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.”