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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Plush Dolls now available

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Square-Enix are releasing a set of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Plush dolls, with the full set coming out July 31st, 2019. The lineup includes White Mage, Red Mage, Freelancer, and Knight. Preorder yours here!

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy's 'Buddy Chocobo' DLC now available in NA/EU

Buddy-up!

Just as they were launched in Japan, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy's 'Buddy Chocobo' DLC is now available in both Europe and North America as well. There are 13 different jobs available, including the Switch preorder bonus "Machinist" and the PS4 preorder bonus "Beastmaster".

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! gets Buddy Chocobo DLC in Japan

Which one is your favorite?

Square-Enix has released a new round of Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! DLC in Japan. This DLC gives you 13 different Buddy Chocobo to choose from. Each one is priced at 216 Yen, so make sure you choose wisely!

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! original soundtrack hits Japan on April 24th, 2019

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Square-Enix is releasing the original soundtrack for Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! in Japan on April 24th, 2019. The soundtrack is priced at 2,500 Yen, and you can check out a promo video for the soundtrack above, as well as a track listing here. Hopefully we'll at least get a digital release for this soundtrack in NA/EU.

Square-Enix video feature: Inside Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

What makes a Chocobo go?

Watch an exclusive and in-depth look at the recently released Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Inside Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! takes a look at some of the secrets and anecdotes from the development of the game, featuring interviews with Shinji Hashimoto (Executive Producer) and Toshiyuki Itahana (Character Design).

The second in an ongoing series of developer featurettes, “Inside FINAL FANTASY” takes viewers on a deep dive into the legacy of the series bringing together interviews with a variety of original creators, artists and developers.

Famitsu live-stream recording: Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

Explore the challenges of the never-ending dungeons ("Insatiable Hunger"), befriend monsters with the new buddy system. You adhere to one simple rule, … every time you enter, the world around you changes shape, but it only moves whenever Chocobo moves!

Square-Enix giving away Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! lunchboxes at PAX East

Lunch is ready!

Wow, talk about a great bit of swag! If you are heading to PAX East, you'll definitely want to check out Square-Enix's booth and play some Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!. Doing so will let you get in on a special Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! lunchbox!

Square-Enix character artist talks about the creation of Chocobos, and his approach to their design in Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

Let there be Chocobo!

With Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! now available on the Switch, everyone seems to be talking about Final Fantasy's fluffy giant bird...things. In an interview with Square-Enix character artist Toshiyuki Itahana, we get to learn who came up with the Chocobo idea to begin with, and also hear about Itahana's twist on them for Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!.

Chocobo is a character that was contrived and designed by Koichi Ishii when Final Fantasy II was being developed. The one that appears in Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon is a version that was stylized specifically for a Final Fantasy spin-off with a rogue-like system. I designed it when I was temporarily assigned to work at Square Soft while I was a designer at my previous company, a toy manufacturer. At the time, I explored various designs including chocobos with a sharper beak that appeared more like a dinosaur as well as those that appeared more like a chick.

Square-Enix character designer reveals a cut Chocobo from Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, and gives hope for new Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles titles

FFCCII, please!

Square-Enix character designer Toshiyuki Itahana has worked on both Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. In an interview with Twinfinite, we find out about the Chocobo design seen above, which didn't actually make the cut for the game.

I ended up designing a “summoner”, but the planner mentioned it would be difficult to incorporate into the system, so the design didn’t make it into the game. The design is pretty cute though, so I would love to see it make an appearance next time.

Following that, Itahana is asked about the potential for new entries in the Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series. The response is at least somewhat encouraging.

In general, for both remakes, we want to ensure that the games are properly developed, recreating the fun of the original game, while adding new elements. After everyone gets a chance to hopefully reaffirm the fact that these are enjoyable titles, then we could consider future titles. As such, I would love to hear everyone’s feedback and impression upon playing the Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon and FFCC remakes as it’ll serve as an extremely good reference for whatever next title we may undertake.

Japan - Day-1 sales data for Super Robot Wars T, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, Atelier Lulua, and Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Scarlet

4 debuts, 4 solid starts

Super Robot Wars T

- 60%
- solid debut, but slightly behind the previous entry

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

- 70%
- solid debut
- selling more than retailers expected

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

- 60%
- solid debut
- selling better than the previous entry

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet

- 50%
- a bit on the low side, but nothing too worrying

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