Hironobu Sakaguchi to Reveal Newest Work Next Week

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Hironobu Sakaguchi

Hironobu Sakaguchi

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy and the founder of Mistwalker, will reveal his newest work next week at Japan Expo. He will be on a panel Tuesday, July 2nd, where he will reflect on his career, talk about this new project, and discuss other things.

This project has been a tightly held secret for awhile, it seems, which makes you wonder—which platform is it for, and what is it, exactly? Maybe it’s a sequel to Lost Odyssey or The Last Story. Or maybe it’s a sequel to Party Wave or Blade Guardian. Whatever it is, stay right here for all the latest info.


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  • XypherCode

    I hope this time we won’t need to do any petitions for this to be localized. XD

  • Melchiorus

    please not mobile game…please not mobile game…please not mobile game….

  • At last! I am looking forward to hearing some news about Mistwalker for a while now. I was unlikely expecting them for E3 but they will finally come just after.

    As for the project, I wish that it will be a “The Last Story 2”. I can definitely disrupt my gaming plans for such a game. But I do not think that it will be this or a J-RPG in general. What makes me think this is TLS’ title. Earlier in his carrier, Sakaguchi created a game which was supposed to be his last game and/or his last employer’s game too. They called it their FINAL fantasy. But Sakaguchi is old now and he definitely will not making games for years. Recently he released a game called “the LAST story”. You see what I mean, don’t you? What about if The Last Story was Sakaguchi’s “last story”, his final big project before making minor games (just like Mistwalker’s mobile games for example) and then retiring from video games? I can’t stop making the parallel between FF’s meaning and TLS’ potential meaning and thinking that TLS is THE LAST thing of something, just like Hironobu Sakaguchi’s J-RPG.

    The perfect Sakaguchi announcement would include three things :
    1°) His new project is “The Last Story 2”, a Wii U exclusive to be released at the end of the year.
    2°) TLS2 would be his final game, or at least his final J-RPG game before working on minor projects.
    3°) The best anouncement among the three. Nintendo’s retirement gift to Sakaguchi : granting to Mistwalker a huge budget (carte blanche?) in order to let Sakaguchi, this video game legend, make the J-RPG he always dreamt about before a well-deserved retirement.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      He already said why it was called Last Story and it wasn’t because it was his last game, it’s because he was working on it as if it was. Also the man is like 50; that’s hardly old.

  • Jeff

    MIstwalker is the new Square Soft

  • Vanitas

    He bought the rights for Chrono Trigger 2.

    • Ralphrius

      Oh man, we can only dream.

  • multibottler0cket

    I hope it’s for Wii U!

    If it’s anything like Lost Odyssey I’ll be too happy.

  • James Best

    Please be Last Story 2.

  • Thanatos2k

    Console RPG please, and no localization games.

  • Finally it is a mobile free to play RPG called Terra Battle. :'(