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Old 10-06-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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Mistwalker's ASH

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In February, Hironobu Sakaguchi told Famitsu magazine that his studio, Mistwalker, was developing a title for the Nintendo DS. Today, Sakaguchi proudly showed off what had been previously hidden behind closed doors: ASH.

ASH ? Archaic Sealed Heat ? is about an ancient sealed flame. Anyone who is burned by this flame turns to ash; while the person's body becomes ash, their heart and memories remain and they can be revived. Queen Aisha, the main character of ASH, must solve the mysteries of the dead coming back to life, buried secrets, and time-travelers from the future.

Sakaguchi labeled ASH as a simulation RPG ? his favorite genre ? and said that he is filling the game with twenty years' worth of his ideas. His staff, however, says the game has "team tactics," so it appears that the game will synthesize simulation and tactical gameplay. ASH will also put the DS to work by using 3D graphics and displaying battle scenes on both screens. While the bottom screen shows the perspective around the character, the top screen will display the overview of the field.

It was also announced that ASH is being backed by notable talent in the game development industry. Hitoshi Sakimoto, whose lengthy resume includes the music of Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and Breath of Fire V, is composing the game's music. Final Fantasy art veteran Hideo Manaba is serving as the character designer, although this is his first endeavor in character design. He has also worked as the Art Director for Final Fantasy VI, IX, and XII, and he worked in the art departments for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Super Mario Brothers RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
How do you add that [originally posted by] thing? Anyway, I'm glad a real SRPG is coming for DS.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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From what you can see in the small pics, the game looks incredible.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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That sounds like a awesome game. I'll keep my eyes on this one.
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:30 AM   #4
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Same here. I love my S-RPGS, yes I do! Besides, haven't some of the people who used to be a part of the late "Quest" (before Squaresoft bought 'em out) moved on to MistWalker a while ago?

If that's true, perhaps we could be having some Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre personnel working on this game...and that would make me happy, as they've made some of the best games I've played.

And to think, this is like only one of their "virginal" releases as a new company! If this is what they could do for the DS, I could only imagine what they can do when they get to work on some of the home consoles, like the REV...
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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We need better screenshots! The game sounds good.
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:09 AM   #6
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Hitoshi Sakimoto = Legend.

Hideo Manaba = LOSER!
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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We need better screenshots! The game sounds good.
These are my exact thoughts. Those screens are bupkis.
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:25 PM   #8
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I used Opera browser to zoom in on them. It helped me se a bit, but not by much.

But a new series with an all star cast working on it. Who wouldnt be excited.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:29 PM   #9
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sakaguchi's mayking a game with a time-travel element in it. oh my god, i hope it will be as good as chrono trigger. please, pretty please.

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i know it won't.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:33 PM   #10
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Hideo Manaba = LOSER!
What art did he draw? Does he draw those freaky FF pictures? Or the more normal ones.

I hope the music is as good as FFT
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:04 PM   #11
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Not the freaky ones. I cant recall the name but if I heard it I'd probably lock onto it. The cool guy does the art for other square games like Saga Frontier etc.
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:37 PM   #12
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Another screen from the conference.



Artwork from the Famitsu interview in February.

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #13
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Jesus, I'm gonna have to buy myself a DS soon.
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:47 PM   #14
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Your picture isnt working for me.

lol, i love how i can just call the artwork freaky and you know exactly what im talking about. I remember playing FF6, then opening the instructional book afterwards and being like "thats not Locke, thats a demonspook!"
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:13 PM   #15
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looks like BoF 4 artwork
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