Het toonaangevende Japanse blad Famitsu kreeg de mogelijkheid om Nintendo te ondervragen over hoe het nou precies zit met de Square games die naar de GameCube en Gameboy Advance komen.

De Square-games op de GameCube komen van een nieuw opgezette sub-divisie van Squaresoft, Game Designer Studio. Deze studio is voor 51% in handen van Kawazu-san, de overige 49% is eigendom van Squaresoft. Via deze constructie zal Game Designer Studio games gaan ontwikkelen die gebruik maken van de NGC >> GBA linkkabel. Om dit aan te moedigen krijgt het bedrijfje geld uit Nintendo's Fund Q. In Fund Q zit geld bestemd voor bedrijven die games maken die gebruik maken van deze linkmogelijkheid.Famitsu: What is the background regarding Square's decision to develop for Nintendo?

Nintendo: Around the end of last year, our discussion with Square began. Square's Kawazu held a vision of video games that fitted with Yamauchi's vision. He was really interested and commented, “We want to challenge ourselves in developing a new Final Fantasy that links between the GC and GBA.” Yamauchi agreed to his proposal because not only is Kawazu a talented game creator, but he also shared the same enthusiasm to create a new type of game

F: Is this GC/GBA link game developed with the Fund Q?

N: Yes. Game Designers Studio (editor note: temporary name) is the first company to utilize the fund. This new Final Fantasy is already in development, and we hear that it is scheduled to be release this Christmas.

F: Besides this, will there be other GBA games released?

N: Putting aside the GC/GBA linkage, we also approved requests to develop and sell Final Fantasy Tactics, and one more game. The publisher may be either Square or Game Designers Studio. In totaal zouden er dit jaar drie of vier Squaresoft games moeten komen voor op de Gameboy Advance, waarvan een Final Fantasy Tactics is.