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.

Source: Joystiq

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.

Hey iPhone/iPad owners, check out what RPGs iOS has to offer! See this article at Mashable

Good news everyone!

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions hits iPhone this Thursday

While it may have missed the “July…twen..blah..blah.." release window that was promised before, Square Enix will finally bring menus and moogles to mobiles this Thursday. That’s when the strategic wizards-on-a-grid simulator, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, lands on Apple’s iPhone.

It’s important to note that the game will only be compatible with iPhone 4s and 3GSeses, and that iPad players will need to wait for the iPad-specific version, which should be launching around a month from Thursday. Historically, though, it’s never been a good idea to count your chocobos before they’ve hatched.

Source: Joystiq


Breath of Fire 4 is set to heat up PSN in August

Fans of the PS1 classic Breath of Fire 4 can breathe a sigh of relief, or fire, or fiery relief, or reliefery fire, or… never mind. Breath of Fire 4 is scheduled to launch August 16 on PSN in the United States, according to a forum post from Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson. Svensson also revealed that Breath of Fire PSN avatars will be available for purchase on launch day, “to celebrate,” probably because fireworks would be too predictable.

Source: Joystiq

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.

Final Fantasy III iPhone