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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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sorry but the reasoning behind your "suggestion" is moronic.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "no one"

Obviously you're speaking for yourself here because tons of people buy Square games on Xbox when they're made available.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And your friends list is a VERY tiny portion of the people who own an Xbox, so kindly refrain from making an ass out of yourself. :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Irrelevant, most of my friends own them. Your point doesn't really hold up here.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Playing Call of Duty is time better spent than whatever asswipe JRPG Square Enix releases next.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's a battle of mediocrity.

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I just hope it comes to xbox

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Dat Ramuh Summon in FFXV....

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Sorry but its too awesome ^^

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Square Enix is announcing that they are finally remastering FF7...for 8 bit gaming consoles. When asked why Matsuda remarked that he felt the old school consoles best captured the soul of the game.

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Please be a new chrono trigger!!


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The greatest game ever made to me.

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A Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII HD port would be awesome!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'd be far more open to this than a FFVII HD. Making CC:FFVII HD would make more sense since the game actually had voice acting and the works already; whereas VII would have some serious potential to be ruined by an HD remake.

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Good. And hopefully it'll be a new game instead of another obnoxious remake or port. And hopefully they'll have actually learned their lesson from FF13 and Bravely Default as they claimed to have.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't even want to hear your argument against FF13 because I'm sure it's either "It was linear or the combat was too simple", but I really would like to know what you mean when you say Bravely Default; That was a really great game. >_>

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It was linear, the story was crap, the combat system was fatally flawed, the shop and weapon system blew, the crystarium was a mediocre sphere grid, and every single character (except Sazh) was awful and obnoxious. Especially Lightning and Vanille.


The only good thing about the game was the graphics. What I mean when I say Bravely Default is this:

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Let's hope so. Although I'd be happy with a FFXII remaster - especially since I've never played the International Zodiac version.

The latest Square Enix survey listed Secret of Mana as an option for favorite franchise. How great would it be to see a new quality entry in that series looking back to its roots? Probably too good to be true...

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Jrpgs are like my kryptonite. I can never tell which characters are male or female.

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More JRPGs? Yes please. It has been a dreadfully slow start for the PS4 but with Persona, Disgaea, FF and KH coming up it's looking more promising. I will gladly accept more proper RPGs.

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Valkyrie Profile 3 plz!!

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I wonder if it's something original like a turn based action fantasy game. That would be surprising.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> A turn based jrpg would be surprising. Even more surprising is the company that was built on those kinds of games only seems to do them once in a blue moon anymore.

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A real surprise would be a good game from S-E.

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Sleeping Dogs Mobile version... SURPRISE!!

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Vagrant Story 2, Saga Frontier, Front Mission, Parasite Eve...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Saga Frontier was the first Squaresoft game that greatly disappointed me. If the enemies didn't level up with your party I might have actually kept playing it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I've been waiting so long for another good Front Mission game... the third was awesome. And Vagrant Story, that's the best videogame I've ever played. Everything is perfect on it.

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Final Fantasy XIII-4.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> man don´t even joke, SE can RLY do something like this =.=

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The last time they had a surprise it was some dumb indie-looking game that nobody asked for. SE has absolutely no clue what the people want anymore and thus any surprises they have are worthless.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lo, I almost forgot about that. A bunch of hype for a game that almost nobody would care about. It makes me wonder what kind of conversations they're having that would lead to decisions like that.

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Watch it be FF13-4. They apparently think we don't have enough of Lightning.

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