What Square Enix Games Will You See At TGS This Year?

By Ishaan . August 25, 2010 . 6:54pm


Guess what’s just a few weeks away? Yep. It’s almost that time of the year again. And Square Enix are preparing in earnest for their booth at at the event. Since he’s involved with a lot of Square’s major releases, Tetsuya Nomura tweeted about the company’s plans on his 3rd Birthday account.


Games with trailers on the show floor with include Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded and The 3rd Birthday. Meanwhile, those of you looking forward to Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito XIII — try not to get your hopes too high. Nomura reveals that the two games are being combined into a single, brief last-minute showing together.


Nomura also mentions another unannounced project of his that will be shown at the event. At this point, it’s a little unclear as to just how the footage for the two Fabula Nova Crystallis games will be shown off. Square Enix tend to run closed theatre showings for some of their titles, so we’re unsure as to whether those two titles will be open to the public.

  • He needs to stop focusing on unannounced games that are not what people want and focus on what people are wanting here and now, IE Kingdom Hearts 3 (on PS3), and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. I thought Versus was going to come a year after FFXIII and meet a Fall 2010 release date in Japan?! Surely they couldnt have run into any hitches in that plan.

    • Aoshi00

      There would be 5 more KHs on the 3DS before KH3 on the PS3 :)

    • entrydenied

      I think he has mentioned that those unannounced game might even come out before the FFXIII games. The current SE plan, according to him, is to reveal info for games in the order that they’re going to get released in.

    • doomspeller10

      I sort of agree with you. I’m just looking forward to details about agito and the 3rd birthday. Though if by any chance one of those unannounced titles turns out to be a new Chrono title it would be really awesome (though I know that’s very unlikely to happen, sometimes Squeenix just doesn’t want to please their fans).
      EDIT: That Agito picture in the main page was kind of misleading if there’s not certainty that game will be shown at the TGS… just saying.

  • MrRobbyM

    Damn you Nomura. May you be wrapped up in belts and zippers and sent to hell.

    Only joking, sort of. I really just want to see some FFVersus13 >_>

  • Ereek

    Cue Nomura bashing and forgetting the fact that he’s not the one making all of the decisions at SE. He’s just a public face of the company. All of these articles always degenerate into this nonsense, just like the Bamco articles turn into Tales of whining.I know it’s not happening, but I’d like a new Chrono game. Remember when they were meeting with Horii a few weeks back?! If they could work with Nintendo, they could get the Monolith team (Read: TT)! That would be amazing.Or, even better, a Xenogears remake. I’m only mentioning this because it’s related to TT and Monolith.I know, not happening. But we can all dream, right?

    I’d say something like the World Ends with You 2 is much more likely.

    • What is this trend with Xeno fans always causing themselves pain and suffering? :/

      • Ereek

        I don’t really think it’s that, I think it’s just that we want the game, but understand that there’s no chance at all it’s going to happen. So we hope for it, but only half-heartedly. Maybe once every few months we hope for it, but not giving it more than a passing glance because it is a long dead dream. If we were a gaming cliche, we’d be the silent types always looking into the distance, sad because we lost something dear.I think we’re the “glass is half-empty”-type people who are always expecting the worst out of a situation so that we can be pleasantly surprised in the end when something does come out of it. That’s why I’m always so happy about anything related to the Third Birthday, because I believed it would never happen in the first place. At least, myself and all of the Xeno fans I know are.Though I suppose that might be considered causing myself pain and suffering. I think Shadow Hearts fans are like this, too.

        • Every time Shadow Hearts is brought up, I feel immense pain in my chest. Furthermore, Nautilus is now defunct :|

          • Ereek

            Exactly. I want it, but I don’t expect it to ever happen.

            Much love for Shadow Hearts.

          • Aoshi00

            Every time a new Yakuza game is announced, I feel the pain of no Shenmue :(…

        • The Xeno, Chrono, Shadow Hearts and Suikoden fans all need to unite and do a silent march through Japan. If that doesn’t work, nothing will. :)

          • Oh gosh, I was holding up pretty well even despite all the mentions of Xeno, but then you just had to go and mention Suikoden… *weeps*

            (Wryyyy Suikoden Tierkreis, WRYYYYYYY. :( Suikoden VI, how I pine for thee. i_i)

      • godmars

        Dude, or dudette, you’ve never played the original Xenogears, have you?

        Its all about pain and suffering – and giant robots of course…

    • Serge73

      A new Chrono game is the only game in which I would buy any system for, no matter the cost or company, or anything. It’s the only game that I’d buy a system strictly for….and yet it’s never announced, year after year… u_u

      • gatotsu911

        In a perfect world: A couple years from now, Nintendo will announce their new console at E3; one of the premiere trailers is Chrono Break, a launch title, co-developed by Hiromichi Tanaka’s Square Enix team and Yasuyuki Honne’s Monolith Soft team. Masato Kato is on board writing the story, and Yasunori Mitsuda is composing the entirety of the soundtrack. The team’s all together again, and they’re finishing the story.
        Ah… a man can dream…

    • gatotsu911

      Amen, sister. (Or brother??)

      Only thing I have to question is: why have Tetsuya Takahashi work on a Chrono game? He never really had any major involvement with the series. I’d much rather see Yasuyuki Honne (and of course, Masato Kato and Yasunori Mitsuda) attached to a new Chrono game. But I absolutely agree that I’d like to see SquEnix collaborate with Nintendo/Monolith to do it.

  • No lie, I *am* looking forward to seeing a little more Agito XIII, even if it’s just a little. It looks like the most intriguing of the various XIII projects, assuming they don’t mess it up somehow.

    • Ereek

      I agree. While I am interesting in the “Fallout 3-ish” feel the Versus screens have shown so far, everything else I’ve seen about Agito seems more interesting to me.

  • WonderSteve

    Some gameplay video/demo of Versus XIII would be a nice start.

  • At this rate, Versus XIII will be a PS4 launch title.

    In truth, I really can’t think of a major company that has lost their way more than Squeenix, this generation. From betting the farm on the 360 becoming the place for RPG’s, to trying to defile Front Mission, to the endless delays for Versus XIII, to the lack of a VII remake, to releasing crap like Gun Loco, to not releasing the Replicant version of Nier in NA, to never releasing the PS3 Last Remnant, to not making a Kingdom Hearts 3. This is a company that not only doesn’t know what their fans want, they don’t care to even find out. And I say all this as one of the few people who actually enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII.

    I miss the old Square, the one during the PS1 era, where I would buy a game simply because it had their name on it (okay, I didn’t pick up Parasite Eve 2…maybe it’s all my fault…), where everything they put out was quality work, and where I could look forward to a robust lineup without ridiculous delays all the time.

    • Guest

      BandaiNamco pisses me off waaaaay more than S-E. At least S-E releases their games here

      And if it weren’t for the U.S. release of Yakuza 3 and the announcement of 4 on it’s way, I’d have given up on Sega too…

      • Sega have released a whole lot of quality titles in the last year. It’s just that they have no idea how to market them. The censoring of Yakuza 3 was bad and the Bayonetta PS3 port was just lazy (that port could’ve easily been equal to the 360 version if they had just let someone besides the janitor program it). Putting VC2 on PSP instead of PS3, though, did make me scratch my head, as well as not giving the original a trophy patch, but those are child’s play compared to the many foibles at Squeenix. Bamco’s refusal to release the Tales titles in the West is ridiculous, but that’s more a problem with the Western branches, not the company in general.With Squeenix, these problems effect the company, as a whole.

    • Aoshi00

      I agree w/ most of what you said, except the enjoying FFXIII part… and as great as Nier was, it wasn’t even made by S-E. The old Square’s gone, frankly, I’m just looking forward to Last Story by Christmas time instead of FF13 VS, whenever that comes out.. Some of my fav. games this gen was from the Gooch, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, ASH, I guess he took a little bit of the old square magic w/ him.

    • godmars

      You expect something sensible from them when they’re announcing twenty new projects while dangling something like KH3 in our faces?

      • That’s exactly my point. I remember a time when Square actually paid attention to their beloved franchises, while continuing to give their fans what they wanted, at the same time they occasionally experimented with stuff like “Bushido Blade.”

    • I agree…. this truth is making me weep… Oh~God of Final fantasy please save the soul of SE staff…. Maybe they should drink some elixir themselves…

    • Serge73

      I agree. The only games I’ve bought from them in the last couple years have all been DS games. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on any of their games for PS3/360…

  • Guest

    It better not be closed theater!! *shakes fist*

  • godmars

    I swear, if Square doesn’t at least show something competently this TGS, I’m done with them.

    They’ve become more concerned with profits than game quality. Market share than fanbase. On top of that are largely ignoring the PS3, the console everyone expected them to go to.

    • sasuke222


    • karasuKumo

      Amen, If I don’t get decent news for Versus and Agito I’ll be furious. We have heard nothing from them about it.

  • I think SE should hire a American born Japanese to do their marketing research who are also a FF fan or SE fan… Seriously… They have been going to a direction so far away I can barely feel their existence anymore…. Interpreting thing all the wrong way as though they are amateurs..Where is the legendary Final fantasy we have been seeing for decades???? Where have their enthusiasm gone to?? Gosh!

  • EnkiduGil

    I don’t particularly care that Square Enix is all about dat cash nowadays, since I never really saw them as a company that made video games for any other reason. Just like most every other developer out there.

    What does irritate me is that their inability to actually release video games in a timely manner. And now we hear news that there’s another unannounced game in development? Ugh.

  • karasuKumo

    They are combining the two most popular/anticipated titles into a short last minute showing? Are you bloody kidding me!! I have waited since whenever it was we got that last trailer for Versus to see something new (in motion). Missing E3 hurt the lack of any news hurt more and now this is a massive kick in the balls.

    Lord of Arcana? Mind Jack?? More KH spinoffs???! They took up time that could have been used on the big titles, I appreciate that they want to be diverse but if it aint broken don’t fix it! They should stop jumping on bandwagons and pointlessly remaking the first few FF titles again and again. I had endless respect for this company and even aspire to work for them so for them to let down fans like this is just plain shameful. Their first strike was putting XIII on the XBox, this is the second.

  • gatotsu911

    I’m kind of eager to see what they might be doing on the 3DS – FF6 remake, anyone? – but I doubt we’ll see much of that at TGS, especially since Nintendo won’t be there.

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