Dissidia: Final Fantasy Sequel Relies On Western Interest
It makes perfect sense: if a game does well, the developers will be interested in making a sequel. Really, it's only business logic.
Not surprisingly, both Japanese critics and gamers alike really took to the recently released Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and you had better hope the game fares well in the Western territories as well. According to a recent FinalFantasyUnion interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Takeshi Arakawa, Square-Enix will make a sequel provided the Western gaming crowd rewards the team for their hard work. Said Arakawa:
"Obviously the game hasn’t been released in either the US or Europe and we will have to wait and see how popular it will be. If it’s successful obviously we’d like to make an attempt to make a sequel."
The game is scheduled to release in North America some time during the third fiscal quarter, and based on what we've heard, it's well worth the attention of every PSP owner. And just to clarify, one has to remember that this isn't an RPG like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII; it's basically a straight-up fighting game that features many of your favorite characters from the legendary franchise. If this sounds intriguing, then make sure to put Dissidia on your wish list; if more people do this, the chances of a sequel increase greatly.
Related Game(s): Dissidia: Final Fantasy
5/6/2009 Ben Dutka