Breath of Fire 6 coming next year, you’ll be sad to learn

Bated breath

And here I thought the tardy release of a third Golden Sun was awkward.

Show of hands: Who has been waiting patiently for a proper Breath of Fire game? Well cut your filthy peasant hands off and slap yourselves in the face with them because Capcom has announced Breath of Fire 6, a browser/tablet/smart phone game slated for 2014 release. I’m not sure all the bravest of us could handle such news. 

I mean, it makes sense. Recent entrants in the Breath of Fire series — basically any within the last decade — have been Japan-exclusive spin-off junk for mobile phones. Still, to have the gall to call it Breath of Fire 6, right? Right now it looks like a casual, tap-based Maple Story. Let’s not judge a breath of fire by its ability to light up our excitement gauges, I guess. Maybe it will be wonderful.

Or maybe this is much needed spiritual closure: the funeral pyre for the death of Breath of Fire.

Breath of Fire 6 announced for PC/tablet/smartphone [Japanator via Hachima]

Steven Hansen