A Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest And Tales Collaboration Might Be Possible?

By Sato . October 17, 2013 . 1:33am


So a Slime, a Moogle and Lloyd Irving walk into a bar… okay, I got nothing. However, this month’s issue of V Jump does! Dragon Quest producer Yosuke Saito and Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto from Square Enix, along with Namco Bandai’s Tales of series producer Hideo Baba share some interesting quotes regarding possible collaboration ideas.


The three RPG developers got together in what was an unexpected gathering for V Jump. Here’s a snippet from their conversation about a possible collaboration between the three:


Baba (Tales of): “If you can do it, then by all means!”


Saito (Dragon Quest): “Shall we? We can start right away.”


Baba: “How about [Akira] Toriyama’s first Tales of game?”


Hashimoto: “If Toriyama is okay with it, then we’re okay with it. As long as we stay true to the world view, I think [Yuji] Horii would be okay with it, too.”


Hashimoto (Final Fantasy): “How about Kosuke Fujishima (Tales of character designer) draws for a Final Fantasy, and Tetsuya Nomura do Dragon Quest?”


Baba: “I’m pretty sure Fujishima would do it.”

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  • Mental

    Heh, that’s quite the interesting collaboration. I can’t help but find this conversation amusing, not because of the topic itself, but just the way these three talk about it.

    Although a FF game with a Motoi Sakuraba soundtrack would be nice. Just a suggestion, Square. =P

  • Zangetsu777

    Whoa this would be epic. I wonder what the gameplay will be like if they created it.

  • Tales’ battle system + Akira Toriyama’s character and world + FF’s budget then?

    • Somber

      BOOM! :D

    • enorka miho

      EPIC JPRG of the decade!!

    • Bigabu Beaze

      I’m not a fan of Toriyama.

      • Nonomino

        Me neither. Anyone but Toriyama please! Akihiko Yoshida or Kōsuke Fujishima maybe?

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        Same here, but if Tales had FF’s budget, I was fangasm.

    • Not a fan of the tales’ battle system sadly >.<

  • Randy Marsh

    An RPG with a Final Fantasy-type story about crystals, Dragon Quest style characters and music, and the Linear Motion Battle System of Tales. Oh sorry guys, just something that’s been on my wishlist for a very long time.

    I pray to the almighty Gaming Gods that this conversation leads to something!

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I’ve been wanting this 4EVER. Namco Tales & Final Fantasy” is a dream coming true.

  • Aushe

    i almost came…

  • Ban The Jackass

    So what happens when a slime, a moogle and a Lloyd Irving walks into a bar?

  • Somber

    That might be Super-Ultra-Mega cool!!!! 2nd Project X Zone :D

  • Go2hell66

    oh sato your so funny

  • Warboss Aohd

    …….i’m sorry, am i asleep? am i readin’ dis right humies?

  • Heropon

    Interesting Idea . a Cross over game maybe

  • GHAmer

    what I realize when I read the article above is….. Tales of series doesn’t have a mascot. LOL

    • NTaiyokun

      Unless Yuri “Everybody wants him” Lowell counts…

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Yuri is da shiz.

    • Samsara09

      Marketing plots aren’t the strongest point of tales of…

    • fireemblembeast

      It should be…an apple gel! lol idk

    • JuhRo


      Yeah.. they need a consistent mascot.. but it’s kinda late now.
      I suppose each game kinda has their own little teddy bear type thing in it.

    • Anthony Birken

      They have a few iconic characters but I think Yuri stands out the most…now prepare for the arte of the knights~

    • zaidandzhadow

      lo your pic

  • komiko12

    Gah.. Nomura on Dragon Quest? No.
    Unlike Final Fantasy, DQ has distinct aesthetics. Nomura’s art would be out of place in it.

    • Uso Ewin

      But Dragon quest needs more belts and zippers!

      • komiko12

        B-but. If you ask Nomura to give someone a belt he gives them 200 instead.

  • Rogerrmark

    Mobile japan-onry spin off.

    jks aside,it would be cool if a collaboration really happened.


    …………..and it’ll probably be some browser or iOS game

    • Pockystix

      sadly, this is all too likely

    • Ferrick

      or another board game

  • Nicky Tetlow

    Tales of Final Dragon’s Fantasy Quest

  • Nitraion

    You know when i read something like this collaboration,crossover and such
    i think all japanese developer want to say this…
    “Everyone this is no time to compete!!!, lets join allies and take gaming industries once more like in past glory!!!!”

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Yes I agree.

  • echokanon


  • DivinePhoenix69

    Someone fund this now!!!!!

  • Seizui

    As much as it is sad to say, thinking about the recent direction of SE, DQ, and Tales, the collaboration will probably be an iOS, browser, or GREE. I would say a multi-party sports thing, but that seemed more like Nintendo’s thing when it came to the crossovers (Soccer with the FF crew and Olympics with Sonic).

    It would be cool if it was for an actual RPG, but doubt it is worth holding breath over.


    a game Final fantasy story, DQ style and Tales combat system…I’m not hyped because of this possibility. nah. NOT HYPED AT ALL!

    but it’s more likely it to be a mobile game in the end

  • Astraye

    Tales of fantasy card-game announced !

    • fairysun

      This is what I am afraid of.
      Tales of Fantasy Quest is announced … for mobile phone.
      And it’s a card game.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    I got my eye on this, hopefully it’s not a card or browser game…

  • Keep that nasty Dragon Quest stuff out of my Tales, dammit!

  • Lucky Dan

    First they both have to comptent games and hire voice actors without any lisps which both companies are incapable of doing !!!

    Maybe if they kept their original Japanese voices on the Blu-RAYS since the games don’t even use even half of the disc maybe I can see it being a success outside of Japan but other than that no.

  • IOS board game.

  • OlimacFTW

    And sadly if that happens, it would be only for smartphones.

    • SetzerGabbiani

      Said it before I could.

  • SolarisSpell

    Last time something like this happened…
    Didn’t we get Chrono Trigger? ^_^

  • Pedro Furtado

    If we get a Chrono Trigger-like, impacting, game, then this is perfect. If we get a beefed up Dissidia, I’ll be happy too ;)

  • neocatzon

    Tales of Dragon Fantasy. Sounds like some wet book.

  • CirnoLakes

    Indeed if done right, this would be something like Chrono Trigger.

    What worries people is that people don’t think that Square Enix would be up to creating something like that anymore.

  • Samsara09

    Let me guess if I understand…the producer Final fantasy…the producer of dragon quest…and the producer of tales of…the two chief companies of the JRPG genre are reuniting for a possible collaboration?Alright,the hype is over 9000!!!!It would be godly.
    Oh,please,for PS4 or 3ds.Yeah,give a bone to the Xbone too.It deserves this game,I think.Well,hope it doesn’t go to IoS,Android…or it becomes a tactical rpg…or something of the sort.Hmm…well,an improbable and unlikely disney X Final fantasy spawned the kingdom hearts series,well,who knows what will be born of this.

  • Amber XLeonhart

    O_O All my favorite series? TOGETHER?! -dies-

  • Raoni Marques

    My heart couldn’t possibly take it

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Tales of Lightning’s Quest: Fantasy

  • Hatsuaki

    I’d be very interested in this~

  • SMT

    I always thought FFIX was sort of structured like a “Tales of” game (Heck, Vesperia even took gameplay elements from it), with 8 characters each with unique abilities, character interactions that felt like “skits”, and overall world progression…

    Seriously, a FFIX remake made like a “Tales of” game would be perfect! And this is a perfect opportunity to do so, and it doesn’t risk new “talents” at SE botching up something new…
    Unless they really do want to make such a collaboration into an actual franchise, then by all means I hope this is the new “Dream Team” and we get something like Chrono Trigger…


  • HerosLight

    I always had a dream of seeing the Final Fantasy characters having a design like the Tales characters.

    If anything, this should be a Dissidia crossover game. I don’t know much of Dragon Quest besides what the art style is inspired by.

  • WingsOfEternity

    I think they left a friend out… :(


    • Philip Elthorpe

      WingsOfEternity, If they got tri-Ace to help, they would create the Chrono Trigger collab of the next generation. In the 90’s, Square and Enix working together was epic. SquEnix and Bamco working together with tri-Ace… The internet would explode.

    • CirnoLakes

      Agreed. I want to see Wolf Team back together.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I’m about to cry tears of happiness. This is a dream come true.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    So much AWESOME. JRPG’s could really be getting more of a comeback.
    FFXV & KH3 are a start though.

  • Pinwheel

    “And we’ll make it a social game!”
    Guaren. Freaking. Tee.

  • Draparde

    Rather than making a game in a preestablished series of one of theirs. i hope its completely new. and perhaps has things borrowed from the respective series.

  • Lloyd Irving

    Anybody remember Arcus? The series that Namco Tales Studios (Wolf Team
    at that time) developed. Odyssey was the best on the Sega Genesis. How bout including that along with Chrono
    Trigger/Cross and KH?

  • A crossover between those three would just be awesome! It has to have the DQ art style and gameplay though.

  • Shaun

    Not Toriyama, Dear god Not Toriyama. He will shoehorn lightning into it in every way he can and ruin the whole thing.

    • Kelohmello

      It’s probably worth knowing the names of the people you’re insulting before you make yourself look ignorant. You’re talking about Motomu Toriyama. They specifically said in this article they were talking about Akira Toriyama, The author of Dragonball Z and the artist for Dragon Quest.

  • awat

    this article is very amusing ~

  • Kioku

    I maybe dreaming but…
    I WISH IT’S TRUE!!!!

  • Yan Zhao

    Please be a REAL game and not some social mobile garbage. PLEASE!

  • buuhhu

    “final fantasy”-“dragon quest”-“tales of”-“Persona”…

    i…..i need to go to the bathroom :(

  • Gilgamesh2025

    That would be interesting!

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