What’s Matrix Software Doing These Days?

By Spencer . April 10, 2013 . 5:01pm

imageMatrix Software was one of the powerhouses behind the surge of RPGs for the DS. They developed Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Avalon Code, and Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Later they developed PSP games like Tales of Vs. and White Knight Chronicles Origins.


These days Matrix Software has been focusing on smartphone development. They did the ports for Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV plus Final Fantasy Dimension. Matrix Software also handled the Final Fantasy V port which was is based on the Game Boy Advance version.


Right now, Final Fantasy Dimensions is on sale half off its steep $19.99 price tag. You can get the retro RPG for $9.99 on iTunes.

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  • SirRichard

    I had wondered where this lot ended up after the DS, I hadn’t heard anything about them since FFIV DS. Should’ve guessed they’d be doing porting work for Square, but I hope they get put onto something new again. Never tried Avalon Code, heard mixed things about it, but it sounded interesting enough.

    • I thought Avalon Code was pretty good. For me anyway.

    • Scarletmoonwish

      It’s okay at best, some aspects of the game like filling out pages can be tedious, and there some farming that can be tedious after a while. If you don’t mind mediocre gameplay with a dating sim attached to it give it a try.

      • SirRichard

        I might, if I find it around for a decent price, just to give it a shot. Thanks mate!

  • SuperLink

    depressing, they deserve better

  • Pockystix

    would be nice to see their talents better utilized. . .

  • Armane

    Oh Silicon Studio (creators of 3D Dot Game Heroes) made Bravely Default, thought it was the same team as 4HoL.

    Shame they’re stuck doing mobile games, the Vita and 3DS could both do with some love. Although I’m not sure what else they could port at this point; Mystic Quest?

    • A FFV remake would be fine.

      • Armane

        Hopefully that will happen;

        “On April 27, 2010, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto stated that the development of a remake of Final Fantasy V for the Nintendo DS is at present “undecided” due to “technical issues”.[55] However, on June 24, 2010, he added that a remake for the Nintendo 3DS is being considered, but he would first have to “look and see how 3DS does, how it evolves, and then make a decision”.”

  • landlock

    They’ve only been concentrating on smartphones at the moment because that is what SquareEnix are doing. They handle most of the Final Fantasy stuff now and have done for years.

  • smek2

    Sooo, a lot of ports?

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