Tetsuya Nomura And Other Square Enix Staff Are Working On New Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament

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We recently saw that Puzzle & Dragons will be collaborating with Final Fantasy Tactics spinoff Crystal Defenders. Looks like they’ll be borrowing more from Square Enix, as Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura and other Square Enix staff will be working on the upcoming arcade title, Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament.


According to this week’s Famitsu magazine, Tetsuya Nomura will be in charge of the character design. Nomura also did character designs for Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and is working on Final Fantasy XV. The music will be done by Kenji Ito, most known for composing the tracks of the Romancing SaGa and Mana series, who’ll be working alongside Kohei Tanaka, known for his involvement in various anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Pokémon.


The story will be written by Baka and Test writer Kenji Inoue and Etrian Odyssey designer Yuji Himukai.


During a recent NicoNico Live announcement of the upcoming game, GungHo Online Entertainment revealed that the upcoming arcade title will be different from its smartphone counterpart, as it will be a 1 vs. 1 competitive game.


Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament will be having its first location test starting on December 13 to 15.

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