Square Enix Game Announcement Will “Change Japanese History”

By Spencer . May 19, 2010 . 8:44am

imageSquare Enix is teasing a game with an unlikely partner. Web portal Yahoo! and the video game publisher have an announcement set for May 21.


If that wasn’t surprising enough, the teaser site says it will change Japanese history. Maybe they mean literally? A time traveling Sengoku period game could fit the bill.


In their financial report, Square Enix mentioned moving into network games was one of their goals. A partnership with Yahoo suggests this could be a browser based game or another mobile phone title. Just a couple of days until we find out for sure.

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  • malek86

    “Square Enix Game Announcement Will “Change Japanese History””So I guess Wada will try and run for PM?

    • karasuKumo

      Haha he would have put it on twitter if he was :D

  • You can change history if you give us Chrono Break. Goddamit SE!

    • ShindoW

      Yeah, if they’re gonna go for time traveling at all they should definetly bring Chrono Brake.

      Not a fan of any of the online stuff, either. What happened to solid RPGs they made in 2000? I miss those days.

      However, their action titles have been decent… But not really entertaining.

      • memoryofwater

        The easy answer is that the Squaresoft of 2000 just plain doesn’t exist anymore. Almost none of Square’s original creative staff even work for Square-Enix and those that still do seem to be treated more like contractors than artists (some have gone independent and sort of are though, I guess); or they’ve graduated to some nebulous “producer” role and I have no idea what they even do anymore.

        Square-Enix is an entirely different entity, and if we have to emphasize one side of its legacy, we’d do better to look at Enix’s history as a producer instead of Square’s history as a developer.

        Personally, I’d thank Square-Enix to stay away from the Chrono or any other older series I’ve enjoyed. A brand new Chrono game would swing in one of two directions: big budget, shiny CG spectacle layered over a mediocre to genuinely awful game or a farmed out portable title. While some of the latter have been good, Horii/Sakaguchi’s baby deserves better. Just let it sleep, like the unfathomable Lovecraftian monster at its warm, gooey center.

        • i387

          Sadly, I couldn’t agree more.

  • ElTopo

    No thanks on browser games, Square Enix.

  • Guest

    Not likely cocky bastards.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    To change history you have to change something which have occured; I think that’s the correct definition. Japanese history even, not just S-E history… and working with Yahoo!… I think this is not game-related, just a feeling. if it is though; perhaps a grander venture into net-based gaming? Could it be FFIV related?

  • EvilAkito

    Well color me skeptical. I’m betting that it’ll be something lame.

  • YoFace

    But they already “Changed Japanese History” with all the belt and zipper character designs.

  • mFrog

    My thought was: Oh no, S-E is going to join the “Tsukuru-kai” and go into the business of publishing digital, neo-con textbooks justifying pre-WW2 imperialism!? (Music by Kouichi Sugiyama, of course)

    Hopefully they’re just introducing aliens in Sengoku period. (No, no that Orochi thingie. Please!)

  • holyPaladin

    Japanese history will change?

    Oh SE no, not network game

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