Square Enix Details Xbox 360 RPGs

Squenix plans global events for global launches to a global audience.

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Infinite Undiscovery
Infinite Undiscovery
Spinning out of Microsoft's Japanese press conference showcasing the Xbox 360's RPG line-up comes details of what Square Enix has in the pipeline.

In amongst the information dished up is the fact that Star Ocean: The Last Hope - the fourth game in the series - will appear on the Microsoft platform. It is unclear at this point whether the game will be exclusive to the 360. A trailer was shown at the event - you can catch it below.

Square also stated that The Last Remnant will be launched this winter in what the company is calling a "global release... on the Xbox 360 ". The title will also be released on PS3, but whether it will come out alongside the 360 version is unclear. Previously Square had stated that the game would have a simultaneous launch in Japan and North America, but only that a European release was "planned".

The September 5th release date for Infinite Undiscovery in Europe - three days after its North American and Japanese release - was also reiterated.

John Yamamoto, president and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc. said, ?Square Enix is expanding on its commitment to deliver exciting gaming experiences to our fans all around the world. Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant and Star Ocean: The Last Hope represent significant steps in bringing our titles to a global audience and to make each new release a global event.?

The word "global" keeps popping up in relation to Square at the moment. Following comments by the company's Japanese president, Yoichi Wada, the publisher has been pushing simultaneous global launches, shifting away from the usual lag between its Japanese launches and those in North America and PAL territories.

Whether Square placing emphasis on the 360 can help the console's poor sales in Japan, of course, remains to be seen.

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SuperSaiyan4 10 Jun 2008 11:34
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I personally dont give a flying f**k about the Japanese market, USA and Europe are far bigger and if Japanese developers have any sense on making money they will cater for the bigger markets.
majin dboy 10 Jun 2008 12:14
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SS4, ur an idiot.

can i ask what age u are?my guess is 13 or 14.
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SuperSaiyan4 10 Jun 2008 12:39
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Can I ask if your a moron? Oh wait too late, I am right in what I say, If Japan has their heads in the clouds on not wanting to purchase the Xbox 360 because its Western then why the hell are they buying iPods????

Its ignorance.

Japanese developers have finally woken up hell Itagaki woke up a long time ago and Square Enix are only now realising how much potential the 360 has and its the best for what SE want to do.
Hark 10 Jun 2008 12:45
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okay so what ur sa
Joji 10 Jun 2008 13:47
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Super, I agree that the likes of Square Enix have ignored 360 for ages, something was very wrong there, but their absence was better for smaller developers like Mistwalker or Atlus to shine on the rpg stage.

The game industry is still a global market, so I'm glad they realise there's money to be made, if you put the effort in on 360.

Don't know about you but I care for the japanese market. The rest of the games industry is richer for having them and also learning from them, to make our games better. They make some crazy fun games we'll never see released, and that's something I can't give up.

Time for them to learn from us for once. This is the japanese sectors biggest problem, when they bury their heads and deny this. We can all learn from each other, for better or worse.
majin dboy 10 Jun 2008 17:03
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i am not a moron, just a concerned human being, who reads yopur totally dis-jointed posts. Your command of the written word is comparable to my 7 year old cousin.

The majority/regulars of the members of spong have a realatively high IQ, this is evident in the structure, content and general prinicples put forward by them, in their posts.

You on the other hand....jesus...


Do you know what the word ignorance means?
Ratchet 10 Jun 2008 18:09
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Why the crap is it for the friggin' x360? Why not the ps3? I just bought one so i would like to play some games on it!!!!!!!
Plasmoid 10 Jun 2008 20:02
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Two news posts in a row i find myself agreeing... at least in part with SuperSaiyan... oh dear.

Frankly... screw you Squeenix. For far to long you've been milking the FF brand name with little substance to show for it. You are still taking a huge dunk all over Europe every chance you get. You are still taking a lifetime to develop FF games for no obvious reason. You refuse to remake or make a decent sequel to FF7, yet you milk with horrible horrible spin offs and mobile games.

Release your games for the PS3, 360 and wii similtaeniously in all regions and be done with it and quit backstabbing everyone.

SuperSaiyan4 11 Jun 2008 07:55
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Plasmoid wrote:
Two news posts in a row i find myself agreeing... at least in part with SuperSaiyan... oh dear.

Frankly... screw you Squeenix. For far to long you've been milking the FF brand name with little substance to show for it. You are still taking a huge dunk all over Europe every chance you get. You are still taking a lifetime to develop FF games for no obvious reason. You refuse to remake or make a decent sequel to FF7, yet you milk with horrible horrible spin offs and mobile games.

Release your games for the PS3, 360 and wii similtaeniously in all regions and be done with it and quit backstabbing everyone.



Have you seen the ingame visuals of Last Remnant and Last Hope? They look very much like Lost Odyssey with this flat environment feel and no vibrance overall I was rather appaulled by the poor look visuals and the battle system with all that junk on the screen.

To top it off funny enough Too Human looks exactly the same! Again flat environment blocky feel.

Square Enix FF13 looks fantastic from the early screens looks like 360 is left with substandard JRPG's.

I say screw the lot of them and lets wait for Fallout 3 and Fable 2!
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