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New Square Enix Action RPG Coming for PS3 and Vita

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Posted on December 5, 2011 AT 02:45pm

THE BUZZ: Seems Square Enix is hard at work on a new action RPG title that will not only be hitting the PS3, but also the PS Vita.

A new set of job listings have been posted in Japan, all of which are seeking additional people for Square Enix’s 1st Production Department—the group inside the developer responsible for titles such as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. From the details given in the postings, a few points are revealed: the hardware will be both PS3 and Vita, the genre is “Action RPG”, and the game will be built using the Unity engine.

EGM’s TAKE: While little is known about what this game may be at this point, the fact that it is related to such a high-ranking department makes me feel like it could be a more important release for the company.

Also, Andriasang points out in their translation of the job posting that one position is looking for a planner to do work related to “player character growth and customization, including job properties, ability properties, a growth system, and a customization system,” while another would be working with gameplay in a 3D field related to “creating play elements for flying an airship over a world map, and planning gameplay for within an air ship, including things like inn functionality, customization elements and checking up on game progress.”

What could this be? A totally new game? A remake of some sort? Could the fact that the engine is Unity point to a game smaller in scope—maybe something specifically targeted as a PSN downloadable title?

Source: Andriasang

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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