The Linkedin profile of Chris Slater, Technical Project Manager at Tantalus Media, has revealed that the development studio is currently busy bringing a AAA Square Enix game to the Wii U. The profile doesn’t really give any hints regarding which Square Enix game will come to the platform, but speculation suggests that it could be the Tomb Raider reboot, or the popular Sleeping Dogs.

107 Comments »

  1. I’m disappointed that the first SqEx games that come to mind aren’t JRPGs. The Wii U could definitely use more of those. For Tomb Raider style platforming/combat I’ll be getting Darksiders II for Wii U.

    Like

  2. While I played a demo of Sleeping Dogs, It was fun, but felt like more of the same thing. I’d love some JRPG’s though :) Bring final fantasy back to Nintendo and toss in that HD Kingdom Hearts bundle that’s bound to inevitably come.

    Like

    • The KH HD collection has only been announced for PS3 – I doubt they would make it for Wii U. KH III is possible, although that wont be for some years. *Sad face*

      Also, FF has been multiplatform for a while. In fact, Nintendo has a few FF exclusives of its own that were released in recent years. I wouldn’t doubt that the more recent and some future FF titles will come out on the Wii U like FF XIII-2 or Lightning Returns. It’s all possible.

      Like

    • Hell No, Tales of Series worth less that a pennie in any non Sony console since Tales of Vesperia Grace fiasco, that would be a slap on the face like the NBA Jam one(no online player and free with other game for HD twins owner).

      I would prefer another original RPG(LIKE a pseudo baten kaitos) from the same studio that a tales games ever

      Like

  3. IT NEEDS TO BE KINDOM HEARTS 3. AS IF. HOPEFULLY IT’S NOT SIMPLY FFXIII… KINDA OVER FINAL FANTASY NOW. PLUS SEEMS LIKE WII U WOULD GET SOME NEW CRYSTAL CHRONICLES THING OR SOMETHING :/

    Like

      • I think kigdom heart has the biggest chance but it will not be given to other developers to make if make ill be made by square inside developers,after all square latest kh have ben made on nintendo

        Like

        • Not all, no.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if KH III is on a Nintendo hardware, but I doubt there will be HD remakes for the system.

          KH – PS2
          KH FM – PS2
          KH CoM – GBA
          KH re:CoM – PS2
          KH II – PS2
          KH II FM – PS2
          KH 358/2 Days – DS
          KH BBS – PSP
          KH BBS FM – PSP
          KH Coded – Mobile Phones
          KH re: Coded – DS
          KH D.D.D. – 3DS
          KH HD 1.5 – PS3

          Then there’s two other mobile phone KH games that aren’t of any real pertinence to the series’ continuity.

          It’s split fairly evenly among Sony and Nintendo systems – but the major games, with the exception of KH 3D have all been on Sony systems, thus the reason for KH HD 1.5 and as Nomura stated HD 2 (or 2.5 or w/e) will likely be on PS3 as well.

          Like

    • I’ve only gamed on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, and I’m pretty happy with the countless titles I’ve played, but if you need to game on multiple consoles, *shruggs*

      Like

      • More variety of games! Instead of wanting this title or that title to be ported in the future to a Wii system, you could have enjoyed it a year or two ago on another system.

        That’s why I have all systems. Each one has their good stuff to offer.

        But, obviously not everyone can or wants to do that, so that’s fine too.

        Like

  4. Even if FF is past its prime, its a big name. And this game’ll get a lot of attention since Nintendo has pretty much been neglected (hard) by Square Enix… Chrystal games don’t count. I hope this is a serious game for Nintendo, not a kiddie chrystal adventure while PS360 gets awesomeness.

    Like

  5. People bashing Final Fantasy XIII and demanding a remake from VII… I’m pretty sure that hardcore nintendo fanboys are not the best people to judge that.
    Don’t take me wrong but, for once, I wanted JRPG (launching just a few weeks after Japan’s release) with a good story at a Big N’s console. The Wii may have a few good games of this genre, but nothing compared to PS3. Maybe it’s time they change that with the Wii U. I really hope it’s an RPG that they’re doing a port, because that’s what the Wii U’s lacking at the launch library. I would be annoyed if they, instead, did a port of a fucking action game such as Tomb Raider. The console already have good action games (Black Ops II and ZombieU), we need variation!

    Like

  6. Come on guys. It has to be a game Nintendo has a partial license to or can easily license. I think the best bet here is obviously. Kingdom Hearts 3. I can see this happening.

    Like

    • I doubt Square-Enix would put Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts in the hands of a relatively small and inexperienced studio. If they do release a FF or KH game for the Wii U, they’ll probably port it themselves. It’s almost certainly Tomb Raider.

      Like

        • Even if that were true, I’m not talking about experience.
          Square-Enix wouldn’t risk releasing a sub-par version of a main-series Final Fantasy game. They always do FF ports in-house and they’re often done by the game’s main team.

          Like

          • heck no, the port are always to TOSE(the port company, their only original product was Starfy with Nintendo), and knowing S-Enix that easiy can be a sub-par port, the only thing good would have been Dragon Quest X online but unless nintendo take the bill of the connection(the Japanese going to cry that gaijin can play Dragon Quest for free) that will be hard

            Like

  7. According to a quote by Straight Right’s CEO, the game is part of a well-known franchise and will be released across all platforms in 2013. It’s definitely Tomb Raider.

    Like

      • But the only S-E game (that is part of a well-known franchise) that comes out in early-2013 is Tomb Raider. So, according to the CEO’s own words, the only game that fits the description is Tomb Raider.

        Like

  8. I want that the Kingdom Hearts HD collection and the new Tomb Raider. A new traditional Final Fantasy game would be awesome too. Leave luck to heaven.

    Like

  9. “Popular” Sleeping Dogs ? The game has got media acclaim, very good reviews, but its sales are somewhat dissapointing. 448K worldwide is not a small number, but doesn´t seem enough to give Square a profit.

    Like

  10. has no body noticed the tantalus reference???

    O_o its a fucking final fantasy remake 9!!
    I think i would cry
    being honest i think i would jiz right then and there if it was announced :p

    Like

  11. I don’t think Sleeping Dogs would be considered a AAA game since it was well in development when it was called True Crime. Tomb Raider reboot sounds more plausible, but there’s also FF 13-3 (that is still a AAA game because of the development and budget put into it). I’d welcome any of these three though, and FF13-2 was better than the first 13.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s