Written by AndrewH
So word continues to be spreading during the last 48 hours in regards to a remake for a Final Fantasy game called Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest by Dark Design Games which apparently had the support of Square Enix behind it. Lots of major websites have reported about this game coming next month, talking about pre-orders going live and individuals heading to the website to throw money at it. The fact is, this remake is does not have Square Enix support and is probably a fake.
Kotaku went as far as to call mtss is a scam basically after having talked to Square Enix about this game. Square Enix told Kotaku that Dark Design Games does not have Square Enix’ support within this remake. If this is true then that means the whole project is violating numerous copyrights and IP protection laws.
We are aware of the Final Fantasy Mystic Quest HD Remake project, and can make sure it is not a Square Enix project nor endorsed by Square Enix in any way. We take the protection of our IP very seriously, and will also be speaking with Dark Design Games to deal with this matter. – Square Enix on Dark Design’s apparent Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest game.
However Dark Design Games originates to state that Square Enix basically have their wires crossed, stating that Square Enix Europe has provided them support for doing the remake. When Square Enix was asked about this they completely denied their European headquarters being on board either. It is highly unlikely that the headquarters for Square Enix would support something similar to this with no consent of everyone at the company, especially regarding their biggest franchise.
So, with all of that said, if you have pre-ordered a duplicate of the game, which was said to be released onto PC next month with Android and iOS to follow shortly afterwards, we highly suggest either refunding your money, canceling the transaction, or whatever else you must do to obtain your money-back. At least until it’s proven otherwise and they will have Square Enix’s backing on this project. However, that will likely never happen, especially following this.
Website Referenced: Kotaku