Report: Square Enix Stalling Unannounced RPG Shooter From Nier Dev

Report: Square Enix Stalling Unannounced RPG Shooter From Nier Dev

Square Enix has been working on an RPG-slash-shooter called Catacombs, gaming site Siliconera reports today.

Developed by Cavia, also known as the studio behind 2010’s cult classic Nier, Catacombs is a team-based shooter set in a twisted version of New York’s Museum of Natural History. Siliconera has more details on the purported game, including information about its characters and weapons.

Square Enix doesn’t know whether or not it will complete Catacombs, Siliconera says, although a playable version exists.

“We have not made any official announcement on this title and do not have info we can share,” a Square Enix representative told Kotaku when asked for comment.

Catacombs — The Game Cavia And Square Enix Were Working On After Nier [Siliconera]


  • Wasn’t Catacombs the name of a very early First Person id software game? (before wolfenstien and maybe the same time as Commander Keen).

  • Nowhere in the report does it mention anything being stalled, potentially canned, but not being held up unnecessarily.

  • Yeah, it would be nice if the article clarified, as far as I’m aware (and oh god have I looked into it <3 Cavia) Cavia is gone, dead, dispersed, with some of it's staff absorbed into random Square roles and others just gone. So was this made prior to Nier, maybe alongside it? After Nier as the article suggests and we were all just wrong about them being dead?

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