The series scenario writer says he would “personally like to see a sequel” when recently interviewed.
A second sequel to Final Fantasy X could happen with enough fan interest, according to Kazushige Nojima, scenario writer for the series. Nojima was recently interviewed for the “Ultimania” companion book, published to commemorate the Japanese release of HD versions of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. “If there’s enough demand, then we may possibly see new developments,” Nojima was quoted as saying. “I would personally like to see a sequel like X-3.” The remastered, HD versions of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 were released earlier this week in Japan for the Vita and PS3, with an American launch set to follow on March 18. A European release is set for March 21.
If you’re a fan of Tidus and company, Nojima’s words may give you even more reason to pick up Square’s latest version of the game. Final Fantasy X-2 was, after all, the game that broke the franchise’s rule of never creating a direct sequel to a prior installment. This trend has been followed by both Final Fantasy XII, with the DS game Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, and most recently with the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the second sequel to 2010’s Final Fantasy XIII.