It’s a good time to be in the Japanese gaming business, particularly if you have financial ties to Square Enix or Nintendo. The former shipped over five million copies of Final Fantasy XV within a month, and the latter’s new console is on track to shatter the sales records set by the Wii in 2006.
The massive success of the Nintendo Switch’s launch has apparently caused Square Enix, and all their cash, to take notice. In a recent interview, Square’s president and CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, brought the Switch up, claiming that he hope it succeeds, as he likes having more platforms to develop for in the marketplace. With the rich history the two companies share, the possibilities for ports are many.
Square has already published content for the hybrid console with a port of I Am Setsuna, and they are developing one of their new titles, Project Octopath Traveler, for it as well. However, that doesn’t seem to be all they’re working on for the Switch. In a separate interview, Matsuda said that they are “thinking about what feasible existing game titles we want to successively port [onto the Switch].”
What games could he be talking about? Who knows? The two companies have a rich history, with classics like Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy I-VI all releasing on Nintendo consoles, so perhaps they are looking into porting some of them. All I know is that I sure hope Chrono Trigger makes it over. It’s about time for my semi-annual play-through of it, anyway.
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