Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi recently teased he was working on a new game with his studio Mistwalker, but he was also in the process of hunting for outside help to take on development with. Well, I don’t think he could have found a better match.
Mistwalker and Silicon Studio, the company behind the wonderful Bravely Default games, have announced a joint partnership for their next game. No information is available yet, meaning we don’t know a platform or even what type of game this is going to be, but no doubt, the JRPG world is going to be holding its breath waiting for good news.
Think of it like this: Hironobu Sakaguchi created Final Fantasy back the in the 1980s and carried the franchise all the way into the early 2000s, the era when a lot of old-time fans lost interest. Nowadays, Silicon Studio receives unrivaled praise for creating the games that best channel the olden days of Final Fantasy, back when Sakaguchi was still working on it!
It’ll be old-school, and it’ll be a match made in heaven. Mistwalker says they will be heading up the creative portions of the game, and Silicon Studio will be handling the technology and management.
And the single image given in the announcement is very clearly Mistwalker art, looking very much like characters from its other hit, Terra Battle.