Square Enix To Hold 1st Production Dept. Conference In January [Update]


Back in September, Square Enix announced that they would be holding a Japanese press conference in January to show off their Fabula Nova Crystallis line of games…or to put it more simply, at long last, a look at Final Fantasies Versus and Agito XIII, alongside further information on Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy.


Judging by an announcement made today, these plans might have changed a little; but not to worry…it sounds like it could be for the better. The Fabula Nova Crystallis conference is now titled “Square Enix 1st Production Department Premiere,” which sounds like its scope could have expanded.


The conference is to be held on January 18th at the Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, and will be held twice during the day from 6 – 7:30 PM and 8 – 9:30 PM. Square Enix have already confirmed the announcement of new games at the conference in the past.


You might be wondering what the 1st Production Department is. It’s the group within Square Enix responsible for developing the mainline Final Fantasy games as well as the Kingdom Hearts franchise. However, Kingdom Hearts 3D could be exempt from the conference on account of actual development taking place at Square’s Osaka division, which also worked on Birth by Sleep.


Update: Tetsuya Nomura tweeted Square Enix will announce titles to be shown at the conference next week.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.