Legend of Heroes (on PSP) is respected as the best turn-based traditional RPG for the current era of gaming. This is something to greatly appreciate since there are so few traditional RPGs being released now. The recent news is that Legend of Heroes is being ported over to smartphones! So now everyone can experience this gem of a game! :)
Good news: the best Japanese role-playing game you’ve never played is coming to smartphones, in English no less! Previously available only on the PSP, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – along with other games in the Legend of Heroes Series – is being ported to smartphones in both Japan and North America by Aeria Games, reports Siliconera.
Presumably, the deal covers iPhone and Android devices. Siliconera adds that the ports will be optimized for mobile devices, and will take advantage of online and social features. We’ve contacted XSEED, which published Trails in the Sky in North America, to find out whether or not it is involved with the smartphone publishing deal.
Chrono Trigger is coming to the iPhone very soon! Read this article to learn more
However, this doesn’t matter to Android users because they’ve been enjoying Chrono Trigger for years thanks to SNES emulators being allowed in the Android market :)
The following are some screen shots from this iPhone release. It looks like they enlarged the dimensions of the screen to show more.
Looks like we’re going to be getting some more original games rather than ports!
Square Enix isn’t exactly a stranger to the smartphone scene, but it looks like the company behind Final Fantasy (among countless other games) is now going to be moving quite a bit beyond ports of its existing games for other consoles. The company has just announced the launch of its new Hippos Lab game development studio, which will be primarily focused on creating “high quality original content” for smartphones. Details are unfortunately still pretty light beyond that, but the studio has apparently been up and running since March 7th, and it says it hopes to have its first game “ready soon.” No word if they’ve scored the license for Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Yep, Square-Enix is bringing Final Fantasy III to the iPhone.