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You may recall Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda mentioning a couple of months ago that Switch “is a very attractive and platform”. Matsuda reiterated this is the latest issue of EDGE.

Matsuda was asked by the magazine how Square Enix’s games have done on Switch thus far. Though it hasn’t been out long, their games “haven’t done badly”. Matsuda added that many people within Square Enix “are looking to make games for Switch.”

Yosuke Matsuda, the president of Square Enix, has spoken quite a bit about Switch as of late. Matsuda recently said that the company is interested in bringing past titles to the system, and noted how it’s “a very attractive and important platform”.

Matsuda had even more to say about Switch in an interview with The Telegraph. First, when asked how Switch has changed how Square Enix looks at developing and designing games, he said:

Square Enix has been one of the strongest supporters of Switch in the console’s early lifecycle. Between what’s already out and what’s on the way, the company has a whole lot of love for the platform. Project Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Builders 1 and 2, and Lost Sphear are just a few of the highlights.

There’s a reason why Square Enix is supporting Switch in this way so far. Speaking with MCV, CEO Yosuke Matsuda said that the system “is a very attractive and platform for us.” He also said that Switch is “a unique piece of hardware.”

Square Enix isn’t just about producing new games. The company has expressed interest in revisiting other titles and putting them on the latest consoles, including Switch.

In an interview with MCV, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda commented on this subject. Instead of merely porting these older games as they were back then, they need to be modernized.

This week, Nikkei published a significant interview with Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda. Matsuda had a decent amount to say about Switch and expressed significant interest in supporting it with many titles going forward.

We thought it would make sense to fully translate Matsuda’s statement, which include a couple of extra comments. His full words are as follows:

“Our developers with a strong interest in the Switch are eager to challenge themselves to find new ways for people to play games. Having more gaming platforms available is a good thing for us. I really want the Switch to succeed. We’ll be developing new titles, and we’d like to port existing titles that the Switch can support often as we can.

Nintendo creates a variety of new gameplay possibilities. I think other companies will comes up with some surprising gimmicks using the Switch’s unique capabilities. We have our own way of doing things, so we’ll be marrying the Switch’s unique features to the kinds of games we’re known for.”

We do also want to take this opportunity to clarify something about the interview. Some translations had Matsuda as saying Square Enix is prioritizing Switch over other platforms such as Xbox Scorpio. However, this was simply not said. Matsuda’s enthusiasm for Switch is clear, but no comments were made about Square Enix focusing on the system over others.

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda sat down with French website Gamekult for a lengthy chat. Among the various topics discussed was the company’s handling of Dragon Quest overseas.

Matsuda acknowledged that a number of Dragon Quest games were not released in France – and in turn, the west as a whole. However, he added that the Dragon Quest team has some ideas about how to make the series successful overseas. He asked fans to look forward to upcoming announcements and to a “bright future” for the series.

Square Enix actually ended up announcing Dragon Quest Heroes for North America and Europe earlier today. But you do have to wonder if we still have any sort of chance of seeing any of franchise’s other recent releases here. Dragon Quest VII, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, Dragon Quest Monsters 2, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3, and Dragon Quest X have all stayed in Japan.


Bravely Default has been a strong success for Square Enix, which may be a bit surprising given that its a brand new kind of JRPG. It sold well not only in Japan, but the west as well.

Thanks to Bravely Default’s reception, it sounds like Square Enix is reconsidering its approach to the genre. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said in a recent interview that the company will now be putting its efforts into “heavy JRPGs” so that the company “can better focus on our target, which will also bring better results.”

Masuda told Nikkei Trendy the following when asked if Square Enix have any global titles for smartphones in its upcoming lineup:

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