Square Enix Japan Hiring Designer For A New 3D Action RPG

By Spencer . October 4, 2010 . 3:49pm

image Square Enix has a post for a battle planner open in their Shinjuku office. The role of a planner in Japan is somewhat like a game designer with specific purpose. Games usually have a number of planners each with a different role, maybe map making or cutscene management for example. In this case, we’re talking about a monster maker. That’s the position Square Enix is looking to fill.


The job listing is interesting because it hints about the project. Square Enix says this hire will make enemy characters and patterns for a 3D action RPG. Qualified applicants should have experience making action RPGs and have developed a PS3 or otherwise an Xbox 360 title. Since Square Enix cites HD console development as a requirement this project is probably for one of those consoles.


Nier was the last action RPG developed by Square Enix Japan and Cavia.

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  • FireCouch

    Nier 2 please. Nier was amazing.

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      And you just made me remember that Cavia no longer exists…

      That makes me sad. Really. I feel like cursing.

  • C’mon Valkyrie Profile! XD

    • neocatzon

      Let Hrist playable!!

  • Christian Wright

    i hope it’s kingdom hearts 3!

    • I believe they have someone in that position for that game already.

      • Who, Jesus? Clearly KH3 is still waiting for the second coming to start development.

        • It’ll be Tetsuya Nomura. He’s been doing character/monster design for the entire series, so why wouldn’t he be doing it for all the future games in series?

  • joesz

    drakengard 3!

    • Belenger

      Nier wasnt enough >_>?

      • shion16

        it wasnt xD

        • neo_firenze

          Hopefully that means it wasn’t enough because you can never have enough cavia Nier/Drakengard goodness, and it’s not a sarcastic comment aimed at Nier. Because Nier is freaking fantastic.

    • goronyan

      you have my vote

  • Final Fantasy XV.

  • Guest

    Racing Lagoon 2!

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    Valkyrie Profile or GTFO

    • OK.. getting out now! See ya!

  • DarkWaterClone

    Please be Vagrant Story 2. I want to see that game so much. I would even enjoy a remake of the first. So I hope it is a Vagrant Story game.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    People are saying Valkyrie Profile, but I’m not sure if that qualifies as “action RPG”, since it isn’t actually real-time combat. Or do they just mean “action” in general? Anyway, if it is VP, Tri-Ace has to make it, and aren’t their hands full at the moment?

    Hey, they should get Katamari-guy Takahashi and his newly formed team uvula to design the battle system and monsters! It’ll be completely off the wall!

  • Raccoon

    Musashi 3 :D

    • After the abortion that was Musashi 2? Ugh. I wouldn’t trust SE with another Musashi as far as I could throw Tetsuya Nomura. :(

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