This year not just one, but two games starring the Final Fantasy’s giant chicken are coming out in Japan. One of them is Cid and Chocobo no Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu DS + which might be called something like Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon with Cid DS +. Yes, this is a DS port of the Chocobo roguelike coming out on the Wii in North America today. Japan gets the extended DS edition this fall. Unless Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon sells miserably we should get the DS port too. Square Enix already completed most of the localization work with the Wii version. Only new scenes and the mysterious “+” portion need to be translated.
In the winter Square Enix will release another DS game starring the Chocobo in Japan. Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon Majiyo to Otome to Gojin no Yuusha (loosely: Chocobo and the Magic Picturebook: The Witch with Maiden and the Five Heroes) sounds like a sequel to Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales. The genre is “Chocobo and Adventure”, whatever that means. While Square Enix USA has not announced game either I wouldn’t be surprised to see it released under the Final Fantasy Fables brand sometime in 2009.
Update: Square Enix members can vote on a new class for the DS port of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. From left to right they are:Red Mage, Engineer, Summoner, Hero X, and Minstrel. Go Hero X!
Images courtesy of Square Enix.