Mistwalker wants to make Wii U RPGs - Gematsu
Mistwalker wants to make Wii U RPGs
posted on 06.15.12 at 07:17 PM EST by (@salromano)
The Last Story dev interested in dual screens.

Mistwalker wants to make role-playing games for Wii U, according to The Last Story lead designer Takuya Matsumoto. Specifically, to make use of the game’s two screens.

Asked if the team would like to create more actions RPGs, Matsumoto told GameZone, “The development team and Sakaguchi-san are looking forward to making more, especially for the Wii U because it has another [screen] right in front of you that will add another level of strategic elements into the action RPG. So we are really looking forward to it, but we haven’t really planned anything.”

The Last Story is due for Wii later this summer.

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  • rockman29

    Yea man, nobody else wants JRPGs! Keep telling that to yourselves…

  • Traveller

    Say it aint so, Gootch! Don’t tell me you’re turning your back on the Original Final Fantasy Fanbase!

    • milramyah

      @Traveller: Well Final Fantasy was originally on Nintendo consoles…

      • DGM09

        @milramyah: I thought people realized this when Square started making FF games for Nintendo systems some years ago and everyone was commenting that Square was backstacking Sony (and that Nintendo was stealing FFs) only to later be told by someone else that they did indeed start on Nintendo, but I guess not.

        • Miranda Lawson

          @DGM09: Wait, I’m confused. I thought that Sony owns Final Fantasy now because they release the main numbered titles on Playstation systems.

          • Viiral

            @Miranda Lawson: Lolz XD No.. Sony will never own Final Fantasy..

            also this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Final_Fantasy_video_games

            • Miranda Lawson

              @Viiral: I know that Square Enix owns Final Fantasy but most of the Final Fantasy titles are still on Sony systems. It is almost like Square Enix has some sort of partnership with Sony, because all of the numbered Final Fantasy games (1-14) MAINLY come out on Sony systems (playstation.) Final Fantasy games do come out on systems like Xbox 360, Wii, PC, ect. I know that, but some Final Fantasy games like 7, 12, 10, ect. only come out on systems owned by Sony. I wonder why that is? Maybe Sony and Square Enix do have some sort of deal/agreement.

              • Zero

                @Miranda Lawson:

                What started it was simply the fact that Sony consoles had a CD drive. FF7 wouldn’t have worked on a cartridge back in the day. CDs had more space, and it was still a 3 Disc game.

                Before 7, all the previous FF games were exclusive to Nintendo consoles, more or less.

                When the deal with Sony and Nintendo fell apart to make a new Nintendo with a CD drive, both companies went down a different path.

                The Playstation took off world wide, but especially in Japan. Squaresoft continued to make games for the primary console in Japan. That has more or less been the case ever since.

                In recent years, Square-Enix has released new games for Nintendo hardware, just not main line FF games.

                The first FF game to ever be released on something that wasn’t made by Sony or Nintendo, was FF11 for 360. And then FF13 followed.

                • Miranda Lawson

                  @Zero: That makes sense, thanks for the info!

  • chinglee

    Cool but….I want ma Lost Odyssey II! D:

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    As along as the jrpgs are good!! I don’t care what platform Ill buy it regardless.

  • RyoonZ

    Last Story 2!!!
    And Nintendo of America, please release this game fast and also Monolith soft RPG.

    Oh and Zelda, Kirby, Monolith Soft RPG, possible Ganbarion RPG and Mistwalker RPG are the reason why I buy a WiiU. Nintendo America better localize those RPG or I will doom WiiU.

  • Zero

    Perhaps something Mistwalker develops will finally get me interested in the Wii U.

    Seriously… the e3 conference was just awful.

    • AdamBoy64

      @Zero: I’d add to that and say… E3 was just awful.

      • Zero

        @AdamBoy64: I agree with that statement. The Nintendo e3 conference took the cake though.

        And this is not a cake you want! Oh no! This is one nasty cake –

        This is a spoiled cake, covered with the remains of a cat litter box someone threw out months ago, topped with a busted trash bag that was removed from a McDonald’s bath room last year.

        Yeah! That kind of cake!

        • AdamBoy64

          @Zero: Well, yeah, I guess it depends on one’s preferences.

          The only thing from E3 that interested me was in the Nintendo conference, which was Paper Mario. (albeit, not for very long!)

          Some of the reveals in Sony’s E3 would be pretty great – but just wasn’t my thing.

          • Zero


            Everything good about the Nintendo Conference was on the 3DS. I really can’t get into details without going way off topic.

            The bottom line is, they had one easy goal at e3. Sell the Wii U to core gamers.

            They failed.

  • Gaara D. Dragon

    Yes, thats how you push some consoles !

    You make original, high end japanese titles. You don’t fill the console with ports (batman, mass effect) everyone has already played.

  • FaithlessMr

    Ok, the Wii U is the next console to get. Duly noted, Mistwalker ;)

  • mye89

    Why?! They’ll just end up wasting precious resource on useless gimmick for the second screen. The DS has two screen and not one RPG use it in an interesting way, in fact it almost always detract from the experience.

    I honestly think that the best think that could happen right now for JRPG is if all the JRPG god decided to go back to making game for the PS1 or SNES, that would force them to stop spending there resource on graphic and useless gimmick and concentrate once again on great story character and leveling system. It’s been 15-20 years since then and almost all the good JRPG are still for those two console, heck nothing even came close to scratching FF6 and chrono trigger despite better graphic and gimmick.

  • LordKaiser

    this it’s great move on Nintendo part together with not revealing the WiiU CPU and GPU specs.

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