Square Enix At E3 2009

E3 2008 was massive for Square Enix. They didn't announce any new games, or wow anyone with new trailers for their highly anticipated games. However, they did drop the bomb that Final Fantasy XIII would no longer be exclusive to the PlayStation 3, as it would also be appearing on the Xbox 360.

Since then, support for Square Enix has dropped considerably, and not just amongst loyal Sony supporters. Consistent rumours about Final Fantasy XIII delays and the game's production values, as well as other reports about the company have tarnished Square Enix's reputation in the West. What better place to try and rekindle the love affair than at the biggest trade shown in the world, E3.

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Hydrolex5053d ago

I'm gonna send them to E3 2009 and tell them just run around and Cough like a mother fuka

Shadow Man5053d ago

Hijo de la Gran Puta Prostituta Madre!!!

Viva la Raza!! I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal

somekyle5053d ago

LIES! You know the truth! Heart break :(

GWAVE5053d ago

Squarenixidos has to do only ONE thing to gain gamers' favor once again: release a great game.

It's very easy to blame the hate against S-E-E as "blind Sony fanboy rage", but Squarenixidos has outright SUCKED this generation, no matter what platform you own. They are worse than their PS2 days, and they are certainly worse than their days as Squaresoft in the SNES and PS1 days.

Take note, S-E-E. Pay attention. Gamers will only be led along the "nostalgia doggie leash" for so long until they grow tired of it. You need to make good games. The name alone won't do it.

Jinxstar5053d ago

I have lost faith is square a while ago. With consistently poor games this gen and little innovation since FF9I am much more excited for level 5 and other quality companies. Square hasn't put out a quality product in years. hopefully FF13 can change that but I don't think so. Only hope in my opinion is Versus even that is a stretch though...

Godmars2905053d ago


At this point they have to release a great game w/o basis.

They've alienated S/E fans who bought a PS3 and disappointed 360 fans who weren't expecting games on that system.

They have to make games for gamers. And considering that they've always shrived to make cinematic titles, the Star Wars of RPGs, I don't see them doing that.

Name Last Name5053d ago

why u call em squareenixdidos? they didnt merge, one bought the other

gamesmaster5053d ago

i think FFXIII has lost alot of the buzz it had say a year and a half ago, SE are so quiet about it, they released a demo of the game which they themselves stated is not at all an accurate representation of the games current state.

Square-Enix need to make Japanese games for their core Japanese fanbase. that formula is what attracted us western gamers to their games in the first place. i dont think SE will impress anyone at E3..

SpoonyRedMage5053d ago

I own a DS and I can tell you there's been nothing but greatness on the platform. I know their highest rated is a rerelease(Chrono Trigger) but there's also stuff like TWEWY and Echoes of Time.

They need to release a great "HD" game!

N4g_null5053d ago

It seems to me most of the hate for this company is coming from them supporting the other side. No one complained about these guys when the game was exclusive and this game was one of the main reason to get the PS3. I mean this is the main problem with fanboys. They are trying to decide the console wars when it is not theirs to decide. You can not argue people into like your side or supporting your console by attacking them or only supporting stuff because it's only on your system.

Another thing is many of you claim to use to like nintendo. It was this same attitude that kept nintendo down all those gens, put don't any thing that was not 1st party or exclusive.

These guys basically gave Sony there start in gaming, with out FF they would be MS's xbox 1. The hate here also shows PS2's hardcore are not really posting here. Many are still waiting on this game hell even I am. They may not be the top tech wise any more but they are pretty high up there in other spots.

gamesmaster5052d ago (Edited 5052d ago )

I don't personally have any hate for SE at all, its more that i feel a little bit disappointed in what they have offered this generation so far.

Iv played their games since the snes and ps1 days and in comparison to back then (regardless of whats system they release on) the quality is just not there, you cannot deny that.

also to say that SE gave sony the head start in gaming is just shocking. it sounds as if you jumped into gaming during the ps2/xbox generation. have you forgotten that the ps1 introduced the disc format to consoles as well as bringing driving simulation (Grand turismo) to the casuals and hardcore alike. not to mention metal gear, resident evil, tekken etc.

putting this down to "sony fanboy hate" is naive, and just sounds a little 1 sided in itself.

N4g_null5051d ago

"ps1 introduced the disc format to consoles as well as bringing driving simulation (Grand turismo) to the casuals and hardcore alike. not to mention metal gear, resident evil, tekken etc."

Can you post some release dates? Do you remember how much people loved the last FF on the SNES. Hell it is still one of my favorites. SONY did not have any of these games till that game. It had a few hits maybe but nothing put them on the map like that one ad. It is still the same idea they are using with blu ray LOL, yet it's not working with people who actually have common scenes.

The PlayStation was launched in Japan on December 3, 1994, North America on September 9, 1995,[2] Europe on September 29, 1995

Final Fantasy VII (Square) came out in
1997 January like two year after the system yet the ad came way before.

Please tell me which of these games you believe sold the PS1 before this game? Also just behold all the crap that came that PS fans just seem to not remember LOL.



* Battle Arena Toshinden (Tamsoft)
* CyberSled (Namco)
* Kileak: The Blood (Genki)
* Myst (Cyan Worlds)
* The Raiden Project (Seibu Kaihatsu)
* Space Griffon VF-9 (Panther Software)


* Jigsaw World (Nippon Ichi)


* StarBlade Alpha (Namco)
* Tekken (Namco)


* Jumping Flash! (Exact)
* Rapid Reload (Media.Vision)



* Ace Combat (Namco)
* Aquanaut's Holiday (Artdink)
* Arc the Lad (SCEI)


* Goal Storm (Konami)
* King's Field II (From Software)
* Philosoma (G Artist)


* 3×3 Eyes (Xing Entertainment)
* Jupiter Strike (Taito)
* Total Eclipse Turbo (Crystal Dynamics)
* Zero Divide (Zoom)


* ESPN Extreme Games (SISA)
* Hermie Hopperhead (SCEI)
* Metal Jacket (Pony Canyon)
* NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Midway)
* Rayman (Ubisoft)
* Street Fighter: The Movie (Capcom)
* V-Tennis (Tonkin House)
* Wipeout (Psygnosis)


* 3D Lemmings (Clockwork Games)
* Destruction Derby (Reflections Interactive)
* Discworld (Psygnosis)
* Mortal Kombat 3 (Midway)
* Novastorm (Psygnosis)
* The Oni Taiji: Mokushi Se! Ni Yome Momotarou (Nippon Ichi)
* Theme Park (Bullfrog Productions)
* Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You (Konami)
* WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (Acclaim)
* X-COM: UFO Defense (Infogrames)
* Zoop (Hookstone)


* A. IV Evolution Global (Artdink)
* AI Shogi (Soft Bank)
* Bases Loaded '96 (Jaleco Entertainment)
* Beyond the Beyond (Camelot)
* Defcon 5 (Millennium Interactive)
* FIFA Soccer 96 (EA Canada)
* Doom (Midway)
* Off-World Interceptor Extreme (Crystal Dynamics)
* PGA Tour 96 (EA Sports)
* Striker '96 (Rage Software)
* Twisted Metal (SingleTrac)
* Warhawk (SingleTrac)
* Viewpoint (Visual Concepts)


* Air Land Battle (SCEI)
* Bakushou!! All Yoshimoto Quiz Ou Ketteisen (Yoshimoto Kogyo)
* Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (Tamsoft)
* D (WARP)
* Gex (Crystal Dynamics)
* Hi-Octane (Bullfrog Productions)
* NBA In The Zone (Konami)
* Ridge Racer Revolution (Namco)
* Road Rash (Electronic Arts)
* Street Fighter II Movie (Capcom)
* Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (Capcom)
* Suikoden (Konami)
* Worms (Team 17)

[edit] 1996


* Agile Warrior F-111X (Black Ops Entertainment)
* Akagi: Topaiten (Micronet)
* Descent (Parallax Software)
* Johnny Bazookatone (Arc Developments)
* Magical Drop (Data East)
* NHL FaceOff (SCEA)
* Rise 2: Resurrection (Acclaim)


* All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (Kaneko)
* Alnam no Kiba (Right Stuff)
* America Oudan Ultra-Quiz (Victor)
* Assault Rigs (Psygnosis)
* Cyberia (Xatrix)
* Loaded (Gremlin Interactive)
* Power Serve Tennis (Ocean)
* Revolution X (Acclaim)


* Actua Soccer (Gremlin Interactive)
* Air Management '96 (Koei)
* Alien Trilogy (Probe Entertainment)
* Angelique Special (Koei)
* Asuka 120% Special Burning Fest (Family Soft)
* Athena no Kateiban: Family Game (Athena)
* Bakuretsu Akindo (Astec 21)
* Bust-A-Move 2 (Taito)
* Darkstalkers (Capcom)
* Magic Carpet (Bullfrog Productions)
* Mickey's Wild Adventure (Traveller's Tales)
* NBA Live 96 (EA Canada)
* The Need for Speed (EA Canada)
* Resident Evil (Capcom)
* Tekken 2 (Namco)
* Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (Electronic Arts)


* Advanced V.G. (TGL)
* Jumping Flash! 2 (SCEA)
* Mega Man X3 (Capcom)


* Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge (I Motion)
* Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 (SCEI)
* True Pinball (Digital Illusions)
* Wolf Fang (Data East)


* Adidas Power Soccer (Psygnosis)
* Complete Onside Soccer (Telstar)
* Frank Thomas' Big Hurt Baseball (Acclaim)
* International Track & Field (Konami)
* King's Field III (From Software)


* Angel Graffiti (Coconuts)
* Aquanaut's Holiday: Memories of Summer 1996 (Artdink)
* Fade to Black (Delphine Software)
* SimCity 2000 (Maxis)
* Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (Tecmo)


* Arthur to Astaroth: Nazo-Makai-Mura - Incredible Toons (Capcom)
* Battle Arena Toshinden 2 Plus (Tamsoft)
* Cool Boarders (UEP Systems)
* Crash Bandicoot (Naughty Dog)
* Creature Shock (Data East)
* Die Hard Trilogy (Probe Entertainment)
* Mortal Kombat II (Midway)
* Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom)
* Tobal No. 1 (Square)


* Allied General (SSI)
* Atlanta Olympics (Coconuts)
* Ayrton Senna Kart Duel (Gaps)
* Black Dawn (Black Ops Entertainment)
* Blast Chamber (Attention To Detail)
* Bubble Bobble featuring Rainbow Islands (Probe Entertainment)
* Formula 1 (Psygnosis)
* Fox Hunt (3Vision)
* International Moto X (Graftgold)
* Jigsaw Land: Japan Graffiti (Nippon Ichi)
* NFL Quarterback Club 97 (Acclaim)
* NHL Powerplay 96 (Radical Entertainment)
* Revelations: Persona (Atlus)
* Steel Harbinger (Mindscape Entertainment)


* 2 Xtreme (SCEA)
* 3D Baseball (Crystal Dynamics)
* Actua Golf (Gremlin Interactive)
* AirAssault (SCEI)
* Andretti Racing (EA Sports)
* Are! Mo Kore? Mo Momotarou (System Sacom)
* AubirdForce (Bandai)
* Bakuretsu Hunter: Mahjong Special (Banpresto)
* Destruction Derby 2 (Reflections Interactive)
* Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Avalanche Software)
* Tunnel B1 (Neon)
* Vandal Hearts (Konami)
* Wipeout 2097 (Psygnosis)


* The Adventures of Lomax (Psygnosis)
* A-Train (Artdink)
* AirGrave (Santos[disambiguation needed])
* Arc the Lad II (SCEI)
* Area 51 (Tantalus Interactive)
* Bamin Kiss (Electronic Arts Victor)
* Blazing Dragons (Crystal Dynamics)
* Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (Silicon Knights)
* Bubsy 3D (SCEA)
* Contra: Legacy of War (Appaloosa Interactive)
* Disruptor (Insomniac Games)
* Earthworm Jim 2 (Playmates)
* FIFA '97 (EA Sports)
* Jet Moto (SingleTrac)
* NBA Jam Extreme (Acclaim)
* NBA Live 97 (EA Sports)
* NHL 97 (Visual Concepts)
* Pandemonium (Toys for Bob)
* Perfect Weapon (Gray Matter)
* PowerSlave (Lobotomy)
* Robotron X (Midway)
* Sexy Parodius (Konami)
* Soviet Strike (Electronic Arts)
* Ten Pin Alley (Chris Braun)
* Tempest X3 (High Voltage)
* Tomb Raider (Core Design)
* Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat (Games Workshop)


* 3D Shooting Tsukuru (ASCII Entertainment)
* Alice in Cyberland (Glams)
* Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 (Digital Eclipse)
* Bastard!! Utsuro Naru Kamigami no Utsuwa (Seta Corporation)
* Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (Acclaim)
* Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (Takara)
* Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Revolution Software)
* Chronicles of the Sword (Synthetic Dimensions)
* Command & Conquer (Westwood)
* Crusader: No Remorse (Realtime Associates)
* Darius Gaiden (Taito)
* Hardcore 4X4 (Gremlin)
* Jewels of the Oracle (Sunsoft)
* Mega Man 8 (Capcom)
* PaRappa the Rapper (NaNaOn-Sha)
* Rage Racer (Namco)
* Souryu: Logical Mahjong (Nippon Ichi)
* Soul Blade (Namco)
* Street Racer (Vivid Image)
* Wild Arms (Media Vision)

Hell I don't even think MGS or GTA has even came out during this time?
I mean seriously look for your self that line up was weak!

gamesmaster have you forgotten the EGM ad where square pretty much told you FF7 would fit on some thing like 36 carts LOL. Yeah that ad along pushed a lots of people to get a PS1. Before many where holding out, sort of like how people did the xbox 360 this gen ,till the N64 came out because they though square was going to make a N64 game. I me really can you even tell me a game that came before that ad that really made you want to get a PS1 I mean was it crash bandicote whatever?

I mean really GTA and all of those other games came much later like a year or two but by then the PS1 had taken off. That is why PS3 fans made such a big deal about having that game. Seriously that game could have made up the difference because girls play it also.... Yet I think square realized that girls don't pay HD money for game systems and kids don't either.

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DNAgent5053d ago (Edited 5053d ago )

"E3 2008 was massive for Square Enix. They didn't announce any new games, or wow anyone with new trailers for their highly anticipated games."

So then it obviously wasn't "massive" for them. I don't consider a dead series (Final Fantasy; S-E killed it when they started making the games) going multiplatform to be massive or shocking. I wasn't interested in this mediocre RPG when it was exclusive and i'm still not interested in it.

"Since then, support for Square Enix has dropped considerably, and not just amongst loyal Sony supporters."

Yeah, they lost support from "loyal Sony supporters", they lost a lot of support from fans who were fans of the Final Fantasy games (they lost support when S-E first started making the games and then even more when they decided to downgrade the game to fit it on a last gen console). They lost even more support after that when people started seeing that they can only make mediocre games (especially when it comes to RPGs).

mephman5053d ago

Good job on point two there, when the quote even says "and not just amongst loyal Sony supporters".

somekyle5053d ago

Wow, DNAgent, you're a douche'r, did SE scar you recently or something?

The_Zeitgeist5053d ago

Everyone is still going to buy Final Fantasy.

GameGambits5053d ago

As cool as FF13 and more so versus 13 look I'd be more excited at E3 if Atlus announced a new Persona or Digital Devil Saga for PS3 using next gen hardware.

I'd be even more stoked for a Suikoden 6 on PS3 or heck even multiplatform if it's really good story wise.

I'd be even MORE pumped if Legend of Dragoon 2 was unveiled.

When it comes to RPG awesomeness I don't think RPG fans look at SquareEnix as the king by a long shot.

Oh don't forget a Breath of Fire 6 would make most of us cream ourselves. :)

N4g_null5051d ago

True people just like to hate them. I stay away from the other ones just so I would burn my self out on their games but now they turn the girlie man into a women and rightfully so she looks right for the part, the metrosexual thing was off putting.

The game is still going to have some of the best art period simply because they still use their imagination rather than copy reality and make bad attempts at using their mind to make some hing cool.

Yes I even say this about crysis!

Namikaze_Minato5053d ago

Just give me a new trailer of FFVersus, more gameplay footage of FFXIII (with the new build) and a new game for PS3/360.

And for the fanboys: Square is supporting the PS3 (the one who destroyed everything was Tri-Ace, think about that).

Square is a Multiplatform developer now, like Capcom.

Just believe. I've played the FFXIII demo, and I can say it's going to be the best JRPG of this entire generation. The graphics, the battle system, the CGI scenes. Everything is looking fantastic.

mephman5053d ago

They always were multiplatform, just not with the main series. I mean, they've released like 60 DS games or something ridiculous.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi5053d ago

And against all hopes kingdom hearts 3 trailer/announcement please.

Sarcasm5053d ago

"Square is a Multiplatform developer now, like Capcom."

That's BS. There's about 4-5 360 games, and 0 games released by SE on the PS3.

Godmars2905053d ago

They weren't MP during the NES/SNES era nor PS1 era. PS2 era they started when went back to Nintendo remaking old FF titles.

admeister5053d ago

Having played the demo of FFXIII, I have to say that Square-Enix have a quality product on their hands. The battle system in particular is nice and fresh, while not straying too far from the series' roots.

I agree that Tri-Ace are partly responsible for the 360 games, but S-E do have to take some blame, they haven't managed things as well as they should have.

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