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Square Enix “want to proactively create new IP and reboot past”

Posted on November 21, 2017 by in News, Switch

Gematsu has posted an article showcasing a number of questions answered by Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda pretaining to the Nintendo Switch. You can check out the questions down below.

Q: Where do you intend to prioritize allocation of your development resources going forward?

A: We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.

Q: What do you think of Nintendo Switch, and how are you approaching development efforts for it?

A: Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel

Q: Why is the balance of your content production account larger now than it was at the end of FY2017/3 even though Dragon Quest XI has already been released?

A: Development efforts for major titles are underway at both our overseas and domestic studios. We will be making announcements about the release dates of those titles between the end of FY2018/3 and E3.

Q: What do you think of the platform Steam for downloading PC games?

A: Steam has many users, but our games tend to get lost amongst the many titles it offers. As such, we think it’s important to guide users from our sales website to Steam.

Q: Left Alive was introduced in September. What will it cost to develop, and what is the positioning of the title?

A: We want to make it into a AAA brand, but that does not mean that we intend to devote massive development costs to it. Content-wise, the game will be satisfying in a hardcore way, and that’s how we want to market it to players.

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  • JJ

    I would sooo love if they brought back the Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross series for Switch (heck just realease both those games on whatever form the Virtual Console takes as well..).

    • Mark

      100% yes. That series was a brilliant masterpiece.

    • Don Zaloog

      The DS version of Chrono Trigger is even better than the SNES version.

      • Roto Prime

        Oh so very true <3

      • MajoraMan28

        Nah, the original was better

    • Wanderlei

      Chrono Trigger remastered Octopath Travelers style.

      • Ardisan

        I would love that instead of whatever the thing that Secret Of Mana got.

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    • Reggie

      Am I the only one who thinks that Chrono Trigger doesn’t need another sequel? Some games are perfect on their own, and I feel that Trigger fits that bill. Not every game needs a sequel.

      But a remake or a remaster, even just another VC release, would be welcomed. Heck I’d take a re-release of Cross too.

  • Amethyst Gaze

    Can we get some FF Tactics. But yeah the mid sized titles and RPGs would be very exciting.

    • masterjedi

      Final Fantasy Tactics is the only Final Fantasy game I’ve ever played but boy did I play the heck out of it! I kept my original playstation for YEARS just so I could continue to play that game. Its the reason I liked Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle so much.

    • bdp

      seriously with the revival of fire emblem it’s time for FFT to make it’s own comeback.

    • Stuart O’Quin

      Two words: Tactics Ogre. Square killed that franchise when they bought out Enix… Bringing back both tactical franchises would be a dream come true for me.

      • Radish

        Yes, bring back Ogre Battle or remake Ogre Battle 64 please!

  • Locky Mavo

    This is great news! SE have so many IPs I’d love to see rebooted. Hopefully they keep true to their word.

  • Melatelo

    Good! New IP have been severely lacking this generation from Square Enix. That excites me more than revisiting exisiting IP honestly.

  • Ryosuke Yamada

    Bring on the mid-sized titles! A lot of fan favorites began as a mid-sized/budget title like FFTactics and The World Ends With You. The more JRPGs the merrier.

  • Don Zaloog

    Hopefully these games come to the Switch along with their bigger titles.

  • Tlink7

    Can you create new IP non-proactively? 😛

  • Tjnswitch

    I want Dream Drop Distance Deluxe Edition for the Switch. I dont think the 3ds Series gave it enough justice/small screenz.

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      Neither psp one

    • TruExtent

      I think we should get that I.5 II.5 collection first. Then we can get II.8 which has DDD on it.

      • Tjnswitch

        yes for sure !!!!

  • Roto Prime

    Final Fantasy crystal chronicles with the Crystal Bearers style and Final Fantasy XI world size and deepness in lore!!! Nintendo Switch wireless multiplayer with 3 friends!!!

  • cloud36426

    This doesn’t sound promising for the Final Fantasy VII remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 ports. I hope I’m wrong, but I really feel that Square’s AAA titles will not make it to Nintendo via Switch.

    • Jon Turner

      Hold on, they didn’t actively say they wouldn’t bring those two over to Switch.

      • cloud36426

        No they didn’t come out and say this. What they did say however is “Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel”. Mid-size titles and older titles. Think I Am Setsuna, Project Octopath Traveler, and Lost Sphear. They did say create New IP, which I believe will be mid-sized and catered to Switch specifically. Again I hope I am wrong, but that is how I interpreted his answers.

  • Dylan W

    *crosses fingers* Kingdom Hearts collections.

  • Padre

    I hope that past means games and IPs from time before SquareEnix existed, actually decent games from Enix and real Square.

  • Zeebor

    I respect this producer and Square-Enix for acknowledging that it is possible to make your money back on a large number of cheap games, rather than milking one or two games with DLC till the heat death of the universe.

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  • YoungTheFish

    I just want one thing from Square Enix: Stop announcing games before the pre-alpha stage…

  • FutureFox

    Do it! Bring back Bushido Blade and Einhander. AI’ll even entertainment Equinox from the Enix side (though I never really dug their games).

  • cloud36426

    Speaking of Square Enix and Nintendo Switch, what’s up with DQ XI? Are they still sorting out “adult issues” with it?

  • Crimson Hat

    How about a Live-A-Live remake? You know the RPG that never made it out of Japan for the SNES that’s pretty much the younger, yet superior and less known brother of Chrono Trigger.

  • Christopher Dubois

    I for one would kill for an FF collection in the same or similar vein to the Seiken Densetsu Trilogy. Make it happen Square…and don’t leave it in Japan.