Another day, another cool trailer hot out of Tokyo Game Show 2018. Before the event, Square Enix emptied a big bag of Final Fantasy announcements out onto the metaphorical table, chief among them (in my eyes) the return of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon adventures. A port of the underrated Wii game from 2007, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy updates the experience with HD visuals and new mechanics, such as the aptly-named Buddy System. This new trailer leverages its excitable narrator to show off more of the game, giving us a good look in particular at the friendship-driven co-op element.
Check out said trailer below:
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy still looks like a Wii game from 2007, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the trailer shows off the long-lost Final Fantasy Fables style. While the footage is still in Japanese for now, it also reminds us that this game was fueled by a classic job system that brings us back to the halcyon days of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy Tactics.
The Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy video’s description gives us an official rundown of what the game is all about:
Chocobo doesn’t just kick, and isn’t just cute! Due for release this winter on Nintendo Switch & PlayStation 4, the Chocobo’s Dungeon series returns for the first time in ten years with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! The rules to this mysterious dungeon are simple… every time you enter, the world around you changes shape, but it only moves whenever Chocobo moves, whether Chocobo walks, kicks, or uses an item. Become buddies with all the monsters and adventure through countless dungeons, all whilst enjoying a deep and engaging story, it even includes 2-player co-op play!
Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon: Every Buddy currently has a winter 2018 release window for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The only thing that could make this better would be the inclusion of Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 on the PlayStation Classic.