Square Enix CEO Teases Console JRPG Surprise in 2015
Square Enix's CEO teased that a console JRPG surprise will be revealed soon. Let's just hope the company isn't trolling us like it did with Final Fantasy VII at the PlayStation Experience.
According to Gematsu, Square Enix CEO and President Yosuke Matsuda recently said in an interview with Nikkei Trendy that his company is gearing up multiple major releases. Among these major titles, is a big JRPG surprise that Square Enix intends on bringing to home consoles, likely to be revealed at E3 2015 with the rest of these projects.
“For fiscal 2015, I think we have a considerable amount of high-end games both inside and outside the country. Starting with Final Fantasy XV, we’ll be putting out news for Japanese RPGs," Matsuda said. "I think we’ll have a little surprise too, a JRPG for home game machine(s).”
“With respect to HD titles for 2015, our Japanese and Western studios are both bolstering their lineups considerably, so it’d be wise to keep an eye on them."
Just remember, the last time Square Enix got our hopes up was at the PlayStation Experience where they announced they were finally bringing an optimized version of Final Fantasy VII over to the PlayStation 4. The crowds erupted in applause, thinking that it would be the formal remake that the world has been asking Square Enix to make for the past 18 years. Unfortunately, this turned out to be just a port of the PC version of FFVII that only has some minor improvements over its PS-One counterpart.
Don't forget, Square Enix recently had a survey that suggested it's testing the waters for a new Chrono title or that FFVII remake we've all been dying to see. We hope this surprise is a direct JRPG sequel to Chrono Trigger (we don't really count Cross), Xenogears, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII or a modern remake of any of these classics. If Square Enix really wanted to blow our socks off, they'd make Super Mario RPG 2, but we know that would never happen.
Who knows what Square Enix could possibly summon: