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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I am not interested what Square Enix has. I am not dying anything published by the backstabbers Square Enix. Crash and burn Square Enix.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If you're not interested, then why did you click on the fucking article?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Why are they backstabbers? And if you're not interested in what they have, then why are you posting here?


All I can say is, the more RPG's the better :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Square Enix are backstabbing sellouts, money grabbing driven by greed, they would sell their own mother if the deal is right, and if you need to ask why they are backstabbers? then you don't need to know. I am NOT supporting Square Enix any more they are not getting any money from me. I love to see Square Enix crush and burn.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They're backstabbers because they made FFXIII, obviously.

(I don't mean this, but I'm sure that's reb's reasoning lol - Hopefully I'm wrong though)

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hint, it's FFXV-2

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just hope it comes to x1.

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/obligatory FF7 remake


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<< LINK REMOVED >> Inevitable majority of pure hatred when it doesn't turn out like every whiny fanboy's hopes and dreams that are genuinely impossible to achieve - then degradation of original game, making it instantly feel less classic and more regrettable.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Despite all that, you know it would be one of, if not the best selling game ever.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'd laugh if the FF7 fanboy's were actually the minority and ended up being the only ones buying said remake and it's sales ended up being abysmal.

Although I wouldn't be at all surprised if that were the case. Personally, as good as 7 was, I'd rather they didn't remake it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> agreed. The story is done. Let it stay in the rose-tinted fog of memories past. We need NEW classics-- not remakes that do disservice to the original.

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Square and Level 5 are cooking a JRPG eh... hmmm maybe Dragon Qu...nah, too good to be true.

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FFxv can't wait for it to my x1. i love how long the games are plus the hidden items i get to search for.

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Jesus christ... how can anyone actually like this piece of crap?


It fells like an emo 13 year old had designed everything...

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Apart from the hair style and they all wearing black, they're just some regular Japanese dudes.

Regular Japanese dudes with kicking ass with awesome weapons and moves in a beautiful immersive world!

This games looks great!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It is great, from what I've played of the demo so far!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Hurr durr why do people like diss hurr durr?

Go play CoD and shut up.

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Calling it now! Final Fantasy 13 1-3 Remastered!!!! :-(

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 1-2 already remastered, 3 will also be. (PC versions)

Wouldn't be surprised if the announce was 13-3 for PC now that we have XIII and XIII-2 on PC.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's not a remaster, that's a port. The PC version had no graphics options whatsoever, and on launch only supported 720p.


This is a direct port with no modification. NOT a remaster.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It does have modification though. Higher resolution and remastered audio with the addition of JP audio.

It's a port, yes, but it also had better quality; Granted XIII didn't LAUNCH with the higher res, it WAS added to the game, and XIII-2 launched with everything in tow.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's because people complained publicly about it. If not, they wouldn't have even released a patch.


If this is what counts as a Remaster to you, then every PC port is a remaster, because they support higher resolutions than the console versions. A remaster actually takes effort. Increasing the resolution is just a setting you put into an ini file. Adding the JP audio, same. Just copy and paste. Unless they're actually re-recording all the audio, which they aren't.


This is no remaster. Every PC port has enhancements like this or better.

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And of course it won't be coming to irrelevant platforms like the Wii U or PC, lol.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> A JRPG on PC? Are you insane? They never do that.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The Last Remnant, FF IV, FF VII, FF VIII, FF XIII, FF XIII-2: All on PC. (assuming you weren't being sarcastic, but if you were, just disregard this comment :P)

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What he meant was actually there's another huge disappointment coming our way and he's just trying to hype it up a little bit.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol, that comment made me laugh a little although I'm a bit more optimistic about the future of Square Enix.

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Not interested SellOutEnix.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> now you see that doesnt even make sense. although... my bad for thinking it was meant to....

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> How does it not?


SQEnix sold out to MS.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> So... You're upset because Final Fantasy is no longer Playstation exclusive?

You're an idiot. :)

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Nope, I'm not falling for it a third time.

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i think its been so long that even Square Enix forgot about Kingdom Hearts 3.

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A game based off of that Agni's Philosophy trailer would be awesome.

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Since when is a new JRPG from Square Enix a surprise?

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Since FFXV is taking 8+ years to make and we've been waiting for something new for god knows how long. The only exception being Bravely Default. SE don't make loads of JRPGs anymore like they used to.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They made a lot of JRPGs during that 8 year span, including 3 FF13's, and they made FF14 twice. Then there's games like Star Ocean, Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, a bunch of handheld titles.. Just about all their japan studios make are JRPGs. In fact, I can't think of a title that isn't.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ^ This. If you haven't noticed, SE has been focusing a lot more on publishing random games that are completely unrelated to the JRPG genre.

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Another article reporting..........Nothing.


Stay tuned for future updates that may or may not give actual information.

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suprise! FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE just kidding hahaha they already did that one

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Final Fantasy Type - 1 maybe?


Final Fantasy 12 HD remaster would be nice too!

FFX HD was one of my most-played games last year :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> FF XII is awesome, if they're putting out a remastered version of that then just change the damned battle system.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I disagree, if they remake that I'd prefer they keep the combat the same.