Fantasian Part 2 Will Be Double the Size of the First Game

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Fantasian Part 2 is almost done and it will be double the size of the first game according to game director Hironobu Sakaguchi.

In a statement to Famitsu (as translated by VGC) Hironobu Sakaguchi updated fans on Fantasian Part 2. He said, “The second part of Fantasian is almost finished… This part is twice as large as the first part, which exceeded our expectations.” The first part of Fantasian was released exclusively to iPhone users on Apple Arcade in April 2021.

FANTASIAN後編、ほぼ完成!

The second part of FANTASIAN is almost done.#FANTASIAN @AppleArcade pic.twitter.com/Fwvef8YlpX

— 坂口博信 (@auuo) July 30, 2021

Fantasian Part 2 will naturally expand upon the first game’s story, but Sakaguchi explained that in doing so Fantasian Part 2 will not only develop the game in size but also bring with it bring new “unique and challenging” boss monsters.

Elsewhere in the statement, Sakaguchi said that he thinks Fantasian Part 2 is a “great game” putting this down to the efforts of the development team as well as a range of other staff. Composer Nobuo Uematsu, who has worked alongside Sakaguchi on a number of occasions – including Fantasian as well as multiple Final Fantasy titles – gained special thanks for his contribution to the game’s sound design. Uematsu spoke fondly about his passion for music and Fantasian in a video we released back in March.

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Developed by Mistwalker, Fantasian is a classic role-playing game that features over 150 hand-crafted 3D dioramas which serve as the game’s locations. If you want to learn more about the game’s creation then why not check out this interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi who talks about why he feels a game “with a diorama [development] pipeline probably shouldn’t exist.”

Alternatively, you could watch this video where Nobuo Uematsu gives us a peek behind the curtain on the theme for Kira, one of the game’s beloved characters.

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Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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