Square Enix continues porting its mobile games to handhelds

October 27, 2009 - 2:00 am No Comments

Square Enix continues porting its mobile games to handhelds

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, DS, iPhone & iPod Touch, Cell-Phones, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 2D, Strategy

国破れて山河あり Hills and Rivers Remain DSiWareSquare Enix has once again shown that it is ready and willing to port its mobile games to handhelds and consoles. The latest example is Kuni Yaburete Sanga Ari, also known as Hills and Rivers Remain. Previously, it was only available on cell phones, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Now, Square Enix has announced that the game will be released on the Japanese DSiWare store this week on October 28, 2009.

Kuni Yaburete Sanga Ari / Hills and Rivers Remain is a real-time strategy game where players guide Alan and his associates as they seek to protect and acquire as many towns as possible. The problem is, the towns are constantly in danger of being assaulted and taken by enemy forces. So, players have to protect the towns they have while also trying to gain new ones and push back an invading menace.

The 800 Nintendo Point game is going to be similar to the iPhone/iPod Touch and mobile releases, in that the story is the same and there will still be story and free play modes. It is unknown if there will be additional maps released like there was for the cell phone release. DSi-exclusive additions include a stylus control scheme, four player multiplayer and multiplayer maps.

Siliconera pointed out on September 14, 2009 that Square Enix trademarked the English name (Hills and Rivers Remain) on September 8, 2009 for video game software. You can see for yourself by searching for the title in the Trademark Electronic Search System. I’d guess that the trademark filed applies to potential North American iPhone/iPod Touch releases, and not the DSiWare and mobile release. A North American release hasn’t been announced yet, but it is likely. After all, Dragon Quest Wars received a worldwide release.

Seriously Square Enix, consider bringing Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII to the DSi. This DSi port of Kuni Yaburete Sanga Ari / Hills and Rivers Remain shows the company isn’t adverse to such a move. So let’s see that port happen. And then, let’s see that port get a worldwide release.

Read [Andriasang] Via [Joystiq] Also Read [Tiny Cartridge] Also Read [Siliconera] Site [Kuni Yaburete Sanga Ari / Hills and Rivers Remain (Japanese)] Site [Nintendo (Japanese)]

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