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Colonel Angus
03-31-2015, 01:45 AM
Japanese gaming site, Nishibun has reported that former Square Executive Vice President, Hironobu Sakaguchi, the man who was responsible for bringing to the world such great video game series as Final Fantasy and Chrono, is about to 63761return to the company. No official title has been given, but it’s rumored that he will return to produce three more games before he officially retires from the gaming industry.

The biggest (and only confirmed) game on that list is the next game in the Chrono series. Neither name nor storyline has been revealed, just that it will tie up all the loose ends from the first two games. Will Magus finally reunite with his long lost sister? Will Crono finally speak?

“We will tie up elements from both games,” an unnamed source told Nishibun. “You can expect to see both Crono and Serge united to fight the ultimate force. It’s all really going to be exciting, but I can’t say anymore on it than that.”

As for the other two, one of them may be Final Fantasy XVII. The unnamed source hinted that it may not only be Sakaguchi’s last game, but the last game for the series as well. “Final Fantasy has had an epic run. Square Enix is always interested in improving upon what we already have, as we’ve done with most of the early games of the series,” the source noted. “Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has proven very popular with gamers in the West. Along with the popularity of the HD remakes of Final Fantasy X/X-2, which featured Japanese-exclusive content, there may be room for other rereleases with bonus content not available before.”

The nameless source also broached other franchises owned by Square Enix that the company wants to do more with. “We also have a large library of games from all of our recent acquisitions. Tomb Raider, Hitman, and many of the Enix franchises need focus right now. It’s what the market demands.”

Currently, Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XVI are in different stages of development. Recently a demo for Final Fantasy XV, called Episode Duscae, was released as part of the first print versions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. No word yet on Final Fantasy XV’s release, but things look hopeful that it’s going to be soon based on the epic demo.

Finally, the source went into a bit of detail regarding the other game Sakaguchi will produce. “He’s not sure right now what he wants it to be,” he said, “Yosuke Matsuda has suggested he remake Radical Dreamers, as a way to complete the whole Chrono thing. We feel the original would make nice downloadable content, as it was OK, but doesn’t really fit the modern gaming fan’s needs to be sold on its own.”

63762But here’s the kicker. The source discloses that Sakaguchi wants to go in a much different direction. “He said he’d consider it, but he’s more interested in working with Shigeru Miyamoto, who may be on his last days as a game developer as well,” the source revealed. “He didn’t get a chance to do so with the first Mario RPG, but would like to for a sequel. They’ve been in private discussions, and it would seem both parties [Sakaguchi and Miyamoto] are willing.”

The only roadblock, the source stated, is Square Enix and Nintendo. “There’s still a bit of bad blood between the two companies. Nintendo is still hurt over Square ‘abandoning’ their consoles so long ago, and Square Enix is still frustrated with Nintendo’s policies and hardware,” he continued. “It would take a lot of encouragement from the producers to get the ball rolling on that one.”

While it’s wonderful that Sakaguchi’s back in the fold and is anxious to work with Miyamoto on another Mario RPG game, it’s extremely bittersweet that we may be seeing the end of two of our favorite franchises, Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. Hopefully, Square Enix will reconsider (especially if Final Fantasy XV does well), and will continue to make games for these series that we all truly love.

Leigh
03-31-2015, 01:57 AM
I smell something, and the last time I smelt it, I'd fallen in something in rural Wales.

Dante WolfWood
03-31-2015, 02:01 AM
You son of a bitch.

DMKA
03-31-2015, 02:23 AM
As far as Sakaguchi returning to SE? Yay!

As far as Final Fantasy ending? HAH! The only way SE would do that is if FFXV turned out to be a complete commercial failure.

Also, I must have missed the memo that FFXVI was confirmed to be in development.

chionos
03-31-2015, 02:25 AM
I think you're two days early, bro.

metagloria
03-31-2015, 02:49 AM
I think you're two days early, bro.
This seems about right to me. My eyes were bugging out as I read, but after a while I was like "This is too good – and too much all at once – to be true."

Mirage
03-31-2015, 02:51 AM
Starting aprils fools too early is cheating and does not in any way count. Doing false starts only makes you a simple, filthy liar, nothing more.

VeloZer0
03-31-2015, 04:09 AM
The biggest (and only confirmed) game on that list is the next game in the Chrono series. ..., just that it will tie up all the loose ends from the first two games.
:lol:

black orb
03-31-2015, 04:18 AM
>>> Mistquarenix..:luca:

Depression Moon
03-31-2015, 06:39 AM
This is crazy. It's also sad to hear that he plans on retiring soon. Is there a link to this source btw? I tried googling, but came up short.

Rostum
03-31-2015, 07:11 AM
This is crazy. It's also sad to hear that he plans on retiring soon. Is there a link to this source btw? I tried googling, but came up short.

Here you go! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day)

Elpizo
03-31-2015, 08:04 AM
It's march 31, guys.

Leigh
03-31-2015, 12:10 PM
Yeah, but that's hipsters April fools. Ya know, to be different and shiz.

FFIX Choco Boy
03-31-2015, 12:13 PM
Yeah, but that's hipsters April fools. Ya know, to be different and shiz.

That way, they can say they did it "Before it was fool."

McLovin'
03-31-2015, 03:16 PM
You goddamn magnificent bastard. Had me think my 5 am get up was an exceptional one.

Mirage
03-31-2015, 04:41 PM
Doesn't count. Liars gonna lie. Not funny. Not even clever. This is not an april's fools, it is simply some liar lying about something. Their house should be set on fire. Preferrably with them inside it and the doors locked.

Making people fall for an april's fool joke is impressive partially because you are managing to trick someone even when they are prepared for it. Doing it on any other day is idiotic and makes me want to seriously punch people in their faces.

Where do you even draw the line. Should people start april's foolsing february too? what about january? You know, smurf it, I'm going to april's fools people in may the year before. I'm really excited to see how many people I can fool! It will be so epic. I'm gonna post it on youtube and have the entire world laugh at how gullible they are.

Sephiroth
03-31-2015, 05:08 PM
Way to ruin my birthday tomorrow with this joke. I thought for a moment it was real.

Spooniest
03-31-2015, 10:30 PM
Yeah right!

You cannot fool me

Lawr
03-31-2015, 11:06 PM
Doesn't count. Liars gonna lie. Not funny. Not even clever. This is not an april's fools, it is simply some liar lying about something. Their house should be set on fire. Preferrably with them inside it and the doors locked.

Making people fall for an april's fool joke is impressive partially because you are managing to trick someone even when they are prepared for it. Doing it on any other day is idiotic and makes me want to seriously punch people in their faces.

Where do you even draw the line. Should people start april's foolsing february too? what about january? You know, smurf it, I'm going to april's fools people in may the year before. I'm really excited to see how many people I can fool! It will be so epic. I'm gonna post it on youtube and have the entire world laugh at how gullible they are.

Awww man!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DGGcdZ4KYbA/T5FeDLPuJJI/AAAAAAAACKo/2ofTef2oC0w/s640/good-good-let-the-jimmies-rustle-through-you.png

Mirage
04-01-2015, 02:08 AM
Quiet, you.

I'm just trying to stop a stupid trend before it gets out of hand.

Kalevala
04-01-2015, 03:42 AM
I hate you.

Del Murder
04-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Wow, this is great news. I wonder if the third game will be a Super Mario RPG sequel?

Fynn
04-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Doesn't count. Liars gonna lie. Not funny. Not even clever. This is not an april's fools, it is simply some liar lying about something. Their house should be set on fire. Preferrably with them inside it and the doors locked.

Making people fall for an april's fool joke is impressive partially because you are managing to trick someone even when they are prepared for it. Doing it on any other day is idiotic and makes me want to seriously punch people in their faces.

Where do you even draw the line. Should people start april's foolsing february too? what about january? You know, smurf it, I'm going to april's fools people in may the year before. I'm really excited to see how many people I can fool! It will be so epic. I'm gonna post it on youtube and have the entire world laugh at how gullible they are.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/731/143/3e3.jpg

Del Murder
04-01-2015, 07:33 AM
This article also basically confirms FFXVI is in development, which most of us had already speculated. I wonder if it will be revealed at E3 2015?

Pike
04-01-2015, 03:04 PM
I'm gonna laugh when this ends up being real and the actual joke is all the people who got mad

Freya
04-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Kinda like the KH <3 thing and then just a few months later they announced KH3 :D?

maybee
04-01-2015, 04:53 PM
If only this was true


:ohdear:

Del Murder
04-02-2015, 12:09 AM
I'm gonna laugh when this ends up being real and the actual joke is all the people who got mad
That's always the actual joke.

Necronopticous
04-02-2015, 01:15 AM
xuWkvyeAu0E

Kalevala
04-02-2015, 03:00 AM
I just scrolled through the forum muttering "...why is nothing is out of place?" with tears in my eyes.

The ultimate EoFF April Fool's scheme: no scheme at all.

black orb
04-02-2015, 03:08 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/rodv/Hironobu-Sakaguchi.jpg

Fynn
04-02-2015, 06:45 AM
I just scrolled through the forum muttering "...why is nothing is out of place?" with tears in my eyes.

The ultimate EoFF April Fool's scheme: no scheme at all.

The real scheme is that no one ships us anymore, Kal :(

Spooniest
04-02-2015, 02:06 PM
Worst ever

I bet this goes viral if you post it to the twitfacers

Shauna
04-02-2015, 02:22 PM
Worst ever

I bet this goes viral if you post it to the twitfacers

It didn't.

Spooniest
04-02-2015, 03:11 PM
I'm gonna laugh when this ends up being real and the actual joke is all the people who got mad

If he did return it would be highly and hotly anticipated.

This guy MADE this franchise from nothing, and I think he should get another turn at bat, personally.

sharkythesharkdogg
04-02-2015, 05:46 PM
“Final Fantasy has had an epic run. Square Enix is always interested in improving upon what we already have, as we’ve done with most of the early games of the series,” the source noted.

This is about the time I stopped being excited and started realizing it was fake.

We all know the true fate of Final Fantasy. End on a high note? Pssh.

Here is a much more realistic portrayal of the series future. Peter is SE and Falkor is FF.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w92RLWYzSOE

Ayen
04-05-2015, 08:05 AM
I have decided that if I were to have superpowers, I'd want them to be reality manipulation so I could turn the best April Fools Day joke ever into reality. I would also abuse my powers terribly and rule the world with an iron fist until four stunning Light Warriors came and defeated me in my Time Paradox.

Spooniest
04-05-2015, 02:15 PM
I have decided that if I were to have superpowers, I'd want them to be reality manipulation so I could turn the best April Fools Day joke ever into reality. I would also abuse my powers terribly and rule the world with an iron fist until four stunning Light Warriors came and defeated me in my Time Paradox.


Yes but the question is, would you knock us all down?

sharkythesharkdogg
04-08-2015, 02:51 AM
You might get knocked down, but you'll also get Mountain Dew and cookies.

There's no reason to be a poor host.

Cloudane
04-10-2015, 12:11 AM
That's just cruel.

Do an April Fools about something bad!
"April Fools! Bad thing is not going to happen, you can relax now!" = hahahaha
"April Fools! This awesome thing that needs to happen is not going to happen" = rotten