Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi considers the RPG’s wider release a “blessing”


Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and his Mistwalker team, including legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, have once again teamed up to unleash Imagination on Apple Arcade in two parts in 2021. Naturally, that means the audience was inherently restricted, but now that the game is finally expanding to other platforms, Sakaguchi shared some thoughts.

IN statement ON Imaginationofficial English social media accounts, Sakaguchi started by saying that this is what he always wanted Imagination for being a “particularly long-lasting title” and cites this durability as one of the strengths of digital gaming. “I developed it Imagination thinking it might become my last job before I retire, so it holds a special place in my heart,” he continued.

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Sakaguchi added that he is able to rebuild Imagination at Square Enix and offering it to a wider audience is “a real blessing.” Beyond the exploration and turn-based combat, there’s a lot of it that’s compelling Imagination it comes down to its beautifully individualized nature. The backgrounds consist of handmade dioramas, over 150 of which were scanned into the game. Sakaguchi concluded his statement with a nod to all that loving, painstaking work, saying, “This title is a combination of the souls of the diorama artisans, Uematsu’s compositions, and of course the game creators.”

The soul of fantasy

Screenshot via Square Enix

Square Enix is ​​helping Sakaguchi and his team bring the RPG to life Neo dimension of fantasy. The up-to-date version keeps the story and gameplay intact while adding several additional features, including English and Japanese voice acting and greater difficulty options. The release is currently planned for 2024 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

While exclusive titles can be great, it’s even better when more people have the chance to enjoy the game that has been worked so difficult over the years. Let’s hope this is far from Sakaguchi’s ultimate fantasy.

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