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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jonathan Higgins
[Former Staff] Jonathan parted ways with Operation Rainfall on June 15th, 2014. You can follow him on Twitter @radicaldefect.