to try out new tech) still stands if they want to move to DS/Wii. what with the new ways to control. Though how does a turn based RPG need any new form of control?

    though only up until some years ago Square have been pretty much Sony only. Could some contract have expired? There just seemed to be an explosion, Crystal Chronicles, GBA ports, DS remakes, another GBA port, all these Wii announcements. Somethings going on :)
  5. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    Fair enough. I'll correct my post.

    I love Dragon Quest VIII on the PS2. Graphics look very good is anime style, cell shaded, Widescreen. I wouldn't mind if they kept the same style for DQIX.
  6. DEXTERITY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2004

    no Sony screwed them by discontinuing support for the hard drive which was required for final fantasy (it screwed up sales big time) and making it not work with the redesigned ps2.
  7. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Very nice. This gives a better possibility for Square-Enix characters in SSBB. Cloud VS Link - The Ultimate battle. Of course I'd pick Link, but there are a lot of FFVII fanboys.
  8. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816


    Aug 8, 2004
    America's Wang
    OMG...Ocarina vs. FFVII...I could finally have that Link/Cloud deathmatch to see who the best RPG hero is and ultimately which is the best game!
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I want Cloud and Sora playable in Super Smash Bros Brawl, with Sephiroth a la Kingdom Hearts as a secret ultra-hard last boss, complete with ten foot long sword and teleportation :)

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