Square Enix President Teases A New Japanese Role-Playing Game for Consoles

Square Enix's next blockbuster title, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, releases this week for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Square Enix’s next blockbuster title, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week.

Future Plans

In the latest interview with Nikkei Trendy, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda discusses about the company’s successful year and future plans with home consoles, mobile gaming and e-sports. He also teased that they are planning to announced a new Japanese role-playing game for consoles later this year. When asked about the reveal, Matsuda explains that their E3 is already quite booked with big Western titles like “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Just Cause 3”, so it’s very likely we will be seeing the new game at Tokyo Game Show – alongside many other things. In 2014, Matsuda promised Square Enix will reveal a new JRPG for consoles by the end of the year, and it turned out to be a brand new SaGa game for PlayStation Vita. The game is scheduled for release in 2015, but the Western release is still under consideration.

Earlier this year, Matsuda also published “A New Year’s Letter from President” where he discusses about Square Enix and how their 2014 was: the company started to use new business models, advanced network infrastructures and focussed on cloud gaming. He also talked about enriching the company’s content by publishing brand new experiences for the customers and expanding their content to emerge new regions such as China. For 2015, Matsuda promised that Square Enix will be announcing and releasing new blockbuster titles in 2015, including Dragon Quest Heroes, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Just Cause 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider and now this new JRPG.

Yoshida Matsuda became CEO of Square Enix in June 2013 after former President Yoich Wada announced his resignation on March 26, 2013. This year it will become two years since he started working as Square Enix’s current leader.

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  1. That secret ending is just asking for a new Type game in a new setting. But that’s not likely to show until Tokyo Game Show if it shows this year at all. Other possibilities include a new Dissidia, a totally original game, X-3, SaGa, Drakengard, Hitman, or any one of dozens of active and dormant franchises.

    • Have you ever given a chance for SaGa games? Story and gameplay-wise they have been more experimental than Final Fantasy games in the past – and if they were given a bigger budget, I am sure they would be up there with Final Fantasy games as adored and appreciated JRPG titles. Even the first Final Fantasy games – FFLegends – were SaGa games originally but renamed for the West to appeal for a wider market.

  2. Either this is an entirely new series or a continuation of one – i do know that (from what i’ve heard from alot of people) – that there’s this secret ending for Type-0 which hints at a possible sequel – so perhaps it could be that?
    Interested all the same though

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