Throughout a reside stream occasion, Closing Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon director Akihiko Maeda talked in regards to the upcoming remaster for the PlayStation four and the Nintendo Swap, Chocobo’s Thriller Dungeon: Each Buddy!. Not solely did he briefly focus on the motivations behind this undertaking, but in addition revealed that a few options from earlier variations gained’t be returning for the remaster. Chief amongst these is the Pop-Up Duel system, which is being faraway from the sport fully.
Within the unique sport (and different titles within the Chocobo sequence), Pop-Up Duel was a bonus sport gamers might interact with on the facet. Primarily, it was a collectible card-battling sport that includes much more lovely variations of the already tremendous stylized variations of assorted Closing Fantasy creatures. This additionally tied into “Romantic Phrases,” part of the unique sport that helped unlock new playing cards, in addition to a couple of unlockable jobs and dungeons.
The Pop-Up Duel function is being eliminated as a result of, as Maeda stated, the workforce opted to take the assets wanted to implement and steadiness the mode and put them towards the principle story. Because the sport is gone, the unlockable rewards can be positioned elsewhere within the sport.
One other function lacking is Cid’s Journey, which was a state of affairs added within the DS model. Nonetheless, parts from that state of affairs have been labored into the principle story, so it isn’t gone fully. This features a set of latest dungeons.
With respect to the Chocobo’s Thriller Dungeon: Each Buddy! undertaking itself, Maeda said that remaking the Wii title made probably the most sense logistically, because the objective was to get a undertaking out in time for the sequence’ anniversary. Remaking fan-favorite Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 would have been far more of an endeavor, whereas the more moderen title nonetheless had loads of surviving property.
Lastly, Maeda additionally famous that the brand new model has re-recorded voice performing, partially because of the reality the remaster has parts from each the Wii and DS video games collectively, with some story particulars modified to make all of it move higher.