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Sakaguchi's X360 RPG revealed

Final Fantasy creator asks us to look forward to his first next-gen offering. Oh all right then.

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The first details of Blue Dragon, the new Xbox 360 RPG from the creator of the Final Fantasy series, have started to emerge.

According to a report in Japanese magazine Shonen Jump, the game features three main characters, all children. Jiro is a bit of a boffin with a talent for gadgetry, while Kruck is a sophisticated young lady who likes to appear mature for her age.

But the lead character is Shu, a rough-and-tumble type who likes to be right in the thick of the action. He also seems to have some kind of connection with the Blue Dragon of the title, judging by the illustration in Shonen Jump - you can take a look at it here.

The game is being developed by Mistwalker, the studio FF legend Hironobu Sakaguchi established together with some fellow ex-SquareSoft designers. The characters are designed by Akira Toriyama, who illustrated Square-Enix's Dragon Quest series and created Dragon Ball Z.

This isn't the first time Sakaguchi and Toriyama have worked together - retro fans and old people may remember their collaboration on Chrono Trigger, Square's [utterly fantastic -Ed] 1995 RPG [featuring the best frog ever] for SNES.

"I've made many RPGs in my past, but I'm planning to make Blue Dragon the most satisfying in terms of volume," Sakaguchi told Shonen Jump.

"It will have many adventures and tricks that can only be featured in video games. Please look forward to it." And why not. A release date for Blue Dragon has yet to be announced, but we'll keep you posted.

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