(Japan) Breath of Fire 6 Announced for PC, Tablet & Smartphones

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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I think the first thing that will come to everyone’s mind when they read this headline this morning is wow. We reported earlier that Capcom announced Monster Hunter Frontier G, and there were other games announced during the company’s recent Network Game Conference for online, social and mobile titles. Among the various companion apps and the like, however, was something few saw coming.

Breath of Fire 6: Logo

Breath of Fire 6 has been announced, and it is due for release next year in Japan. And it’s coming…to PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Breath of Fire 6: Screen 001 Breath of Fire 6: Screen 002
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The game has apparently been designed for touch-controlled devices. You’ll be able to share progress across platforms, though, including PCs. As fans across the globe know, this isn’t the first time Capcom has released a Breath of Fire game on a mobile platform (and I’m not talking about the Breath of Fire and Breath of Fire II ports to the Game Boy Advance, either!), but…it’s definitely the first time we’ve seen a numbered Breath of Fire game take this route. This will be the first time a mainline Breath of Fire has not debuted on a home console.

I don’t suppose I have to tell you all about the legacy behind Breath of Fire. Think SNES, think 1993, think…radio silence since about 2003. One last thing to note: Capcom has apparently stated they are “currently undecided” as to whether or not this game will come to the West.

So…wow. Breath of Fire returns, but not in the way many have imagined. How do you feel about this announcement? Tell us all about it in the comments below.

SOURCES: 1, 2, 3




  • タイガー&ドラゴン

    Eh… I don’t know about this.

  • Jack Frazee

    Well I guess this series is officially dead. Don’t even bother wasting resources to bring it over here.

  • Bakuryukun

    I’d like to see more about this before I make a judgement call.

    • Bakuryukun

      So I’ve seen enough now. This has got to be one of the dumbest moves Capcom has ever made.

  • GHNeko

    >PC release

    imokaywiththis.gif

    glorious master pc race huehuehue

    • Bakuryukun

      Are you also okay with it looking like it’s going to generic tripe so far?

    • GHNeko

      It might look that way, but the quality of the game is yet to be determined.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      It’s not on PC as in a downloadable .exe you get from Steam. It’s browser based.

    • GHNeko

      WELL. THAT RUINS EVERYTHING.

  • ElrohirLand

    I’m definitely down with a PC release. PC gaming is where it’s at anyway.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      It’s not on PC as in a downloadable exe you get from Steam. It’s browser based.

  • Pyrotek85

    Why do I feel like we’re being trolled by Capcom now?

  • Russell Miller

    man…. this sucks. I will have to wait to see more before I blow it off completely, but this is not what I wanted. I was hoping for a vita or 3ds game at least…

    • Gabriella Creighton

      Designed for Touch Devices, meaning it very well could be for those systems after a while.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I HIGHLY doubt it. Do you know of a single game that was released for Touch devices and then ported to 3DS or PSVita? I don’t. The ONLY one I can think of is PVZ, and that was a smash hit on every level, this game will definitely not me. Whether you are a fan of the series or not you can’t expect any level of success from this because of how it’s being marketed, the systems its for and the fact that its obviously a budget title.

    • Gabriella Creighton

      Almost every best selling iOS platform game has found it’s way to portable devices, quite a few to PSN / Live. You tried to cop out with PvZ, yet forgot Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja,etc, all of which were specifically made for touch. I’m not sure what you mean by how it’s being marketed, the primary AAA game companies have all been trying to break into the touch / social market for a while now, it’s not shocking to see some of their games being worked on for those platforms. You have this amazing assumption that tablet / phone / social means bad, but that’s not the case. Take a look at some of the better social games out there, like Marvel’s Avengers Alliance, it CAN be done right. No, it’s not gong to be cinematic game quality, but you should also remember that social games usually equate to Free to Play as well, it’s not going to be budgets for retail by default.

      I think I’m going to not assume a thing until I can try it out for myself, thanks.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Yes, but what you are saying is actually further proving my point and not disproving it. All of those games are mini games that take about 5 minutes to enjoy completely. How many of those titles are full on RPGs? For the record I don’t have a total hate of the portable phone/ipod market, in fact I highly enjoyed Final Fantasy DImensions on a phone, but the chance of it being ported is ridiculously low, especially when they will be testing the sales of this game ON these systems first to see if its worth porting, and chances are with how generic it looks (and the fact that it’s been so long since the series has been relevant that many people won’t even know what it is) means it has VERY little chance of succeeding. I haven’t found a single ‘social’ game I’ve enjoyed so I can admit I’m bias in that way. The point I’m trying to make is not that It will instantly be bad, but that it will very likely not succeed, which means bad things for JRPG fans in the long run. First off it will mean Breath of Fire will never TRULY be brought back because Capcom will instantly assume ‘oh! people aren’t interested’ even though they put it on a ;console’ that has a very different user base than the initial fans of the series. This will also make the market think even more that ‘there’s no room for RPGs in the market… I guess we better make another first person shooter because that sells!’

    • zeezee

      The most significant mobile to console and portable port that I can recall is Final Fantasy IV: After Years. This was originally released on a few Japanese mobile platforms and later ported to Wii and PSP (in the FF IV Complete Collection).

      Otherwise, I believe you are right. Slim pickings in the mobile to console and portable world. And most mobile games are downright *terrible * anyway.

      I think that this is a reality that we are going to have to face for a while. Lots of lower budget games are going to be released on mobile platforms. They don’t even match the quality or budget of PSX games from a decade ago. This type of model has popped up from all of the millionaires that make the crappy minigames that people seem to buy. They get a comparatively larger return from less effort.

      Android and IOS can take a hike. I still have a huge backlog of awesome PSP games to play on the go.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Square Enis just ported Chaos Rings to Vita via PlayStation Mobile two weeks ago. This doesn’t sound like a large scale project anyways.

  • Coarse

    Capkhaaaaaaaaaaan!

  • taekk

    W T F. First Sakura Taisen for mobile and NOW THIS?? When will these companies realize these franchises are NOT freaking Pazudora or Angry birds?! I’m still holding out hope for the PC version but I’m sure it will be crippled and dumbed down for the mobile ports. UGH.

  • solbalmung

    me: Capcom why you do dis?
    Capcom: “BECAUSE F**K YOU THATS WHY!”
    me: ok QQ …

  • Bobby

    Have it available through Steam and I’ll be a happy customer.

  • Heriel

    I’m amazed at how stupid can be capcom… srsly “let´s make a BoF canon game on pc/iOS stuff to sell millions” is stupid, not matter how much sell this kind of game if they sell at 2USD (no one is going to pay more in this devices)…

  • FUCK YOU CRAPCOM

    I’M SO GOD DAMN PISSED OFF WHOEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA, I’LL FIND THEM AND SHOVE MOBILE DEVICES UP THEIR ASS ALONG WITH A GAMING PC

  • Go to hell, Crapcom

    A mobile game? Are you shitting me Capcom?

    You know what this is. When it sucks and sells like shit because people
    don’t want a goddamn mobile game, Capcom will go “See? We told you. No interest.
    GONE FOREVER.”

    They’ve done it before. They pull this bullshit so they can make retarded justifications

  • Inza

    Cant really say anything bout this.. Ive played all the good old BoF titles.. youd think they would move along with the generations. But honestly, since we might never in english..cannot be bothered. As much as I’d like to support the series… 🙁

  • zeezee

    Perhaps one of the lamest announcements we’ve seen. Nobody wants BOF on mobile. And even worse, uncertain plans for a release out of Japan. It is simply insulting.

    Capcom just might as well join Square Enix on the suck-wagon.

  • The fuck is this

    Only Capcom can turn a purely single player RPG into a shitstorm of DLC microtransaction bullshit.

  • Rebochan

    How do I feel? Like I wish they hadn’t bothered.

  • RagunaXL

    well, I own a pc… I love breathe of fire… I have to try it… *shakes head* dis game triflin’

  • Alex

    Capcom runs on gamer tears.

  • TylorW

    Is it wrong for me to say that while the idea of it being a mobile RPG is surprising to many, does that honestly mean that it’s automatically a bad thing? Square Enix put Chaos Rings on the mobile platforms and it still turned out to be pretty good (in my opinion), and I feel that if Capcom follows that same route, and avoid DLC plans like the plague, I’m pretty sure BoF6 should be as good, if not better, than it predecessors. All I’m saying is this: At least give it a chance before you throw the hate on it.

    • Crapcom as usual

      It’s not just a mobile RPG, but a browser game as well. Have you ever played a free-to-play PC browser game that wasn’t filled with microtransactions and garbage? One that was as good as Breath of Fire 2 or 3 or 4?

      Capcom has never made a good mobile game in their life, we expect them to start now?

    • TylorW

      I just checked the sources to make sure of this, but I’m not seeing anything specifically mentioning that it’s a browser-based game, not that I’m trying to say that you’re wrong (I could have missed it, who knows)

      Maybe I’m just way too naive, but I don’t get too angry at companies such as Capcom for the things that they do/did wrong, because that could blind me from seeing the things that they do right.

      If I’m wrong about this, I apologize, but I’ll give Capcom the benefit of the doubt with BoF6 and give it a shot if/when it comes out Stateside.

  • RedSruasonid

    Own a PC, a Tablet, and a Smartphone – I still want BoF6 on a console! Seriously, it’s Breath of Fire! BREATH OF FIRE! C’mon Capcom!