Square Enix registers Blood Masque domains
posted on 01.31.13 at 07:00 AM EST by (@salromano)
Could it be that Ryutaro Ichimura-led action RPG?

Square Enix has registered domain names for something called “Blood Masque.”

Fusible picked up the domains BloodMasque.com and BloodMasque.net, which were registered by the company’s Japanese branch on January 29.

Given the name, we’d suspect it has something to do with vampires. Or maybe that Square Enix action RPG headed by Dragon Quest IX producer Ryutaro Ichimura.

  • AuroraXIII

    I suspect it is in fact their UE3 project. According to the online definition, a masque is “a form of aristocratic entertainment in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries…” which fits well with the project being set in medieval Spain. And the Blood part of the title must allude to the game’s ultra violent nature.

    I also noticed that the domains were registered by “Square Enix Co., Ltd” which is SE Japan. This is important to note since the UE3 project is being developed internally there. Domains and trademarks registered by SE Europe (Eidos) always say the owner is “Square Enix Limited”. So this definitely isn’t an Eidos title.

    Although the fact these domains were registered by SE Japan just increases the probability of Blood Masque actually being a mobile or browser game. However, I don’t think that is the case this time. The title really fits the UE3 project imo.

    Debut scans: http://i40.tinypic.com/25a4v2v.jpg & http://i42.tinypic.com/25te23s.jpg

    • PrinceHeir

      thank you for the informative information :D

      the first thing came to my mind when i saw the pic.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      WB! Nice to see you posting comments here again. =)

      I’m very curious to see what this game turns out to be like. I’m expecting some sort of mobile game, like you mentioned.

      • AuroraXIII

        Probably wise to expect just a mobile game.

        If you’re wondering why I comment less often now, it started as soon as I took up Twitter. So I tend to get a tip on information before Gematsu and such report on stuff. Then yeah, I normally just Tweet my thoughts. Also because I’m not a fan of Disqus. I prefer linear commenting systems like Andriasang had.

        Not sure if you’ve noticed but sometimes I accidentally log in under my Twitter account as ‘Aurora Tredecim’ with the Raiden avatar.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          Ah! Yes, I was wondering if that was you. I figured it was but always forgot to check. I understand not liking Disqus much, it does have its share of issues. Regardless, I hope you can work with it and continue to post comments. =)

  • Potionzmaster

    Could it be that PS3/Vita project? Color me intersted :)

    • AuroraXIII

      You mean their Unity Engine project?

      That was outright leaked to be a Final Fantasy game iirc.

      • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

        I seriously Wish Square-Enix would get their priorities together as a company like back when they were SQUARESOFT.

        I’m interested in this game, but it better be GOOD. I’m sick of SQUEENIX making titles that aren’t as much Quality. They made far more Quality games as SQUARESOFT alone than before they merged with ENIX.

      • Potionzmaster

        For real? When was this leaked? Boy have I missed something o_0

  • Solomon_Kano

    Color me excited, then.