Next iOS Final Fantasy Announcement This Week
In Square Enix' illustrious history of countdown clocks and teaser sites, few things might be more interesting than one potentially offering new releases of Final Fantasy V and VI, even if those releases are for iOS. We talked about that possibility a few weeks back, and the internet in general seemed to take it as a foregone conclusion. Some folks even were leaning towards the notion that these releases might be brand-new, never-before-seen 3D treatments of those two games in the vein of the Final Fantasy IV just released.
The liklihood of new iOS re-releases now seems to be much more likely, as Siliconera noticed a new teaser page on the Japanese Square Enix site today with sprites silhouetted in the classic red gradient linked to Final Fantasy VI and the numbers "1.17." The larger sprites are quite clearly Final Fantasy VI Behemoths, while on the right, the smaller sprites are a bit more ambiguous, though it seems like they are probably Final Fantasy VI sprites (even though they don't look like a perfect match to anything that I can see). They could also be Final Fantasy V sprites, as the top one looks quite a bit like Bartz. Additionally, it seems like this page might reference the "All the Bravest" mark that Squenix trademarked last year, but it's still unclear why. (Thanks, laszlow, for that reminder!)
It should also be noted, though it's obvious, that these are in fact sprites. Would Square Enix use sprite art for a game they're about to release in 3D? Well, I wouldn't, if it were me. But we all know that sometimes Squenix have... interesting ways of going about their marketing. Either way, it looks like we only have about a day from the time of this posting to wait and see, as 17 January is only about thirty-six hours away in Akihabara.
Source: Siliconera, Square Enix Japan Teaser Site
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|laszlow||Comment 1: 2013-01-15 13:53|
|I'm not certain, but I think this might be the "All the Bravest" trademark that Square-Enix filed some time ago. If that's true, and All the Bravest is for this iOS game and not a new name for an English-language version of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (an intriguing, good-looking 3DS game with a profoundly stupid name), then I'm disappointed. I'm not interested in this game. I was feeling good about Bravely Default crossing the Pacific. Meh.|
|Rangers51||Comment 2: 2013-01-15 14:14|
| Yeah, in my haste to get the story posted, I wrote everything up before the "All the Bravest" part got any traction, and I just completely missed it in the URL until later.
I can't see any way that this has anything to do with a Bravely Default localization. There'd be no need for a Squenix Japan site for that, and the use of FF6 sprites in it would make no sense either.
... Of course, if this is a new trademark, it also might not make any sense to use FF6 sprites in that, either. Maybe "All the Bravest" is going to be used to give a name to an (North American) Anthology-style release that will bundle FF5 and FF6 in one iOS app?
|Chewbekah||Comment 3: 2013-01-15 19:53|
|Wishing there was a like feature for posts on here because I agree with lazslow. I'm not interested in another port, I'm interested in Bravely Default Flying Fairy. This is disappointing.|
|Spooniest||Comment 4: 2013-01-16 00:33|
|So now I have to figure out some way to get an iPhone. Juuuuuust great.|
|Rangers51||Comment 5: 2013-01-16 17:07|
Quote (Spooniest @ 15th January 2013 19:33)
So now I have to figure out some way to get an iPhone. Juuuuuust great.
You could also play it on a recent iPod Touch, for what it's worth.
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