Breath of Fire Birthday Boogaloo

Breath of Fire Birthday Boogaloo

Celebrating 20 years, let’s start the Breath of Fire hype!

On April 3rd, 1993, Capcom released a little RPG on the Super Famicom called Breath of Fire. The tale is as old as time: a lone warrior venturing forth from his humble village to fight against a great evil and ultimately saves the world. Naturally, there are twists… like the hero being able to transform into a badass dragon capable of doing extraordinary damage.

The series was going slow and steady; suddenly coming to a grinding halt back in 2003 after the release of the fifth game, Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter for the PlayStation 2. Since then, it seems like the series has been forgotten, though some of the cast made an appearance on cards you can acquire in the “Heroes & Heralds” mode of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Otherwise… nothing.

Capcom hasn’t really done a heck of a lot when it comes to celebrating the birthdays of their franchises (with the lone exception of Street Fighter), so there’s no telling if they have any plans to celebrate Breath of Fire‘s. It may not be Capcom’s biggest franchise, but it was their first RPG series, and there’s definitely still a rabid fanbase.

So this month, I decided to celebrate in my own way. With lots of posts. WOOOOO~!

Every week in April, I’m gonna put up a Retro Rave post about each Breath of Fire game.

What’s Retro Rave? Why, it’s a new section! An informal Review of sorts that follows a similar format to Reviews, except I won’t give the game a score. Oh, and I talk about why the game is so awesome. At least that’s the format for now. Chances are that it’ll change Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers-style the more I do ’em. But for now, go with what ya know and take it from there, yea?

Of course, I’ll sprinkle in other Breath of Fire-related stuff (speedruns? remixes!? Oh MY!).  So yea, we party big!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get started baking a really big birthday cake. With extra sprinkles (’cause dragons are hungry buggers).


Have any happy Breath of Fire memories? Share ’em in the Comments Section!