FF's Chocobo Tales to be told in US

DS spin-off of Final Fantasy confirmed for US release; Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales ships to stores on April 3.

Regardless of what the name may say, there appears to be no end to the Final Fantasy franchise. The popular series continues to turn out the spin-offs with Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales for the DS. Previously released in Japan under the name Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon, Chocobo Tales will ship to US stores on April 3, Square Enix announced today.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a collection of minigames, card battles, and some role playing. These elements are bound together by a storyline that involves characters from the series rescuing friends from storybooks that mimic Aesop's Fables.

Chocobo Tales can be played with either standard or stylus-driven touch-screen controls and will occasionally make use of the DS's other features, like the built-in microphone.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $29.99. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's recent preview or visit the game's official Web site.

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wonkisjones
wonkisjones

i like chocobo.. not thaat much, but i like it wonder if it would be as good as final fantasy tactics for ds

StillWingless
StillWingless

If nothing else, I think this'll be worth checking out for an easy play.

sigma8
sigma8

Will it have Blood Elves?

TheLonelyWolf
TheLonelyWolf

hmmm.... I think it will be a good game for play...

Crimson-_-Tears
Crimson-_-Tears

Though I seriously doubt I'd buy this game. From what I have seen of it seems will not interest me to much.

Dante565
Dante565

I like chocobos so I will buy the game for that reason alone. Matrixman2k is also correct that they need a sequel to Chrono Cross and I would love one to Vagrant Story as well. Wark Wark Kweh Wark Kweh (buy this game in chocobo)

Darkside5675
Darkside5675

To be honest, i'm not a fan of FF spin-offs. X-2 was decent, but not up to the series quality. Didn't bother with the movies or any other spin-offs (apart from Tactics, which was great). I just hope FFVII: Crisis Core is a good game. It would be nice to see a series of original FF games for the PSP.

lzorro
lzorro

If it's anything close the the Dragon Quest Spinoff it will be AWESOME! :D

matrixman2k
matrixman2k

First of i like my ff but this is getting ridiculous. Why cant they just spend some resources and make a sequel to chrono cross. As for ff just give the public what they demand and that is - for those of us not in touch - a remake of ff 7 + 8 + 9 (all ps1 titles) for the ps3....simple and a source of new revenue. Take a look at wii, it's very popular with all the retro...wait a minute. Why can't they release all the ps1 titles for the wii?! But then the discs man, 3 and 4 cd games. Where would they fit all that info. unless they were to release it on a full size dvd disc.........downloading them via wii channel is probably out of the question.

cspiffo
cspiffo

sounds kinda strange. Boy they are really diluting that franchise these days!

rohver
rohver

A chocobo role playing game sounds cool...kweh !

AHDOAH
AHDOAH

I will get it - -...if the review is good

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

hmm....i guess thats cool....i would like to see final fantasy tactics on the ds...now that would be a game worth buying

majestikk
majestikk

When are they goint to bring a NEW Final Fantasy Tactics game to the DS? The DS seems to be the perfect fit for a New FF Tactics game. I'm not feeling this Chocobo bird crap.

pie_guy
pie_guy

BRING BACK CHOCOBO RACING!!!!!! (and chocobo dungeon)

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

You may say that, but I find it the other way around. KH is just repeated button-mashing, whereas FFT requires thought and effort put into planning your moves.

dannyb1988
dannyb1988

....and then the chocobo said "WARK WARK".

aoi23
aoi23

Wow there's a lot of hate going around with this game... Well I think it looks interesting and I might check it out.

Maverick82102
Maverick82102

WTF? Screw this game. I want the FFVII remake!

vaejas
vaejas

I've been watching the videos, and it ain't grabbing me by the kuponuts. But I also had trouble sticking with FFTactics Advance. Cutscenes are fine, but I really need gameplay that moves along at a pace a notch above torpor. Kingdom Hearts isn't dull during any moment that you're supposed to be holding the controller.

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Oh, yippee...another Final Fantasy franchise milk jug. What else is new? Seriously, now. The game looks somewhat interesting, but based on my sheer disgust that Square (not Enix) is yet again...pumping out another game based on their done to DEATH gravy train... I won't be getting it.

caesarbites
caesarbites

I just got a DS on Friday, and I highly recommend that everyone buy one. It may quite possibly be the best handheld ever made.

meimnobody
meimnobody

You have wireless card battles in the game. Have to unlock I think from what the English previews of it said. It's sold extremly well in Japan so far.

thebrazenone
thebrazenone

looks and sounds like a whole lot of not fun

Doolum
Doolum

Not for me as long as it stays a DS game

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sounds interesting but I most likely won't get it

Davideogamer
Davideogamer

Heh, I actually got this game while I was in Japan, about when it came out I think. It's actually a lot of fun, minigames are creative uses of the touch-screen, and while the card-battle is a lot of luck, it's still very well made, though not implemented all that well (four or five battles total in the story mode). I'm glad they're bringing it to the US, and I think I'm glad I already have it in Japanese, becuase some of the new English text is beyond cheesy. And also, for the sake of everyone who plays it: they damn well better fix the freaking high scores for the side-minigames, because most of them are beyond impossible in the version I have.

IsmaelGarcia
IsmaelGarcia

i think ill pass i got slime rocket because of the good review but i really think it over rated.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

What's the wifi for? Or is that just a placeholder boxart image....

Ragnarok1051
Ragnarok1051

Man this news is ancient, I heard this months ago.

IpodHero176
IpodHero176

Why are you destroying this series Square enix?

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

idk really this is prolly gonna be lame lol

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Good idea regarding the name change. I hate the DS microphone though. From what I can remember, Nintendogs was the only game that made any good use of it.

Hotwad
Hotwad

square can consider another 30 dollars of mine theirs.....