‘Chaos Rings’ To Be Square Enix’s New Original iPhone RPG

Square Enix is no stranger to the iPhone and iPod touch. They tested the waters earlier this year with ports of their first two “Final Fantasy” titles, and they’ve got a handful of other generally well rated games on the App Store with “Crystal Defenders,” “Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes” and “Vanguard Storm,” among others. The company has a brand new direct-to-iPhone RPG in the works with “Chaos Rings,” however, and the first few details emerged in the latest issue of Famitsu.

“Chaos Rings” will sport 3-D visuals and include work by “Final Fantasy VII” character designer Yusuke Naora, according to Andriasang. A menu-based battle system will focus on five pairs of warriors forced to do battle in a tournament. Options available during fights include the standard “Solo,” “Pair,” “Escape,” and “Options” commands.

The final release date hasn’t been announced, but there is a Japanese-language website set up by Media Vision that shows off a couple of the characters. The game is slated for arrival sometime in 2010. Just looking at the info gleaned out of Famitsu, this game sounds like a concerted investment on Square Enix’s part, putting a couple of noted creators on the project and releasing it to the iPhone first.

Do you plan on checking out “Chaos Rings” when it hits the App Store later this year? What other kinds of original games would you like to see studios do for the platform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.