As most of you know, Mario Hoops 3 on 3 is in development by SquareEnix so at some point we were expecting appearances from emmbers of the Final Fantasy universe. There now is conformation of five new characters thanks to the Official Site, they are as follows:

  • Ninja
  • White Mage
  • Black Mage (Simmilar to Vivi from FFIX)
  • Moogle
  • Cactuar

There are now a total of 16 characters in the game, the remainder are as follows:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Yoshi
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong
  • Baby Bowser
  • Bowser

What is interesting is that there is still another page of characters to be unveiled, so there may yet be some more Final Fantasy appearances... like Behemoth

Update 15/07/06
New characters can be spotted from stills taken from the recent TV advert from the game. While they are small and blurry you can clearly see the following characters:

  • Boo
  • Koopa
  • Shy Guy
  • and what looks like the back of Dixie Kong

Logic would state that there must be at least one more character hidden at the current total of 20 characters is not divisible of 3. This means there may still be room for Behemoth!