The lights are on
Breath of Fire fans have been anxiously awaiting the revival of the beloved RPG series. Today, the sixth entry in the franchise has been announced. It's not what many fans were expecting, though.
Breath of Fire 6 will be a touch-based RPG for PC, iOS, and Android. 90 percent of the game will be online, according to Capcom, with data transferring across devices.
The Breath of Fire series got its start in 1993 on the Super Nintendo (check out our Replay). The franchise most recently saw release on the PlayStation 2 in 2002 with Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter.
In addition to Breath of Fire 6, Capcom announced the following titles (note that all of these, including Breath of Fire 6, are only confirmed for release in Asia):
[Source: 4Gamer via NeoGAF]
Our TakeCapcom's recent financial troubles, layoffs in North America, and now a dramatic shift in one of its most beloved RPG franchises is a collection of troubling news. Things looked like they were starting to turn around thanks to the upcoming Duck Tales Remastered and Strider titles, both oft-requested by fans. Unfortunately, this Breath of Fire move is more Mega Man than Scrooge McDuck.
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I want to punch a kitten right now! Kidding about the kitten, but seriously, I love BOF, IV was awesome, and the revive is on mobile?! Bah.
Breath of Fire VI!? Yay...but...seriously? Browser, Andriod, iOS? Seriously? Why must you do this to the game?
what a waste of license...on ios? seriously? c'mon now capcom.
And Capcom gives the middle finger to Breath of Fire fans once again. Why even bother? I would rather that they announced that they were cancelling the series altogether.
no... not like this, what are you doing capcom
I'm starting to think they're trying to run themselves into the ground...
Stop with the ios/android games!!!
Sadly, I'd even settle for the android version of a breath of fire game...
But most likely due to this comment: "...are only confirmed for release in Asia" we wont even get that out here :(
Makes sense for Japan, they love their mobile games.
Over here in NA, though, this seems like one of the worst decisions you could make.
Talk about a sad day in video game history.
Monster Hunter better come out for PS3.
wow, has been forever since breath of fire 5 on ps2 and there releasing the sixth one on phone? your going down hill fast there Capcom.
Oh Capcom, you just keep digging deeper, and deeper.
I have been waiting YEARS for Breath of Fire 6, and they do this! **** you Capcom, if you wanted to roll out some new series I didn't care about, fine. To disgrace a once great JRPG series with a browser/mobile online game? Rather you just left it dead than defile its corpse.