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Final Fantasy creator to reveal new project at Japan Expo 2014 [update]

Three years after the debut of The Last Story, Mistwalker's tragically underplayed Wii roleplaying epic, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi will debut his next project at Paris' Japan Expo 2014. Mistwalker's announcement offers no hints as to what Sakaguchi will present to fans, though it...

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We can build on this: Why ideas in The Last Story should be embraced by RPG devs

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. When Hironobu Sakaguchi set out to...

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The Last Story review: Sakaguchi's experimental side

The Last Story appears to flip the script on Dragon Quest. Where Square Enix's seminal RPG series normally seeks to tell new stories within familiar mechanical frameworks, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's latest effort offers a very (very) familiar narrative while experimenting wildly...

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Mistwalker's debut iOS title, Party Wave, catches some surf on iTunes

Mistwalker, the studio started by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, has launched its first game for iOS, Party Wave. No, it's not a game where you wave hello to friends as they walk in the door for your birthday party, nor does it involve coordinating a stadium full of people to move their...

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The Last Story finally comes to North America on Aug. 14

XSEED has announced an August 14 release date for Mistwalker's anticipated, petitioned-for Wii role-playing game, The Last Story. All launch copies will include an art book; in addition to that, XSEED revealed the above soundtrack disc as a pre-order bonus from Amazon, GameStop and EB Canada....

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Mistwalker's first iOS game Party Wave 'nearly completed'

Final Fantasy veteran Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio is working on three iOS projects at the moment, and the first one has been announced. Party Wave is about surfing, which Sakaguchi describes as one of his passions. According to the trailer, you flick around the screen to guide surfers...

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The creative maturity of Hironobu Sakaguchi's Last Story

There must be a fascinating behind-the-scenes story as to how XSEED managed to get a hold of the localization rights for The Last Story. Ordinarily, Nintendo has a death grip on the rights to its games: If they don't localize it, no one does. XSEED, for their part, say they "got lucky." The Last...

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Mistwalker working on three iOS projects

Mistwalker, the developer started by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, is taking up mobile development -- or, at least, reaching the result of an experiment started two years ago. In an email to Siliconera, Sakaguchi revealed that "I'm working on three new games on iOS." He'll update fans on...

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Hironobu Sakaguchi made this Last Story trailer for you

If you've been ignoring The Last Story because you didn't want to get interested in a game you'd never be able to play, well, it's time to start watching trailers. And there's no better place to start than with this European trailer directed by Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi himself. Like the...

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The Last Story is Europe's next Wii RPG, coming Feb. 24

Now that North America has a confirmed release for Xenoblade Chronicles, it's time to start pining non-stop for another Wii RPG. It's either that or be happy, and we can't have that. Nintendo has officially dated the European release of Hironobu Sakaguchi's The Last Story. It'll be released on...

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