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Final Fantasy Adventure Remake is Announced for PS Vita and Mobile

Square Enix has announced a Final Fantasy Adventure remake for both PS Vita and smartphones.

Launching sometime this winter in Japan, the game is a full 3D remake of the Game Boy original, which launched back in 1991. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut trailer.

Further details were not confirmed, but for now, you can visit the game’s official website here.

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34 comments
  1. SecretX
    SecretX
    September 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Why not on 3ds? Square is so stupid.

  2. Yamato-san
    Yamato-san
    September 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

    At least they’re finally releasing something that isn’t exclusive to mobile devices. Now if only we could get some kind of Seiken Densetsu 3 release going (either remake or Virtual Console).

  3. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    September 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Hope we get it in the west.

  4. deadeye
    deadeye
    September 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Not to bash the 3DS anything, but perhaps its hardware just isn’t up to par with what they wanted to make?

  5. Thomas B.
    Thomas B.
    September 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love my 3DS, but the Hardware-Power can compare with the PSP and not the Vita. We have 2015, it is an oudated Product.

  6. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    September 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Looking at the trailer, I’d doubt that, especially considering how many games on 3DS look as good or better than that. I think this is probably to make porting it from phone to Vita easier, which is almost assuredly what they’re doing.

  7. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    September 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Looking at the chibi style of this, and then looking at similarly styled 3DS games, I doubt it’s just a hardware power issue.

  8. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    September 16, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    So stoked for all these Vita announcements. It’s like the system is finally getting some good love. This looks like it could be fun. Smells like a Zelda game, but I’m okay with that.

  9. Narmy
    Narmy
    September 16, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    That’ll be the second time they remade this game. I do love the original, but the fact that it’s also coming to mobile devices makes me a bit skeptical. Plus I’d rather them remake Seiken Densetsu 3 instead…

  10. Thomas B.
    Thomas B.
    September 16, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe it’s possible on the 3DS with some Downgrading, but why? A Hardware-Base with over one Billion Devices, thats nearly equal in the Hardware-Power, is a dream for a Publisher.

    The Next Nintendo Handheld will become all the Games, the Vita is getting now.

  11. Thomas B.
    Thomas B.
    September 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Why skeptical? Remakes and Ports for Mobile-Devices are normal these Days. Final Fantasy I-VI, The World Ends with You, Secret of Mana, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy Tactics and more are in the Google Play Store and on iTunes.

  12. Matthew Hartley
    Matthew Hartley
    September 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Maybe I’m mistaken, but wasn’t this already remade as Sword of Mana for the GBA?

    It looks different enough to the GBA version to justify it though, looks more like the equivalent of a shot for shot remake version a re-imagining that the I took the GBA version to be.

  13. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    September 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    2015 is pretty much the year of the Vita.

  14. fireflare260
    fireflare260
    September 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Basically it’s easier to make a game for Vita than for 3ds. Vita uses already established frameworks and engienes, 3ds doesn’t

  15. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    September 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Not gonna lie, I teared up a little when the music started, I love this game so much. I hope they localize it.

  16. landlock
    landlock
    September 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    50/50. The Final Fantasy Legends remakes on the DS never made it though both have been fan translated.

  17. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Can somebody explain to me the Mana, SaGa, Seiken Densetsu, Final Fantasy Adventure stuff? Are they different series, are they the same series with localized games?

  18. Narmy
    Narmy
    September 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Final Fantasy Adventure is Seiken Densetsu, Secret of Mana is Seiken Densetsu 2, and the other Mana games belong to the same series. SaGa is a completely different series that was originally released as Final Fantasy Legend in the west.

  19. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Ah Ok, so Square just made a clusterfuck in the US and they’re completely distinct series in Japan?

  20. DwightParkman
    DwightParkman
    September 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Looks like square enix is finally taking their head out of their behind.

  21. daggot △
    daggot △
    September 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Because its not on your system of choice? Maybe they choose it because they simply wanted to add tings that the 3ds cannot do without downgrades, who knows.

  22. Siveon
    Siveon
    September 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Well, it comes with the times. Square had a lackluster relationship with the West (or really, America) and they probably thought Seiken Densetsu and SaGa wouldn’t live without a known brand like Final Fantasy slapped on it.

    …I say that now and yet they still won’t localize Dragon Quest VII ARGH- but I digress.

  23. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    They will release it as Final Fantasy Z ;)

  24. Nagato
    Nagato
    September 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Third time even: there’s also this earlier phone game that used graphical assets from Sword of Mana, but was seemingly closer to a one-to-one remake of the original already.

    http://i.imgur.com/UWhbk8K.jpg

  25. Narmy
    Narmy
    September 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Oh that looks pretty good. I wish they had just updated the graphics like that for the GBA remake, instead of adding extraneous mechanics like weapon crafting.

  26. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    September 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    50mil. units isn’t something to sneeze at though, and its not like the Vita is pushing mobile numbers either.

    The 3DS handles ports of PS2 and Wii games pretty well, so Vita games should work just fine too. Its likely Square is doing it for easier porting to mobile like @Tromboner mentioned further down, and perhaps Final Fantasy and Squaresoft’s association with Playstation.

  27. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    September 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Square Enix should just change their name to Remake Enix.

  28. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    September 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    It will be on smartphones, too, so the chances are good, I’d say.

  29. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    September 16, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    “The 3DS handles ports of PS2 and Wii games pretty well, so Vita games should work just fine too.”

    Not necessarily. There’s a lot of difference between games that were released on both 3DS and Vita. The Atelier games, though PS3 remakes, are chibi-styled on the 3DS while practically the same as the PS3 version on the Vita (performance aside). Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 which was developed for both also has poorer performance for the 3DS version and if we compared it to something like Dynasty Warriors Next which was developed exclusively for the Vita, even the Vita version of SWC3 is lacking in graphics and performance.

    However none of that applies to this game, Final Fantasy Adventure/Seiken Densetsu which does look like the 3DS should be able to run it. I’m surprised as well that they didn’t announce this for the 3DS if they were planning on using the style that they did.

  30. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    September 17, 2015 at 12:50 am

    True, the Atelier games were ports of PS3 remakes, meaning they would be more demanding than the originals.

    On the other hand, you have games like MH3U and Tales of the Abyss, both of which were good ports. Final Fantasy adventure shouldn’t be more demanding than either of those.

  31. Miken Ayers
    Miken Ayers
    September 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    No it isn’t. This won’t save the Vita. Especially not in the U.S.

  32. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    September 18, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Looks like you haven’t seen the list of the games that were (and still about to be) released this year

  33. Miken Ayers
    Miken Ayers
    September 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Makes no difference. Stores still aren’t carrying them: