Chocobo Racing 3D, One Of Square Enix’s First 3DS Games, Will Never Leave The Coop

By Spencer . October 10, 2013 . 12:33am

chocoboracingYears before Square Enix revealed Bravely Default or Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, they showed a short video for Chocobo Racing 3D. We haven’t heard news about the game since it’s initial announcement so Siliconera turned to the creator of the original Chocobo Racing for PsOne, Takashi Tokita, to get some answers.

 

"The original Chocobo Racing was made by me," Tokita said to Siliconera. "But the one for the 3DS was a project being handled by someone else, and as far as I know, it has been closed. Now, if I had made it, I would have made sure that it came out. Unfortunately I was not!"

 

Chocobo Racing 3D appeared to have more than racing. The only video for the game shows a racer(?) on foot fighting another character with a sword.

 


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  • malek86

    Perhaps it was one of those games canned during the early 3DS trouble.

    • Kaijumaster

      By people who never learn from history. Shame on them now that the 3DS is a killer.

  • Ethan_Twain

    I shed no tears for this. I am enamored neither with racing games nor the Chocobo sub-brand. Chocobo’s dungeon was pretty good, but I didn’t feel like it was the cute bird mascot that made it so. It was just a solid roguelike.

  • GHAmer

    Actually I was a bit disappointed when I heard this game is cancelled
    this game is kind of unique, it combines action RPG with racing
    SE should give some love to this yellow birdie mascot

  • Go2hell66

    well at least it wasn’t something like megaman legends 3

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

    DAMMIT ALL! I Absolutly Loved Chocobo Racing on the ps1.

  • neocatzon

    Totally miss Chocobo Racing. Fables is pretty good, but bring this back at least as a mini game of some sort.

  • roydgriffin

    Noooooooooooooooo… :(

  • porkiewpyne

    NOOOOO :,( I love the PS1′s Chocobo Racing. What a pity

    • SuperSailorV

      I remember how I had Choco-fever and hunted down Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 and Chocobo Racing and played the heck out of them both. I would’ve LOVED this, since now I love my 3DS!

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    Womp womp….

  • Renaldi Saputra

    demmm the chocobo racing PS 1…
    ahh good old times..

  • TheGameTagerZ

    DAMN IT MAN!

    I was waiting for this.

  • FlobotingIt

    Well, that sucks. I was actually looking forward to this. No surprise, though. I kind of saw it coming, after having not heard about it for… 3 years.

  • mockturtle

    That’s too bad, although I’m not surprised… after all, it’s been three years with no info. Still, I was really looking forward to this, so now I’m a sadface. Figures that we’d get this awful news the day after getting the awesome news of Drakengard 3′s US release.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    I think the moral of the story here is: SquEnix, give Takashi Tokita some damn work.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    That is really disappointing. :’(

    I hope we see a Chocobo title soon though, whether racing or a FF Fables like title. They’re generally very nice games, and it’d be cool to see at least another pair of Fables titles come to the next gen consoles of their predecessors.

  • J_Joestar

    Watch this rekindle interest in the title, and SquareEnix then announces it’s revival!…

    on phones…

  • MrRobbyM

    That sucks to hear :/

  • wahyudil

    in golden age of 3DS? SQE, pleaseee …

  • akiko_sakuraba

    NOOOOOOOOOOO! I’m so disappinted. :(

  • InfectedAI

    Pretty obvious it was dead, but still sucks to get official confirmation. Shame, I was actually looking forward to it when I first saw it. Would’ve been great.

  • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

    Never played the original so I was really looking forward on getting this game… it’s a shame they aren’t making it real :C

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