Attendees of Square Enix's Jump Festa 2008 event - which actually takes place at the end of 2007 - will be treated to an assault of new Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest games. The downside? Almost none of it will be playable. And the side that's deeper down the well of pain than that? A half-dozen new trailers, including new ones for Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, will only be shown in the company's "Closed Door Mega Theater". That means seemingly endless waits for a look at the semi-private showing of the PlayStation 3, PSP and Nintendo DS follow ups to Squeenix's cash cows. It's quite cruel.
For a list of what will be on hand December 22nd and 23rd at the Makuhari Messe, you know what to do.The confirmed playable and already released titles are in bold. Everything else shows up in trailer form only.
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS)
- Dragon Quest IV (DS)
- Final Fantasy IV (DS)
- Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (Wii)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Little King and the Promised Land (Wii)
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
- Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (DS)
- Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP)
- Kingdom Hearts: Coded (mobile)
- Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
- Final Fantasy Agito XIII (mobile)
- Final Fantasy VII AC: Complete (DVD)
- Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)
- Front Mission 2009: Border of Madness (DS)
Full details and tiny screenshots at Square Enix's official Japanese site.