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Rumor: Square-Enix To Reveal Three New Titles At E3

Remember last year when Square-Enix turned the video game world on its head by announcing Final Fantasy XIII for the Xbox 360 at E3? Well, they probably can't top that this year, but word is that they still might turn some heads at E3 2009...

According to Aussie site GamePlayer, the press can expect Square-Enix to reveal "no less than three big surprise games which are currently unannounced - at least two of which are mutli-format." The latter part of that bit of news isn't exactly surprising, but the first part takes us a bit by surprise: three unannounced projects? What might they be? We know a lot of you have been waiting to hear about another Kingdom Hearts and while there's no concrete evidence for it, we still hold out hope. But what are the other possibilities? What are the other franchises in Square-Enix's arsenal? Could it be another iteration in the Final Fantasy series of some sort? We don't really need another one; we just want FFXIII and perhaps more news on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but we wouldn't mind to see something like Vagrant Story 2... Yeeeeaaaah, baby! How about that? Then there's the archaic rumor of another installment in the Chrono franchise - you may recall that talk from several years back concerning a title called "Chrono Break" - and we would most definitely welcome such a project. As for more handheld titles, we're really not interested (as fantastic as Crisis Core); we're most interested in next-gen games for the next-gen consoles. ...and the Wii don't count.

So let the grand debate begin. You have about a week before E3 arrives and until then, let's see what ideas you can come up with.

5/25/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

Zemus101
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 10:28:35 PM
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"and the Wii don't count" Awesome lol

Umm... I would absolutely LOVE to hear about a new Chrono game. Even though I'm 95% certain that a title like that would go multiplatform. I think only us Playstation owners would appreciate it though.

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Juanalf
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 10:38:36 PM
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Some new Final Fantasy Versus XIII footage and details would be appreciated as well as KH3.It would be disappointing if 2 or all three were for some reason for the wii only but let me not think of evil thoughts.btw I liked the wii burn you did in the end =)

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Masterofallz
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 10:46:10 PM
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With the time SE takes; The Playstation 9 and the Xbox 3240 would've already come out.

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Oxvial
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 10:48:41 PM
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well we still don't have The Last Remnant I wonder how many time gonna pass until two of those titles that gonna be multi comes to the PS3.

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godsman
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 10:49:49 PM
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What I fear the most is that they'll announce FFXIII versus as multi-platform, and say the same crap about PS3 as lead platform and wont start Xbox till PS3 is done. Then after MS reveals a xbox portable FFXIII Agito goes multi. Square Enix BETTER NOT do that, or i boycott their products.

BTW I thought Square-Enix isn't showing up at E3 because of swine flu... Although i could be wrong.

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big6
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 10:28:53 AM

I fear you may be totally right in their announcing FFv13 going multiplat. I'm fairly certain they will announce this.
They may also finally announce The Last Remnant coming to PS3 in the future.

The thing with time-exclusivity is that they can't formally announce anything related to anything outside of what they are currently exclusive to. So, I'm guessing the Last Remnant has a 18-month or 1-year exclusivity clause. Until that time is up, they can't say a word.

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Morals
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:01:37 PM
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Square Enix, you have lost me.

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007
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:04:45 PM
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um, so are your saying that 2 would be multiplat and the 3rd won't? This is actually bad news because that means we MIGHT not see the 3rd game whatever it is. When have we seen an exclusive from this company anyway? like...none in this generation. so i take this as bad news...

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Robochic
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:17:15 PM
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Ya the biggest rumour is they are not showing up for E3 due to risks of the swine flu issues in japan? so they are suppose to announce all the info this week before E3? we'll see.

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shadowpal2
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:17:46 PM
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Hmm...The Last Hope - multiplatform...new Versus XIII footage, and...Kingdom Hearts 3 as BEN ALWAYS HAS TO MENTION IN EVERY SINGLE RUMOR ARTICLE.

What if they do this during the Sony press conference - that would be a huge thriller don't you think? Last year it was all Square Enix giving to MS...this year...Square Enix swaying back to Sony?

Only I can hope. Not that there's anything wrong with multiplatform stuff...but there's definitely something wrong when you think it's "unfair" to other console owners...when a certain other who owns the other "console" gets a demo of a game first.

God Square Enix shape up.

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tes37
Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 11:23:21 PM
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I think they're just trying to get their stock to go back up after it took a plunge

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:16:23 AM
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Don't care!

It'll probably be 360 exclusives...

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:49:00 AM

Im with you on that. Or crappy multi platform games...

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:16:54 AM
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Alright! Fresh batch of articles! Oh and Ben's back!
I don't care what they're called, as long as they turn out to be good RPGs. I don't have alot of those.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:47:54 AM
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3 new games is all fine and dandy, but SE hasn't even been able to get close to giving us the 2 already promised.

Oh great...make a even bigger backlogged bottleneck of games, before you've even finished the first set.

If so, SE's should get their very own "jumping the shark" award.

Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/26/2009 12:50:37 AM

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:50:54 AM
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Ben, E3 is a week away and you've said nothing of the 'secret exclusive', was it cancelled or announced?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:20:16 AM

Hasn't been announced yet.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 9:07:27 PM

Whew!

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:00:32 AM
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guys face it ff 13 is the ff7 remake omg
they cancel it for both systems and make it ps3 exclusive OMG haha jk. naw all those 3 gamesd will be 360 exlcuisve or multiplatform

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:07:36 AM
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its going to be a new i.p or versus 13 is now multiplat

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:33:34 AM
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"Rumor: Square-Enix To Reveal Three New Xbox360 Exclusive Titles At E3"


Fixed for ya, no charge

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:48:07 AM
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Unbelievable! SE announces 3 new titles and you all complain! what is wrong with you people.

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 1:57:02 AM

well do we get to complain if it isnt part of the ps3 or psp

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 2:03:24 AM

Well you dont know that yet do you.

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oldmike
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 7:55:48 AM

why trust them at all, name one game they made this gen thats any good or even on the PS3???
so far all they do is lie to us over and over

SE to me is like a girl working the street
she will tell you any thing to get your $$$
but you know shes sleeping with the other guy and cant give a rats ass about you

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 10:05:45 AM

I believe that it's called trust issues. Based on the last 2-3 years, Square Enix has burned many bridges in the trust department, and few folks around here are willing to rebuild any of the bridges without first seeing some effort from SquEnix to rebuild the trust that they have apparently squandered.

Is that so hard to see or understand?

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 2:12:28 AM
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nope we shall find out

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 2:37:25 AM

And if the main titles is a PS3 exclusive you owe SE a bunch of flowers.

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migabyte
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 4:03:55 AM

They can't ignore the Ps3 to X360 install base in Japan anymore. If anything they will be on Wii. My money though is on PS3.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 11:43:13 AM

@Migabyte

Regarding Wii8 games, without a Nintendo sticker on it, Wii software isn't that big a seller. While PS3 and 360 are certainly 3rd party friendly from a sales point of view, the Wii is not. That said, much like the PS2 is only 2% of all Wii owners buy a game that's a million copies sold. So the advantages of scale start to have an effect.

Even so, if you can motivate 4% of PS3 owners and about 3.5% of 360 owners to buy your game, not only will you sell a million copies, but those copies retail for about $20 more than the Wii game, which is a fairly huge impact in the revenue department. And as we all know, even in Japan only 50% of all Wii owners bought the thing for games.

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Edito
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 4:58:41 AM
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Im not busy in those new titles, they will be Multiplat (crap games) or will be exclusive to 360... and then they will announce one year later that the game will come to PS3 when the 360 fail again in sales like (Last remnant, infiniti undiscorevy, etc) i don't care about SE...

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Riku994
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 6:45:10 AM
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Bring on KH3 as a PS3 exclusive XD

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 4:19:29 PM

thats what i'm hoping for too

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Shatterday
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 7:25:09 AM
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I would literally drop a deuce if they made a new Chrono entry.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 9:42:43 AM
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I'm hedging my bets now: Most of there new titles will be for either the DS or PSP. Hope I'm wrong though.

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Arvis
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 11:31:57 AM

Very true. When I read this, my first thought was "That one exclusive title will be a DS game."

-Arvis

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 10:11:45 AM
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SquEnix can announce 3 multi-platform games for all I care, so long as they include the PS3 as a platform.

Funnily enough, aren't there three RPGs already released on 360 that would very easily make a 3 game announcement if they arrived on PS3? Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant and Star Ocean 4. The only on of those three that remotely interests me is Star Ocean, and that's mostly because I'm playing through SO2 on the PSP right now.

Bah! If it doesn't involved the PS3, then I'm not interested in pronouncements by SquEnix. Their recent press handling has been so disjointed, disorganized and confusing it might as well have been handled by that mythical room full of monkeys with typewriters. Aw hell, replace the monkeys with crack addled chimps.

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godsman
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 12:02:30 PM
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Exclusive: (DS)
I have a good feeling that the exclusive will be a DS game, because DQIX is about to be finished, they need a new DS project.

Multi-platform 1: (PS3)
This one has to be Star Ocean 4(PS3)like Highlanders said. They need to cover up and pretend they want to win back their fans with a port.

Multi-platform 2: (PS3/Xbox)
I bet they are making some action game like Neir from the Eidos branch. They have to get some good use right after they bought them out with MS's money.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 10:08:50 AM

I'm almost positive SO4 is a timed exclusive. We are just about in the time frame of when they would legally be able to confirm it.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 2:02:42 PM
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So I'm just going to throw this out there. What if Sony lets Square-Enix make the next Legend of Dragoon?

I know that they haven't done the best job this generation, but I really think they could make it truly amazing, they have all the right tools.

Just wishful thinking, and something else that would make me literally drop a deuce.

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 6:02:54 PM

Why would Sony let backstabbing Square Enix mess with one of their properties? I just don't see it happening!

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 4:24:37 PM
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how about this square brings ff7 to be downloaded on the psn store

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smileys_007
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 4:46:41 PM
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I have a feeling that 2 of those 3 new titles will be a new grandia game and a new valkyrie profile game.

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b3mike
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 6:05:35 PM

The Grandia games are just awesome. Well except Grandia Extreme, that was extreme crap. Haven't played the third one yet. I totally forgot the franchise is in Square Enix's hands now =(

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kratos17
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 11:21:38 PM
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i think ps3 is getting kindom hearts 3 exclusive

360 is getting a new exclusive

and the last one is a new multiplatform game

just my personal prediction

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F302Pilot
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 9:52:38 PM
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perhaps a Front Mission project

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