Square Enix Moves into Mobile Game Development with Launch of Hippos Lab


Details are scant at the moment, but the makers behind the highly acclaimed Final Fantasy series of games is looking towards mobile with the launch of Hippos Lab. The new game development studio will have a focus on “high quality original content” for smartphones. This hopefully means more than new ports of old Square games, but we won’t know until their first games are announced. Apparently that could be soon, as the studio has been hard at work since March 7th and plans to have their first title (or at least more info on it) available in the near future.

[via Engadget]

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  1. Awesome!

  2. so much for filtering comments…

  3. I would love a mobile port of final fantasy’s VII – XII, optimized for touch screen experience those rpgs could be very enjoyable on mobile phones.

  4. I think it is worth noting that they have been in mobile app development for a while. I feel like the article is implying that they are just getting into the field. They have released a limited amount of content on feature phones and a ton of ports (and originals) on iOS. We also already have Crystal Defenders (and maybe more) from SE on the Market. Nonetheless, I am happy to see them developing as they are one of my favorite game developers.

  5. Finally about time, on Android here we go!

  6. The World Is Square

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