Tokyo Game Show News
With the Tokyo Game Show wrapping up, we've got some interesting news from the front.
Square has released details about some more characters to appear in Final Fantasy X. Two recently seen characters have been given names: Lulu and Wakka. Wakka, a spikey haired bruiser is a blitzball player who uses the blitzball as a weapon, while Lulu is a black-clad magic user who attacks with a moogle doll. Interesting weapons indeed. A third character, a beastman named Kimari Lonzo (she appears in the demo, where she fights Tidus) has been revealed as Yuna's guardian and joins your party as a blue mage type.
Also, we have some details on the battle system for Square's latest FF game. The battle system should be the same old RPG fare, but without an Active Time Battle meter. Furthermore, when Yuna summons monsters, they'll be able to stay on the battlefield to attack and, when they reach an Overkill point, unleash a limitbreak style attack.
Square has also been handing out CDs of Tidus and Yuna's theme music, so expect to see them on the web sooner or later in MP3 format.
In other news, Koei, makers of Kessen and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series have expressed interest in expanding their horizons, or at least not limiting themselves. COO Keiko Erikawa has announced that Koei has "no plans to limit [itself] to one particular platform," and is looking at the Gameboy Advanced as a possible platform for development. After having backed XBox with announcements of a Romance of the Three Kingdoms game as well as another undisclosed title, it seems as if Koei plans to favor more than just the PS2.
Koei has also expressed interest in making a game for Gamecube, but want to wait until they've come up with a game targetted at younger players, possibly some sort of strategy game in the Nobunaga's Ambition or Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.
April 1st, 2001