Square Enix wheels RPG smorgasbord to E3

Japanese publisher's announced exhibition lineup includes Last Remnant, Star Ocean, Infinite Undiscovery, but no current-gen Final Fantasy XIII.

In early June, Square Enix held an event in Tokyo, and sticking to what it knows, dished details on a number of its epic role-playing games that are headed to Microsoft's console. The Xbox 360 games augment the publisher's extensive lineup of RPGs for other platforms, including the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and DS, PlayStation Portable, and even iPod. With the E3 Media & Business Summit rolling into the Los Angeles Convention Center next week, the publisher announced today exactly which of its wares gamers can expect to see at the show.

For Sony and Microsoft's high-powered consoles, Square Enix will be showing off The Last Remnant. A timed exclusive for the Xbox 360, The Last Remnant is slated to appear this winter, with the PS3 edition following on an unannounced date sometime thereafter. The Xbox 360-exclusive Infinite Undiscovery and the Tri-Ace-developed Star Ocean: The Last Hope will also be on show next week. Final Fantasy fans hoping for an update on the next installment in the popular franchise for the PS3 might be out of luck, given that the publisher made no mention of FFXIII or FF Versus XIII in today's announcement.

Following on from announcements that Square Enix would be remastering a number of its classic games for the Nintendo DS, the publisher said that Final Fantasy IV, Dragon Quest IV, and Chrono Trigger would all be on display. For the PSP, Square Enix will be showing Star Ocean: First Departure and Star Ocean: Second Evolution, which are revamped versions of the first two games in the series. The publisher will also be showing off its new iPod effort, Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes.

Square Enix's show space will also feature two portable games from its subsidiary Taito Corporation. Released initially for the PSP and then followed by an Xbox 360 edition, Exit is now making its way to the Nintendo DS. Taito will also be showing off Legend of Kage 2, a DS follow-up to the developer's arcade action original.

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Gryphon700
Gryphon700

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Sunrie
Sunrie

Excellent. It's about time people get to play a decent version of Star Ocean here in the States

Dunestar
Dunestar

Chrono Trigger coming for the DS will rock, hopefully, this will encourage Nintendo into releasing the Earthbound series for the handheld or at least Virtual Console. Though we'll have to wait until Nov. 25 for it, at least gives me some time to play DQ IV and Sonic Chronicles for the DS.

Frost4
Frost4

o.O They HAVE to make chrono trigger for PSP too... the HAVE too! I already traded in my DS for a PSP, and I think I lost my NES...

Gigglefitz
Gigglefitz

Chrono trigger?? About bloody time! And I don't have to buy a PS3 to play me some FF?!?! *faints*

lightningbugx
lightningbugx

Seeing Chrono Trigger return is a great thing, but I wish Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) can return and be refurbished to the original design. The real big title that needs a world-wide re-release although is Seiken Densetsu 3 from the SNES.

Nerissa
Nerissa

I have heard and seen art for Star Oceans but never played the games, here is my chance.

lettuceman44
lettuceman44

I never played a Star Ocean game. Gonna look at this one.

Zee666
Zee666

Makh. I hated the last star ocean and haven't heard much of last remnant so.... makh. Final fantasy 13 is the only thing that's got my attentions at the mo'.

BlyknBlackFlag
BlyknBlackFlag

i could care less about xbox 360 development. I WANT MY REMADE STAR OCEAN'S!!!!!!!! xD

grambyte
grambyte

Square Enix producing for the 360 is the best news I've got in ages now let's hope they'll handle it right, which I don't really doubt they will.

finalsquall76
finalsquall76

I hate Microsucks dirty deeds. I hope it sucks ass on the 360. Sad thing is it going to suck for the ps3 as it will have to down grade for the 360. Screw SE and M$

Stunt_Pilot
Stunt_Pilot

Yea, it kinda does suck that SE forget their loyalties so easily, but as Gemini said, it's just business. And as much blood as people may want for their 'treachery', I have to add that I was thrilled to find out FFXIII is coming out on the 360 due to the fact that I'm a 360 owner and once a loyal follower of the S-E RPG series such as Final Fantasy... So I'm just going to shut up and give my support to them there and not scrutinize them for their choice of console.

geminilovechild
geminilovechild

I can understand people being a bit upset with Square's move to the XBox 360, but I would ask them to remember that many many moons ago they once had a deal with Nintendo. After things didn't work out, to put it lightly, they then moved to Playstation. Square has always looked for the best place to get their games out, and right now that best place is Microsoft. The have the most games right now and far more people own a 360 over a PS3. It is just good business.

sharingan-boy
sharingan-boy

Never Forgive, Never Forget. I will remember Sqaure-Enix's treachery, im totally disgusted with there decision of FFXIII on X-Box . I want blood!!!!!

gamah_killah
gamah_killah

Square Enix seems to like Microsoft a lot. But Idk, many 360 owners aren't RPG gamers

perfectdefect
perfectdefect

kingdom hearts 3 will have to be a ps3 exclusive. they cant shaft the ps3 this hard and not have anything to make up for it lol. and i dont even own a ps3. they are making those handheld kh games but those have no mention either. kh universe may have a huge place in the upcoming days at e3.

peterlala2002
peterlala2002

Ill NEVER forgive Square Enix for releasing FF13 on 360 .. NEVER

MasterLink01
MasterLink01

kingdom hearts.................................. is nowhere to be found. They need to bring this one to the 360 too... or wii. motion sensing keyblade action anyone?

Baramos6
Baramos6

I loved Dragon Quest 4 on the old console, and missed the remake for the ps cause it was only released in Japan, but damn it'll feel good playing it with enhanced graphics. good times...

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

Square has finally noticed that staying exclusive is not good for business.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Um... if Exit was made was made by Taito, why is it in Square Enix news?

ti_marc1102
ti_marc1102

The following is my opinion with a few comments, don't over react or try to change my ideas, many have tried and failed. You'll just waste precious time. .... /slap Square for releasing games all over the place and having me buy a PSP and an Xbox 360 in the next year. Well...I was planning on getting the PSP but 360....never. But now with Namco Bandai releasing Tales series on 360 + Square...The RPG fans like me really have it hard on the next gen systems. Boy...how I'd like it to be like it was back on the PS2, Xbox and well...GBA? heheh Damn you sqaure!!

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

They're just saying this, and then suddenly during the press conference, they will announce FFXIII and Versus and everyone will go crazy. fact.

Strife88
Strife88

There's always TGS for new content on FF XIII and Versus.

Shimmerweed
Shimmerweed

Hmm. I was hoping for FF... Oh well. Star Ocean sounds promising tho'. Hope its gonna be good !!

Zeromus1337
Zeromus1337

No FFXIII or Versus.Can't say I'm not dissappointed.

lyoko411
lyoko411

how come they dont have crystal bearers im dying to see how the game will turn out cause i loved the other 3

The_Blademaster
The_Blademaster

Hmmm, this is rather unfortunate. After watching the trailer, it looks like the English Voice Acting is going to be pretty lame...reminds me of a bad anime dub. Hopefully a full Japanese version will be released ;)

-Gray_Fox-
-Gray_Fox-

lol why did the comment space become a system wars board! both systems have their own great games that make them worth buying!

etramleinad12
etramleinad12

Where's Kingdom Hearts? Some of us with portables have been waiting patiently, but japan seems to be getting all the news.

Crazy-Paul
Crazy-Paul

Sony has had a lock down on the Final Fantasy Series since Nintendo's mistake of having the 64 cartridge based. FF7 would only fit on the PS so Sony has had the most awesome RPG franchise ever since. It would be nice to have them on the 360 since Sony fan boys like slimdavy55 can never truly appreciate a FF game. I would like everyone to enjoy the newest FF if possible, but sadly it will not happen.

slimdavy55
slimdavy55

to gifted_one -- you would be dreaming sony have tied down the final fantasy numbered franchise forever oh and a xbox gamer wouldn't be able to understand a final fantasy as their intelligence barely rivals an apes

mkDSpro63
mkDSpro63

aw man. no crystal chronicles 2?

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

I wonder if i will get to see a FFXIII on the 360. That'd be nice.

Sushiisownage
Sushiisownage

The 360 doesn't outsell the Ps3 in Japan. The Playstation 3 is lead (not including Nintendo) in both Japan and Australia, and catching up in other places.

Jebril
Jebril

Japan isnt as big as the US, Europe or Austrilia and there the 360 outsells the PS3...but still a dumb move on SE's behalf for exclusive games on either system

Jebril
Jebril

Optimus you obviously dont own a DS if you did youd know they go to Sleep Mode when you close them

Jebril
Jebril

Square is being stubborn and still making exclusives for each console even though its more profitable and better for consumers to release them on both systems

cameio
cameio

The reason they will not include FFXIII and Versus because there will be a SquareEnix party on the 2nd of August in Japan u can chek their official japanese site and see it, the party will be about the FFs XIII (3 games) , the Advent children Blu-ray ,the Final Fantasy Dissdia on PSP and Kingdom heart on PSP and DS, they want to show this important games on their show, so don't worry guys u will see a new informations and trailers soon for the games we all love, for E3 I'm only intresting in last remnant

Payback7
Payback7

@PreLuDe_DuDe Kingdom hearts was a great game with a heap of great squaresoft cameos. I'll have to agree somewhat with FF12, something about it just didn't hook me in like previous FF games. And I've been playing World ends with you for a while now - great game with a differnet take on the fighting sytle. Just a different take on the RPG formula. Keep up the great work Square Enix - can't make everyone happy :) NINTENDO ROCKS!!!

PreLuDe_DuDe
PreLuDe_DuDe

@aBathingApe Kingdom Hearts - Kidding me right? This is not Square(soft). Its just a side project that is just a button masher. FF 12 - Decent attempt but the storyline was way to political and lack the heart and charm of a true FF game. I quit after 20 hours. I plan to play it again sometimes in the future. The World Ends with you - Havent played it, but Im a traditionalists and that game to me doesnt vibe well. Its not a Square game I know they are loved for. KOS1085 - Try Persona FES or maybe go back a couple of generations and pick up Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment on the PS1

brawliu
brawliu

jackrocks123 "ff 13 will be as good as the rest. they will probably talk about it in e3 09 maybe?" dude, at least we want a new trailer whith more gameplay. I'm still hoping they will suprise us with FFXIII at E3, but i am afraid that they only release it in 2010 or with so much attention in this games that it will suck Last Remnant looks promising tough

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Well PS3 fans are getting this game and probably Star Ocean too. So they can't complain.

Vincent9mm
Vincent9mm

How bout some live arcade titles, Square? C'mon, you know we want them.

bigdanmoody
bigdanmoody

The Xbox 360 exclusives are kind of a disappointment. One of the reasons I bought a PS3 was because of Square-Enix's publishing almost all of their previous-gen games on the PS2, and the PS1 before that.

Imagine09
Imagine09

square enix has been using fans' need for more info on FF13 to talk about other RPGs for too long. I need to know more, MMMMOOOOORRRRRE.