Square Enix announces Jump Festa lineup
posted on 12.05.12 at 09:49 PM EST by (@salromano)
Lightning Returns, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD, and more.

Square Enix has announced its official lineup for this year’s Jump Festa, scheduled to be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba from December 22 to 23.

The publisher is bringing the following titles:

  • Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter (Arcade) – Stage, Demo, Video
  • Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Wings of Albaros (3DS) – Video
  • Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Wii, Wii U) – Stage, Video
  • Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (3DS) – Demo, Video
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (PS3) – Demo, Video
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360) – Video

Visit Square Enix’s Jump Festa web portal here.

  • Shadow

    I see what they did there, We’re all going to die on december the 21st anyway!

    • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

      Make sense. But I would rather survive to see whether Versus XIII exist or not. lol

      • dusk

        13 thousand years later, the new civilization will unearth fossils and cave drawings of a mysterious symbol. Their archeologist will translate the language in the drawings into their local dialect. They will then realize that it is a warning from the previous civilization (that’s us), and then infer from it the date of the coming doomsday.

        Those words are… “Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Coming Soon”. And thus, teens of the future will be convinced that we have predicted the date of the next cataclysm and be eagerly waiting for something that will never arrive.

  • http://twitter.com/wgilliland08 Tyler Gilliland

    I really hope they announce that Kingdom Hearts HD will be released in North America/Europe. Also, can’t wait for some fresh Lightning returns news.

  • Kurai Warrior

    I wish I could say that I’m finally unaffected by Square-Enix lineups without Versus XIII. But somehow it still manages to piss me off every time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/velton.ross.5 Velton Ross

      It’s the opposite for me now. I’m certain that it will never be released at this point. Or that it will be released as Final Fantasy 15

  • Kazziyan

    Lightning Returns : D

    • KurisuMakise

      In video only =(

      • Kazziyan

        Clever xDD

  • Arcanenix

    Hopefully we’ll get a Lightning’s return release date.

  • SirAuron14

    we have yet to see FFX HD

    • http://twitter.com/wgilliland08 Tyler Gilliland

      I know. The last thing I remember reading about FFX HD was that it wasn’t cancelled and they’re working on it.

  • http://twitter.com/wgilliland08 Tyler Gilliland

    I wonder why XIV: A Realm Reborn didn’t make the list? I guess because they had it at E3. I’d love to see some extended alpha footage.

    • Kazziyan

      I believe it’s cause its releasing in 1-2 months and currently transitioning to Beta. Might be no need?

      • http://twitter.com/wgilliland08 Tyler Gilliland

        That makes sense. I didn’t even think about that.

      • http://twitter.com/wgilliland08 Tyler Gilliland

        That makes sense. I didn’t even think about that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    I heard a rumor about unannounced title will be uncovered this year. But it looks like vain hope,

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Ni-Oh probably since its been to long, but they might have push it to next gen.

  • Claude

    Dragon Quest X/VII, please Jump Westa!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Oh God, just give us a teaser of Versus so we all can wait till next year. I already know Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII AKA Final Fantasy XIII-3 is going to bombs but that’s just my opinion. (Disagrees take people opinions too serious.)

    • Luna Kazemaru

      lol comments like this make me laugh at the poster every time because when it turns out the other way around it adds to the funny.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        LOL!!!!! FF XIII 7 Million, FF XIII-2 2.5 Million, FF XIII-3 1.5 Million? You know its going to bomb. (JK)

        • Himiko

          Dude calm down, lol.

          • KingOptimusOrigins111

            I’m just playing around I’m not being serious. Should have put the (JK) – Just Kidding but I do believe the game will bomb due to no information on Versus or localization on Type-0.

            • TimesTicking

              and its a game no one asked for.

              • Himiko

                I asked for it.

            • Himiko

              Ah okayy my bad then

            • Luna Kazemaru

              sure it will not get sales from the load side of FF but that’s about it lol

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          Seeing that Tales of Xillia beaten FFXIII-2 by a few thousand copies in Japan… I predict LR:FFXIII that; Success? No… Less sales than the predecessor? Possible… Entirely bombing? Not really…

          • Himiko

            I think it’ll sell more with the name being different and if I’m guessing right, it would be more marketing at events rather than viral

            • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

              Please explain the “name being different” reason…

              • Himiko

                I mean like the “-2″ isn’t exactly well associated with the fanbase. A “-3″ wouldn’t help either. Then there was complaints at the lack of Lightning which people can deny (not directed at you just general) she is wanted and much more liked. Putting her name first and differentiating it will create potentially more buzz and such. Does that explain it? xD Not saying its a fact or anything, but it’s a smart move and possibly a good one.

                • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                  Not really… The core is still there and it’s called “FF XIII”… I doubt people will differentiates it as long as that name ‘FF’ and that number ‘XIII’ sticking onto it… It’s not hard to miss because those two words stand out the most when looking at Square Enix’s games..

                  Edit: About the lack of Lightning, I don’t think it’s about her needs to be in more games… But rather, complaints are about not explaining ‘Who Lightning is’… All I know is that she is an ex-soldier whose parents were killed without explanations on why and how, to a goddess and legacy protector out of nowhere in the sequel… It feels tacked on, tbh….

                  • Himiko

                    And it can be argued that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has that there too! Actually, it is. A lot of people like Lightning and the biggest complaint when I go around, watch playthroughs, read wiki’s, forums, in public, always about Lightning. If we go by the number XIII being there, then Versus won’t sell well. But I think both these games will. Naming has a lot of affect on the general market psychologically. They see that, it can potentially sell well, and showing up at more larger events.

                    Eh many factors on how her parents possibly died- unknown deaths are common amongst histories and I don’t think it needs to be explained. Her mother was sick I believe. And they explained why she became a goddess quite well. If you missed the cutscene, it was in the datalog too. Should read through it or see that cutscene again!

                    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                      True… But Versus was announced during FFXIII in development, before FFXIII left a bad taste to most fans’ mouths…. Thus Versus shouldn’t be affected by the number XIII since people know it’s different during those 6 years of waiting before the sequel to FF XIII was announced…

                      FF XIII left a bad taste in my mouth so never played the sequel… Despite that, it still doesn’t explain how she managed to get herself into the ‘Become the goddess’ mess in the sequel… You know, at the beginning, the ground suddenly cracks open and Lightning falls in it… That feels random at best… The sequel doesn’t have that smooth story transition from the first one…

                    • Himiko

                      I don’t think that logic will work here, to be honest. But we’ll see. I don’t think XIII left much of a bad taste at all. I see a lot of love for it, its just a lot of negative opinions are more vocal than positive. It shows when I’m in a variety of public events and such. There’s a difference. XIV however did damage the brand name that much Wada acknowledges. XIII didn’t do much.

                      Ohh you haven’t played it. No wonder you mentioned that cutscene. Anyway, that’s not the cutscene I’m talking about, lol.
                      * VAGUE SPOILER*

                      There’s another one later one where it completely explains how it came to be and it makes sense and connects with the FNC mythology correctly. *END*

                      I think you should play it. A lot of people who disliked it quite liked the sequel. Good game and good change in various aspects. ^^ Story is good, too, much better game overall. There’s a smooth transition, don’t worry.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Oh God, just give us a teaser of Versus so we all can wait till next year. I already know Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII AKA Final Fantasy XIII-3 is going to bombs but that’s just my opinion. (Disagrees take people opinions too serious.)

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    No FFVXIII Or Demo OR Trailer ?,Ok I.D.C :)

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      It’s sad they don’t even listen to their fanbase. Lets hope they surprise us or announce a press conference for January.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    The only thing I want is KH 1.5 HD Remix… Funny how I wanted this now 10 year old game more than these modern games SE has…

    As if I couldn’t get any more disappointing than this…

  • Arcanenix

    Someday, Versus

  • koulou

    looks like

    VP
    saga
    mana
    front mission
    musashi
    radiata stories
    threads of fate
    etc have no more chance to be made this gen

    damn sqex can’t we get JRPG that not FFXIII or remaster for PS3?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Envyisjelly Gustavo Rosario

      Radiata Stories sequel? WHERE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Starting to suspect that Versus XIII wont be at E3 2013 or at TGS 2013. SE will probably shove Lightning return down people mouths before they show any more Versus XIII they want to squeez lightning for all shes got before its out. My guess is that Square Enix will bring versus out between January 2014 – January 2015.. by 2015 we will have arrived to Pluto.. this is madness SE what are you nuts?

    • Himiko

      Not shoving down at all. Not forced to buy it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

        I don’t think you understand my point and because of that you gave me a thumb down? lol this thumb system … anyway the point is that SE wont give us VS until RETURNS is out no matter what we say and no matter how much we cry even if we buy it or not buy RETURNS guess what? It wont change anything.. that is what I meant.

        • Himiko

          Then just wait it out, lol.

  • Bloodios

    Once again, both Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy X HD managed to dodge the spotlight. I must commend them for being able to keep up such an accomplishment for so long.

  • Talax

    No FFX HD? ;_;

    DAMN YOU SE!!!!

  • Raiyu

    Unfortunately the only game remotely interesting is KH 1.5.

    Hopefully they’ll have some unannounced games.

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    Let’s address some whining:

    -Versus is most likely kept as Square’s trump card for the end of the gen, so no show yet.
    -They are already showing an HD remaster, KH Remix, so FF X as well would be “cock blocking”.
    -Lots of people are bored of XIII but Lighting Returns does promise to be different and remember that this is a much smaller production than Versus or XIV.

    Don’t forget Square’s heavy focus is on XIV, what they consider to be a potential cash cow.

    All in all, it’s a very good line up.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      If LR is going to be like what FF XIII’s transition to FF XIII-2, there’s not much to expect, except some new gameplay mechanics and improved battle system…

      • Himiko

        Eh XIII-2 is a very different game. I’d really suggest giving it a try. Lots of good improvements that you don’t know about. I think its not good to judge without giving it a try.

        LR is a big jump, you should read the info up on it.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          I agree with you, and I’m a huge fan of Lightning. The fanbase is really torn in regards to the 13 games though. I think it’s pretty much a love or hate affair.

          I do understand the frustration when it comes to Versus. They should have never announced it back in like 2006. I don’t think it’s wise to announce a game years in advance, and I think Versus & The last Guardian are great examples of this.

          These days, I basically just expect nothing to be said about Versus. When they finally do talk about it, I’ll be more than ready. Until then, I’m just doing my best to not think much about it. As a long time fan, it annoys me too. =/

          Moving on…

          I think LR sounds great, and I’m excited to see some gameplay footage of it, hopefully soon. I’m not sure if they will show any at this event though.

          • Kazziyan

            Yeah. It seems they pretty much announced it when it didn’t even start. Now XIV’s taking up a lot of staff that come from various teams which involve the Production Division 1. XIII, VXIII- I remember reading staff being moved to focus on that. Which slows things down, immensely. It’s unfortunate since its such a big mistake. :/

            Me too. At least some screenshots next week or something!

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          Please no… Just no….

          I’ll like to keep my childhood memories intact… Nothing is more damaging than that Chocobo theme in the sequel…

          The only final fantasy games for me to take interest in are Versus and XV…

          • Himiko

            That’s unfortunate. I find that a really silly reason not to try it! Especially since the Chocobo theme is not even mandatory to listen to.

            You don’t have to ride that exact Chocobo. There are 4 different Chocobo themes- 1 composed by Uematsu himself.

            This is very much a classic Fantasy game, I highly recommend to give it a shot. I notice your perception of the game is a bit messed up that is why I’m pushing for it. Not to come on to you or anything with it as wrong as that sounds, lol. Just go in open-minded. A lot of people have and come out satisfied with it. In the end, up to you though but would be nice if you didn’t think of the game like that, haha.

            But oh well, worry not, I won’t push you for it. xD

  • paperclichepixel

    Not bad.

  • PrinceHeir

    i hope they give us a surprise and make Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy X-2 International Editions in one combo pack, dual audio and subs.

    come on square don’t miss this opportunity!!!!!

    and still no Versus WTF!?!?!

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Visiting it just for the Lightning Returns video! I know, I’m hopeless but I’m a huge sucker for Lightning, such a gorgeous character.