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Square-Enix Tidbits - Chrono Zero


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Well, what have we got today. Here's a hint: It's not a new Chrono series game. I misled you for funsies. What we DO have are several versions of Chrono Trigger being released on various platforms almost simultaneously. We've got the Playstation Network Version, which is a port of the Playstation version. This, however, will probably not be seen until next month. There's the WiiWare version, which is a port of the original SNES version. Finally, there's a shiny new version for iMode mobile phones, which is an upgraded version of the DS port. The mobile version will be split into two parts, which must be bought separately in order to get the whole game. It also features (apparently) updated visuals and a more relevant control scheme.

In Final Fantasy news, there's some interesting stuff on the Type-0 front. You know how we've had moogles since Final Fantasy V, and that's their name? Well, in Type 0, it would seem that "Moogle" is actually an acronym for a miltary position. Oh, and they're part of a group called "Cranberry Knights", too. For more details on the upcoming PSP game, check here for a summary of the story, batlle system and characters, and here for details on the missions and summons. Also more character details. Gotta love Famitsu.

And what else have Square-Enix been up to recently? Well, they've just released an app for the iPhone that teahces the English language to the user. Useful! (And sexy!) Add another notch the the iPhone tally, since their next app in production is a comic book/game hybrid, titled "Imaginary Range". This is set to be released on May 5th, for iDevices and Android. I guess the iPhone tally should be modified to include those too, huh. Finally, a little snippet of possible plagiarism. Japanese Wii RPG "Pandora's Tower" was given some box art recently, and one of the characters bears a resemblance to one of the known Final Fantasy Versus XIII characters. Comparison images within, with plenty of red pen pointing out the similarities. They do appear very similar in design, but as of yet, no comment from either developer has been made.

That's all for now, folks. You can return to playing Final Fantasy IV Complete.

Source: Andriasang, Siliconera

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Del SComment 1: 2011-04-30 08:35
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Quote (footbigmike @ 29th April 2011 19:17)
Well, what have we got today. Here's a hint: It's not a new Chrono series game. I misled you for funsies. What we DO have are several versions of Chrono Trigger being released on various platforms almost simultaneously. We've got the Playstation Network Version, which is a port of the Playstation version. This, however, will probably not be seen until next month.

Surely "next year assuming Sony don't ragequit the business."?


Quote (footbigmike @ 29th April 2011 19:17)

In Final Fantasy news, there's some interesting stuff on the Type-0 front. You know how we've had moogles since Final Fantasy V, and that's their name? Well, in Type 0, it would seem that "Moogle" is actually an acronym for a miltary position. Oh, and they're part of a group called "Cranberry Knights", too. For more details on the upcoming PSP game, check here for a summary of the story, batlle system and characters, and here for details on the missions and summons. Also more character details. Gotta love Famitsu.

...What? Moogle? What? I mean.... What? Cranberry what?

This isn't going to be a serious game at portions is it.

Quote (footbigmike @ 29th April 2011 19:17)

Finally, a little snippet of possible plagiarism. Japanese Wii RPG "Pandora's Tower" was given some box art recently, and one of the characters bears a resemblance to one of the known Final Fantasy Versus XIII characters. Comparison images within, with plenty of red pen pointing out the similarities. They do appear very similar in design, but as of yet, no comment from either developer has been made.

Looks more like orange pen to me...

Oh, and I think it's just that the lack of actual diversity and variation amongst the long haired prettyboys Japan uses as game characters in order to kill their appeal outside Asia has reached critical mass and the same designs are being reused. It's not plagiarism, it's just a lazy industry is having people actually notice they've got no new ideas.

While we're at it about no new ideas, I can't wait for Modern Warfare 3!

Quote (footbigmike @ 29th April 2011 19:17)

That's all for now, folks. You can return to playing Final Fantasy IV Complete.

Thought it was Portal 2...
Death PenaltyComment 2: 2011-04-30 20:32
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I misled you for funsies.

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The info about Type 0 is rather nifty, though.
jtduraiComment 3: 2011-04-30 22:22
jtdurai Chrono Zero? But they haven't made Chrono Break yet! Seriously the first thing I thought. The next thing was "Cranberry knights!?"
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 4: 2011-05-01 01:05
Glenn Magus Harvey I was wondering if the thread title referred to a Chrono Trigger prequel, a la Mother 1 (a.k.a. "Earthbound Zero").
InsegrediousComment 5: 2011-05-01 03:47
Insegredious I think "Cranberry Knight" is one of the few titles that beats "Onion Knight" as the least badass name for a knight involving foodstuffs, but if they're all Moogles, then it's all good in my book.
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