1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hello! Join Us here on Mognet Central & be part of one of the best FF & RPG communities around! You can even sign up with your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Steam Account, Kupo!

Why weren't these Square games re-released?

Discussion in 'RPG Discussion' started by Sora96, Mar 11, 2015.

Registered Members don't see ads. Sign up! It's Free!

  1. Sora96

    Sora96 Sphere Hunter

    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    224
    Front Mission on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles.
    Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard on the Wii U Virtual Console.
    Seiken Densetsu 3 - in general since it's been so well received and it's never been re-released.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  2. Fin

    Fin Red Wings Commander UFFSite Veteran

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Yeah, I really want a Seiken Densetsu 3 re-release... It's never been translated officially into English but to my recollection it isn't available on the Japanese virtual console either.

    I also wish some of the physical-only PSP games would just get a digital release already :/
     
  3. Sora96

    Sora96 Sphere Hunter

    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    224
    Yeah, it's not. Which is really odd.

    Like what? Crisis Core and Birth by Sleep can't due to licensing issues.
     
  4. Squirrel Emperor

    Squirrel Emperor Nuts Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    304
    Money. The root of so many problems.
     
  5. Sora96

    Sora96 Sphere Hunter

    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    224
    Didn't know it cost so much to put something on the Wii U Virtual Console that's on the Wii VC.

    Front Mission I'm guessing there's some sort of a licensing issue.
     
  6. Squirrel Emperor

    Squirrel Emperor Nuts Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    304
    I hope that's not the only thing you took away from that.

    A lot of answers to questions like this usually boil down to money. It's all about the money.

    If companies had all the money in the world, then you'd probably see so many things happen that you would not normally see.

    In regards to Wii U virtual console. It could be for a variety of reasons. It could be that the game wouldn't make a profit so it's not worth spending the money to bring it over. It could be because of strategy reasons because releasing the game now wouldn't make as much money as it could later down the road. It could be because of the lack of resources and SE doesn't feel the need to add to that because it costs money, so they're playing the waiting game instead. If it's a licensing issue, then it's probably because someone isn't offering a lot of money or there are other deeper complications involved that's going to require even more money and it's just simply not worth it.

    Should point out that a lot of Square Enix games on Wii virtual console haven't been released on Wii U virtual console in the west yet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  7. Sora96

    Sora96 Sphere Hunter

    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    224
    None of them have been released on the Wii U VC outside of Japan.
     
  8. Fin

    Fin Red Wings Commander UFFSite Veteran

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    101
    A lot of their games aren't even available in Japan. I'm not certain of how much the porting license costs but it's at the very least unfortunate that they aren't preserving some of their better games, like Seiken Densetsu 3.

    To get a digital copy of SaGa Frontier I had to make a Japanese PSN account. Okay, I get that SaGa isn't that popular overseas (still annoying). But a lot of their other games like the Star Oceans for PSP or Crisis Core aren't available in digital format anywhere; even though the PSP is still sort of supported in Japan (accessories and the odd visual novel downgrade), it's been almost completely phased out by now.
     
  9. Sora96

    Sora96 Sphere Hunter

    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    224
    Crisis Core has licensing issues. Enix franchises don't usually get released like that.
     
Registered Members don't see ads. Sign up! It's Free!

Share This Page