Square Enix talks Switch support and more
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Square Enix reported its financial results today. Along with that, a results briefing was held where the company talked about Switch and more.
As far as support goes, Square Enix won’t rule out any IPs for Switch. Those include new ones, currently active ones, and ones that aren’t active at the moment. While other platforms would probably receive these games as well due to Square Enix’s multiplatform strategy, they would aggressively make titles for Switch.
Project Octopath Traveler – early results for the feedback survey
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After the latest Nintendo Direct, a demo for Project Octopath Traveler went up on the Switch eShop. Square Enix then asked those who played the trial to provide feedback in a survey.
A Switch news notice went out this week with interim results for the survey. It will be open for one more week. Since the notice was sent on the Japanese channel, we assume that the early results are based on responses from Japan, but that’s not officially confirmed.
In any case, the notice has the following results:
Lost Sphear – “Restore the World” story trailer
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Square Enix released a new story-focused, English trailer for Lost Sphear titled “Restore the World”. See the video below.
Lost Sphear sold through 20% of its initial shipment in Japan
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Lost Sphear isn’t off to such a great start in Japan. Combined sales of the Switch and PlayStation 4 versions are just over 13,000 copies. On Switch specifically, the RPG sold roughly 6,000 units in its first week.
Data from Dengeki further points to a lack of interest in Lost Sphear. According to its numbers, the game sold through just 20 percent of its initial shipment. Not only is Lost Sphear selling slowly so far, but Square Enix may have overestimated interest and there will likely be an overabundance of copies sitting on store shelves.
Spelunker Party! footage
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Yesterday, Square Enix published Spelunker Party! on the North American and European Switch eShops. Have a look at some footage below.
Spelunker Party! – “Fun for Everyone” trailer
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With Spelunker Party! coming to Switch today in North America and Europe, Square Enix has released a new video. Watch the “Fun for Everyone” trailer below.
Lost Sphear file size
Square Enix has launched Lost Sphear in Japan. The RPG can be purchased in stores, though a digital version is being distributed as well. It’s a 2.4GB download, in case you’re curious.
Lost Sphear is still a few months out in the west. It’s planned for January 23 in both North America and Europe.
Source: Switch eShop
Square Enix on why the Secret of Mana remake isn’t planned for Switch
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Square Enix’s new Secret of Mana remake isn’t currently planned for Switch. That’s somewhat surprising given the company’s support of the console thus far. We also can’t forget that Seiken Densetsu Collection also came out in Japan earlier this year.
Redbull recently spoke with producer Masaru Oyamada, and managed to ask why the remake isn’t in the works for Switch. His answer was fairly sound, in which it was explained that development started before Switch was announced. Though Square Enix can’t immediately say that the game will be on Switch, the company would like “to continue listening to the various requests from our fans.”
25 minutes of Lost Sphear Switch footage
GameSpot posted a new video of Lost Sphear on Switch with over 25 minutes of gameplay. The footage, posted below, focuses on dungeon crawling.
Nintendo UK removes mention of Spring 2018 launch for Project Octopath Traveler
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After several months of silence, Project Octopath Traveler reappeared during the latest Nintendo Direct. It was one of the big games Nintendo ended up showcasing during the showcase. Even better, a demo was released shortly after the presentation.
The only official release window for Project Octopath Traveler is 2018. However, in a Nintendo UK post, the RPG was recently listed for the more specific Spring 2018.
Fast forward a couple of weeks later, and that mention is now gone. Nintendo UK wiped “Spring 2018” off of its site completely. In its place is the vague 2018 window. Was it a mistake, or did Nintendo say something it wasn’t supposed to?