Square Enix have budged their E3 Press Conference ahead an hour, and will now be at 10am PDT instead of 9am PDT on June 16th. I’m going to take a guess and say it’s probably because they clashed with Nintendo’s Digital Event, and didn’t want fans of both to be split between them. So, now we don’t have to choose or try watch them both at the same time! Nintendo’s Digital Event is at 9am PDT/12pm EST/11am CT/6pm CEST/5pm UK and Square Enix’s conference is now an hour later, so mark your calendars.
Yup, it appears as though Square Enix’s E3 conference will be running at exactly the same time as the Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event. I’m sure the vast majority of you already know which conference you’re going to watch, and I guess it is not that hard to figure out. However, if Square Enix do announce any games for Nintendo platforms I guess we shall have to wait until their conference is over to find out. Both the Square Enix E3 press conference and the Nintendo Digital Event run at June 16th, 9 AM PT/12 ET, which is 5pm UK time.
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.