“Please Be Excited For E3 This Year,” Say Square Enix

By Ishaan . February 20, 2013 . 4:46pm

“Please be excited for E3 this year,” Square’s Enix’s Final Fantasy brand director, Shinji Hashimoto, said on-stage at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting 2013 event today. Hashimoto didn’t announce any games in particular, but hinted that the news would be Final Fantasy-related.


Hashimoto’s tease followed a cinematic demonstration of Square Enix’s Luminous Engine, with footage from their Agni’s Philosophy tech demo.


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  • TheDarkEmpress

    More like: “Please be excited…but not TOO excited because FFvsXIII isn’t coming out, LOL!”

  • DrakeClawfang

    “Please be excited, we realize we’ve sucked lately, we’re going to try to do better, don’t give up on us yet FF fans!”

  • igotareallybigthingwithcars

    Final Fantasy All The Bravest 2.

    • 8 cores of power for this.


    • Go2hell66

      hahahahah oh god i laughed

  • Herok♞

    Que the future disappointment from versus fans

  • Krisi92

    Please be excited. PLEASE. It’s our only hope.

    • Testsubject909

      Obi-Wan Kenobi… You’re our oh wait, wrong reference… maybe?

  • QBninja

    sigh….no show again…

    Guess I have to wait longer again, with hopes high! :D
    Good luck square enix. whatever is holding you back just get it out of the way.

  • Ehren Rivers

    Hmm. My connection was a little spotty, but while the live feed was working Agni’s Philosophy looked like it was running just as well on the PS4 as it was on the PC. That is honestly pretty incredible, since up till now all I’ve been reading said there was no way a console could utilize even half of that power.

    • Raos

      Whoa, someone got it, yes it was the real highlight from that presentation and it is very important to note most of their games will look and work that way on PS4

  • I dare to hope and dare to say that its finally Versus XIII, but my heart says otherwise.

  • Jameel Aboulhosn

    Oh? Excited? Are you going to show off a complete HD remake in FF13 engine of FFX or FF7? Or Chrono Trigger? If it’s none of those 3 things then why should anyone care in the slightest bit about Square Enix’s lie-showcase at E3 2013.

  • DesmaX


  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    ‘no, square I WONT DO IT YOU CAN’T MAKE ME~ *Sees Versus XIII* well okay…just this once!’ joking aside,
    I’m anticipating LR:FFXIII and Versus XIII news so I WILL look forward to E3 square, but don’t disappoint me like last year

    P.s – I want to see a trailer for FFX HD…and maybe some more Agnis Philosophy < That game/concept looks awesome :P

  • Square-Enix please finally release Versus XIII on PS4 at least….. be4 I regret buying one of the companies games. Honestly, XIII and XIII-2 sucked ass. and KH DDD wasn’t exactly the best of games. Do not disappoint……..

    • akiko_sakuraba

      Then WHY are you interested in a game called VERSUS XIII???

      • amagidyne

        Well, duh. He hates XIII, so of course he likes a game that is VERSUS XIII.

  • French

    FF13 Versus on the PS4 and I’ll purchase the console on release date !!… I still will regardless… but that as a launch title will make things even sweeter !

  • I don’t even get what the point of them showing up for five seconds was.

    ‘Yea we’re working on it, maybe, k, see you E3, to tell you more, maybe’.

  • FF XIII-4

    • FF13-2-3

      • amagidyne


        • M’iau M’iaut


          • Testsubject909

            But… But what if it’s a leap year?

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Then add 1 for every fourth game in the series or stick another .25 on the end.

      • MediaMindControl


    • Gholla20

      I wouldn’t even be mad. I love Lightning.

      • So how would that work? Kinda like SML?

        Super Mario Land 4 – Wario Land 2
        Final Fantasy XIII-4 – Lightning Returns 2

        ‘Lightning Returns becomes its own series where she wears hats and gets squished as powerups’

        • Amagidyne

          And then she invites all her friends, Caius, and Barthandelus round to her place for go-karting, golf and tennis.

      • People actually voting you down because you like Lightning. Oh, internet you…

        • Zeik56

          Didn’t you know? You’re not allowed to think for yourself on the Internet.

  • Yuriangels

    no final fantasy versus Xll, then no show for me!!!!!!

    • Wait, when were they making Versus XII?

      • Testsubject909

        Quite a few years ago… It’s in danger of becoming Vaporware.

        I remember this one time I said to some random guy that considering the lead director of Versus 13 was pulled from his work, even just momentarily, to work on the character design of the main protagonists of 13-3 was a bad sign because it showed how low in their priority Versus 13 was… And as I reply he downvoted every single one of my comments and kept telling me that since they didn’t say anything was bad that everything was going just fine and that character design took only two days at most and a whole bunch of other stuff that I didn’t bother to keep in my memory because it sounded like a desperate child wanting to keep on believing.

        I’m hoping for Versus 13. But it’s not a desperate hope. More of a “It’d be nice… Because otherwise it’d be saddening.”

        • Spider-Man

          Yuriangels said Versus XII. 12. Rulue was pointing that out.

  • mervilles

    impossible to be excited for anything square enix shits out nowaday. well, with the exception of the far off versus 13 or kh3.

  • Haku

    SE trolling at its best. E3 2013 will be their last chance to make up for all the years.

    • akiko_sakuraba

      Be excited! We’re releasing the FFXIII Versus! That game we said we would release already! Man, THAT is news!

      Unless it’s FFX HD combined with FFX-2 or any other remake of past games, I’ve basically given up on Enix. FF13 really showed me that the beautiful character, storylines, music, and battle system that we loved in the past will not show up in future FF games. BUT HERE’S FFXV, WHICH IS ACTUALLY ANOTHER SPINOFF OF FFXIII!!

    • Nothing like announcing an announcement ! haha

      • PABLO Rapetti Perez

        You made me think of the teaser of a teaser movie trailer. They show you just 4 seconds of the movie. It is a new age, thats for sure.

  • Nitraion

    All promises will be betrayed when announced Versus XIII on PS4…
    that is without actual release date and said “its still in development”
    then moving on PS5 and so on…

  • Spider-Man

    Versus XIII, pls.

  • Go2hell66

    SE never fails to dissapoint

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Versus XIII or FFXV

  • Randy Marsh

    Dumb guess here: Lightning Returns, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix localization, A Realm Reborn, FFX HD, and vague Versus XIII information. I am PSYCHIC!

  • It’s kind of sad that this was probably the highlight of the conference for me.

    • kool_cid414

      This was the actual surprising part of the conference for me so I gotta agree

      • echokanon

        I’m not sure why I’m expecting a disappointing news will be coming

  • kool_cid414

    Looking forward to see what they will bring to the table. Optimism is nice once in a while.

  • I don’t want to be /that guy/, but I’d really like to see FFv13. I really do.
    Agni’s Philosophy looks beautiful, but it doesn’t seem like something I’d be really interested in.

  • Zenthos

    Lmao, if you want people to care, make games people are going to care about. They could make a game run 1,000,000 polygons but no one could give a crap. Just make a good rpg game, simple as that. Give people what they WANT. FF Versus, FF7 remake, KH3 ect. One of the reasons Braverly Default and DQ are selling like hotcakes on the 3ds.

    • D H

      But… XIII, XIII-2, and LR are all games that I WANT and have loved so far. Blinded by the Light is possibly my favorite battle music since Persona 4, and maybe even in the entire FF series, bar Tactics; the battle system was amazing, as it was very timing focused and forced you to set up your paradigms without knowing what was coming up, therefore making sure you were prepared and able to change at a second’s notice. I loved all the characters, except maybe Hope, which is something I can’t say for almost any FF before it (did not care for Basch or Penelo, Kimahri or Wakka or Yuna really, Paine, pretty much everybody in IX except maybe Freya, Zell or Rinoa, Cait Sith or Red XIII, most the cast of VI except Celes, Locke, and Terra, most the cast of IV except Cecil, Rosa, and Rydia, and pretty much the whole cast of II). The only one it didn’t beat out in that category was V, which I love all the characters. It was, in all honestly, a good RPG game, and that’s why it got good review scores. People are just too focused on the first part being “linear” (seriously, X was the same way except maybe it gave 2 paths through an area, big whoop) and different from the prior games with a focus not on individual attacks but the timing of Paradigm Shifts, which can be just as deep…

      • Sylveria

        Just a crazy thought, but maybe people don’t like FF13 cause they find it to not be fun and the linearity is just a factor in that rather than the entire basis?

        Also your list of liked/disliked characters is very strange. I tried to find some sort of common thread between them but there’s nothing there I see.

        Out of curiosity, what do you find appealing about FF13’s characters? To me, most of them are undeveloped JRPG tropes, no different than most any other, and very unlikable with the exception of maybe Fang and Vanille and that’s only cause they’re tropes I like.

        • ToshiChan

          different tropes for different folks

          Lightning sama can boss me around and tell me to make a sandwich for her any day

          • Sylveria

            And that’s fair enough reasoning.She is hot when she’s not all scowly…. okay she’s still kinda hot when she is. But, people seem to act like FF13 had these fresh, well developed characters. I just don’t see it.

          • Testsubject909

            Maybe it’s just a case of “It’s their first time”.

            Remember when FF7 came out and everyone went on and on about how it was fresh, new, nothing like anything else and the best story ever and the older generation of gamers could just go “Well. I’m participating in a rebellious group, again, against a dominant force that utilizes advanced technology, again, and I have to go save the world, again. From this being who is becoming into this godly figure, again.”

            edit: That or the small talk. It takes their mind off of whatever trope they might be built around and instead make them focus on the more every day common small useless chatter that makes them seem more relateable to those who won’t look beyond those segments.

        • Personally I kinda don’t like XIII because it fails to narrate the story intuitively, right from the bat it assumes you know terms and complexities such as l’Cie, Pulse, Sanctum, etc. It relies on the datalogs quite much.

          That and having sequels too frequently instead of releasing them from time to time, it does feel like they are shoving Lightning into our mouths lol.

        • D H

          I wasn’t trying to say everybody dislikes it for the linearity, I was just trying to say that it’s basically the first thing ever posted on any XIII related (or hell, even just FF related these days) posts. It gets annoying after awhile.

          As far as XIII character’s go… I dunno, really. I just like their personalities. Sure, other games may “develop” (quotations can come off depending on the game in question) characters further and what not, but it seems in the development they also make changes that I may or may not be a fan of. As far as Tropes go… honestly, I don’t pay attention, and I can count the times I’ve ever visited TVTropes or read about “types of characters” on one hand. It doesn’t bother me, and I could care less if they are similar to other characters or all have the same mold, so to speak. I don’t compare things directly like that, whether it’s characters, games, or any thing else, and by not doing so, I can completely enjoy things such as Duke Nukem Forever, the Star Wars prequels, the battle system in the original Neptune, etc. I don’t really care to say “oh, this isn’t as fun as this was in this game/movie/show/comic/manga/whatever.” Rather, it’s “hey, this is nice and enjoyable and can keep my attention for hours on end.”

          I know not everybody does that, but I really do wish they would. I go out of my way to avoid any kind of reviews, because that’s all they are pretty much these days, comparisons to other things instead of just sticking to what it does and if it keeps you enjoyed. The new DMC, I’m not going to be playing it, even though it’s gotten decent reviews and some of my friends are loving it. The story is changed to the point where it’s not a DMC game, but somehow still gets to use the characters and style, so I know I’m not going to enjoy that; the only way I would have would be if they made completely new characters instead of “rebooting” it or used maybe a completely different play style. Something that screams “new” instead of “rehash.” In a way, yeah, it’s hypocritical when I loved the hell out of Neptunia mk.2 despite it being an alternate world setting… but at least that one was still relatively consistent with the first game; to be honest, there really wasn’t anything I can remember conflicting each other…

          And in another probably seeming hypocritical statement, the reason i don’t care for most of the VI cast is because they are simply there, with no real reason, and a single distinguishing trait. Cyan ends up being a ronin, more or less. Sabin is a FF-style monk. Edgar is womanizer. That’s pretty much, as far as it seemed to me, their purpose for existing. Random battle skills, sure I can like those (Edgar’s chainsaw is hilarious with the mask and all), but the characters didn’t give me a reason to like them. Everytime I play, despite all the options, my party ends up Shadow, Locke, Celes, and Terra (although sometimes I use Relm instead, cause I love whacking monsters with paintbrushes). As a result, I hardly ever finish the game, because my other characters end up sucking by the final battles…

          Ultimately, even I don’t understand why I like things and don’t others. I can bounce from watching Gundam, to BLEACH, to Dragon Ball, to Rayearth, and yet I can’t stand One Piece or Naruto. I can then go from Gantz and Death Note, straight into Kamen Rider or Pretty Cure, and yet I don’t really care for Sentai (although I can easily watch Power Rangers… really weird, that one). I can read Justice League novels for kids, the Haruhi books (except maybe Sigh…), some Wheel of Time, Narnia, and yet I can’t stand Harry Potter.

          Also, thank you for liking Vanille. Seems uncommon; but, probably my favorite character. She’s actually the only Final Fantasy character I own any keep of representation of, since I bought the Play Arts Kai figure…

      • Testsubject909

        You… didn’t like Cyan?


        How could one not like this guy?

        By the way, I ask because I actually am curious as to your reasons why you don’t like him.

        • O-Or Sabin, the train suplexer!
          Or Edgar, the pro casanova!

          • Testsubject909

            Edgar, the pro casanova chainsaw wielding king of drills!

  • To be honest, I’m hoping for Final Fantasy XV news. With XIV finally finishing up and XIII coming to a conclusion (Versus… well, let us not discuss this), I’m excited to see what could possibly be coming next in the main numbered franchise.

  • if its not Final Fantasy Versus XIII…i will take my own life…

    *readies noose*

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    Like many I hope it’s Versus. But given that Lightning Returns is out later this year any Versus news would surely steal the limelight from that game and thus yet again nothing will probably be shown.
    Then again prove me wrong Square Enix. *sips juice box*

  • raulrain

    For me, The Final Fantasy news from square-enix were more like “Hey I
    just met you, And this is crazy but here´s my presentation, so be exited
    for me . . . . . maybe”, yeah Square-Enix “maybe”

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I really thought they are going to show Versus here to pump out fans but sadly i am mistaken here.T_T
    I would better just think that game as vaporware now.T_T

  • Elemiel

    Maybe they’ll announce Versus and Bravely Default will get localized… R-right? :’D

    • Sebastian Lothian


  • Scenario A:
    – So… more Agni reveals!
    People moderatedly hyped.

    Scenario B:
    – Did anyone missed Lightning? 4th game of the Lightning saga ladies and gen—–
    *gets killed*

    Scenario C:
    – Kingdom Hearts! Final Fantasy! The Worlds Ends With You! All on mobile devices! We announce these social ga—
    *Gets desintegrated*

    Scenario D:
    – Versus XIII.
    And so everyone jizzed.

    Scenario E:
    – The remakes you’ve been waiting for portable devices! Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI—
    E3 imploded.
    – And now a PS4 tech demo featuring Final Fantasy IX.
    E3 explodes back.

    Scenario F:
    – And now introducing a new IP.
    *Lots of claps*

    • D H

      IX can go disappear into a deep abyss and never come back, thankyouverymuch. Everything about that game is just SO DAMN SLOW…

      • Not my personal fav either for quite the reason you’ve mentioned buuut I gotta admit that the game has it’s charm, 2 of the Ps1 FFs got a tech demo on previous gen consoles so it’d be fair IX had one, just sayin.

      • chobitsza

        Not for me. FFIX was the best FF game on PSOne in my opinion.

      • epy

        I was going to hate on your comment (because I love IX, and bitching about it would be internet etiquette) but then I remember there’s people out there who say Vagrant Story sucks or refuse to play Xenogears because of its graphics, and its not so bad anymore.

        • D H

          So it probably wouldn’t gain me any brownie points saying that I haven’t actually played either of those? I do plan on getting around to it EVENTUALLY… but… every time I think of Xenogears… I just end up putting in Xenosaga, and falling in love with it all over again…

          • epy

            The fact that you WANT and plan to play them give you plenty of brownie points as far as I’m concerned. Playing Xenogears only adds to the enjoyment of Xenosaga if anything, especially Episode III.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Weegee gest it

    • Testsubject909

      But.. But what happens if it’s all of the above?

    • I would be much , much more excited for more Agni than versus.I want a fresh new world for the series.I am past versus right now unless it becomes a full title.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I don’t know,Square it better be something big. Not a anther FF13 game.

  • 07thCrow

    I’ll just save myself from the disappointment of expecting Versus to be finished and assume they’re refering to FFX…

  • Jrocy247

    Oh Square-Enix…..Such a pointless announcement to make with that one.

  • As posted in another siliconera thread, I have the hunch that FF Versus is a sort of “public codename” for XV…..

  • $39420547

    i miss the time when FF was the hot stuff in the rpg world

    • Testsubject909

      Eh… I’m good.

      I had my fair share. With Parasite Eve, Grandia, Wild Arms, Breath of Fire, Legend of Dragoon, Ephemeral Fantasia, Earthbound, Magna Carta, Xenogears/Xenosaga, .Hack, Star Ocean, Secret of Mana, Saga Frontier, Suikoden, Shadow Hearts, Phantasy Star, Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, Chrono Trigger/Cross, Tales of, Atelier, Dragon Quest, Star Ocean, Metal Saga, Ar Toneli-oh… oh wait.

      We’re talking Final Fantasy right?

      Yeah. I miss Final Fantasy 6.

      • Sylveria

        I miss Pre-PS3/360 JRPGs.. we had so many more multi-entry series and they all just died at the end of the PS2 era.

        • Testsubject909

          We still have some good JRPGs in this era, just need to keep an eye open for them is all.

          But it is sad that a lot of good franchises died off early. Hell I’m still hoping for another Breath of Fire here.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I guess The World Ends with Versus XIII

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Poor Noctis

  • Announcing an announcement. Keep it classy Square.

    • Sylveria

      It’s what they do best.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha haaa nope.

  • davidvinc

    Excited? The same way that we’ve been thrilled lately about “All the Bravest”, “Airborne Brigade” and their new browser game? Please.

  • chroma816

    I’ll only be happy if its Versus. But nope, it’s never going to happen is it?

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Don’t think so :/ That would mean trying to make a better game, and that goes against Square-enix’s philosophy…

  • Nightmesh

    Hoping its type 0 for the vita.

    • Solomon_Kano

      They showed up at a PS4 event… to tease Type-0 for Vita?

      I wouldn’t get my hopes up for that one.

      • Nightmesh

        Hey they could port it to the ps4. I can’t tell what goes through Square’s mind nowadays.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Highly unlikely, but who knows at this point.

  • LonelyGamer

    Are they going announce FF-Type 0 ?

  • I will never get people that say “I hate FFXIII, nothing like the old ones, give us VSXIII instead!” On a related note, this means I’ll have to get a PS4 in 7 years when the game comes out.

    • Sylveria

      You’re putting words in people’s mouths. “I hate FF13” and “Give us stuff like the old ones” and “Give us Versus” are usually 3 entirely different thoughts.

      Dear FF13 fans, please get over this strange rationalization that the only reason people hate FF13 is because we wanted a game in the style of the old FF games. I assure you, people hate FF13 for many, many other reasons than it not being a traditional style FF game.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        You will also find that argument used by those who ‘hate’ FFXII, FFXI, FFX, FFVIII, FFVII and for some crazy someone out there I am sure FFVI. The cycle is forever reborn. Let’s allow folks to like what they like without taking someone who likes whatever FF as an affront to sensibilities.

        • Sylveria

          Everyone’s allowed to like/hate whatever they want for whatever reasons they have, however silly they may or may not be.

          I have a problem when people start trying strip my reasoning for not liking it down to something trite and factually wrong like “you only hated it cause it was different.” Much in the same way I’m sure people who like FF13 hate it when people just accuse them of liking it out of fanboyism.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            @twitter-783004152:disqus did not address you or anyone else specifically in their post. In fact, the end of their post seems to say they want Versus, but are just being ‘realistic’ about when that shall show up.

          • Sylveria

            “I hate FFXIII, nothing like the old ones, give us VSXIII instead!”

            The implication there is that people hate FF13 because it isn’t like old FF games (not liking it cause it’s different) while conversely wanting Versus which is also likely not to be like the old games(different). To me it comes across to be somewhat accusatory or condescending.

          • Testsubject909

            And confusing!

          • Ehren Rivers

            That isn’t what YourValentine Lilith said at all. They specified that they don’t understand people who hate on FFXIII for those specific reasons, not that anyone who didn’t like FFXIII was obviously hating them for just those reasons.

          • Sylveria

            I disagree with your interpretation of her statement.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Which means we are again all humans who see things different ways. Making that comment twice in one line of the thread is enough.

          • Sylveria

            Some people seem to require directly addressed elaboration, but since Ehren has decided that attacking my reading comprehension is necessary since he/she does not respect/understand my position, I’ll leave it alone now. Though this makes for an interesting microcosm of the whole FF13 discussion – one side not respecting another’s view of the subject matter and it devolving in to personal attacks. Though I won’t sink to that.

          • Ehren Rivers

            It’s not an interpretation, it’s reading English.

            “I will never get people that say “I hate FFXIII, nothing like the old ones, give us VSXIII instead!’ ”

            They did not mention anyone by name, they did not say it in response to anyone here. They did not say people that don’t like FFXIII all have that reasoning. They simply said they will never get (which means never understand) people who say those specific things.

  • Strifeking

    I swear to god square if its another damn FFXIII game i’m done I swear i’ll go to square HQ hold everyone hostage and kill off one hostage for every hour that a GOOD FF game isnt annouced. You wanna know why some gamers are “violent”? Cause companies dissapoint the hardcore fans

    • M’iau M’iaut

      And banned for threats and general stupidity.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        O.o Mod on the full swing today lol.^_^

    • Testsubject909

      No… No some gamers are violent because they’re uncivilized dumbasses who’d be violent with or without games…

    • Thats……….. dumb I want more from square too but geez thats to far go take a nap or something -_-

  • amagidyne

    FFXV would be cool. Versus is one CG trailer and a few shots of what may or may not be a game that may or may not exist. XV is even less than that, but that’s why I’m optimistic.

    See, I’ve deluded myself into thinking they might actually have the XII team make a full-scale XV for the home consoles. For someone who isn’t a fan of Nomura, that would be the best thing Square-Enix could possibly make right now, which is also why it’s impossible.

    But whatever. I’ll go ahead and get really, really excited and then go into a pointless, impotent rage when my expectations aren’t met. That’s what these teasers are for, right?

  • Sylveria

    Sorry Square.. you’ve disappointed me too many times. I simply won’t let my hopes be raised and crushed yet again when all you show at E3 is more FF13-3 gameplay, the same Versus trailer we’ve been seeing for 4 years, and you announce yet another old FF game being ported to iOS.

  • epy

    In movie trailer voice:
    From the company that brought you Final Fantasy: All the Bravest comes…

    A video you’ve already seen months ago… AND…
    An announcement of an announcement.
    COMING E3 2013

    • raulrain

      yeah, that was what the trailer . . . ehh I mean announcement make me feel, “The Excitement”, and we can be 100% that we will not see FF Type-0 at E3, again, and versus?, the moment of truth for that game

  • Honestly guys, I don’t think the blame is on Square Enix here. They’ve already said in the past that they were preparing for an E3 reveal for their next-gen stuff and were clearly not ready to talk about it this soon.

    Sony asked them to put in a few words for the PS4, so they did. The same thing happened back at TGS 2011. They clearly weren’t ready to reveal FFX HD but did it, since they were asked to mention it at Sony’s presser.

    • It seems it’s “in” to be butthurt by little things like this. You can’t please anyone. On the other hand, I do feel the negative reactions towards FF Lightning Returns is justified for being…somewhat silly.

      • Suzaku

        Eh, we’re no longer living in a world where a 60 hour AAA JRPG can be designed and published every 18 months, so I personally find it hard to begrudge a company for getting their money’s worth.

        Even if the majority of gamers don’t really want more FFXIII, they spent a ton of time and money building the setting and assets, and if it takes them two or three games to reap the profit for that work, so be it.

        Same goes for developing mobile games. A few years ago they could’ve been developing DS or GBA games, but now even handheld games have to look about as good as console titles. Mobile’s really the last bastion for developing quick and cheap.

        For a company that’s best known for lengthy RPGs that push hardware limitations, it’s sort of a hard spot to be in. We might not see them really regain their footing until hardware starts to plateau a bit and development gets less costly.

        • Testsubject909

          I was about to say sacrifice the graphical power but you did mention AAA, meaning it needs to have everything set to max.

    • DesmaX

      Sure, I understand that. But… when Blizzard took the stage, they also didn’t had anything other than the game to announce. But it was a cool presentation (The guy was charismatic, and there was even a video showing the announcement).

      But, on the Square part… The guy just entered the stage, sayed “A New FF game will be announced at E3, be excited”, and leaved. It’s hard not to feel disappointed like that

      • Keep in mind that the Blizz guys were in their element here. They’re native English speakers at an American event. Square guys were pulled all the way from Japan just for this, AND required to speak at length in English, which is very, very hard to do if it isn’t your native language.

        • DesmaX

          Sure, maybe they coudn’t do it like that. But there was better ways of presenting it.

          Like, he would enter the stage and talk about their new game in the franchise. And them they’ll show a video, showing all FF games, from FF I to XIV, and them, at the end, it appears “New Final Fantasy Game. E3 2013!” and he would leave.

          Now that would be cool

      • Suzaku

        Chris Metzen’s more like a rock star than a game developer. Shinji Hashimoto can barely speak English.

        Yeah, it was a shame that they didn’t have anything specific to show, but this also technically isn’t the biggest stage to announce major titles at. Hell, for even E3 usually plays second fiddle to TGS when it comes to Square Enix.

        • DesmaX

          But I would think they would hire someone else to announce it, and making him ask some random questions.

          You’re supposed to hype this kinda of stuff

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    Hopefully it is something they are almost done w/ and not something they’ll show and we won’t hear about for over a year. (FFX:HD/FFvsXIII).

  • Final Fantasy XV with Ito as producer and director

    • Solomon_Kano

      At this point it would seem he and Tabata are the most capable. So, yea, Ito!

    • Anime10121

      PLEASE, I beg of you Square to listen to this guy^^

      He knows what he’s talking about!

  • KingGunblader

    Could this finally be the big Versus XIII blowout we’ve been waiting for? For PS3 and PS4?

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Versus XIII renamed for E3. And maybe a new FF title as well… But yea, enough with the trolling!! Jesus!!

  • Testsubject909

    “The post you are trying to reply to has been removed by a moderator.”

    Hmm… Wise choice.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Hey I can’t help it when some put “post something which could get me (the poster) arrested” on their to-do lists.

      • Testsubject909

        Oh no no no, don’t get me wrong. I’m saying:

        Good job!


        Feel free to Not listen to it for 10 minutes.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          I’m guessing that must be a loop of Hirano being as annoying as possible?

          • Testsubject909

            Yeah. was trying to find a singular good job but I wasn’t able to find a good clip of it.

  • CirnoLakes

    By why are they doing this for PlayStation when we know the E3 announcement will be a browser game?

    Everyone knows the PlayStation 4 will have a terrible browser.

    • DesmaX

      C’mon, don’t be like that

      PSVita has a nice browser… right?

  • Suriel Cruz

    introducing… Square Enix’s Project VII -Sephiroth tune plays-

    • Testsubject909

      Eh… a good group of people will, but not all.

      I’d be honestly far more curious about the other one winged angel that was shown at the end of Dirge of Cerberus.

      • Anime10121

        YES, agreed, I’d MUCH prefer a true sequel to 7 than a remake! I wanna see Genesis back, I liked him better than Sephiroth anyways.

  • MentalAlliance

    Well, I for one am really looking forward this! E3 will be extra exciting now!

  • Suriel Cruz

    Good or Bad NEWS, there’s a lot of people here waiting for something regarding the Final Fantasy series… THOSE ARE FANS! Self included!

  • brian

    VS13 will be switched to mobile/social platforms only.

  • eilegz

    hopefully we get FF versus on current gen and a NEW next gen FF title FF XV?

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Great. More “final fantasy” games… why won’t they keep it up like the DQ series instead? Every “New” final fantasy is a “New disappointment…”

    • Testsubject909

      If it was a new Chrono Trigger game, everyone would be overhyped.

  • Suzaku

    I’m fully expecting it to be Final Fantasy Versus XIII, renamed Final Fantasy XV.

    If development on Versus transitioned to the PS4, it would make sense that they stopped actively discussing and promoting it in early 2012, beyond confirming that it was still being worked on.

    With how ambitious it was (free roaming with a world map and so on), I wouldn’t be surprised if they moved to PS4 to overcome potential hardware limitations.

    Disconnecting it from the FFXIII brand seems like a no-brainer, after they did the same with Agito (Type-0). It would also allow them to move right into FFXV (and into the next gen) without having to develop everything from scratch.

  • Learii

    FF VS 13 for PS4?
    KH 3 for PS4
    hmmm i don’t know better not be something dumb
    oh btw since G4 gone WHERE WE gonna watch E3? beside on steam

    • Testsubject909

      There are a few other official channels you can use and there’s also Gametrailers.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World


  • I’m trying to square! I’m trying!!

  • Tenabrus

    Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 international release, FFXHD, A new Dissidia (would be a miracle bonus) make it happen SE!

  • michel

    I don’t even dare to hope anymore in a FF Type 0 translation…

  • roxas sora

    square enix:please be excited this year
    answer:another wait for final fantasy versus and kh 3

  • badmoogle

    What an embarrassing presentation that was…it’s amazing how SE manages to disappoint even at exciting events like these.I can’t believe that this was once used to be my favourite company.

    And yeah i’m excited for this years’s E3 but not thanks to you SE.

  • Shariest

    Plllleeeaaaseeeee let it be an announcement about how “#¤#”¤ trough we are with Lightning.

  • MediaMindControl

    Ehrgeiz HD ;]

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I am okay with that lol.^_^

      • MediaMindControl

        YOKO FTW

  • Alphabet Soup

    Don’t you go getting me hyped for nothing, Hashimoto! SHAME ON YOU~!

  • WindButterfly

    I’ll take that with a grain of salt or maybe as a desperate plea.

  • Anime10121

    Found it hilarious how EVERY OTHER developer came on the stage to show something new, while Square came out with the EXACT same unmodified Agnis Philosophy E3 trailer they had last year, and confirming something everyone knew was already coming (of course a new home console will get a new Final Fantasy), what they should have confirmed was KH3 was coming to PS4, THAT would have shocked people!

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’m pretty sure Lightning can’t retu-err hit us a fourth time. Read it somewhere, so we should be pretty safe it’s not a sequel to a sequel, to a sequel…

    But then again it’s Squeare-Enix…

  • Cole

    I swear too god it better be the relase date for FF13V and KH3. When is E3 ?

  • Demeanor

    Ok, a man can dream: FFVII remake on PS4 XD one-hit kill, instantly sold! XD Back to earth, we’ll see what they mean, everyone deserves a chance, let’s hope for a Square comeback in the future.
    Oh, right! A PS4 Xenogears would instantly turn me into mush as well XD

  • “Please be excited for E3 this year.”

    Umm, no.

  • dotzeno

    I honestly don’t know how many more slaps to the face from Square-Enix I can handle. Please let this be the last to the very long streak that Square-Enix have had this past… decade.

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