Before the kick off of the official E3 Conference show on Tuesday June 16th, Square Enix will be hosting their own conference in Downtown, LA at 9AM PDT/ 5PM BST/ 1AM JST. Check out their site to find out where they’ll be live-streaming the events for you watch in the comfort of your home. They aren’t hinting at what they might have in store for us, so save the time and date and find out!
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest has just been released in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS and YouTuber NintenDaan has managed to get his hands on a copy. It’s a lengthy video, but if you’re a fan of the Theatrhythm series I’m sure you’ll be more than happy to sit through it. We’ve yet to get a release date, or confirmation as to whether this is coming to the west, but I sure hope it is. You may remember that Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said he aware of the demand for Dragon Quest titles in the west, so let’s cross our fingers.
Yosuke Matsuda, the president of Square Enix, has teased fans by stating that the company is busy working on a surprise new console JRPG. The new JRPG will be released for the company’s fiscal 2015. Whether it’s a new IP or an existing franchise such as Dragon Quest remains to be seen, but it’s certainly interesting nonetheless. Matsuda also said that the company is “charged” for E3 in June.
“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.”
“I think we’ll have a little surprise, too,” before clarifying he’s referring to “a JRPG for home game machine(s).”
Square Enix’s personal resolution for fiscal year 2015, according to Matsuda, is “a box of surprises.” This apparently refers to how well the company can deliver in terms of releasing surprising and interesting works.”
“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,” Matsuda concluded.”
The original Bravely Default was generally regarded as a stellar Japanese RPG so everyone is crossing their fingers hoping that its sequel, Bravely Second, lives up to expectation. Square Enix has just released as brand new trailer showcasing some of the changes that players can expect when they get their hands on the game sometime later this year. Bravely Second comes out next month in Japan.
You probably saw the survey going round from Square Enix asking gamers which game they would love the company to begin developing. Well that very same survey featured a number of platforms, but for whatever reason it neglected to mention the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, which was rather odd as they had the Nintendo DS and Wii listed. Anyway, they’ve just added Nintendo’s current platforms. You can check out the survey, right here.
Want to help shape the future of Square Enix? If you do there’s a lovely survey to fill in. The survey asks gamers which platforms they own, but they neglect to mention the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Instead there’s just Wii and Nintendo DS. The best part of the survey is the part when they ask which one game you’d love the company to make. Make your voice is heard and suggest something truly great.
Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda says he is fully aware of the demand for Dragon Quest titles in the west. Matsuda announced only today that Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to the United States and Europe on the PlayStation 4 and he believes that the Dragon Quest franchise has a “bright future” ahead of it in the west. Hopefully that means localising Dragon Quest titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Matsuda also said that we should look forward to more announcements in the near future.
Matsuda acknowledges a number of Dragon Quest titles were not released in France (in the West, if you prefer, heh) but he and the DQ team are aware of the demand. He says he thinks they (the DQ team) have some ideas on how to make the franchise successful in the West, and asks us to look forward to upcoming announcements and to a “bright future” for the series.