Hironobu Sakaguchi Comments on Nintendo Switch; No Plans for a Terra Battle Port

Hironobu Sakaguchi comments on the Nintendo Switch, but there are no plans for Terra Battle on Nintendo's console at the moment.

A while ago, Legendary Final Fantasy creator and Mistwalker Corporation boss Hironobu Sakaguchi mentioned that he had purchased a Nintendo Switch, but at the time he hadn’t had any time yet to play with it.

Today, during a press panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, DualShockers asked Sakaguchi-san how he feels about the console now that he had more quality time with it, and if he would consider it for his Terra Battle game.

Through an interpreter, Sakaguchi-san mentioned that he thinks that Nintendo’s new console is a great system (he used the word “omoshiroi” in Japanese, which means both “interesting” and “fun”). He agrees that the console might be “very compatible” with Terra Battle, but he was very clear in clarifying (twice, actually), that Mistwalker doesn’t have any plans to develop Terra Battle for Switch.

Currently, Sakaguchi-san and his Mistwalker studio are working on Terra Battle 2 and Terra Wars, both part of the newly-named Terra World franchise alongside Terra Battle, and both set to release on PC, iOS and Android.

About Terra Battle 2, you can check out the announcement trailer, a batch of charming artwork, and the first gameplay footage. If you’d like to see more about Terra Wars, you can check out a video showing a new character and the making of the game’s claymation, on top of the original announcement.

Sakaguchi-san allso provided an update today on the development of a console version of Terra Battle.

[On-location reporting: Azario Lopez]

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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