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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While fans in here are wishing for something related to Chrono, Vagrant Story, or even Dragon Quest, it'll most likely be something they didn't even want... like an HD re-release of Unlimited SaGa.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Hahahaha or an HD Remaster of 3rd Birthday, just to twist the knife.

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lets face it, whatever we all want or hope for it's going to be something we never expected and nobody wants

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It's Tomb Raider DLC that allows you to play as Vanille.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Listen.. with how perverted that game could be made out to be, it would be 10 times more perverted with Vanille's moans and sighs. @_@

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Haha, it sounds so deplorable that Square just might green light it.

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FF7 PS1 version 4K port. That or Crisis Core HD port.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Man those pixels are gonna look so square lol.

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Actually we need a turn based RPG like FFX.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No thank you :D

As much as I like FF-X, it's combat got boring pretty fast. >_<

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Wonder if this means a new IP or what? I would not mind a Parasite Eve reboot. Though could be cool to see something entirely new from them as well.

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Hmm. I dont know what Square Enix is up to. But im still waiting for suikoden VI , the legend of dragoon 2 and breathe of fire V

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Breath of Fire 5 already exists. Breath of Fire 6 already exists. Both are disgraces to the franchise, but they do exist.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Legend of Dragoon was Sony, pal. Good call though, I'd love to see that picked back up! Back in my youngin days I thought it was gonna be a FF killer.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I know. Suikoden is from konami. Have you played it? Suikoden II is one of the best RPG of all time.

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New Chrono game? No, that's impossible, SE doesn't like to do something sensible and what fans want

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Ugh...This looks decent graphically, but I hate the characters. The combat system looks pretty bad too. Why cant we get a good FF game! Its so sad to see this franchise sink to the depths it has. They have either been just god awful like FF13 (inb4 fan defend it. It was AMAZINGLY BAD!) or they have been completely forgettable like FF12.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Combat is fun once you get the hang of it, can't say much of the characters so far but no complaints yet.

And as always, I'll leave my obligatory FFXIII was NOT a bad game, at all, whatsoever; but I'm not here to get into an argument about it because everyone can have their own opinion.

And FF12 was pretty great, but it does seem like everyone forgot that game existed or something.

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YES!! Bring on the latest J-pop invested hack-N-slash.


From Software won't even be able to compete.

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It's Dragon Quest 11. Yuji Horii already said he was working on it months ago.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And it'll be the first game released for Nintendo's mobile service on tablets. 8D

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No, he specifically said it was on a console. He didn't say which one.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Probably on the Wii U, since Nintendo has a deal for those games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Good lord, dude, I was being silly. ¬_¬

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chrono?

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this year's E3 will be very interesting

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I hope it's Vagrants Story remake.... yeah right....

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well, I'm hoping to be hyped. Hope it is good, though I'll keep my enthusiasm minimum

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"It's obviously Kingdom Hearts 3" - says 13 year old me.

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Still couldn't understand why people spend 60$ for one demo :|

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Square enix tease = Dont get hyped

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<< LINK REMOVED >> -Plays FFVII theme- It's the same FFVII, but for Ps4! ..... -dead inside.-

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> This would not be at all surprising since you can't play FFVII on PS4, now that I think about it. I'm going to hate you if you're right about that. lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >> ... Proceed to hate me. It's true, it was already announced during I forget which gaming event. It was the greatest Squeenix tr0ll of the ages. Fu ckers started playing the FFVII intro and then proceeded to tell us about FFVII coming to Ps4.. The PC version. It literally left me speechless for a good 10min. In a not good way.

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he may be referring to the new dissidia game that is set to hit arcades first. a console version is inevitable. or, he may just be referring to the crappy final fantasy vii pc port that is releasing on ps4 this spring :D