Square-Enix’s release schedule for Japan


Since we summed up Square-Enix’s release dates for North America here is a look at what is coming out to Japan.


Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition – 06.07

Itadaki Street DS – 06.21

World Walking: Italy – 07.05

World Walking: France – 07.05

World Walking: Thailand – 07.05

Why Not Listen to Classical Music on the DS – 07.05

Flower Blooming DS: Gardening Life – 07.05

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors – 07.12

It’s a Wonderful World – 07.27

Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System – 08.09

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates – 08.23

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – 09.13


To be announced later in 2007:

World Walking: Hawaii

World Walking: New York

World Walking: Taiwan

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire

Dragon Quest IX


Games in development with dates to be announced:

The Last Remnant (Xbox 360 / PS3)* simultaneous US release

Final Fantasy IV: Anniversary Edition (DS)

Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP)

Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)

Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)

Star Ocean 4 (system to be announced)

Chocobo’s Dungeon: Toki-Wasure no Meikyuu (Wii)

Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)

Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)

Final Fantasy Agito XIII (Mobile)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)


Most of these titles will get a US release date at a later time, except Final Fantasy XII: International. In their description of their new projects, Square-Enix said FFXII: International “is currently planned for release in Japan only.” See extended project descriptions of the Last Remnant, the Star Ocean remakes and Chocobo Dungeon: Toki-Wasure no Meikyuu from Square-Enix past the break.


The STAR OCEAN® Series

With over 2.5 million units shipped worldwide and a sterling reputation among gamers, the STAR OCEAN brand has come to be identified with its uniquely amalgamated sci-fi and fantasy universe created in collaboration with tri-Ace.


STAR OCEAN 1: First Departure

Platform: PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system

Genre: RPG

Release Date: TBA

Initially released toward the end of the Super Famicom’s life cycle, and never before localized for North America, the origin of the STAR OCEAN series receives a total makeover for the PSP system. Additional scenarios and characters, integrated 2D and 3D graphics in the style of the

PS one™ game console hit STAR OCEAN 2, fully animated movies, and other bonus features transform the game into a completely new experience.


STAR OCEAN 2: Second Evolution

Platform: PSP system

Genre: RPG

Release Date: TBA

Set 20 years after the events of its predecessor, STAR OCEAN 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP system. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, all-new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

STAR OCEAN 4 (tentative title)

Platform: TBA

Genre: RPG

Release Date: TBA

The latest addition to the series is planned for next-generation hardware, and is currently being developed in cooperation with tri-Ace. This title is primed to push next-gen technology to its limits while delivering an experience worthy of the STAR OCEAN name.


Chocobo’s Dungeon®: Toki-Wasure no Meikyuu

Platform: Wii

Genre: RPG

Release Date: TBA

Following the success of FINAL FANTASY FABLES: CHOCOBO TALES™ for the Nintendo DS is the latest installment in the chocobo series, currently in development for the Wii. This time, the stage is set in the world of Ville, in the City of Forgotten Time, where everyone has lost certain memories. This exciting game is packed with a wide array of familiar elements from the FINAL FANTASY universe, and a dastardly dungeon system sure to ruffle the feathers of any seasoned dungeon crawler!



Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

Genre: RPG

Japanese Release Date: August 9, 2007

Suggested Retail Price: 6,800yen (tax incl.)

*This title is currently planned for release in Japan only.

FINAL FANTASY XII’s unprecedented sophistication and depth have seen its worldwide shipments climb to over 5 million units. Now experience the game as never before with FINAL FANTASY XII INTERNATIONAL ZODIAC JOB SYSTEM.


Based on the North American release of FINAL FANTASY XII, the addition of the Zodiac Job System replaces the single fixed layout of the original title’s License Board with 12 different boards, each tailored to a unique job class such as Red Warmage or Uhlan. Almost every aspect of the battle system has been refined and enhanced to provide an all-new gaming experience.




PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system,

Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

Genre: RPG

Release Date: TBA (simultaneous release in North America and Japan)

Price: TBA

Imagine a vast, war-torn battlefield, scarred by years of conflict. Countless enemies surround the player, who is backed up by his own army. Threatened by numerous foes and saved in the nick of time by allies, players will feel the true tension of a soldier on the battlefield. In THE LAST REMNANT, as many as seventy units will duke it out at once in fierce yet beautiful battles. Backed by the visual power of next-gen hardware, the unique play style and battle system will challenge and invigorate players like never before.



In addition to this impressive lineup announcement, new details were revealed about two new installments in the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series. The first title, which debuted in North America and Europe in February and March 2004 respectively, received accolades for bringing friends and family into the same room to play a game that everyone could enjoy. Now FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES comes to the Nintendo DS and the Wii!



Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action RPG

Japanese Release Date: August 23, 2007

Japanese Suggested Retail Price: 5,040yen (tax incl.)

Witness the tale of twin children blessed by the crystals, whose inseparable fate leads them on a journey fraught with trials. Experience the journey of Ring of Fates in a compelling single-player mode. Tackle challenging quests with the help of your friends in a cooperative multiplayer mode, or play head-to-head multiplayer mode, both supporting up to four players!



Platform: Wii

Genre: Action RPG

Release Date: TBA

The first FINAL FANTASY title developed exclusively for the Wii!


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