Rumors Point to Square-Enix, PS3 Windfall

Those wily Anons over at 2channel sure are firestarters. Just on the eve of the Tokyo Game Show, someone’s leaked what they claim to be a list of Square-Enix’s key titles for the convention:

– Endless Crisis : Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 3)
– Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)
– Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PlayStation 3)
– Final Fantasy: Kingdom Hearts (titre temporaire) (PlayStation 3)
– Final Fantasy: Kingdom Hearts : Chain of Memories 2 (Nintendo DS)
– Final Fantasy: Kingdom Hearts 0 (PSP)
– Final Fantasy:Star Ocean 4 (PlayStation 3)

If that line-up is in any way true, that’s an insane windfall for Sony. Several of these we already know are coming, like both FFXIII games and Star Ocean 4, but Endless Crisis is the big mystery here. It’s all too easy to make up (after all, 2chan has pranked us Westerners before with a fake magazine ad featuring Team ICO’s “new game”), but at the same time it seems to fit neatly with all of the other rumors and hints we’ve had up to this point. As for the Kingdom Hearts games, we’ve known that a new “compilation” was coming, just not how it’d be split up and of what it would comprise.

Sadly, even a stellar line-up like that probably wouldn’t be enough to take the reigns away from Nintendo’s Wii. The audience it taps into is just too wide. But it would go a long way to shaping up Sony’s installed base and persuading more developers to make games for the PS3, perhaps even as lead SKUs (that would knock the wind out of the 360’s sails).

What really throws me off isn’t what’s on the list, but what’s not. I’m not sure if it was intended to be a complete catalogue of the company’s TGS wares, but it’s missing notables like Dragon Quest IX and the new MMO from the FFXI team that we know is in development.

But pray to your gods for now if you need to. We’ll find out the truth soon enough.

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~ by Cavin Smith on September 18, 2007.

One Response to “Rumors Point to Square-Enix, PS3 Windfall”

  1. […] both FFXIII games and Star Ocean 4, but Endless Crisis is the big mystery here…. source: Rumors Point to Square-Enix, PS3 Windfall, Sony […]

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