With The Last Story finally coming out next week for North America, and with the release of Mistwalker’s iOS game, Party Wave, many questioned if Hironobu Sakaguchi and his team had a big JRPG title up their sleeves. Sorry to say, but we will have to wait a bit longer before a Last Story 2, or any other JRPG comes from our beloved studio.
In a recent interview with JPGames.de, Sakaguchi was asked if he and Mistwalker had any big JRPGs in the works, to which he replied:
Currently we don’t have any big RPG projects. At this time I would like to create games with a small production team and build up a good and solid team. I don’t know what will happen down the road. But that unknown is the life’s enjoyment, I think.
Though they do have two planned iOS games in the works as he stated:
We are working on two iOS games. A Tower-Defense game with science fiction setting and another one.
While they may not be JRPGs, we can happily say they will most likely be exceptional titles, as Party Wave has shown, Mistwalker has what it takes to make worth while games for our mobile devices.(Check out our Party Wave Review)
Source (http://jpgames NULL.de/2012/08/jpgames-de-our-interview-with-hironobu-sakaguchi/) (Check out the full interview here)