Report: Square Enix Is Making A New, Unannounced RPG For Consoles

Report: Square Enix Is Making A New, Unannounced RPG For Consoles
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The game’s not a remake, it seems. And since Final Fantasy XV has already been announced, it’s not that. So what could it be? If this Japanese game magazine leak is true, we’ll know soon enough.

According to a supposed early Famitsu leak (via CS Blog), Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda apparently mentioned that the Tokyo-based game company was working a new role-playing game for home consoles. In Japanese, the word Matsuda apparently used was “kateiyou geemuki” (家庭用ゲーム機).

“Actually, right now, we are readying a new role-playing game for home consoles that isn’t a remake,” Matsuda is quoted as saying. “In December, we’ll start with making an announcement.”

There will also be other titles announced in the near future.

“To avoid misunderstanding, among the forthcoming titles that do not include the home consoles, there are also various games bound for smartphones and PC. There are titles studios outside Japan are developing too.”

“Starting early next year, I think we’ll be announcing various types of titles,” Matsuda said. “But at this stage, we cannot say which will be for home consoles or portables.”

Matsuda said that from here on out, we can apparently expect more announcements.

CS-Blog points out that in December, there is the Jump Festa in Japan, so that could be an ideal time for an announcement. If not then, Square Enix could reveal the game at the PlayStation Experience in early December.

If the leak is true, the interview will appear in this week’s Famitsu. Kotaku will confirm once we have the magazine.

PS Exで発表か! 新作RPGを12月に発表予定!! [PlayStion-CS Blog]


    • If Square are speaking to Famitsu exclusively then how else are they supposed to get the details? Especially given most of us do not live in Japan so do not have access to Famitsu, I don’t see anything wrong with it – as long as they give credit where it’s due and they don’t claim it as their own information.

      • The article points out Famitsu leaks and there’d probably be someone in Square Enix with a loose tongue. Journalists sometimes look for a story. Others wait for stories to be published elsewhere and repost them. Kind of like Tumblr

        • Yes and you do realise kotaku is not a Japanese based journalist website that is based in Japan to get information?

          There is no way famitsu will share the exclusive interview with someone other company.

  • not a remake doesn’t necessarily mean not a sequel…
    here’s hoping it’s a new IP and something not stretched to oblivion…

  • I love how Japan still announces content through magazines – its a shame we just spoil ourselves with the internet.

    Looking at you CoroCoro ~_~

    • It’s okay guy, they would have more people than those working on current titles, new projects wouldnt impede them that way

  • They will be readying it, which means it is practically about to be printed to disc. So it’s not an FF title at all which is great.

  • The fact that they are specifying it’s not a remake is a little weird. I’m hoping they’re being self aware and it was a joke based on the fact they’ve been remaking games a lot lately. It would be nice if it’s a new IP, but if they announce a Vagrant Story 2 I will not be complaining.

    • Nah, it’s not weird. It’s basically “Hi guys, we’re making a new game. NO IT IS NOT FF7. STOP ASKING.”

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