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