Square Enix President Teases New JRPG for Home Consoles

In a recent interview, Yosuke Matsuda claimed that the publisher has a "little surprise" coming this year.


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In an interview with Nikkei Trendy, a Japanese financial site, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda hinted at a "surprise" coming in the next year.

"For fiscal 2015, I think we have a considerable amount of high-end games both inside and outside the country," he said (via Gematsu). "Starting with Final Fantasy XV we'll be putting out news for Japanese RPGs. I think we'll have a little surprise, too."

When pressed, Matsuda clarified that the surprise would be a "JRPG for home game machines."

Until quite recently, it seemed that Square Enix was struggling to manage what used to be its core business--making JRPGs. Final Fantasy XV, for example, has now been in development for more than eight years, and we still don't have a solid date.

Still, Matsuda is confident moving forward, stating that Square Enix's "Japanese and Western Studios are both bolstering their lineups considerably, so it'd be wise to keep an eye on them."

We got a chance to try out Final Fantasy XV earlier this month at PAX East, noting that we are "more excited for it than ever before." We also reviewed Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, awarding it an eight out of ten.

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If it was good, they would of said something by now. Square isnt good at keeping secrets

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...I know I shouldn't joke about that, but I could easily see that happening.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> YES FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY! Last Remnant on PC is a Masterpiece.

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Probably another crappy KH

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pleeeeease a new Saga game !

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I really enjoyed the FF13 series. How about FF13: Lightning Returns 2 or FF13 Collection for the PS4.

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prepare for FF 16

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Chrono game, i die of aheart attack if its this

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Please dear god.


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Chrono 3, Vagrant Story 2 or The Last Remnant 2 please.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> better yet, make a vagrant story x parasite eve, making aya use her original battle system, so each character could have a diferent play style, and weapons, while still around the same system... can you imagine?

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All I want is a new Chrono Trigger.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'd like that too, but haven't most of the original team left the company? I'm not sure I'd have confidence in the current SE doing Chrono/Mana/etc. after how they handled The 3rd Birthday (not a bad game, mind you, but not what I expect from a PE game).

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make legend of main anyway they realising old ff7 but ff7 remake in the making :] Sqaureenix has back there ideas up which im glad

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"please be excited"

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Sounds interesting. I'll definitely keep an open mind and will look forward to the reveal, but at the same time I'll keep my expectations low. Don't want to get too excited just in case it ends up being disappointing.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah last time I had my hopes up was when they put up a star ocean-like picture next to a countdown, only to reveal at the end that it was gonna be a stupid browser game --_--

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Dragon Quest XI

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For the love of everything holy, please let it be a new Valkyrie profile game (turn based). Or a new front mission. A SRPG one, not a action one.

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Ummm, Vagrant Story 2?

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I'm hopeful for a new Dragon Quest game, but I have a suspicion that it could be X-3.

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Dear baby Jebus in your little baby manger, please let this be the tease of a new Vagrant Story.

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Just realized how much I'm going to regret all my comments on this... My inbox is going to be full in the morning D:

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It's either going to be XV-2 or XIII-4, possibly titled Lightning Stays: FFXIII.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lightning Forever, followed by Lightning & Robin.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And then a reboot origin story called Lightning Begins.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I like all of these suggestions.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol I really hope this is a joke.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Nothing would surprise me anymore. It's Square.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Lol. I'd be pretty surprised if they went and announced a XV-2 before XV even came out; and as far as a XIII-4 goes... Well, it just wouldn't make sense at all.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Versus XIII was announced same time as XIII. I don't see a problem with it.

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Just release FF XV before my next birthday lol (not gonna happen). So at least release it this year!

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ff12 remaster I bet

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Actually, they already confirmed that it's not a remaster or a remake. So its out of the question sadly.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I would actually be really happy if this was the case. Can't even properly emulate my copy of the game and I don't have a PS2 anymore to play it on D:

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I sure hope so! I have yet to play it. Although I wouldn't mind a new IP.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I would cry with happiness if that was the case but 100% know that isn't it. I'm thinking another series or entirely new IP

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's all but confirmed that FFXII will get a remaster for PS4 (possibly X1 and PC). But I agree that this "teased" JRPG may not be it.

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Bravely Second!!!

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Star Ocean pls.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Eww, no.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed. I always THINK I will like Star Ocean, but alas...

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If you usually watch the news of SE, you will know the game is DQXI.