Ever since walking away from Square Enix, it seemed as though Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was mostly satisfied with creating his small RPGs at his own independent company Mistwalker. But now, it appears he has something much greater in store as he is pulling out all the stops to assure the success of his upcoming title.
Dubbed Fantasian, this latest role-playing game will have the names of some very important people within the industry under its belt as they come together for what could possibly be their last hurrah in the business. As Sakaguchi himself confirmed during a recent interview, the music heard in the latest trailer for the upcoming title was created by the legendary Final Fantasy music composer Nobuo Uematsu. He went on to add that the acclaimed musician will be creating all the songs heard within the game, putting its soundtrack in safe hands. Sakaguchi and Uematsu went way back and were friends even before the creation of the first Final Fantasy titles back in 1986, so it makes sense that at least one of the games developed by Mistwalker would have its music signed by him.
Speaking about the game itself, Sakaguchi pointed out that it will be a 2D and 3D hybrid RPG, with elements that are strongly reminiscent of previous titles that the Final Fantasy series creator has worked on, such as Lost Odyssey.
As for Akira Toriyama’s involvement in the game, the Dragon Ball creator developed a diorama-type of environment for the game, which players will need to wait and see for themselves as further details weren’t given.
Regarding the game’s development, Sakaguchi pointed out that the team was severely impacted by the situation with COVID-19, yet they were able to bounce back once the appropriate measures were taken. They have resumed full production of the game, and now everything is moving according to schedule.
Fantasian will release exclusively to Apple Arcade for iOS sometime in 2021.