Square Enix Invites Fans To Ask Questions For Their Upcoming E3 Event

By Sato . May 31, 2013 . 6:02pm


With E3 just around the corner, Yoshinori Kitase and the rest of Square Enix are preparing for the big event with a special Q&A Twitter session regarding Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which will be available to watch through live stream.



Square Enix Presents is the name given by the company for its E3 events that will be available to watch through live stream for the Japanese audience. It will feature various interviews and other specials that will be exclusive to the stream channel throughout the duration of E3 starting on June 11th.


On June 13th, from 9am to 10am Japan time, Square Enix Presents will be holding a live streamed Q&A session with producer Yoshinori Kitase. There are six different themes of questions, memories and other thoughts that can be posted through Twitter.


Here are the themes:



Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

1. Anything you’d like to ask Lightning.

2. Any information regarding Lightning sitting in town.

3. Questions or fond memories of the Final Fantasy XIII series



Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

4. Any questions for a Sahagin?

5. Questions or fond memories of the Final Fantasy X series.

6. Humorous Final Fantasy X images.


You can post your questions and memories, too, by putting the corresponding number for the question and using the hashtag “北瀬さん”. They will most likely only answer questions that are in Japanese, but don’t feel discouraged if you have a basic understanding of the language. Last month, during the Atlus Live 2 Days event, Atlus kindly answered some fan questions from the West.

  • raulrain

    Square-Enix, I HAVE some questions for you, Where is Noctis? Where do you have him? Let him GO!!!!

  • NightzeroAX

    Wow they are avoiding anything to deal with Versus. Ok well a fond memory of XIII is standing in Oerba looking at the beautiful scenery while Dust to Dust is playing. Uh battling Caius for the first time in XIII-2 while his theme is playing. OH and snow trying to hit the super pope but always failing.

    • Herok♞

      Not really this is an event for the Final Fantasy games they are releasing this year, that are already announced(this excludes the PS4 FF if it will be a launch game).

  • Herok♞

    my only question is what happens with all the separate worlds and areas in FF:13-2 did they all just disappear and become one timeline or do they still exist in some way, shape or form.

    • Riseabovethesky

      You will probably have to complete many clock puzzles to find out.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I’d like to ask Lightning where Noctis and his game are and ask her to kindly get out of the spotlight.

  • Tyler Beale

    1. Any details on Versus XIII/XV?
    2. When will Type-0 come over here as a PSN download?
    3. Where’s my KH3?
    4. When will you stop fucking up?

    • Martian Wong

      Good job. You asked everything I want to ask!

      • Altin

        Or rather what the whole world, besides Japan was going to ask them.

    • echokanon

      I bet when these questions were asked, they will just answer like in the coliseum of XIII-2, saying something like “the time is not right” + (to tell). Leaving us with an empty feeling. The only different is they is no DLC to “unlock” the answers lol

    • Based on Squeenix behavior this gen, the answer would be:

      1. Wait for the annoucement of the annoucement of the annoucement. Please be excited!
      2. Never
      3. When FF versus is finished (Hint: never)
      4. Go to 3

      • Ric Vazquez


    • transferstudentx

      Perfect ….just perfect

    • Dillon Rider

      1. 15 is said to be announced, versus isnt that important just let it die.
      2. hopefully soon, maybe with an hd update *crosses fingers*
      3. its already out, its call kingdom hearts 2. theres also been a 4 called 358/2 days, a 5 called birth by sleep, a 6 called re:coded, aaaand a 7 called dream drop distance. i suspect we will be getting the 8th sometime in the coming years, and i bet it will be called kingdom hearts 3.
      4. well thats kinda subjective dontcha think, ive been mighty happy with what theyve been doin lately.
      anyways thats the best i could do hope it helps.

      • Guest

        You are listing them in the order the games were released, that doesn’t make 385/2 Days Kingdom Hearts 4

        • Dillon Rider

          well i meant in the story, actually it would go bbs, kh1, re:com, days, kh2, re:coded, ddd. so what would kh3 be but the continuation of the story. isnt that why people want it so bad, and for that i say there are other kingdom hearts games and a good bit of them are great. yeah they arnt numbered 4, 5, 6, 7 and so on but they act as such in the story and thats whats important not a number.

          • Oh god not this again.. as if the story to the KH series matters anymore, rate up tho for reminding people how a$$ backwards confusing it is to follow along especially for people like me who feel the series peaked with part 2 and consider BBS a “noteworthy” side story addition that answers a few questions while raising many more (in a positive way somewhat.)

          • Tyler Beale

            Not to mention the fact that some of us don’t have a 3DS (or plans to pick one up). I mean, if you’re going to continue to make KH games for Nintendo consoles, make one on Wii U. Or, if still feeling portable, the PS Vita.

          • Dillon Rider

            they are making the hd editions so they are all on one console. and then three will come out. im a little confused why people want 3 so bad if they dont like the story. also why did i get so many downvotes, i was just trying to be helpful… :(

          • $36598391

            These are some good reasons to get a 3DS

            The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 2
            Shin Megami Tensei IV
            Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner Soul Hackers
            Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked
            Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Break Code
            and many more games worth getting for the handheld

            A good number of NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color and GameGear games are available on Nintendo’s download service and many more coming out

    • KuchikiSentou

      This question 4 is so popular on the internet, however I have yet to hear someone actually say how they are doing that. Specifically.

    • roydgriffin

      These are really the only relevant questions, bravo good sir.

      Maybe the Sahagin knows something.
      He should be in all of this games (except for KH3 maybe)

      No, but seriously, what and why would we want to ask a Sahagin?
      This is getting really ridiculous…

      You were my favourite company Square…
      *slams door*

    • I actually gave up on KH3 by now; to me the series peaked at part 2. Part 3 will simply include all the relevant plot points of all the “ahem… other” games released in between and only give us the info we need to continue and finally finish the “xehanort saga” that is part 3 (dear god this implies they plan on making more of these games… complete with an endless supply of unecessary un-numbereds…)

    • Spider-Man

      I love you so much right now.

    • Seizui

      Ahahahahaha! God, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Your first question popped in my head the moment I saw that article.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Sad but true

    • natchu96

      It seems the more something is too important to be fucked up, the more likely it is for someone to actually do so.

      • Tyler Beale

        Well, they set their expectations too damn high for SD, TR, and 1 other (I forget). Then there’s Final Fantasy: The GIVE SQUENIX MONEY!!!! Edition on iOS.

        Not to mention, earlier this year, they laid out their plans that pretty much say the same thing EA says all the time – “We’re glad we fucked you fans up. So we’re gonna fuck you (and our own IPs) up even more this year!!!”

  • Pockystix

    Will we ever get a game like FFIX that isn’t relegated to a handheld?

    Also will you stop hogging all the FF games people actually want to play?

  • GH56734

    Where are the localized 3DS games (Nintendo-published Bravely Default nonwithstanding)?

  • I’m sure people will ignore the themes and ask questions about games that really matter. Square-Enix won’t answer any of them or just give a right anything else response

  • Martian Wong

    I got question to ask, but they are directed @ Nomura. When will Versus XIII be released. Just a date, that is all I need.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Why would I ask Lightning something? Knowing her, she won’t answer.

    • AnimusVox

      Or she’ll punch you. :L

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        “Miss Lightning, about the man you keep punching, is it bad to take revenge against him for the death of my mother or will you let met get close to him and kill him with this knife?”

        This was written by an anon who calls himself “H”

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro
        • Pockystix

          somebody should really edit that to have her punching nomura or toriyama

  • Coeurl

    I wouldn’t be surprised at an endless stream of Versus questions.

  • Bloodios

    Is there any plan of turning Agni’s Philosophy into an actual game?
    Will the Valkyrie Profile series ever receive its well-deserved HD-remastering treatment?

    • $1484028

      you’d be asking the wrong people for that second question. Valkyrie Profile is tri-Ace’s game, not S-E’s.

      tri-Ace != Square-Enix, despite their close relationship.

      worth noting though tri-Ace hasn’t worked on a new HD console IP since End of Eternity (Resonance of Fate) in 2010. and after that the only HD console work they’ve done is a Star Ocean 4 director’s cut for the PS3 (2010) and assisting S-E on FFXIII-2 (2011).

      in other words… don’t hold your breath.

      • Bloodios

        That’s why I didn’t say anything about making a sequel or anything that need the original team. First of all, I don’t think HD-remastering really need tri-Ace’s involvement. Square would just have tri-Ace hands over the codes and let teams like Blue Point Games do the dirty business.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Sahagin? Who is that?

    • Bloodios


      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Is that thing at least more social than Lightning?

        • Bloodios

          Well, Lightning tends to spit venomous words in your face, whereas this things love to spit out its pure bodily fluid, which has an impact that is about as powerful as one of Mike Tyson’s prided punches. So, judge it for yourself.

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            Okay, so Mr Sahagin

            1.Why did Square Enix choose you instead of Tidus, Yuna, Auron, Wakka, Lulu, Rikku, Kimarhi, Jecht, Seymour and the stay away from the summoner grandma to answer questions?

            2. Why do you usually run away from combat when you are the one who starts it?

            3. What do you think about the Xbox One?

          • Bloodios

            Allow me:
            1. Fish can’t give you answer no matter how long you question it. It doesn’t speak human’s tongue. It’s a subtle way of telling us fans to keep asking if we want to waste our time, because Square ain’t answering any of it.

            2. Fish usually don’t know how sharp a blade is until it got slashed with one.

            3. If I was the Sahagin, I would undoubtedly say that I have the better bone.

          • roydgriffin

            Okay, I was unprepared for Number 3, made me laugh out loud!^^

          • Morricane

            Why does 3. give me that crazy urge of wanting to watch TV????

  • Randy Marsh

    My only question would be: Why don’t you use the great Hiroyuki Ito for the new Final Fantasy games? Seriously, the guy is just standing there.

    • SetzerGabbiani

      This is THE question that needs to be answered.

    • SpecDotSign

      I’d prefer Yasumi Matsuno personally.

      • Randy Marsh

        Sorry bud, Matsuno is great, but Ito is still at Square and Matsuno is not.

        • SpecDotSign

          Said I prefer. I know Matsuso isn’t there anymore.

          • Pockystix

            if we’re really going the route of “what if” I’d love for the whole team to be back together, and working on titles like FFIX again. . .

            Sadly, it’s just a fantasy (pun somewhat intended)

    • oh sh– nice one.

    • Sydney Losstarot

      You took the words right out of my brain. I have been wondering about what Hiroyuki Ito has been doing since Final Fantasy XIII came out. He would be the guy that would save the Final Fantasy series. He seems like a legend now.

  • Audie Bakerson

    “When will you remake SaGa Frontier (with the cut content restored)?”

  • “Which dear franchise will you turn to a social/IOS port next?”

    • Guest

      Probably Front Mission or Chocobo’s Dungeon

      They already did it to Saga, Mana and Final Fantasy

  • Silver Citizen

    Here’s my question: the fudge you thinking!? Like, in general!

  • dragoon_slayer12

    How’s versus XIII coming along
    Is Type – 0 still part of XIII, if so, when will it get a world wide release.
    Will noctis be in KH3,if so, before or after versus releases. Also, when should we expect to see one of thesefirst and how far apart.

    By sticking to XIII, iI can beat around the bush too

  • Draparde

    Seems like Square enix’s E3 is gonna be full of Live streams, and Q&A’s. since if i remember correctly XIV’s having those as well lol.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Okay, to Miss Lightning:

    1. How do you feel about your sister dying for the second time? Should we already call her the “Krillin of Final Fantasy” or are the writers to blame for her fate?

    2. Are those Lightning X Hope fanarts legit?

    3. Does Nathan Drake know that you stole his Uncharted desert?

  • kroufonz

    shame we can’t ask about their other JRPG franchise

    • Probably their main intention to such a limited Q and A session; they dont want a bloodbath on their hands.

  • Masa

    If they just show Lightning Returns and FFX i’m going to be so annoyed.

  • Mimi

    What is “Any information regarding Lightning sitting in town” supposed to mean? And will the live stream be available to those outside of japan?

  • culip21

    lol, at least i’m not the only one to think that SE is fucked up

  • Only questions I have for SE are:
    Where is FFXIII Versus?
    Where is KH3?
    Where is the NA/EU version of DQ VII & X ?

    • ShadowDivz

      SE exec:…… no more questions.
      *smoke bomb*

  • DrakeClawfang

    Who the hell let Toriyama direct three games and have they been fired yet?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      Square: I’m not saying it was Nomura, but it was Nomura

      • DrakeClawfang


    • SpecDotSign

      This. A million times.

  • SerendipityX

    Lol I love how everyone pretends no one cares about these games enough to actually ask some legit questions. One fond memory I have of the XIII series was that I had alot fun with the battle system,Lightning admitting she was pretending to be something she wasnt and XIII-2’s ending actually a morbid surprise.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I liked FF13-2 but the ending killed it. All sense of achievement was ruined when Serah hit the ground and the world was doomed. The whole idea of “To be Continued” bothers me because they just didn’t finish the plot. We would have to buy another game to finish the story.

  • Unlimax

    And more Important .. Where’s Parasite Eve III ?

    ( forget about T3B.. )

    Also . . .


    • Bloodios

      According the Square Enix’s personal fortune teller, Parasite Eve isn’t a series that would guarantee millions of sale and billions in profit.

      • Unlimax

        Once they start marketing the game very well and SLAP the original name ” PARASITE EVE ” on the cover .. it will sell very very well !

        • Bloodios

          They’re not that bright. They’re mad enough to listen to fortune teller, you know.

        • Herok♞

          The reason it was the The 3rd Birthday is because they no longer have the rights to the name or character and they made a deal to use it one last time I believe.

          • $36598391

            Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve 2 were released on PSN as PS1 Classics

          • Herok♞

            yes they have permisson to release the original games but not to make a new game using the name.

      • Godmars

        That’s not FF at this point. This latest game especially.

        If Square actually listened to the fans they’d know that.

    • Ronldbx6

      Parasite Eve isn’t coming back but I don’t mind settling for the 4th Birthday. They said the next game would be on home consoles, MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  • LaserVision

    My only question is, you can’t blame us for buying all those Atlus games, can you?

    • You mean the current superior JRPG fix? Because right now all SE is giving is are “JRPG’s”

      Just Random Portable Games O_o

      • X_Bacon

        *Phone Games

      • FFmax

        Lmao nice one. It’s true too.

      • oorum

        Oh god. *thumbs up*

      • Testsubject909

        Well played

  • Are you sure you want to go that route SE? Cause there are a lot of questions that need answering.

  • ShadowDivz

    I would like to ask lightning why she’s friendly to Fang.
    I noticed in the original 13. Lightning essential hates everyone at first besides Fang and Serah of course. Fang is the only person she talks to WITHOUT being a bitch/ice queen. I always saw them lezzing out.

  • Isaac Newton

    Me: Can I ask a question about your announcement of the new FF in the PS4 reveal?

    SE: Sure.

    Me: Will you announce an announcement after announcing the announcement before the announcement?

  • Suriel Cruz

    For Lightning…
    – Are you Lesbian?…anyways… MARRY ME? xD

  • Is LR:FFXIII the last of the Lightning saga.
    – Yes it is.
    … Really? :D
    – Yeah, can we move on to another question please?
    How’s Noctis faring? Is he still young?
    -LR: FFXIII related questions please.
    When Versus will come out?
    -This session is closed!
    -*Rushes to get out*
    – STOP!
    – NO! NEVER!
    I HATE YOU! ;_;
    – WAAAAH! ;A; *Cries running away to the hallway*

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘reads comments’

    Wot i expected an’ woz thinkin’.

  • Mister Spooks

    When Matsuda said he wanted Square to keep in touch with their consumers, this really isn’t what I had in mind…

  • I have a feeling that most of the questions the fans ask will be about versus13 lol

  • MikelAL93

    1. Will FFX/X-2 HD Remaster collection include dual audio and text options since the international versions of those games had English voices and options between English and Japanese text?
    2. Will we see Type-0 as a Vita title in the near future?
    3. Will we also see a Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX on PS Vita as well?
    4. Is a localized version of DQX being considered?

    • Shariest

      Number 2 is so very close to my heart in the list of what next E3 could offer :)

    • Aoshi00

      Unfortunately I highly doubt FFX/X-2 HD would have dual audio, no FF games have ever had dual audio. I’m prepared to fork over moola for both Jpn & US ver, like w/ the PS2 ver & past FF games, Zone of Enders HD, or MGS HD Collection (Rising).. same goes for Lightning Returns too. I would not mind playing both FFX & X-2 in both Jpn & Eng again if time permits..

  • Tg

    Twitter: “How many Lightnings does it take to get to the center of Toriyama?”

    Square: “………………”

    Twitter: “No really. How many Lightnings does it take to get to the—-”

    Square: “Can you ask a different question, please? That is completely irrelevant to our discussion.”

    Twitter: “It is TOTALLY relevant to the entire discussion! You wanted Lightning questions, didn’t you?”

    Square: “Either questions to Lightning or what she’s doing in town.”

    Twitter: “And I believe both Lightning and Toriyama are in the same town.”

    Square: “………What?”

    Twitter: “We always wondered why Toriyama wants to keep making games about Lightning. Recently, we found hardcore evidence as to why this is so.”

    Square: “Someone. Please stop this Twitter feed before Toriyama-san sees this!”

    Twitter: “We thought it was funny to see no towns in the first FFXIII. Well…, we have a secret Youtube link that shows—–”

    Square: “I’m sorry, but we must end our live chat. This has not been as productive as I thought it was going to be.”

    Twitter:”But we’re not done!! I still need to ask Toriyama how many KH staff members he stole from Nomura to finish up his Light—”

    *Square quickly signs out of Twitter*

  • roydgriffin

    2. Any information regarding Lightning sitting in town?
    What’s that supposed to mean?

    “Hey Lightning, I see you are sitting here, how’s your *ss?”

  • Masa

    so….why are people posting questions here…how about taking it over to where they should be as most peoples questions here are pretty much what everyone wants to hear.

  • badmoogle

    Someone ask them if they are going to include The Last Mission in FFX-2 HD.

  • AuraGuyChris

    1. Anything you’d like to ask Lightning.

    Do you still think Snow is a moron?

    2. Any information regarding Lightning sitting in town.

    The world is about to implode and you’re taking a break?

    3. Questions or fond memories of the Final Fantasy XIII series.

    Lightning beating Snow’s butt every chance she gets. Can we get more?

    4. Any questions for a Sahagin?

    Why the hell am I asking anything to this thing?

    5. Questions or fond memories of the Final Fantasy X series.

    Forced laughing scenes.

    6. Humorous Final Fantasy X images.

    Tidus’ desktops.

  • hawk222

    I have just one question: will Lightning be able to sit on benches?! The world must know!!

  • Ronldbx6

    My questions for square-enix
    1. Will there be a 4th birthday with Eve Brea on PS3?
    2. When’s the next Dissidia game coming to home consoles?

    • Testsubject909

      3rd Birthday was a sort of port of a cellphone game so.

      Don’t expect a 4th entry.

      Edit: Oh yeah… that bit about if the 3rd Birthday did well that they’d do a 4th Birthday…

      I’m not sure if want… I’m actually more worried.

      • Ronldbx6

        They said that if the 3rd Birthday did well, the next game would be full blown, on HD home consoles. I played Parasite Eve 1 and I’m not upset, unlike many fans. I don’t mind the 3rd Birthday being the new spin-off series or what direction they are heading in but, I can’t get enough of Aya and the whole parasite eve universe itself. It’s just so fascinating to me! The 3rd Birthday’s story was confusing as f*ck though. Everything else, I enjoyed. I really hope that they don’t base whether or not to continue the 4th Birthday due to the sales and negative reviews of the 3th Birthday. I would be really sad. Aya needs more screen time, or Eve Brea.

      • Ronldbx6

        Also, there might still be hope. There hasn’t been any news about a new Dissidia game and that’s a successful series. The 3rd Birthday and Dissidia Duodecim 012 came out within the same month separated by only a matter of days. They even promoted the 3rd Birthday and Dissidia 012 by giving Lighting an Aya Brea costume and giving Aya a Lighting costume. The point I’m trying to make is that just because we haven’t heard anything thing about the 4th Birthday doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. Dissidia 012 was a well received game and a staple for the psp. Yet, we yet to hear of a new Dissidia game for portables or home consoles too. So it’s just not the time. Until then, I’ll be waiting ;)

  • FFmax

    Lightning sitting in town wtf? Are they serious?

  • KH3. That is all.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Sort of Within themes: Obviously you seem to like Lightning a lot giving her 3 games. What did you see in Lightning that you didn’t see in any other Final Fantasy character that you decided to make a lot of games based on her?

    Not Within Themes: DS and GBA seemed to receive quite a few remakes of classic Final Fantasy games. Now that you have the WiiU with 2 screens and HD, are there any chances classic Final Fantasy might make the jump to that system

    Way off themes: Where’s the beef!?

  • Testsubject909

    I’m just wondering…

    So Squeenix. Why don’t you just do what Capcom did for Megaman and Megaman X. Release a game that’s a Final Fantasy Collection or something that contains a whole bunch of the Final Fantasy games in one disc.

    You’ve done something similar back on the PS1 with FF1 and 2 packaged together and FF5 and 6.

    So why not just go and make a Final Fantasy Chronic-oh right, you have a game called that…

    Edit: And I’m not talking about some Super Limited High Pricey Multi-Disc Collector’s Anniversary Edition Bundle. I’m really just talking… Final Fantasy 1 through 9 in a single Blu-Ray.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      In one disc it’s very hard considering how long some games can be. Also, didn’t they already do that last year?

      • Sylveria

        They released a massive collectors pack that had all the games in their most recent format, most being the PS1 ports still in PS1 format. Japan only, of course.

        Also, length and size are not directly correlated. How many dozens of hours is FF7 and it’s about 2gb. FF6 can be just as long and weighs in at only a few megabytes. They could probably fairly easily fit the entire series pre FFX on to a single blu-ray. I’m not sure if PS3 games are single or dual layer discs, but they can hold 25 or 50gb respectively. Even at the most generous estimates of the size of the “early” FF games, they don’t even come close to 25gb, let alone 50.

  • Adrian Duran

    What is this new Squarenix game for the PS4?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I bet it will be Versus. It could be the reason why it is being delayed so much.

  • Mugen

    Where the hell is Parasite Eve 3. Fuck T3B.

  • IMB

    What if FF15 turn out to be a Noctis wannabe character replacing the Noctis (FFversusXiii)

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Trollin’ hard

  • H_Floyd

    Unfortunately, no questions of any value will be answered. Read carefully, folks! *Only* questions about FFX and FFXIII-3 are on the table.

  • Sylveria

    Questions people actually want answered

    7. Where the hell is Versus XIII?
    8. Seriously, where is Versus XIII?
    9. Where the hell is Type 0?

  • Yan Zhao

    Where’s my FF5/FF6/FF7/FF9 HD remake? All I care about.

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