This year’s high definition remasters of Final Fantasy X and X-2 could be the beginning of more even Final Fantasy games for the PS Vita.
Speaking recently to Famtisu ( via Gaf ), Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura stated that the rpg giant is “interested in expanding new Final Fantasy experiences on the PS Vita, along with smartphones and tablets.”
It’s unclear if Square Enix has already begun working on additional Final Fantasy installments for Sony’s handheld but Nomura added that whatever they have planned for the system it won’t be the same old Final Fantasy experiences, “but something new.”
During a recent IGN Podcast the President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for SCE, Shuhei Yoshida, announced that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has sold over a million copies worldwide since its November 2012 release.
The brawler developed by SuperBot Entertainment was released for the PS3 and PS Vita but Yoshida-san didn’t clarify which version moved the most units.
With a million sales under its belt one would reckon that a sequel could be in the future. But with the lack of third party support from companies such as Square Enix, Sega and Namco Bandai in the first game, we’re not going to hold our breath for another entry in the series.
During Sony’s E3 conference, The Walking Dead: 400 Days was announced for the PS Vita. TellTale Games has been hinting something new in the series since last week with brief video clips of what was easily assumed as Season Two.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days is a new chapter in the series chronicling the first 400 Days after the outbreak through the eyes of five all-new characters. This special episode will allow you to choose a character and play through each of their stories in any order, which are all centered around a truck stop on a Georgia highway.
“Some decisions you may have made in Season One will affect moments of 400 Days, and while we don’t want to give away too much yet, we will say that your decisions in400 Days will echo into future installments of the series.”
“PS Vita allows us to use two different control styles so you can decide whether you prefer using the analog sticks and face buttons, or use Vita’s touch controls, bringing a new level of control and interactivity to Robert Kirkman’s grisly world.”
Along with The Walking Dead: 400 Days a new PS Vita bundle with Season 1 of the series with bonus content will also be available.
While we painfully wait Phantasy Star Online 2′s arrival outside of Japan, Sega has announced that the PS Vita version of the MMO has accumulated 500,000 registered users. This number includes retail and digital downloads of the game.
To celebrate the achievement Sega will be gifting players with in game goodies between June 12th and July 31st.
As mentioned above, Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently locked away in Japan but online game publisher Asiasoft recently announced that it will bringing the English version of Phantasy Star Online 2 ( PC ) to Southeast Asia sometime this year.
The free-to-play MMO was scheduled to release in North America earlier this year but was delayed for unspecified reasons.
Square Enix Japan continues to update its E3 2013 line up and as you might have expected, it’s loaded with more Final Fantasy than you can shake a Moogle at.
Here’s how the list shapes up so far:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remastered
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Guardian Cruz ( Phones)
Square Enix will be live streaming from the venue beginning opening hours on June 11th. The following day, Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama will be on hand answering fans questions from Twitter and FaceBook.
And on June 13th a special FFXIV “Letter From The Producer” will be conducted live for the first time outside of Japan.
Expect more updates the closer we get to the big E3 event.