In the latest issue of Famitsu, Square Enix has announced that they would be bringing the intense minigame G-Bike to both Android and iOS platforms with the help of CyberConnect2 (.hack//). Yoshinori Kitase is acting as Executive Producer with Ichirou Hazama (Theatrhythm) working as the Game Producer and Tetsuya Nomura attached to help in some capacity.
What was first used as the party escaped from Midgar with Cloud on a stolen motorcycle was eventually found at the Gold Saucer amusement park for players to try out again at their leisure. For those that have never played it before, think Road Rash and you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Players will be able to customize their bikes, and it will feature mechanics not included in the original game such as jumping and sliding.
Apparently this will only be the beginning as Square Enix plans on releasing more games from the Gold Saucer repertoire - I would assume chocobo racing is deep into development. There has been no word on when G-Bike will be released. Thanks to Final Fantasy Network for the reporting.
I'm all for this myself as it makes a lot of sense why Square Enix would release the games this way, and certainly one that I have heard a lot of people clamoring for. What do you guys think?
FINAL FANTASY VII G-BIKE Key Features:
A motorcycle chase based action game set in the world of FINAL FANTASY VII
· Perform many exciting actions in full 3D stages, evading obstacles and attacking the enemy at high speed.
Elements unique to FINAL FANTASY VII
· Experience familiar sights from the unique universe of FINAL FANTASY VII, such as classic monsters and Cloud Strife’s awesome fighting techniques, recreated with beautiful graphics.
Deep gameplay to savour, including numerous missions and character development
· Contains a wealth of familiar gameplay features including different missions, gigantic boss battles, detailed weapon customisation and item collecting elements.