We talked about the announcement of Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Tokiwasure no Meikyuu way back in September 2007, where I performed the accurate amount of screaming in joyful anticipation and then went back to the daily grind of non-chocobo inhabited life. Since then the game has been released on the Japanese market, but there's been no more word about a US version. Ahem, Square? What's up with that? Some people need their fix, you know.
The website Cubed3 was also curious, apparently, as they recently posted an interview with developer h.a.n.d., the team behind the game (they also worked on Chocobo Tales for the DS. )Sadly, they still couldn't comment on whether or not the game would see a US release, but they did share some other interesting tidbits about the title. From the interview:
I'd like to be grumpy about having games I like "dumbed down" so more people can play them, but Chocobo games don't exactly rank high on the challenge curve anyway. Here's a more telling part of the interview though (and a slightly distressing one):
By far the worst sign of a game not being imported over is so-so performance (or the appearance of naked men, of course.) Maybe they're adding more features or streamlining the original concept, or maybe the game is simply not going to make it US shores. I'm still hopeful, but I have to be honest and say that if it's announced that the US won't get any more chocobo games, I'm going to be one sad panda.