Square Enix filed a trademark for Mevius Final Fantasy back in October—and give yourself a pat on the back if you guessed that it would be a smartphone game. Famitsu’s preview snippet for this week’s magazine issue shares more details on the team behind its development.
December 18 is the anniversary date of Final Fantasy, and to commemorate the occasion, Famitsu got Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi along with Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase to talk about the series.
During the interview, Kitase revealed that he’s in charge of the development, along with staff members from main-numbered Final Fantasy games for Mevius Final Fantasy.
While he didn’t go too much into detail, he said that it’s not a remake of the earlier Final Fantasy games, but it will have some sort of relation. Again, Mevius Final Fantasy will be what’s considered an orthodox Final Fantasy title.
As far as staff members go, Yoshinori Kitase is manning the role of producer, while Kazushige Nojima, who helped Yoshinori Kitase write the scenario for Final Fantasy VII, and also worked on VIII, X, and X-2, will be in charge of the story.
Toshiyuki Itahana, who worked on character designs for Final Fantasy IX, Crystal Chronicles, and more recently Final Fantasy Explorers, is in charge of the character designing for Mevius Final Fantasy.
Mevius Final Fantasy will release sometime in Spring 2015 in Japan for iOS and Android.