Square-Enix To Announce A Game "Everyone Has Requested"
I'm not entirely sure why Square-Enix is doing this to me. Perhaps it's because I didn't buy Final Fantasy XI, thereby breaking my vow of buying "every FF game." Maybe that got back to them and being the bitter, vindictive, hateful people they are, they've decided to torture me for all eternity.
The rumor that Final Fantasy VII will be remade for the PlayStation 3 may very well be the longest running rumor in the history of video games (unless you count Duke Nukem Forever, which proved to exist but eventually fizzled out) and just when you think all hope has disappeared... According to RPG Land citing a Gamega interview with Square-Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, he'll be announcing a brand new title in 2010 and it has been "requested by fans" and even by members of the press he meets "all over the world." The quote, featuring broken translation, reads as follows:
"I can just say, that indeed, whereas I'm still working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Agito XIII and a little later on The 3rd Birthday (this year), we will announce other games this year and which one is terribly waited from everyone and often 'REQUESTED' by fans and even of the press crew that I meet all over the world."
Now, we could assume this is Kingdom Hearts III, which many have pined for over the last few years. It actually could be any number of things, but when he says it's a game that has been requested by both fans and the press, we're all inclined to believe he's talking about a FFVII remake. After all, whenever Nomura and other S-E executives are interviewed, this question almost always pops up. It's almost too painful to even consider the possibility because I just know they're gonna break my heart all over again. But hey, I suppose I can start hoping again... 'bracing'
12/27/2009 8:59:52 PM Ben Dutka