By Louis Polite / February 24th, 2015
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is getting an HD remake for PC and Android with an apparent release date of March 13th this year. Square Enix has not made an official announcement but Dark Design (a UK-based studio) has already leaked this news.
Mystic Quest was a game originally for the SNES in 1992 that was designed for exclusively for western audiences.It was under the impression that audiences abroad from Japanese shores did not have the patience to deal with the traditional Final Fantasy, so instead of Final Fantasy V, this is what we got. Many blasted it for its deliberately stripped down gameplay mechanics, generically placed battles and storytelling. It sold poorly upon release as it was rejected by North Americans and Europeans, with the response of many wanting more fruitful of a product for them.
It’s questionable where the demand is for the remake of the JRPG that is branded by many a slap in the face to western audiences. None the less, it’s getting a remake, with brand new textures, updated audio and apparently from the video that was posted, at some point in the game you can actually play with four people in battle at once! Not just two, four! For those that feel sour about this news, perhaps maybe it’s a chance to improve a fundamentally challenged game.
It’s currently only titled by the name of Mystic Quest: HD Remaster, so it’s quite possibly that Square Enix may not even attach the Final Fantasy name to the game. Speculation may say it’s for damage control but also possibly to let Mystic Quest stand on its own and not be compared to the Final Fantasy brand.
Mystic Quest: HD Remaster launches March 13th, at the price of $7.99. Shall you be picking this up? Are you feeling like there’s certain other games from Square Enix that deserve a remake much more? Or regardless are you not amused by the choices of platforms and would have preferred something of a home console or a handheld? Sound off in the comments.
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