Mindjack arriving on Jan. 18

Square Enix's third-person action adventure will now arrive on PS3, Xbox 360 early next year.

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, Square Enix announced a new third-person shooter, Mindjack. At the time, the game was slated to ship in October--a launch window that has now slipped somewhat. Today, the Japanese publisher announced Mindjack will ship for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 18, 2011.

Mindjack has been pushed back until early 2011.

In development at Japanese studio feelplus, Mindjack places players in the turbulent world of 2031, when the planet is beset with political unrest. They will assume the role of Jim Corbijn, a federal agent equipped with high-tech devices that allow him to "hack" the minds of enemies or civilians and control vehicles to control their respective abilities. His skills will come in handy once he is sucked into a netherworld of intrigue where corporations battle countries for supremacy.

In terms of gameplay, Mindjack will feature drop-in multiplayer that will allow players to join friends' single-player campaigns in progress. The game will also award experience points, which will sharpen Corbijn's suite of abilities.

Mindjack has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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29 comments
Jeff-Ryan
Jeff-Ryan

seems like alot of games nowadays are influenced by Matrix and Inception

Tylendal
Tylendal

Am I the only one who thinks the picture in this article looks like a Broadside Battlesuit?

clqtte
clqtte

If they put the name"FF" on this game.It'll be Final Fantasy 15.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

Wow, I got a lot of thumb down for saying Square should focus on Final Fantasy 13 versus. So far Square Enix isn't a shooter style company, they should stay on what they do best, rpgs. This is my opinion but Square should work on the quality of games, and forget about quantity of games they make. Quality > Quantity.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

another Front Mission Evolved... at best they'll climb 6.5 point on GameSpot..

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Yeah, i gotta say, I don't think this is going to be a hit. Nice idea, but if you can't make it, don't mention it.

Misnomur
Misnomur

That's some seriously bad box art.

admund
admund

Hope SquareEnix doesn't make another fail game like FFIV again. They're growing desperate? P.S. After being mindjacked do their guns magically appear? lawl

Gammet25
Gammet25

Pretty creative and clever. Gotta love square enix for their ideas.

Crumblet
Crumblet

First time hearing about this game. Sounds interesting.

EKGProd
EKGProd

Wow, I have not heard a single thing about this game in a long, long time and it is coming out so soon. That leads me to believe that either A) Square is being idiotic again with promoting their western games. Or B) They have absolutely no faith in it, and decided to not give it a lot of advertising money. I am going to go with B here, since that trailer was one of the worst trailers I have ever seen for a video game. I actually think they worst trailer I have ever seen was for another 3rd person shooter that was announced recently. Actually, I think it might even be a square game. The graphics were barely PS2 quality and the characters looked absolutely ridiculous.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

It won't make up for FF XIII/XIV.

Barighm
Barighm

Huh...I didn't even know this was a Squeenix game...now I have little hope for it. Checked the developer's, FeelPlus, roster of games to see if there was some hope...I wasn't impressed. @X-RS Rejoice! Although they have been deemed infeasible by DARPA (they favour the idea of Master Chief type super soldiers), the Japanese love mecha and have already created a power suit that allows little girls to lift huge crates (saw it on Discovery).

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Square Enix... What happened to your good RPGs? Leave shooters to every other western developer.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I've seen the gameplay for this on GT. It looks complete trash!

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

@DennisWzh You took the words right outta my mouth. Stop being so commercial, Sqaure.

X-RS
X-RS

in 20 years....id better own a f***ing mech or im going postal!!

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Sounds like a awsome idea!

soulless4now
soulless4now

I seriously have not heard of this game until I read this article.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Cool, finally something that looks decent ...FF has run it's coarse, other than Japan, gamers have shown that turn based games are dinosaurs... it's time for them to look ahead.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

SE is trying to be too western again. just go back to your roots and create the games that we all know and love since we were kids. pls.

Gen007
Gen007

SE is at it again with another terrible release. Yeah the concept i guess could be cool be what im seeing here look like a flop.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

So what, is this Alpha Protocol but with mind hacking? that's what it looks like.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

Square Enix, I don't care about this, just please give us Final Fantasy 13 versus!