Square Enix’s TGS Lineup Is Heavy On Final Fantasy

By Spencer . August 31, 2009 . 9:06pm

image Tokyo Game Show is right around the corner. At the event, Square Enix plans to showcase a ton of Final Fantasy and unveil a playable build of Front Mission Evolved to the public.


Here’s the full list of titles Square Enix plans to bring to Tokyo Game Show. Games marked with an asterisk will be playable.


The Four Light Warriors: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS)*
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Universal Tuning (PSP)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)*
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)*
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)*
Front Mission Evolved (PS3 / Xbox 360)*
Dragon Quest IX (DS)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (WiiWare)
Final Fantasy XIV (PS3 / PC)
Final Fantasy XI: Vandiel Collection 2 (PS2 / Xbox 360 / PC)
Lord of Vermillion II (Arcade)
Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road II (Mobile)
Dragon Quest More Mysterious Dungeon (Mobile)*
Secret of Mana (Mobile)*
Kingdom Hearts Coded (Mobile)


Looks like Square Enix was serious about not showcasing distant projects such as Final Fantasy Versus XIII and The 3rd Birthday. The list appears to be light on new games too, but Square Enix tends to throw surprises in their line up at the eleventh hour.

  • Aoshi00

    Look at those twisted monsters in the Hope/Vanille screenshot…

    Frankly only interested in XIII, thank god it’s coming before the end of this year. While Versus’s futuristic setting and everything about it looks cool, just too much of a Nomura fest.

    • I on the other hand want Versus more, just because it’s different and I’d love to see them get what they tried to do with Dirge of Cerberus right. That and it reminds me a little of FFVIII. Lightning reminds me a little bit too much of Cloud at the moment, so I’m not sure I’ll like her. :(

      • QBasic

        Agito is by far the most interesting for me. :3 For some reason, I’m just digging the whole WWII vibe. Sure we have more than enough World War II games….but not enough *Final Fantasy World War II games*!

        Besides….the game basically looks like Crisis Core multiplayer. That automatically sells me.

      • Aoshi00

        Versus looks way pretentious for my taste, pretty boys, cool hair, & bell buckles x 10, regardless I would still get the game and I can see the FFVIII high tech vibe (the limo and highway). I didn’t like Lightning too much at first, but I’ve opened up to her since then, guess Sakamoto Maaya has breathed some new life into her.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I can’t wait for TGS this year, Square Enix is going to have an awesome showcase. I really cannot wait to see some new trailers…

    What’s the exact date for TGS this year anyways?

  • weathervane

    Still taking their sweet time on Dragon Quest VI, I see. Are they that afraid of it cannibalizing DQIX sales, or is it something else?

  • QBasic

    Don’t forget their other trademark “Lord of Arcana”, if you’re curious about surprises.

    They could always spring a console port of Lord of Vermillion anytime.

  • Ereek

    More Third Birthday information, Square. Please? In the next year? Maybe?

    • Hraesvelgr

      Can’t believe I missed this. Definitely agree with this.

  • ElTopo

    Is it just me or does this look incredibly boring.
    Dragon Quest .
    Final Fantasy.
    Kingdom Hearts.
    Now I’m excited for FFXIII but seriously 7 games within the Final Fantasy franchise? Stop. Branch out. All SE is pumping out are boring franchise entries, its like they do a couple really good new IP’s, realize they didn’t make as much money as they could have if they had just made a FF game, then go right back to just making FF games.
    Mobile Games? Just say no.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Well, seeing as they’ve spent the past few years essentially killing off every other franchise they have outside of those three, it’s no surprise that we see so many from those series.

    • ShinNoKami

      I’m so glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks this way.
      Seriously, I think Dissidia would have been more interesting as an independent original game rather than a Franchise game.

  • MadMirko

    That’s a pretty sorry list. Let’s hope it’s just to trick us, so the planned surprises hit really hard. :|

  • lostinblue

    Totally lame list, has more PS3 and X360 games going for it than DS, PSP and Wii, who all have a measly 1 game thing going on. (PSP has 2, counting the “international version” of a game they already have… WOW! not)

    And why the f*ck is Dragon Quest IX still listed? they really have nothing to make those systems justice, right?

    Those systems are the only ones with real presence in Japan, and they sell considerably more than the aforementioned systems who are grabbing all support. (and whose development costs are lower)

    All in all seems like a pretty narrowminded and flawed support strategy waiting to backfire at their butts. Square-Enix should downscale their projects a bit.

    • jarrodand

      More announcements are coming. Personally, I’d expect DS, PSP and Wii to all get some decent action there, while I doubt we’ll see any additional PS360 games announced. Well, maybe that rumored PS3 port of SO4 or FFXIV 360, but nothing ‘new’.

  • So. Another game show where FFXIII will be showed but it is not complete yet?

    I remember the last time this happend with FFXII, it took year after year for it to be complete and we got a mediocer title, great story that fell of after half the game, a terrible battlesystem that allowed you to just put the controller down and go to sleep while the game played it self.

    I don´t see any light in the tunnel that is FFXIII :( The demo I got with the FFVII:AC Complete was also a big turn off. It was fresh and so, but boring at the same time untill you fully understands it.

    • Hraesvelgr

      You could have turned the Gambits off, if you wanted to, so I don’t really think that’s a valid complaint. Outside of that and no battle screen transition, the battle system was more or less the same as always, though.

      The story was definitely the game’s strong point, for sure. Had a number of issues still, but I thought it was the best FF plot… in a long time, honestly. At the very least, it was the best PS2 FF… although I suppose there isn’t much competition there.

      • Sure I could. But it´s either having to sit at the screen and wait for a attack to load before the animation goes of, then I have to wait for a while so that I can make my next move, then I have to wait again.

        Which makes it boring as hell to use. I don´t have to wait for a attack animation to “load” before being executed in the earlier FF titles. Otherwise you are right.

        So might not be valid argument for you, it is for me since gambits are basically the only way to play. Everything else takes to long time and does to much damage to you.

        The plot felt good at the beginning, but then it fell of in the middle for some “odd” reason and turned into the typical FF story.

  • be honest vs 13 is gonna beat the hell out of 13. 13 is nothing more than a prettier 12

    • Hraesvelgr

      And Versus XIII is nothing more than a prettier Kingdom Hearts without the Disney characters… Sheesh.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Playable FME, huh? As a long time Front Mission fanboy, I’m hoping that the game stays good despite the genre change. Too bad I won’t be in Japan in time for TGS, because I’d like to check it out. There are always videos though, I suppose…

  • Rciwws

    Jeez the Fanboys are rabid today…lol

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