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.

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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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