May 10, 2007 - Immediately after Square Enix revealed the August 23rd release date for the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy Chronicles, the company went right in to talk about the progress being made on the Wii version of the series.

Not much was revealed on http://wii.ign.com/objects/748/748546.html at the Square Enix Party Pre-Conference event this evening. A trailer was shown -- a brief video cut together from short snippets of real-time in-game footage. The video was more meant to show off the art style being employed in the game and not actual gameplay, so we got a lot of shots of the lead character -- a blond haired bloke with goggles -- jumping around in cutscenes. But it was real-time, and it looked sharp and smooth, and it looked like the game's going to be in widescreen on the Nintendo Wii. Unfortunately, Square Enix representatives requested that we do not show any photos or video of this trailer. So you'll just have to take our word for it.

Square Enix was going to have the game demoed at this press event, but according to the company the development team thought that it wasn't quite ready yet and pulled it. Final Fantasy Chronicles: Bearers will presumably be at the Square Enix Party event in Japan later this week. If it's playable, we'll have more to say about it since we'll be at the show.

Thanks to http://wii.ign.com/articles/787/787034p1.html for sharing the news with us!