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Square-Enix Confirms E3 Attendance

Well, it has been confirmed that Square-Enix will be attending E3 this year. This could mean something...it could mean nothing.

But one of the common rumors that has been circulating - perpetuated by FinalFantasyUnion - is that they'll reveal the newest title in their ongoing FFVII Compilation series. We're still trying to forget games like Dirge of Cerberus, but on the other hand, titles like Crisis Core make us very hopeful for the future. As for the possibility of that never-say-die Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 3 remake, we're going to say it again: it's not a possibility. There's less evidence of that than there ever has been before, and perhaps unfortunately, with Square-Enix's obvious Western push, any announcement may involve the Xbox 360. Look at Star Ocean: The Last Hope, releasing this week...and not for the PS3. Then there's The Last Remnant, and we all know the situation there. The bottom line is that while we always like to hear what Square-Enix has planned, the time is gone where PlayStation owners can expect special treatment.

Anyway, we have no idea what kind of impact S-E will have on E3. Maybe they'll just show off a few more DS and iPhone projects or something, and they'll escape notice. Or maybe they'll issue a North American release date for FFXIII. Who knows?

2/23/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (61 posts)

Fatcat3788
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:24:12 AM
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Unfortunately... When I hear SE is going to announce something I immediately expect something bad. I like the whole look away and it will never happen approach. If something good does come up from this I will find out later and be pleasantly surprised.

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RISE_13
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:26:59 AM
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I hope FF13 pushes the Ps3's cell power n not make it even w 360, cmon....

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keaton
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 3:08:43 AM

are you seriously considering that might even happen??

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rell
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 8:47:17 AM

@RISE_13 I highly doubt they will leave 360 out. I got a feeling that the ps3 version of ffxiii will be delayed because of M$ payed for time exclusive.

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Orvisman
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 9:40:18 AM

@ rell,

That already happened.

Also, a more likely scenario, the 360 version will be a watered down version of the PS3 game.

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karneli lll
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:29:58 AM
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$50 says its an xbox exclusive announcement

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King James
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:22:27 AM

how about a $100?

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Akuma07
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:30:54 AM

im down for that $100

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:20:48 AM

I bet my whole next paycheck.

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KevinCairo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:33:03 AM
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@RISE_13
Not likely

I'm not worried about the announcement. The only think that would really piss me off would be if they made Versus XIII multiplatform, not because I want to be a greedy fanboy, but because it's just so dishonest to say "exclusive to [insert platform]" for YEARS and then say "...just kidding" at last second (figuratively speaking). I don't really think they would do that with Versus XIII just because doing it with XIII caused enough of an uproar. I'm always down for non-negative (negative meaning delays, cancellations, etc) news from SE.

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DarkPharaoh2091
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:47:20 AM
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let's just hope they dont disappoint us again. i still have faith in them, but we'll see what happens...

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Kevadu
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:51:34 AM
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Why wouldn't they attend? For a company like S-E, attending E3 is par for the course. That doesn't mean they're necessarily announcing anything. We'll probably see some new trailers, though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:45:47 AM

Maybe they wouldn't attend to avoid being strangled by PS3 owners.

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englishgolfer
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:58:15 AM
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wouldn't be too surprised if their stand was next to microsoft's at e3....

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Common Cence
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:20:17 AM

I know there's a site already up showing their locations and the SE booth is in fact very close to M$ booth and the Sony booth is very close to the Capcom booth

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King James
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:19:52 AM
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At this year's E3, S-E will announce the 1st and 3rd person shooters their American division is working on (XBox360 exclusives).

And they will announce that FF13 Versus will be multi-plat and will not release until the 360 version is done.

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ImTheMan
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:31:33 AM

lol

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007
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 2:19:06 AM

that sounds quite believable

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ImTheMan
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:56:39 PM

@ ff hell will have to freeze over first

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:22:24 AM

the Last Remnant is already xbox exclusive ain't it?

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Blaiyan
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:28:02 AM
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Do ps3 fans really care anymore?

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Akuma07
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:31:33 AM

Amen brother.

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Akuma07
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:32:06 AM
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$-E your a thing of the past.

i dont think many people care if you come to E3 or not lol

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End of line
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:51:56 AM
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Ok im trying to understand.

I get the whole western expansion thing which most business do by acquiring other businesses (Eidos) cause it's cheaper then going in and setting up from scratch, still requires lotsa money though. So they go and open up development to M$ to increase profits. Basic economics really.

But what has lead to the seemingly absolute snobbery of the PS3? What has soured the Sony-$E relationship? There's obviously something going on we dont know about but what i wonder. Perhaps we're just getting our just desserts as Nintendo gamers got in the 90s...i dont know really.

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karneli lll
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 11:28:55 AM

That's how ms works, im surprised you're shocked

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:25:32 AM

Maybe its due to Microsoft constantly shelling out money, and SE expects Sony to do the same, only to find that Sony isn't willing to shell out cash as easy as Microsoft does.

Or maybe Kaz Hirai slept with the SE President's wife and this is their way of getting back at Sony.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:52:17 AM
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I'd forgive them if they releasesd Star Ocean on the PS3, well not fully forgive them but i wouldnt be so pissed off, i mean come on, the main reason i chose a PS3 was for exlcusives like MGS4, Tekken, FF13.......but now they're on the 360 i feel a bit cheated. but aslong as they make FF13/vs13 into fantastic titles i wont mind, i just hope im not let down.

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crapreviews
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:03:16 AM
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SE is going to announce that they are dropping the PS3 in NA and only releasing for xbox

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kreate
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:46:15 AM
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i'm on the same page with ultimadream. but now, it seems like if u are a fan of square enix. u need to side with the xbox.

now is this going to be continuous or temporary?
would SE 'only' support microsoft's consoles even in the future?

i also wonder what the japanese gamers are saying about this situation. also SE is releasing FF13 exclusive to ps3 only in japan right? while multiplatform in N.America and Europe? what's up with that?

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ps92117
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 2:42:03 PM

Because the 360 audience is so small in japan releasing it there would have only piss of the fans loosing an bigger audience than 360 sales could make up.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:48:06 AM
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Well, I say they will announce nothing of interest to anyone here.

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Victor321
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 6:52:37 AM
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hope they say something good cuz there really using us. they KNOW that FF13 is going to sell, even if they treat their consumers like thrash. and the 360 owners are like "hey S-E is giving us some sweet Jap games! cool." i dont see any of my 360 friends excited over star ocean.

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BlinkBoy
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 7:07:25 AM
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I hope for FFT PS3 version with up-to-date graphics please.

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Arvis
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:02:43 PM

Yes! I would buy it a third time!

-Arvis

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Robochic
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 8:01:21 AM
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I can't see them announcing anything interesting, they've ticked to many sony fans off. I personally looking forward to info on GOD of WAR 3.

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JohnnyGold
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 9:39:35 AM
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really, who cares what they do?

its been what, 7 years since the last final fantasy game?

sure, the screens for ff13 look great, but why the delay? look at uncharted. since ff12, uncharted was developed as a new IP, came out, looked great, was recieved well, a sequel was planned, developed, and now will get released. and in the end, i bet i (and most people in here) will have more fun with the uncharted series than ff13.

im sorry to say it ben... but the days of the jrpg might be... over?

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Dridion
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 10:16:18 AM
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Let me clarify something up really quick. In the star ocean post I went on a tangent and bashed the hell out of SE and said we had to part ways. This is true BUUUTTT...not untill I pick up a copy of FF13, Versus, Agito and yours trully Dissidia XD FF FTW!!!

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FeyeR
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 11:00:57 AM
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sigh... im not gonna be looking forward to anything SE related... I'l be lookin forward to God of war III, Uncharted 2, MAG.. thank u very much

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FFXIIIon360
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:44:12 PM
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Probably going to announce versus will be multiplatform. But that will probably be after FFXIII is released and the 360 version gets way more sales.

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Orvisman
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:38:53 PM

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's back!

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coverton341
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 2:22:45 PM

Yeah Orvis he has made three posts so far and two of them have been bashy, flamy and baity

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ps92117
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 2:23:44 PM

Yeah thats what I was thinking.

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ImTheMan
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:58:52 PM

who is this with these ridiculous claims?

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Banky A
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:01:40 PM
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No comment..

- Oh wait

=D

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ps92117
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:34:44 PM
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Enter Wada, begins to speak.
Enter drunk Kojima, glares at Wada.
Kojima approaches Wada.
Kojima punches Wada.
Crowd claps.
Kojima spit in Wada face and calls him "kisame".
Wada begins to scream and cry while speaking in japanese.
Kojima leaves.
Crowd stands and applaud endlessly.

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coverton341
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 2:23:42 PM

I wanna see drunk Kojima beat the dog spit outta Wada. Do you have a link. LOL!

I think he would call him "ketsunoana" personally though

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Zorigo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 3:03:51 PM

lol.

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ps92117
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:00:05 PM

better yet "ketsunoana kisama". Wonder what Nomura would be like if he saw this happen.

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NightHawk17
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:38:06 PM

Kojima doesn't need to lower himself to wada's level

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Banky A
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 9:55:09 PM

+1 Thumbs up for everybody.

=D

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:31:16 AM

What the hell does all those Japanese words mean...

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Orvisman
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:39:26 PM
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BREAKING NEWS!

THIS JUST IN!

SquareEnix to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary of M$ft.

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Zorigo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 3:03:11 PM

lols all the way :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 3:34:08 PM

That's not funny.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:33:59 AM

Its funny to me. I'd actually feel better if Microsoft went ahead and annouced it was bought by Microsoft. That way they don't keep stringing us along like dogs on a leash. Its unethical and annoying, and based on how many exclusives they've released for the 360, you might as well say that M$ owns them.

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Zorigo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 3:02:55 PM
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RPGs rarely hold anything for me. but once im in, im in.
pokemon diamond, fallout3, etc etc

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 10:58:46 PM
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SquareSoft could have leveled my house, stolen all my money, and kidnapped my family and I still would have come crawling back to them thinking they could do no wrong. Now SquareEnix spends more time plugging the ds and 360 and I don't think I'll crawl back if FF13 doesnt blow my mind.

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Banky A
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @ 2:13:30 AM

You tell em'.

;)

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 11:35:16 AM
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I smell a gamer-wide boycott...

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 5:54:55 PM
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The announcement is FFVII Remake for xbox 360

imagine... but seriously if it isn't Kingdom Hearts III, I will be so dissapointed as I've been for the past 2 years with the tokyo game show. I don't care if they put it on the 360 and wii I just want a new entry and I don't have a handheld system.

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Banky A
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @ 2:15:45 AM

Yes! I need more Hearts..
My Kingdom for a Hearts III

That was cliche I know =D

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