07-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Chrono Trigger was announced to be ported to the Nintendo DS today. Square Enix is working their way through their top Snes and PS 1 rpg's to be ported over to DS and PSP, although some will probably go to DS 2 and/or PSP 2 later.

Final Fantasy IV and Dragon Quest IV-VI are announced for Usa Nintendo DS ports. Final Fantasy V and VI are almost certainly going to be announced eventually for ports to Nintendo DS for Usa. Final Fantasy VII-IX and Dragon Warrior VII, I believe will almost certainly be announced eventually for ports to Nintendo DS 2(the successor to DS). As for the other top Square Enix rpg's that came out for Snes and PS 1, I wonder which ones Square Enix and fans are most interested in getting DS/PSP ports for.

Not including the main Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest numbered titles, here are the other likely nominees for possible ports to be announced in the next few years by Square Enix, from games released originally in Usa:
Secret of Mana, Super Mario Rpg, Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross.

Of those games I've only beaten the first two. I give Secret of Mana a 9/10 and Super Mario Rpg a 7/10. I'd likely give scores of at least 9/10 to the other three games though, which I haven't beaten yet. I can't choose which game I'd like ported over since I haven't beaten them all.

Which of those five games would you most like to see ported over to DS and/or PSP, or their successors, in the United States? :)

07-03-2008, 11:41 AM
First of all WHAAAAT Chrono Trigger got ported over!?! This is great! I think Super Mario RPG should get ported, because its one of the very first Mario RPGS ever and its made by SQUARE ENIX(Company thats specialized in the RPG genre) In general, a creative fun RPG! What do you think?

07-03-2008, 12:23 PM
My two favorite games, Valkyrie Profile & Star Ocean 2, have already been ported or remade to a lesser extent for the PSP. I don't have a PSP which is a shame, because I would like to see the updated FMVs and other features for VP, as well as the updated graphics, features, and voices for SO2. The original Star Ocean is also available on PSP, which is great for the majoirty of people who have not had teh opportunity to play the game, as it was only released in Japan. I have played the rom, though, so I dont' feel like I'm at too much of a loss.

If i had a PSP, I probably would've picked up copies of all of the games I just mentioned. Buying a PSP and the games on top of it is just not worth it to me for games I've already played/beaten a ton of times. I watched the VP FMVs on YouTube, looked over the gfx for SO 2 (and tbh, I prefered the older sprites/character design), and the rest I just chalk up as a loss.

I don't have any real desire to see any particular game come out as a remake or port, but if something comes out that I'd enjoy playing on my DS, I'll pick it up.

07-03-2008, 01:11 PM
Xenogears and Super Mario RPG won't be ported to anything. They've both been released for PSN and VC respectively in Japan, which means SE didn't think it would be as profitable to try and re-release them on handhelds.

execrable gumwrapper
07-03-2008, 04:02 PM
Secret of Mana for the love of god.

07-03-2008, 04:43 PM
I'd vote for making a new game. Barring that, I always said I'd play Xenogears were it remade with updated graphics/features.

07-03-2008, 09:43 PM
Xenogears and Super Mario RPG won't be ported to anything. They've both been released for PSN and VC respectively in Japan, which means SE didn't think it would be as profitable to try and re-release them on handhelds.

Thanks, this is pretty good information.

Secret of Mana, Vagrant Story, and Chrono Cross, are the ones that can be ported I guess. Oh by the way I only listed games that were originally released in Usa. I'm hoping to see what happens to this thread poll results.

07-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Xenogears and Super Mario RPG won't be ported to anything. They've both been released for PSN and VC respectively in Japan, which means SE didn't think it would be as profitable to try and re-release them on handhelds.

keyword: JAPAN.

the rest of the world wants mario rpg back.
either in VC or a ds port

07-04-2008, 06:07 AM
Super Mario RPG was pretty cool. I think it was the most popular rpg of 1996 right? More popular than Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, Suikoden I, and Persona 1?

I was told by ThroneofOminous that Xenogears and Super Mario RPG have been released for Playstation Network and Virtual Console, so they probably won't be released for handhelds. This leaves us with waiting for announcements for Secret of Mana, Vagrant Story, and Chrono Cross.

Of those three I think Secret of Mana would be announced first. Since it came out 7 years before the other two and was a generation previous to them. I think it'd be on DS since Sword of Mana was on the Gameboy Advance, and Square Enix would be consistent with handheld manufacturers. For Vagrant Story, I would expect that to be announced afterwards, for a possible 2010 release, ten years after the original came out. I'd expect a PSP release, since FF Tactics was ported to the PSP. Chrono Cross I'd expect to be announced third, and probably for the DS 2(successor to DS), since Chrono Trigger went to DS, and Chrono Cross is a generation later, so probably will go to DS 2. I don't expect this to be released for 3-6 years or something though.

I like this topic, and I'll buy and play Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS, but I hope this time they include Radical Dreamers(and the other three Satellaview games)! :)

ThroneofOminous, which port(s) are you looking forward to from the ones in this thread?

execrable gumwrapper
07-04-2008, 06:20 AM
keyword: JAPAN.

the rest of the world wants mario rpg back.
either in VC or a ds port

Yeah, it's kinda shitty how VC/PSN releases aren't worldwide. Like, when I last checked, the Euro PSN keeps getting more PS1 classics. I'm sure the Jap has even more. US is kinda stuck with shitty ones. =/ Well, sans SOTN.

All Seeing Eye
07-04-2008, 06:28 AM
None of those games because I already played them all. They should remake the classic Dragon Quest games like they're doing for the Final Fantasy games on the DS and port them over.

07-04-2008, 06:31 AM
ThroneofOminous, which port(s) are you looking forward to from the ones in this thread?
None of them. I already own Vagrant Story and Chrono Cross and don't have much interest in Secret of Mana.

In terms of what's most likely though, SE has expressed interest in porting Vagrant Story to the PSP (http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Anarpis/vagrant-story-port-heading-to-psp--48802.phtml).

07-04-2008, 07:03 AM
Chrono Cross or Xenogears would be awesome on DS.

execrable gumwrapper
07-04-2008, 09:57 AM
Christ, Secret of Mana is the only good mana game and SE isn't gonna even re-release it for PSP. It'd be fucking perfect! I mean the PSP is literally a SNES controller with a screen in the middle.

07-04-2008, 10:30 AM
I don't really see SE releasing SoM on the PSP over the DS. Especially when the DS is selling much better.

execrable gumwrapper
07-04-2008, 12:07 PM
Either or, I suppose.

07-08-2008, 01:17 PM
Dragon Quest I-III came out for Gameboy Color in Usa. Dragon Quest IV-VI are coming out for DS in Usa. Oh, and I think that Square Enix will get around to releasing Seiken Densetsu 3 for DS eventually, it's not out in Usa yet.

execrable gumwrapper
07-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Too bad SD3 sucks. =/

Valerie Valens
07-08-2008, 08:08 PM
Voted for Secret of Mana

07-14-2008, 12:08 AM
Too bad Bahamut Lagoon never got around.

07-14-2008, 04:19 AM
all of them, for the ds.
everything for the ds, nothing for the playstationphailure..
sorry, but after i read that LOLD and had to post it here.

Theta Sigma
07-26-2008, 12:54 AM
nds 2? ooooh, interesting!

07-26-2008, 01:00 AM
Secret of Mana for the love of god.


07-26-2008, 10:27 AM
after playing a ROM of secret of mana, i third this.
this reminds me i had this one chance of buying it for 9 dlls, semi new (box,x book, even that plastic thingy for SNES carts)
but i could only afford 1 game, and i choose illusion of gaia (in the same condition).
now that i think about it, IOG is an awesome action-rpg game, it should be remade for the DS.

Nazi Cinnamon Spider
07-31-2008, 04:35 AM
I dunno, after their abysmal jobs of FF3/FF4, I'm not sure I trust Square to reinvent their own games anymore :\

07-31-2008, 06:30 AM
by abysmal you mean uberawesome sent-by-god games, right?

Nazi Cinnamon Spider
07-31-2008, 07:42 AM
No. I mean f'n fail butcherings of the original content.

07-31-2008, 08:07 PM
LIES! you are in denial.

08-01-2008, 04:44 AM
Easily, Vagrant Story. The graphics would look much cleaner on the DS' screen. Plus, it's just an all out bad ass game.

08-01-2008, 06:33 AM
None. No more ports.

No more ports!

Make sequels of games like Vagrant Story and SaGa Frontier instead of porting them over with updated graphics and two new items.

Porting titles should be castigated. It's the video game equivalent of recycling. Porting gives newcomers the ability to play the games, but what incentive is offered to people who already own one, two, or three different versions of the game? It would be much more beneficial to place the same characters and environments in an entirely new story, because then everyone would buy it. Just put them in an alternative dimension, or hopefully something more clever.

Who would choose 11 ports of Final Fantasy I over something like Final Fantasy I Alter Code F or Final Fantasy I-2?

02-09-2009, 10:52 PM
While PSP emulation isn't hard, it would be nice to have an "enhanced" version of Chrono Cross.

03-03-2009, 07:04 PM
i voted Xenogears even though it will never happen.

03-19-2009, 03:10 PM
Super Mario RPG would be perfect for the DS, it's not too 2D but not too prehistoric-3D either. Plus the same buttons as the SNES and some stupid (and optional) touch screen gimmicks, and voil�!



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