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Re: Square-Enix is doubling down on re-releases.
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2019, 03:06:00 pm »
It was a tie-in with FF15. No idea how it could have been worse though.

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Re: Square-Enix is doubling down on re-releases.
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2019, 09:01:36 am »
King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon was bad enough to be shut down by square and delisted from Google play in less than a year.
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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2019, 06:03:36 pm »
King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon was bad enough to be shut down by square and delisted from Google play in less than a year.
It was utter crap and nothing like the NES original. It was basically run-&-gun shootem-up on rails, poorly done..

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Re: Square-Enix is doubling down on re-releases.
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2019, 10:13:51 am »
What about remakes/re-releases of
  • Thexder
  • Tobal N°1
  • 3D Worldrunner
  • King's Knight
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Guess we're all waiting for those :D

Thexder is not a Square-Enix game. Square only originally published the game in Japan, I think it is Game Arts which made the game. They're still around, still ruining the Lunar franchise when they can, aren't they? :P
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2019, 10:21:50 am »
My understanding is that they ported the existing game to Famicom, and this was their very first NES/FC game (even though the game itself wasn't theirs). I might be wrong though. If it doesn't count then I guess King's Knight was their first ? Or was it one of the many shitty FDS games they co-developed ?

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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2019, 08:11:10 pm »
Thexder was the first Famicom game they published, in 1985. So early it uses a real early Square "logo" that was dropped soon after (don't know if even the Famicom version of King's Knight, their second game, released in 1986, used it).
Looks like just "SQUARE" written in plain white, I don't know, Helvetica, or something, font. :D
(Door Door was also the first Famicom game Enix published in that same year)
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 05:47:24 am »
(don't know if even the Famicom version of King's Knight, their second game, released in 1986, used it).
It seems to use the good old regular "Square" logo.
That being said I wonder if Square only published Thexder or if they ported it and published it. It would seem weird that they'd just publish a game from the start if they're not even an established company yet. The porter in NESCartDB is claimed to be "BitsLaboratoy" but I wonder if that's not another word from Square, considering that company would supposedly also have developped King's Knight and Hanjuku Hero, which are unaniously conisdered games by Square.

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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2019, 09:50:19 am »
There's a Thexder refresh on PSP, for what it's worth. "Thexder Neo."

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2019, 03:31:08 pm »
It seems to use the good old regular "Square" logo.
That being said I wonder if Square only published Thexder or if they ported it and published it. It would seem weird that they'd just publish a game from the start if they're not even an established company yet. The porter in NESCartDB is claimed to be "BitsLaboratoy" but I wonder if that's not another word from Square, considering that company would supposedly also have developped King's Knight and Hanjuku Hero, which are unaniously conisdered games by Square.
Wasn't Bits Laboratory the same company that made the infamous NES port of Ghostbusters?
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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2019, 05:37:21 pm »
One thing I'm hoping for is a "Romancing SaGa Collection". Japan will be getting a remake of the third game later this year, while the western version is still TBA. It'd be pretty nice to get a collection of the original SFC trilogy along with that (similar to what they did with Mana).

That would be a good opportunity to finally introduce those titles to western territories properly. They're among Square's greatest classics in Japan, so it'd certainly be worth it.

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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2019, 01:28:20 am »
One thing I'm hoping for is a "Romancing SaGa Collection". Japan will be getting a remake of the third game later this year, while the western version is still TBA. It'd be pretty nice to get a collection of the original SFC trilogy along with that (similar to what they did with Mana).

That would be a good opportunity to finally introduce those titles to western territories properly. They're among Square's greatest classics in Japan, so it'd certainly be worth it.
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Re: Square-Enix is doubling down on re-releases.
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2019, 11:38:19 am »
One thing I'm hoping for is a "Romancing SaGa Collection". Japan will be getting a remake of the third game later this year, while the western version is still TBA. It'd be pretty nice to get a collection of the original SFC trilogy along with that (similar to what they did with Mana).

That would be a good opportunity to finally introduce those titles to western territories properly. They're among Square's greatest classics in Japan, so it'd certainly be worth it.
This depends on whether or not Square's tactic with picking mobile versions first to use as a base is alive and well.  And with Chrono Trigger's recent thing, it may be.  Otherwise they'd be dealing with RS2 again (which is okay, the translation job wasn't stellar but it was in english).

Man, I would really love to rip those out and play them as SNES games though.

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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 09:43:30 pm »
And probably a version of the Dragon Quest series, either in ROM form or ports from mobile (hey, IV-VI were actually good).
Well, you weren't wrong about SE re-releasing ports of Dragon Quest. Of course, people are saying that these are ports of the mobile versions. They also plan on giving it an English language option for the Asian release.

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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2019, 09:13:07 am »
Well, you weren't wrong about SE re-releasing ports of Dragon Quest. Of course, people are saying that these are ports of the mobile versions. They also plan on giving it an English language option for the Asian release.
I hear it might be the PS4 version, which was also never in english.

Either way, that just torpedoed this entire thing if it isn't localized.

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2019, 10:46:13 am »
Either way, that just torpedoed this entire thing if it isn't localized.
Apparently, they were planning on bringing it to the West the whole time. They just didn't want to announce it on the Nintendo Direct for reasons unknown.

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Re: Square-Enix is doubling down on re-releases.
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2019, 01:22:09 pm »
So they're pointing out Europe has officially gotten the game for the first time on console.
On about the thirtieth anniversary of the NA launch of the first game. :(

Though Square-Enix also announced ports of Dragon Quest Monsters 1 and 2, but since the west never got the PS1 nor 3DS remakes, I wouldn't get too excited about it. :P
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