Square Enix Teaser Site Hints At Final Fantasy V? Final Fantasy VI?

By Spencer . January 14, 2013 . 11:07pm

Square Enix loves their countdown sites and are teasing a reveal for January 17. The news popped up on their RSS feed with this amusing headline – ( ・ω・)=つ≡つ 2013.1.17 ⊂≡⊂=(・ω・ ).




The enemy sprite is clearly the Behemoth from Final Fantasy VI, but the character sprites look like they’re from Final Fantasy V. I think that’s Bartz walking in one of them and it might be Gaulf in the other?



Anyone else want to take a crack at the puzzle before the reveal? Square Enix already said they will bring Final Fantasy V and more to iOS so perhaps we’re going to get a port of Final Fantasy V and/or Final Fantasy VI this week?

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  • Enzo

    Why bother going through all the trouble to announce an iOS game?

    • Barrylocke89

      For better or for worse, it sure got people looking at what turned out to be TWEWY Solo Remix…

    • Deal with it.

    • Trotmeister

      Someone’s bitter. >=O

    • malek86

      I think we’ve got to the point where iOS games sell well enough to deserve their own teaser site.

    • Makes money but eh agree.
      I mean woow, a countdown for an iOs game, Im cumming buckets… /sarcasm

    • SupaPhly

      because the hipsters with iphones need to feel special too, you know

      • AnimusVox

        Iphones are too mainstream for them, if anything they’d have droids since we’re making ‘hipster jokes’

  • Lightthrower

    The character sprites look like Locke and Gau for me from FFVI

  • This reminds me: did SquEnix just decide not to bother with those remakes of V and VI that everyone assumed were coming after III and IV?

    • echokanon

      In my opinion, most platforms did not last long enough to allow SE to reach V or VI and hence it is always I-IV that were milked

      • Elvick

        DS wasn’t capable of doing V or VI. They could have done them on PSP, but like you said the platforms are done.

        And they didn’t even bother to give a proper PSP version of III.

        • tanis

          While possibly longer, VI wasn’t any “bigger” than IV. The GBA versions of IV and VI clocked in at identical sizes. On the DS, IV used a 256MB cart, DS had carts up to 512MB. VI certainly did not utilize twice the resources. What else besides storage capacity could be a concern? Suggesting that a DS couldn’t handle a remake using an engine specifically designed for the DS would be ludicrous.

          Square has never really been overly motivated in releasing a complete set on one console. I won’t pretend to know why, at least now they have a comparatively better track record of bringing over their games then when I was a kid.

          • Farid Belkacemi

            V and VI were supposed to be remade on DS at some point but SE “froze” the development due to technical problems if I remember correctly.

          • Suzaku

            It’s not really fair to compare the requirements of sprite/tile-based 16-bit games and fully 3D games.

            V would’ve required 3D models for all of the characters in all of their jobs, and VI also had a pretty large cast. Both games also had more locations and more diverse scenery than IV, as well as more dialogue and audio. Not only would voice and music take up a lot of storage space, but just hiring that much voice talent for such a large cast could prove costly, too.

          • Elvick
      • Morricane

        Or rather, they waited until they milked I-IV too much and now they HAVE TO remake something else, or they’ll run out of milk-producing commodities :)

    • LexKitteh

      This. The hope of those games from a much older Siliconera article had me so excited, but it looks like they’re changing strategy. More iOS stuff.

    • Christ

      If it were a 3D remake of those then the art would be much more different. In this case it’s almost clear as the day that it’s an iOS port. Not bad, just that I expect an Android port with those too, and also a reasonable price since they always put high prices for them on the market.

      • Nemesis-489

        My 3DS would feel so much more useful if they continued the FF Remakes for it.

        • Leonardo Duarte

          I’m with you, brother.

          I would be so, so, so happy if FF VI was on 3DS on a great remake. I don’t mind it being milked, but, seriously, this game is AWESOME.

          • Same here, bro. FF6 deserves a good remake.

        • Christ

          They said they want to watch the evolution of the platform, as far as I’m concerned 3DS is doing great so that problem is out of the way. The only thing they should do is to find some time to develop it, but it seems they are busy with Versus and Dragon Quest and Lightning Returns FF13 (she should return it to the shop lol). I think that these games will take quite some time to be remade with 3D graphics like Crisis Core or Dissidia.

  • Raiyu

    This better not be the Famitsu reveal tomorrow…and so much for this being Bravely Default. :(

    • Herok♞

      Why would the Famitsu reveal be Bravely Default they already released the game a while ago unless you are talking about it being a sequel.

    • QBninja01

      I heard it was supposed to be a” long awaited” game

      Might be the last guardian or ffv13

  • Heartless ㅤ

    It’s Final Fantasy: All the Bravest for iOS. It’s in the source code.

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Still waiting for Versus 13 from you Square Enix, its 2013 now… Mind giving us a Release Date? Instead of holding us off on nothing?

    • Herok♞

      Not the time or place to be complaining about Versus 13, it is a massive game it will be done when its done, think about it FF13 was in delopment for 5 years and that was a very linear game, now I would imagine they would need alot more time to make something completely open world with the same amount of polish.

      • arahman21

        However, there’s been *zero* information about the game for a long while. Plus, still no info about Type-0 localization.

        • Yvonne Tsang

          Hate to be a pessimist, but at this point it really doesn’t seem feasible to bring Type-0 over to the West. Retailers are getting rid of PSP games and the Vita sells like cow shit here, not to mention the foregone sales of ISOs being downloaded instead of being bought. Best not to hold your breath.

        • M’iau M’iaut


          Again, please keep discussions on the topic at hand. Thanks.

      • Rayshawn Davis

        Don’t see the problem in voicing a opinion, I’m showing how much I detest the lacking of anything during the course of the game’s development over the past few years. Years which we gained no new plot details, no need gameplay clips, no new trailers, or no targeted release date. At least that would have been okay, a target release date would have been just fine. All we know is that the game isn’t cancelled, and that there’s a improvement in their open world’s progression. I understand its a big game, but simply tell us to keep hanging on, when there’s nothing to hang on to over the past years is something to complain about.

        • M’iau M’iaut


          Yet, the opinion is about a game that the thread isn’t about. Please note the rules to read and think before responding. Such off-topic discussions are always welcome on the message board/open thread.

        • Herok♞

          Well the reason I say this is not the place is because we have the Open Thread to say random stuff like this at anytime, its good to have an opinion but like I said before not the right place.

  • WingsOfEternity

    3DS chibi-style remake for Final Fantasy VI. Onegai..

    • Shane Guidaboni

      FFVI needs a realistic looking PS3 HD remake with that steam punk art style.

  • Go2hell66

    its clearly a fully HD remake of FFV and VI for PS3.
    so obvious

    • SupaPhly

      dream on… that’s what I always do ;_;

  • Gabi López Ramírez

    It’s good to see Galuf after so long. :) Can’t wait to see what this is about.

  • OMG lol. I think I knew where this is going…

  • ragingmerifes

    FF5 remake for iOS. The behemoth may be just an added bonus.

  • kupomogli

    Final Fantasy 5 and 6 Vita remakes :D

    • Elvick

      I wish… at the least. I’d prefer PS4 or whatever they’ll call it, but I’d take Vita.

    • Herok♞

      While I am not against that idea I think the remakes would just be on 3DS when they are eventually done, since clearly they aren’t very good at getting stuff on Vita since we have been waiting for even news about FFX HD, while they were able to put out a full Kingdom Hearts experience on the 3DS already.

    • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

      :L Why did people thumbs this down? The more platforms the better.

  • Ladius

    I just read that, according to the site’s source code, this game should be the “All the Bravest” many thought to be the localized title of Bravely Default. It’s an iOS Final Fantasy spinoff, according to that source.

  • Ehren Rivers

    The 1st and 3rd sprites look a lot like Bartz/Batsu from V, and the 2nd and 4th appear to be Locke from VI. Final Fantasy.net mentioned that ‘All the Bravest’ could be a compilation title.

    As far as I know, Square Enix had neither confirmed or denied that ‘All the Bravest’ was a Bravely Default-related game.

  • CirnoLakes

    In a perfect world, this would be some kind of amazing remake or sequel.

    In reality, it will be a low budget browser game with poor gameplay.

    • Jirin

      I would really love if they made an FFVI prequel: FFVI: War Of The Magi.

      Not gonna happen, but it would be sweet.

  • Ricewarrior

    Soooo what number does this bring up to the amount of total ports Square Enix has done?

    30ish? 40?

    • brian yep

      Ummm, probably at least 100ish I’d guess.

  • (vara/バラ)

    ff_atb? all the bravest? active time battle? WHICH ONE IS IT

    • arahman21

      Most likely “all the bravest”.

  • konsama


    They just gonna use those 8-bit models of PS1 and on characters they showed the other day.

  • Wiccan1109

    Definitley iOS, i’m sure, but this was one of the very few SE related topics that makes me pay attention. When it comes to SE and older games, theres only a very small list of things that i think actually have a chance of ever happening.

    FF5 & FF6 on 3DS (Vita is possible but honestly, too much work for them in regards to a remake.)
    FFX-2 HD (don’t think they’d make this but i think they COULD if they wanted to.)
    FFXII HD (Like FFX, the voice work is already done, the script doesn’t need work and all they’d really need to do is make the new graphics.)
    Type 0 on Vita. (I’m not expecting this, but if it did happen i wouldnt be surprised.)

    Anything other than these that /isn’t/ an iOS port will honestly wind me with surprise. Theres very little left they can make a quick buck with now when it comes to these older titles but im sure they will try.

  • brian yep

    Squeenix, this should be a non-PSP/non-mobile/non-social game OR ELSE that would be very bad manners to someone on their birthday.
    But seriously, that shade of red is from the FF6 logo thing.
    So maybe a crossover or a compilation, and I’d prefer a compilation.

  • i hope Classic FF on 3DS eshop XD

    • Elvick

      Wouldn’t mind being able to have FFVI on my 3DS too. It’s the only one I’ll buy on whatever it comes out on.

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Final Fantasy Vers- LOL J/K GUYS….

  • Oni123

    The middle two kinda look like firion’s sprite from FFII

  • Pockystix

    prolly just another IOS cash grab

  • I have *absolutely* nothing against iOS or Android games. Heck, I’m an avid iOS gamer myself. But…isn’t about time SE stops porting the same games over and over?

    I read on polygon a user pointing out how this is possibly connected to “All of the bravest”, a possible social game from SE. I really don’t want to sound “ranty” so I won’t say much on that, but if that’s true, then I just don’t understand what SE is trying to accomplish here. Even from a business standpoint I see little benefit in doing this, I think they’re kinda giving up on the console scene in their japan partitions and offices.

    But yeah that’s just me, so.

  • Alos88

    They’ve added a few extra characters, one of which is unmistakably a black mage.

    • Elvick


      Now I am at a loss as to what the heck it could be… that would interest me anyway.

      • malek86

        Maybe it’s a new game made with old sprites. They already showed that they are willing to make new stuff on iOS (Final Fantasy Dimensions), so it’s possible.

  • Valter L. Ferreira Junior

    Look at the page’s souce code. You’ll find this: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/final-fantasy-all-the-bravest/id581058256?l=ja&ls=1&mt=8

    It’s All The Bravest, an iOS game. Very nice, now they’re re-using old graphics from the SNES on new games.

  • I’m assuming its either an iOS port/hd make/hdremaster. That or its going to be a 3DS remake. I don’t like the chibi model but whatever floats their boat. I would like to see Dissidia’s model though. I mean Bartz, ExDeath, Kefca and Terra look solid in Dissidia, imagine how the rest of the cast would look like. But yeah, too much work and too much time right?

  • It’s All The Bravest. I’m guessing it’s an iOS title. Or something.

  • MrRobbyM

    It’s most likely something iOS related. I was really hoping for FFV or VI 3DS remakes.

    • I think Square teased iOS ports of those for their mobile revolution. :I

      Unless they remaked them from the ground up on iOS but I dunno anymore.

  • Jay

    FFVI Remake? Be still my beating heart! Seriously though, I would be tickled pink if FFVI got a remake.

  • benhofb

    DAMNIT. Another bot. And it is also John Mayer!

    • Z3

      I just hope it stays away

  • Eric Harris

    I own a touch 5th gen, and I love and prefer my DS, 3DS, and Vita. But if they made an IOS only FFVI remake I would jump for joy and thank the Gods.

  • Since I own an Xperia Play phone, I’m a little more equipped to enjoy classic gaming on my phone. A legit version rather than downloaded GBA emulation would be welcome, if only to have proper resolution.

  • Keyanf


    No no no no.

    All the Bravest BETTER not be a cell phone game (which this is because there is no CERO). I need my western Bravely Default release!

  • Whatever it is, prepare to be disappointed.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Just an Ios game *keeps moving along*

  • SetzerGabbiani

    iOS FF6 most likely. Damn shame, really. Ready to see my ship get destroyed in grand dramatic fashion on a portable console.

  • Suzaku

    I really wish they’d do high resolution remakes of some of the classic 2D games with Tetsuya Nomura adapting the designs from Amano’s illustrations, as he did for the Dissidia games (and, technically, the original FFVI).

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    FFVI on HD please!

  • JMaster3000

    Ohh gawd more iOS games?
    I would love to see FFV on 3DS, that would be insta buy for me.

  • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

    Just another example of Square-Enix just giving false hope to the world.
    Can’t say I think its anything more than an iOS port. The Behemoth sprite is odd though.

  • Cullen McDufford

    Whoever thought that sprite is Galuf doesn’t know their FF sprites. Those look like Thief and Warrior sprites from FFI, and if not the top and bottom look more like Locke from FFVI. The top and bottom and middle sprites are the same, it can’t be more than two different characters, as the sprites in FFV had slight differences between the different characters and their class sprites.

  • KingGunblader

    There’s a lot of hubub over at IGN that this is an iOS project called Final Fantasy: All the Bravest. (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/15/final-fantasy-all-the-bravest-coming-this-week)

    Most of us assumed “All the Bravest” was related to Bravely Default, but maybe it’s a crossover game?

  • Suzaku

    It’s called Final Fantasy: All the Bravest. Got leaked accidentally on the Japanese iTunes site or whatever it was.

  • Hob Goblin

    Hey, Square, how about a long overdue remake of V and VI instead?

  • AnimusVox

    I’m getting a little tired of the port announcements. I’m waiting for a ‘Bravely Default’ localization announcement.

  • Sylveria

    Oh joy, another iOS port that no one asked for.

  • QBninja

    if you check now it seems that more “party members are being added”

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    It would be nice if they could be on 3ds but I doubt it -_______-

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    was really hoping for bravely default for the west or a remake of FF5 and 6 using the 3DS buuuuuuuuuuuuut no, just an iphone game… am sad…

  • Oni123
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