Mistwalker’s Terra Battle Will Come To Consoles If 2 Million People Download It

By Sato . August 26, 2014 . 8:24am

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Terra Battle is an upcoming smartphone game by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Mistwalker that features strategic gameplay and even its own version of Bahamut. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine provides the latest details on the game. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]

 

Terra Battle will have a total of 30 chapters in its story, and that will include an ending. Once players beat the game, they can continue leveling their characters and fight tougher monsters.

 

Battles take place on an 8 x 6 grid, where the goal is to take out all the enemies that appear. Players will have about four seconds to freely move around the field. As far as micro-transactions go, players will be able to purchase “Energy,” which is used to recover stamina, continues that can be used whenever they get wiped in battles, or for a capsule feature.

 

The magazine report also reveals a “Download-starter,” which is basically a Kickstarter-esque idea, whereby Mistwalker will continue adding new features and content based on the total number of Terra Battle downloads.

 

Here’s a list of what we can expect from the Download-Starter campaign:

 

  • 100,000 downloads: New song(s) by Nobuo Uematsu.

 

  • 200,000 downloads: New characters by Hideo Minaba.

 

  • 300,000 downloads: In-game appearance by manga artist Nakaba Suzuki.

 

  • 1,000,000 downloads: A concert for Terra Battle.

 

  • 1,400,000 downloads: Commencement of figurine production.

 

  • 2,000,000  downloads: Development of a console version of Terra Battle.

 

Terra Battle launches worldwide in October for smartphone.


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  • sidspacewalker

    ‘it will include an ending.’ – Made me chuckle.

    • gulabjamal

      LMAO

  • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

    One of the interesting way to use Starter things where it focused more on download number. Hope it does well.^_^

  • malek86

    Thta sounds like a very weird thing to do for a F2P title. I imagine many people will just download it because it’s free, but that won’t mean anything for word of mouth or user retention.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    …Didn’t think Sakaguchi-san would do something like this. It’s rather disappointing to see a former titan in the industry go the mobile f2p route. Business is business though..*sigh*

    • Dystopiq

      This is where gaming has moved to. You need to accept it. It’s huge in Asia. Especially in Japan.

      • SetzerGabbiani

        O rly? I made it clear that I did accept it in that last sentence, but I can still express my disappointment. No need for the attitude.

      • HarakiriKami

        I thought hardcore gamers all got pissy when people stopped making games for them

        • Brandonmkii

          Well yeah, but the hardcore gamers are in the minority.

          • HarakiriKami

            Well yeah. Only 230k people bought the Wonderful 101 lol. And only 3 million people buy the Souls games.

            But those 18-35 year old males who think they’re core gamers who are driving the sales of games like Destiny and The last of us certainly arent hardcore :P

            ^ This is the group of people Im referring to that shit on mobile games on youtube

        • Dystopiq

          They do. People need to understand this is where the market has moved to. This is where the money is. 8 years ago it was mostly consoles. Now with appstores and such, things have changed. I don’t like it but I’ve accepted it.

      • omoiukabu

        Why does he need to accept it? It’s because of this attitude that the gaming industry has become what it is today. Look at how outrageous DLC prices have become overtime as more and more people cave in to “acceptance”.

        And to preempt any followup on me being hypocrytical, I’ve only purchased DLC once, and that was for Dark Souls 1 Artorias. But that’s another story.

      • Rad Phil

        You’re gonna stop eating steak and go back to just eating crumbs. You need to accept it.

        • Guest

          That was a weak comeback. It doesn’t even make sense.

        • Dystopiq

          You can come up with a better analogy.

          • Rad Phil

            You could also come up with a better statement than just “accept it”.

        • Wind10

          Well when the steak costs a tenfold amount more, you can’t keep buying it. Bad analogy to start with; it’s very simply: luxury vs. common

    • HarakiriKami

      Mistwalker has like. 5-30 people.

      You cant make much more than a DS game with that many people

    • Revyatheworldeater .

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the mobile gaming trend is just a larger part of a gaming cycle. The similarity to old arcade gaming is too close.

      • Agito

        well history likes to repeat itself one way or another. So this can be seen as a modern successor/version to the arcade systems. except with less quality compared to the console counterpart. that seems to have been reversed in the mobile gaming version.

  • César H. Sandoval

    I wanna play it

  • Guest

    Octa and Three kkkkkk

  • Go2hell66

    Well its free so…

  • ReidHershel

    ಠ_ಠ
    Well, he kept one thing from Squeenix: unrealistic expectations.

    • Godmars

      You are talking about the man who expected the Spirits Within to justify the involved investment of a movie studio from the literal foundations of it’s building.

      On the other hand if they’re talking about a worldwide release, two million DLs shouldn’t be that hard for something “free”.

      Though again given the microtransaction focus, would anyone really want a “paid” version. If its a paid version and not another free one that still has micro.

  • Agito

    ”As far as micro-transactions go, players will be able to purchase “Energy,” which is used to recover stamina, continues that can be used whenever they get wiped in battles, or for a capsule feature.”

    …*sign* hopefully this isn’t going to be as bad as dungeon keepers in terms of micro-transaction.

    • Laggia

      If it’s anything like Bravely Default’s micro-transactions, then I’d be okay with them.

  • Herok♞

    I am interested in this I just hope its not crazy with mircotransactions

  • Liamv2

    100,000 downloads: New song(s) by Nobuo Uematsu

    I want that more than it being on console.

    • Pizzor

      I completely agree on this. More music from him is always a good thing.

  • Adrián Alucard

    Oh, great, a pay to win. Do not want

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    so.. 2.000.000 user download to get a game with microtransaction on console? LOL?

  • Mnstrzero00

    . All we know is that the game is using that casino style pay to play model (you don’t have to pay if you get “good” at the slot machine) and that it has its own version of Bahamut which is so obvious that its confusing–of course it has its own version of monsters. I wasn’t expecting them to cut and paste designs from other games. It has a nice pedigree but they seem to be following trends and not leading. But I remain ever hopeful.

  • Tom

    That artwork looks familiar. Is it by the same guy who made Drakengard 3’s drawings?

    • z_merquise

      It’s by Kimihiko Fujisaka, so yes.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      the guy remind me of fusion of Octa and Decadus

  • Schiller

    I’m actually kinda hyped for this game. Even though it’s an Smartphone game. Oh, and toss in a PC Version, will ya?

    • CirnoLakes

      PC would be nice. :D

  • Kango234

    I don’t think that how it works…

  • http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/25050-farm-mapping-contest/#entry239430 Chaos17

    Not bad, at least they aren’t making a kickstarer for consoles port.

  • http://www.feshrine.net/ Blazer

    They’re not even saying which console, right? Not interested then, lol

  • Max Leo

    This feels like giving ransom money.

    • Kai2591

      lol this.

  • Splinter

    Great! Now I just need to do three things:
    1- Download it.
    2- Delete it immediately.
    3- Hope for a non-Pay-2-Win console version.

    • WhyWai

      Free to play have long invaded console sphere. I believe the game will be the same even it’s ported to console.

    • darke

      Don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll be free2install, pay2play on console as well. >.>

    • Ric Vazquez

      LOL!

  • wahyudil

    it depend on what console

  • Kaitou21

    I REALLY just wanna see some gameplay…

    • Ric Vazquez

      Same here

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery
    • thnkgod4mentlillness

      So fucking disappointed when I saw Cry On got completely scrapped… I knew about this before I even knew about the Last Story, actually… since Last Story came out really late in the US. 10/10 disappointed

  • Lazulis

    I’ll play it on my iPad. Hopefully he makes games for the 3DS or Vita later…

  • thnkgod4mentlillness

    Only if it gets a Vita port… these mobile games aren’t the same and are pretty boring on consoles, unless they’re mobile games that try to hard to be console games and would play better on a console…

  • Lara Croft

    So by consoles? Vita/3DS? or PS4/X1/Wii U? I doubt they have the manpower or resources for all versions.

  • Ric Vazquez

    I hope it happens

  • http://tikantz.wix.com/tikkart ibroid

    Ummm so like is there a trailer…or….something…..you know, before we jump in

  • Hector Velar

    then again, i hate when they use this tactics to manipulate their customers. how about you release it in the consoles if you want my money. Terra Battle has just been added to my black list.

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