To say details are sketchy right now on this game would be an understatement, but what we do know is that Japanese developer Media Vision has a job posting [Translated] up looking for developers for a new RPG for the iPhone coming in 2010.

French Final Fantasy fan site, Final Fantasy Ring via Famitsu noted the game is called Chaos Ring and also in their story [Translated] mention that the team behind it also created the Playstation RPG Wild Arms, a personal favorite of mine.

That's all we know right now, the rest is open to speculation. There is an awful lot of time left in 2010, and if Media Vision is only looking for people now, we might have a long wait in front of us to get our hands on Chaos Ring. Regardless, we're anxious to hear more on the game and will post whatever we can dig up from our Japanese sources.

In the meantime, you can swing by the Chaos Ring thread on our forums and join in on the excitement.

  • dumas1000

    I pray this is a real game. A full retail-quality game. Not something slapped together with spare parts and branded with the Square-Enix logo in the name of making a quick buck. Given SE's shaky record on the AppStore, I have my doubts.

    • Apoclypse

      So what if the game is the most kick ass thing to grace the iPhone. You will still ge a whole bunch of cheapasses complaining about paying $9.99 for a decent game. Piracy isnt the issue on the iPhone its the bargain bin mentality that people have. Compared to other platforms $10 is a steal. People have to realize that quality takes money.

      • Brian

        Thank you for saying this. People who can't pay 10 bucks for a game like this, but gladly pay 50 bucks for a similar title on the PSP or DS without a second thought don't make any sense to me!

    • Brian

      I doubt this game is Square Enix's attempt at a quick buck. Look at who they're employing to do this! You don't ask Yusuke Naora to join the project if you don't want something hardcore!

  • dumas1000

    I pray this is a real game. A full retail-quality game. Not something slapped together with spare parts and branded with the Square-Enix logo in the name of making a quick buck. Given SE's shaky record on the AppStore, I have my doubts.

    • Apoclypse

      So what if the game is the most kick ass thing to grace the iPhone. You will still ge a whole bunch of cheapasses complaining about paying $9.99 for a decent game. Piracy isnt the issue on the iPhone its the bargain bin mentality that people have. Compared to other platforms $10 is a steal. People have to realize that quality takes money.

      • Brian

        Thank you for saying this. People who can't pay 10 bucks for a game like this, but gladly pay 50 bucks for a similar title on the PSP or DS without a second thought don't make any sense to me!

    • Brian

      I doubt this game is Square Enix's attempt at a quick buck. Look at who they're employing to do this! You don't ask Yusuke Naora to join the project if you don't want something hardcore!

  • http://ontheedgeapps.com Austin:]

    I didn't like Final Fantasy I or II on the iPhone, hopefully this will be better.

  • http://ontheedgeapps.com Austin:]

    I didn't like Final Fantasy I or II on the iPhone, hopefully this will be better.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    The Final Fantasy I and II ports are a bit clunky, but they are the real, complete upgraded games as originally released on the PSP. Obviously it would be great if Chaos Ring were more technically proficient, but we will be lucky if it's as content rich as FF I or II. The (reported) fact that the art director of FFVII is involved gives one reason to hope.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    The Final Fantasy I and II ports are a bit clunky, but they are the real, complete upgraded games as originally released on the PSP. Obviously it would be great if Chaos Ring were more technically proficient, but we will be lucky if it's as content rich as FF I or II. The (reported) fact that the art director of FFVII is involved gives one reason to hope.

  • http://tedavery.ca Ted Avery

    Square already tweeted there would be an announcement for a new original iPhone game this week so I'm sure you won't be waiting long.
    http://twitter.com/SquareEnixDLG/status/10524806725

  • http://tedavery.ca Ted Avery

    Square already tweeted there would be an announcement for a new original iPhone game this week so I'm sure you won't be waiting long.
    http://twitter.com/SquareEnixDLG/status/10524806725

  • shems

    this better a real rpg and not some tactics shitty revival

    • mike

      Fair enough, I know you don't want those stupid music integration games, but I would kill for FF Tactics for iPhone

  • shems

    this better a real rpg and not some tactics shitty revival

    • mike

      Fair enough, I know you don't want those stupid music integration games, but I would kill for FF Tactics for iPhone

  • Anonymous

    I don't think SE should even consider publishing a major IP for the iPhone until Apple manage to close the security loophole and solve the rampant piracy that's going on with the device. For a company like Apple Computer Inc. to let a major flaw like this slide is a slap to the face of developers.

    • PahnCrd

      Is it any worse than the 360, DS or PSP? I think not... those are a cinch to pirate games on.

      • Anonymous

        Actually it is a lot worst, the iPhone is by far the easiest to pirate with.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Game developers are reporting 80 to 90% piracy rates on the 360 and PSP. Final Fantasy XIII has already been cracked: http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/xbox-360-version-of-final-fantasy-xiii-already-pirated--842.html. If anything is going to stop SE from developing a major IP for the iPhone, it's not going to be piracy -- after all, it hasn't stopped Capcom, Rockstar, EA, or Activision.

      • PahnCrd

        You would be mistaken about that. Piracy is extremely easy on the PSP, moderately easy on the 360 and the all the DS needs is a special card that costs a few bucks and it is done. Piracy is very much rampant on the other platforms. iPhone is really no worse off than they are.

      • ergo

        PahnCrd:

        No, it's definitely easier on iPhone since you don't have to open anything up, buy anything, etc.--you could literally do it from your desk w/ minimal effort.

    • akira01

      It isn't worse than the PSP.
      So ?
      And today there are 90 millions Iphone/Ipod touch on the market besides 60 millions PSP.
      So, it's a big market for Square.

  • Anonymous

    I don't think SE should even consider publishing a major IP for the iPhone until Apple manage to close the security loophole and solve the rampant piracy that's going on with the device. For a company like Apple Computer Inc. to let a major flaw like this slide is a slap to the face of developers.

    • PahnCrd

      Is it any worse than the 360, DS or PSP? I think not... those are a cinch to pirate games on.

      • Anonymous

        Actually it is a lot worst, the iPhone is by far the easiest to pirate with.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Game developers are reporting 80 to 90% piracy rates on the 360 and PSP. Final Fantasy XIII has already been cracked: http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/xbox-360-version-of-final-fantasy-xiii-already-pirated--842.html. If anything is going to stop SE from developing a major IP for the iPhone, it's not going to be piracy -- after all, it hasn't stopped Capcom, Rockstar, EA, or Activision.

      • PahnCrd

        You would be mistaken about that. Piracy is extremely easy on the PSP, moderately easy on the 360 and the all the DS needs is a special card that costs a few bucks and it is done. Piracy is very much rampant on the other platforms. iPhone is really no worse off than they are.

      • ergo

        PahnCrd:

        No, it's definitely easier on iPhone since you don't have to open anything up, buy anything, etc.--you could literally do it from your desk w/ minimal effort.

    • akira01

      It isn't worse than the PSP.
      So ?
      And today there are 90 millions Iphone/Ipod touch on the market besides 60 millions PSP.
      So, it's a big market for Square.

  • mike

    Dear Square.

    I wuv you.

    Loving FF2 and looking forward to your next great RPG.

  • mike

    Dear Square.

    I wuv you.

    Loving FF2 and looking forward to your next great RPG.

  • iOctober

    HAHAH it might just be my tiny cp screen but is that a mustache or a smile?
    I hope they release more info soon :)

  • iOctober

    HAHAH it might just be my tiny cp screen but is that a mustache or a smile?
    I hope they release more info soon :)

  • Sweet Jesus

    Wow the game has at least one female and male characters. And swords. I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sweet Jesus

    Wow the game has at least one female and male characters. And swords. I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shin

    Wild Arms, though not really known is better than Final Fantasy.
    Final Fantasy may be the most popular J-RPG, but many games are better. Not that I hate FF (XIII was utter crap, no exploration; too linear).

    I want to see more J-RPGs on the iPhone such as DQ...

  • Shin

    Wild Arms, though not really known is better than Final Fantasy.
    Final Fantasy may be the most popular J-RPG, but many games are better. Not that I hate FF (XIII was utter crap, no exploration; too linear).

    I want to see more J-RPGs on the iPhone such as DQ...

  • GDSage

    Shin, the latest game by Media.Vision called "RIZ-ZOAWD" was also linear as hell too. The whole game is on a single path.

    • shin

      :O, I never heard of it, will check it out...

      • shin

        EDIT: I actually knew the game by it's s****y western title...

  • GDSage

    Shin, the latest game by Media.Vision called "RIZ-ZOAWD" was also linear as hell too. The whole game is on a single path.

    • shin

      :O, I never heard of it, will check it out...

      • shin

        EDIT: I actually knew the game by it's s****y western title...

  • GDSage

    Oh, and new updated info is available in the first post of the thread. It is a 3D menu-based, partner RPG with five playthroughs. In addition it has a loot-like system where you collect genes from fallen enemies and equip them to grant skills, these genes then evolve to unlock new skills.

  • GDSage

    Oh, and new updated info is available in the first post of the thread. It is a 3D menu-based, partner RPG with five playthroughs. In addition it has a loot-like system where you collect genes from fallen enemies and equip them to grant skills, these genes then evolve to unlock new skills.

  • omegaferrari

    i think the greatest news would be to have final fantasy 3(usa) or 6 for the rest of the world, ported to iphone , by far one of the best rpgs from SE, and would be great to see this happen on iphone , i would love to have a more sophisticated jrpg on my phone , the characters , music , and battles in that game ruled, please SE give the best jrpg of all time to us NOW.I enjoyed ff1 but it lacks more story and carachters that you can enjoy.

    • shin

      you're right, FF6 was the peak of the series

  • omegaferrari

    i think the greatest news would be to have final fantasy 3(usa) or 6 for the rest of the world, ported to iphone , by far one of the best rpgs from SE, and would be great to see this happen on iphone , i would love to have a more sophisticated jrpg on my phone , the characters , music , and battles in that game ruled, please SE give the best jrpg of all time to us NOW.I enjoyed ff1 but it lacks more story and carachters that you can enjoy.

    • shin

      you're right, FF6 was the peak of the series

  • Tom

    check this out...!!! incredible graphic!!
    http://dlgames.square-enix.com/chaosrings/

  • Tom

    check this out...!!! incredible graphic!!
    http://dlgames.square-enix.com/chaosrings/

  • Nick

    for an iphone app..i think this game is not bad...8/10 :D

  • Nick

    for an iphone app..i think this game is not bad...8/10 :D