Dragon Quest meets Final Fantasy on PSP

Heavy-hitting role-playing franchises crossover in Itadaki Street board game for the PSP; FFXII characters and new stages confirmed.

TOKYO--Square Enix announced last week that it is developing "Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable" for the Sony PSP. The Japanese RPG powerhouse put up a teaser page on its official site, but specifics about the game were few and far between. That changed this week, as the latest issue of Shonen Jump includes a number of details about the project.

Back in late 2004, Square Enix released a PlayStation 2 board game named "Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special" in Japan. The game featured an all-star cast of characters from the two RPG series, and it was one of the publisher's major hits in the country for the year. However, Itadaki Street Portable for the PSP will be a new installment rather than a port of the PS2 original.

Itadaki Street Portable looks similar to the PS2 version of the game, but it features new characters and new stages. Square Enix has already confirmed the appearance of new characters from Final Fantasy XII (with Fran and Balflear playable for certain), and Shonen Jump reports that the game's new stages will include a map based on the Phantom Train in Final Fantasy VI.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable is slated for release in Japan this spring.

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36 comments
Khimarhi
Khimarhi

sounds pretty interesante

Viquist
Viquist

Yeah, I think a real RPG with major character's from both would be a great idea, but even I don't want to play it as a board game on any console (but maybe as an actual board game) - make a real RPG featuring characters from Dragon Quest and Final Fatasy series' and for all current and/or next gen machines and I'll buy it

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

This game is only meant for the Japanese market.... I doubt you westerners will appreciate this... Even to me it's more a gimmick game than anything spectacular.

alberto2045
alberto2045

FINAL FANTASY X IS THE SHHHHIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dragonblad3
dragonblad3

LOL, i want it. but i dun have r psp yet. LOL. cbf buying it so yea. i think they can bring out r real PRG games, think of it seen PSP have well almost the same graphics as PS2. So i don think it r problem for them to release. Until consumer n money problem which i dout it. Also this game problem only release in JAPAN. Lucky might come out in USA and i might be luck come out in australia seen me live australia. WHICh already everything get last n game also delayed.

thaneb
thaneb

Ports and a new RPG or tactics game, PLEASE! WTH is Square waiting for?? :/

youwillbesorry
youwillbesorry

if i had a psp, i'd buy it.(of coarse, if it came to america)

Cz-100
Cz-100

This will NEVER come to America. So don't get your hopes up fans.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

dragon quest and final fantasy characters at the same stage.

pearcer
pearcer

OMG WTF are square smoking to come up with this load of bull !! o.O !!

zhenyu21
zhenyu21

oh man... first metal gear... now this...

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

THis will be cool.I hope they take there time and it will be a great game for the PSP.I just hope we in the US can get it I love both of the two games.

Nickdan
Nickdan

I think its supposed to be a game kind of like mario party but with final fantasy and DQ characters but I could be wrong.

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

vashvsgoku "my name is square-enix, and ive got an idea... i want to make a board game cross over of 2 of the most popular rpg's ever made. wait... what i should do is make a new spin off or direct sequel to FF or DQ for the psp, but instead i'll go with a board game... yeah everybody will enjoy that one." damn it lets get a real psp rpg! im not interested in a board game featuring some cool characters." vashvsgoku The PSP is extremely expensive to develop for and the returns so far have not been stellar. Until sales improve for the PSP games don't expect anything big or revolutionary, and until something big and revolutionary comes out, don't expect the sales to get any better.

Oni
Oni

A board game? Like Monopoly? *sigh* Thank God Capcom is bringing out real versions of their games. I mean we already have 2 Metal gear Acids.

Game13a13y
Game13a13y

board game? this title is more suitable for the DS, damnit.

emadayag
emadayag

DAMNIT!!! Dont they know that the psp needs a GREAT RPG by now? There are no, and I mean NO great games on the psp yet, and I'm still waiting. I have all the top psp games and they're alright. I'm quite upset. What they need to do is just bring an original RPG to the PSP. A great oldschool turnbased sprite filled RPG (I did say original didn't I??) I'm getting sick of all these ports and "gimmick" games that the're bringing to the psp. DS is picking up the pace. The companies better, also.

noxian
noxian

Mit_Man, even if it isn't, if ppl are so inclined; psp games aren't region coded, so they can still buy a psp and buy this game to their heart's content.

molivers7
molivers7

RPG's on PSP? Can they be good?

glunky
glunky

board games are cool ^_^

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

People who make comments about "this isn't going to make me buy a PSP" or "time to buy a PSP": it's not going to be released here. The last one wasn't, this one isn't either. Read before you blatantly bash or agree with stuff.

DUBBIE46
DUBBIE46

I would rather they port over earlier FF and DQ games

vashvsgoku
vashvsgoku

"my name is square-enix, and ive got an idea... i want to make a board game cross over of 2 of the most popular rpg's ever made. wait... what i should do is make a new spin off or direct sequel to FF or DQ for the psp, but instead i'll go with a board game... yeah everybody will enjoy that one." damn it lets get a real psp rpg! im not interested in a board game featuring some cool characters.

tubarao1
tubarao1

a board game? if they produce a RPG whith all caracters of both games that is a game!

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

That sounds awesome! Board games = Monopoly, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Chess.

final_toni
final_toni

um... wat is a boardgame ??? mi english bad:-(

FIJIDAWG
FIJIDAWG

that doesn't sound like a game that will make me buy a PSP.

Tsunami18
Tsunami18

Seems like it's another one of those odd spinoffs found only in Japan. Still don't know much about this game but a boardgame on the PSP? Sounds boring as hell and pointless.

final_toni
final_toni

if its true then its time to buy a psp :)

max60061
max60061

yeah but it probably never gonna be released here in US

Link1515
Link1515

Sounds like a good game to me.