The Japanese Touch Generations DS website has a fantastically long interview with Final Fantasy III producers Hiromichi Tanaka and Tomoya Asano, complete with clips from the game to illustrate key points. Go Nintendo linked up a couple of translations for those of us who are not quite kanji-inclined. The interview covers a wide range of subjects, but a lot of focus is given over to the evolution of the original game to its upcoming debut on the DS. The producers hash over the job system, make some comparisons to the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, and discuss the evolution of the characters into fully-realized personalities. And they promise shorter load times over what we saw at E3. It is a veritable cornucopia of Final Fantasy goodness.
As an interesting aside, this interview seems to be available only on the Japanese side of the Touch Generations website. That says a lot about non-traditional gamers in Japan versus the rest of the world. Anyone else feeling a weird urge to buy their moms a DS and a copy of Final Fantasy III as soon as it hits the shelves?
[Via Go Nintendo]
FFIII producers speak out, show off
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