Long future planned for Blue Dragon

"We're hoping to really build on the franchise," says Mistwalker boss Hironobu Sakaguchi

There's been talk of a sequel to Microsoft and Mistwalker's flagship Japanese RPG Blue Dragon for a while now, but series creator and RPG legend Hironobu Sakaguchi tells us his full vision for the series.

"Blue Dragon has sold through more than 200,000 units in Japan and again it will continue to build momentum as we get into things like BD2 and BD3," Sakaguchi told us. "And that's what we're hoping; to really build on the franchise. Maybe it'll take ten years (laughs)."

To date Blue Dragon has achieved awhopping 45 percent console attach rate in Japan, meaning that half of Japan's 360 owners purchased the Mistwalker RPG.

March 26, 2007

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