Square Enix developing new action RPG for PS3 and Vita

1st Production Dept. developing Unity engine-based RPG.

December 3, 2011 / 10:08 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, which develops its Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games, is seeking staff to help develop a Unity engine-powered action RPG for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, according to recent job listings.

The first listing is looking for a planner to do work on character growth and customization, including jobs and abilities systems. The second listing seeks planners to work on gameplay over a 3D field, and mentions world maps, air ships, in-air ship gameplay (picture a town in an air ship), and other bits.

Earlier this week, Square Enix announced it was developing a new action RPG for consoles (possibly next generation consoles). Considering this game runs on the Unity engine, whereas the recently announced game is powered by the Unreal engine, the two are more than likely unrelated.

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

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  • twinrick22

    It’s Final Fantasy Type-1! I’m pretty sure of it. :D

  • Chaos Raiden

    Hopefully it is a Fabula Nova Crystallis game. Can’t wait to see more of it.

  • vertical09

    so no one thinks that its versus 13 :/

    • Charlie

      @vertical09: Why would it be? It’s not “new”.

  • Azure’Sora

    a Town in a Airship :D

  • chinglee

    Lol, the Unity Engine? Why?
    They got a perfectly good multi platform engine plus that Luminous lightning engine. Why don’t they just use them?

  • FaithlessMr

    Really excited for this one. The gameplay details they mention immediately take me back to a time where console rpgs meant business.

    The only thing missing that could make or break this game is the art style…either they’ll also strive for epicness and do what they’ve always did, or push this towards the west and make a game for “the world”.

    But I have faith in the 1st Production Department, they usually deliver. We definitely need for SE to make a comeback to the rpg genre with something new, fresh, and that’s not westernized.

  • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

    WOW, so many jobs on Square Enix these days…I wanna one….

  • captainhowdy

    I wonder how long this will take to come out?

    • FaithlessMr

      @captainhowdy:
      It will come out before Versus XIII does, that much I can tell you lol

  • rockman29

    Maybe it’s a new Dissidia fighting game.

    Re: I couldn’t care less. All flash, no substance fighter.