Famitsu feature: Final Fantasy X-3 not in development, Level-5 considering new developments for Ushiro, more
posted on 04.08.14 at 11:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Random tidbits from a Weekly Famitsu feature.

Ushiro

Famitsu this week has a feature addressing games industry rumors in 2014. Though, rather than address any actual rumors, it seems the magazine just reached out to developers with general questions about some upcoming titles.

Here’s the summary:

  • Final Fantasy X-3 is not in development, according to Yoshinori Kitase.
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi by all means wants to create a new entry in the series.
  • Final Fantasy XV development is going well.
  • New scene editing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is finished, and new information should be released soon.
  • Development has begun on the second Galapagos RPG at Compile Heart. First details aren’t far off.
  • Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo Danganronpa: Another Episode‘s scenario is complete. There’s a new screenshot, too.
  • Kotaro Uchikoshi is working on a new project at Mages.
  • Capcom should be releasing new information on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate soon, as part of the series’ 10th anniverary.
  • Level-5 is considering new developments for the canceled PSP game Ushiro.

If you don’t remember, Ushiro was this gem. Unfortunately, it sunk before it rose.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    >Final Fantasy X-3 is not in development, according to Yoshinori Kitase

    Good to hear. That drama was disastrous. We don’t need anything more like that. I can only imagine X-3 would be vomit inducing.

    >Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi by all means wants to create a new entry in the series.

    Not surprising, honestly. We’ll probably see another entry on Vita this time in the next 2-3 years.

    >Final Fantasy XV development is going well.

    As well as it can be, I imagine. So, in other words, nothing has changed since the last update :p

    >Level-5 is considering new developments for the canceled PSP game Ushiro.

    Great. Now someone go talk to IREM and get them to bring Bumpy Trot 2/Steambot Chronicles 2 back from the dead.

    • Samsara09

      If he wants another dissidia,better wait till XV is released,then we can have from I to XV.That would be rad.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Dechibify the Ushiro characters and Level-5 might actually have a game to sell on Vita.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      dechibify? What does that mean?

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Age them up.

        • kurosan9712

          ha-ha-ha-ha

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Hmm… age them up… you mean make them older?

          • JonathanisPrimus

            Yes, or at least make them look older.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Hmm.. meh.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Good there better not be, means no Dissidia 3 for now… eh, no news as usual, whatever you say Square, Cool I guess, nice I guess though it is unlike the other Dangan so…, Mages does VNs right? I cannot remember…, cool I guess don’t know what else we really need to know about Ultimate surely not that much is changed from the original that is already out, cool I guess if something actually comes from it.

  • Wolf Star

    -Final Fantasy XV development is going well.
    -New scene editing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is finished, and new information should be released soon.
    That’s what I wanted to hear :D now we know that we can expect FFXV at E3 2014.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They said they would bring FFXV to E3. THough like I said they will probably not show much. Maybe like a new couple second trailer cause ooo that is so amazing. SE needs to stop sucking or die.

      • Samsara09

        if I were the ones pulling the shots,I would release many info on E3,and then withhold the release date till jump festa or some other massive event by the end of the year.

        • EX+

          TGS is your best bet for a solid Japanese release date. Jump Festa is really an anime/manga centric event. Even then, KH is what steals the show there.

          • Samsara09

            *or some other massive event

            I forgot about TGS,hehehehehe.Quite a silly mistake.Thanks,mister or mistress EX+.

            • EX+

              No problem. It doesn’t even matter much, just letting you know. And I’m guy btw.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          If I were the ones pulling the shots I would have told everybody the fucking release date by now and it would have been way sooner than what will likely be.

          • EX+

            Well, it depends on what position you’re in. Even if you’re a director, if you want to show your game but a higher-up doesn’t, chances are you aren’t gonna be able to show the game. Unless you beg and persuade the guy.

      • Wolf Star

        Either they show it this year or don’t show it at all. I’m currently finding new JRPG games to play and there’s already Fall 2014 line up that cought my eyes. Now to wait. While for XV.. “Crickets” no release date and “please wait still in development” I hope E3 2014 blows me away.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Fall 2014 is definitely going to be something. But like I said “please be excited” will be their response. They are literally the biggest assholes.

          • Wolf Star

            E3 2014 is the place to be and has all the answers :3 we will wait and see.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Right… well it is my guess.

              • Wolf Star

                True lol

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  My guesses are right probably… 90+% of the time… so take that how you want.

                  • Wolf Star

                    Ok cool

    • EX+

      Wolf Star man! How’s it going?

      • DarkLegacy

        EX+ dude! How are you man?

        • EX+

          I’m doing good! You?

          • DarkLegacy

            Same thing. Btw been wanted to ask you this. Wanna add each other on PSN? Just saying since you’re a cool guy lol

            • EX+

              Thanks. I would give you my name, but my PSN has been acting up like hell. I can’t even connect properly. I just don’t usually play online, so it didn’t bother me much.
              I’ll give it too you asap.

              • DarkLegacy

                Thanks. And yeah I don’t normally play online much apart from heading over the PSN store to see what games there are that I can buy. But don’t worry I’ll give you my name asap too

      • Wolf Star

        Hey man! EX nm been busy with stuff :P u?? Sorry for the late replay :/

        • EX+

          No problem. Yeah, I’ve been busy these past few months, but things are calming down quickly!

          • Wolf Star

            That’s cool :D

  • Budgiecat

    Final Fantasy X-3 is not in development, according to Yoshinori Kitase.

    WHOOOO!

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi by all means wants to create a new entry in the series.

    WHOOOO!

    Final Fantasy XV development is going well.

    WHOOO! wai.. Aw cmon! We know that already!

    New scene editing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is finished, and new information should be released soon.

    WHOOO!

    Development has begun on the second Galapagos RPG at Compile Heart. First details aren’t far off.

    meh

    Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo Danganronpa: Another Episode‘s scenario is complete. There’s a new screenshot, too.

    WHOOO?

    Kotaro Uchikoshi is working on a new project at Mages.

    meh

    Capcom should be releasing new information on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate soon, as part of the series’ 10th anniverary.

    meh

    Level-5 is considering new developments for the canceled PSP game Ushiro.

    WHOOO! Now where’s my Dark Cloud 1 & 2 Eng version PS2 classics?

    • EX+

      We can be sure that we’ll see KH2.5 and FF15 at E3 then!

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Like you even posted (I think it was you) they said they would show it, but like I said it won’t be much.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol Level-5 is still a small company dood.

  • DarthBrian

    Ushiro looked so amazing. :(

    So sad it was canceled. :(

    The ‘new developments’ better not be 3DS. >_<

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      I know right, but that’s pretty likely considering the success they got with Youkai Watch on 3DS.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Ushiro looked like it was targeting an older audience than Yokai Watch.

        • DarthBrian

          Yeah, it was a horror RPG.

      • DarthBrian

        Youkai Watch also originally began development on Vita. >_<

        • JonathanisPrimus

          No it didn’t. Level-5 didn’t originally announce platforms. If you’re referring to that teaser video, all of Level-5’s teaser videos are usually well beyond their platform’s capabilities. That Ushiro demo wouldn’t have been able to run on PSP for example.

          • DarthBrian

            Just rewatched the Ushiro video. I’m pretty sure the PSP could handle that. Most of that video was pretty clearly pre-rendered FMV which the PSP could do well since the UMD had so much storage capacity. The gameplay sections could easily be done on PSP. I think you’re underestimating the PSP’s capabilities a bit.

            This Youkai Watch video was very clearly targeting Vita hardware.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0PLT34ljx4

            • JonathanisPrimus

              Level-5 said Little Battlers eXperience would look like this on PSP:http://imgur.com/CicG1.jpg

              This is how the game ended up looking like:
              http://imgur.com/LWrPE.jpg

              They did the same thing with Time Travelers too. The image is too clean in that Ushiro trailer to be running on real time with PSP.

            • Rogerrmark

              There isn’t even a hint of Vita on that, though. Could’ve been PS3 as well. Or any other console available in 2011.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Why would it be so bad if it went to the 3DS. Just buy one. There are TONS of great games (ie RPGs) for it.

      • DarthBrian

        I have a 3DS. Don’t want this game on it.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Why not? o.o

          • DarthBrian

            Because I don’t.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Fair enough… I guess…

  • DarthBrian

    “Final Fantasy X-3 is not in development, according to Yoshinori Kitase.”

    :(

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I thought you went linkbot on me for a minute there.

      • DarthBrian

        I dunno what that is, but when I cut-and-paste part of your article for the comments, it never shows up in the editing box unless I post and then delete some extra info at the end.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Yep. That problem started occurring after they added those share buttons at the top. I’ve mentioned it to Sal and Zero before, but nothing can be done about it, it seems :/

          • DarthBrian

            I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one with this problem. :p

    • Samsara09

      Then why release two novels?Just to troll us?Nah,they will probably develop it.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        There’s a higher probability that they’re trolling actually…

        • Rogerrmark

          At least another novel to fix and explain FFX-2.5 and Will.

          • EX+

            What’s the point though? 10 came out years and years ago.

            • Rogerrmark

              I agree that´s pointless, but the novels were too, lol.

              X-2 wasn’t the BEST thing in the world, but the ending wasn’t cliffhanger, at least.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            You really just want to watch the world burn, don’t you?

          • Budgiecat

            “I mixed some heroin, meth, crack cocaine, opium and bathsalts into some ramen one day before writing that…gomen” – Nojima

            there’s your 2nd novel explaining everything….

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Perfect!

          • Samsara09

            yeah,if not a game,another novel to end this mess.Man,the more rpgs the merrier.I would rather have a game.

        • Samsara09

          I don’t think it is a good idea to spite the fans like that.They are gonna get bitten back.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Dude… The respect they had as Squaresoft is loooooooong gone. They will never have that again, so you might as well forget that dream.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Yup. Though not to troll. Everybody though it was god awful anyways.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It is GOOD. The audio drama is supposed to be absolute garbage I wouldn’t want it becoming a X-3.

  • EX+

    Oh yes, thank you! X-3 isn’t in development and neither is Dissidia.
    KH2.5 seems to be almost finished. That game should come out in July.
    Final Fantasy XV… better show up at E3 with a release window and an info blowout. Seriously, I’m tired of being left in the dark about this game.

    • DarkLegacy

      Same man. I’ve waited for 8 years, and I’m getting tired of waiting already. I just hope it’s released sooner than later

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope FFXV will be a 10 second trailer. “Please be excited.” Done.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Never really cared for a sequel to FFX, unless it was a prequel featuring Braska, Auron and Jecht’s adventures.

    Looking forward to seeing this next Galapagos RPG from CH – still need that Fairy Fencer F, CH.

    Finally… Please, L5! I want Ushiro so badly; after seeing that vid before, I’d welcome it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Fairy Fencer F is coming, NISA is bringing it.

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        I’m just being impatient, that’s all.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Oh, oui, I understand.

  • Aurizen

    I would love an X-3 to be developed in the future and a Dissidia: Final Fantasy for vita

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope. Nope. Nope. X-3 nope. Dissidia sure, make sure to include everybody this time.

  • Kayseur

    Still unsure about this new Danganronpa, but glad to hear at least the scenario is complete.

    As for Dissidia, well, a new exclusive for the Vita could sell well. And I didn’t know about this Ushiro game but it doesn’t look bad at all.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yah… it is not in the same style as the first two Dangan so… who knows.

      Should. Vita is now replacing PSP finally. And yes Ushiro looks interesting though I was like “what be this”.

  • kurosan9712

    Hell yeah, Level 5. Make me that Ushiro for Vita or 3DS. Gods, I hated you when you cancelled it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I was one that wasn’t aware of it! :3

      • jujubee88

        I was pretty hype when I heard of it seeing as how it came from the same publisher that made Jeanne D’arc for PSP (that’s the only way I knew L5 and still do :P).

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          ….

      • kurosan9712

        It happened years ago, I was browsing youtube, and found that video in the main post. I was really excited.
        But then, a bit of time after that, I was browsing gamefaqs, and found out it was cancelled(well, they never actually cancelled it, just put it away).

  • Zechs

    Dissidia Vita, make it happen! :3

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Certainly would be welcome! ^^

  • MrFinalgamer

    If Square makes another Dissida, and it’s NOT on mobile, then I would love it if they could have characters that are not from the mainline games. Characters from Tactics, and Type-0 would be nice.

    • Budgiecat

      cross platform would be nice (PS4/Vita)

      • MrFinalgamer

        That would be nice, but I would just stay with the Vita version since Dissidia is my favorite “pick up and play” game on handhelds.

        • Budgiecat

          better have Wi-fi Infrastructure this time…..those bastards…

    • DarthBrian

      Kingdom Hearts characters please.

      • Nice Boat

        Donald Duck beating Kefka. That would be funny

        • DarthBrian

          Meant more like the original characters like Sora and Ansem.

          • Nice Boat

            I know. I was just joking

        • TheExile285

          That’d be hilarious xD

      • Budgiecat

        nah they don’t belong….

        • DarthBrian

          Yes they do. >_<

          • Budgiecat

            “Final Fantasy”

            Not Final Disney

            • DarthBrian

              Kingdom Hearts is Final Fantasy with Disney stuff. >_>

              Same thing. <_<

              • Budgiecat

                KH is not FF with Disney stuff

                KH is original KH characters in Disney worlds with a few FF cameos thrown in for good measure. AND it’s Disney owned.

                Dissidia is a celebration of FF characters from FF games.

                • DarthBrian

                  :(

                • MrFinalgamer

                  At least, that’s what it originally was. Right now, the series feels more like a light hearted FF game, with Disney just being there for the sake of them needing to be there. As much as i love BBS, I would like it if they brought back that charm that made the original KH work so well with both FF and disney characters.

              • EX+

                No, it’s not. Kingdom Hearts is Kingdom Hearts.

                • Karysonson

                  No, Kingdom Hesrts is light.
                  ;P

                  • Nice Boat

                    DARKNESS!

      • EX+

        I don’t think that’d happen.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Well the original idea was for dissidia to be a kingdom hearts fighting game, but Disney didn’t let them, and so it was made Dissida:FF.

        Regardless, if we’re going to add KH characters, they should go all out, and add Chrono characters, DQ characters…and just characters from Square games in general.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If they make it for mobile I will seriously explode.

  • TheExile285

    “Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo Danganronpa: Another Episode‘s scenario is complete. There’s a new screenshot, too.”

    SWEET! Hope to see a new trailer soon.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      TGS perhaps? If not then just randomly works too.

  • Lusankya

    In the preview they also mentioned Shu Takumi’s new Ace Attorney game. Did you just miss it or was there no new info on it?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      If it’s there, Sokuho doesn’t have anything on it. =/

  • Nice Boat

    As much as I hate the audio drama and the novel, I would like if X-3 can fix all that stuff.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah, that’s a great way to always dig yourself out of a hole.

      “Hey, I have an idea. Let’s screw up everything we’ve built up to this point!”

      *one year later*

      “Well, that wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Alright, new plan! We’ll retcon everything and say it was all just a dream so Tidus is still alive!”

      The drama and novel weren’t necessary to begin with. If you need to make two wrongs in order to make a right, well… You’re doing it wrong.

    • Budgiecat

      just let it die…

      After that audio drama and the novel…I do not trust them…

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        You honestly trusted them before that…?

        • Budgiecat

          well..um…..no….but..now I REALLY don’t trust em…
          .
          .
          .
          .
          .
          .
          .
          …eh……I got nothin’

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I would like it if they dropped X.

  • EX+

    Damn I haven’t played KH2 in a while and I need BBS HD. Release date soon SE. Clock’s ticking!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It’s SE, dude… expect nothing, be surprised.

  • badmoogle

    I still have Ushiro on my “To Buy” list for PSP games. :p

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Am I like one of the only people who never has heard of the game or doesn’t remember it at the very least.

      • Budgiecat

        It never came out

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I know that.

      • badmoogle

        Yeah as Budgiecat said it never came out but many people liked its concept back then when L5 revealed it.But after so many years L5 never gave a clear answer of what happened aboutit so i kinda forgot to erase it from my list. :p

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Mmmn… right I knew it wasn’t made into a thing,

    • jujubee88

      I found my PSP today in the garage. Boy was the PSP-phat really fat.

      It’s like a brick! Fun system tho, good memories.

  • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

    I do NOT want anymore direct sequels of Final Fantasy games. Every game that has done has not been that good. I would love to see a new cast and to go back to the medieval times. A Final Fantasy title hasn’t done that in a long time.

    • EX+

      You know that they’ve confirmed FF15 is getting direct sequels right?

      • Budgiecat

        I dunno if it was an official confirmation but more of a hint of a strong possibility and interest to….

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        I know but I don’t think that will happen after Square Enix coming to its senses. We will have to just wait and see.

        • EX+

          It’s too expensive to make even 3 different mainline FF games per gen. Making a new FF is almost like making a new IP. That’s the problem and that’s why you can definitely expect FF15 sequels. I don’t mind that honestly, but after it’s done, it’s done.

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            Its a problem? Yet Namco Bandai and Level 5 have no trouble doing it. Ni No Kuni I would say is the best looking and most artistic looking JRPG and didn’t take the ridiculous time frame it did to try to get FFXV out the door.

            I will add that it can be done. Square Enix is just terrible at managing. Look at how many Tales games have came out and with 3 Final Fantasy games using all the same assets.

            • EspadaKiller

              Yes I agree with you. If other companies can churn out new JRPG IPs every few years I see no reason Square-Enix can’t. S-E spent way too much time and money in making a single FF game.

              And in the case of FFXIII it turns out to be shit, and they got to recover the losses in FFXIII-2 and then Lightning Returns. Not to mention when FFXIII was supposed to be on the PS2, and they have to scrap the Crystal Tools engine and develop it on the PS3 instead. Which probably cost them a lot of time and money.

              S-E has very poor planning and management people working for them. Hope they learnt their mistake.

            • Samsara09

              SE insists on doing spikes on the quality of their games,continually experimenting,each game recycling and doing massive changes to ‘the staples”,which means quality isn’t exactly a guarantee,but we will probably get neat things,with each game being a unique experience.However,it takes time to do such a thing,hence it is quite expensive.It is quite a gambit,with so many possible outcomes.

              Namco would rather do it the safe and gradual rate,while doing small experimentaiton with each game.They won’t surprise you most of the time,but they won’t butch it like SE can.Quality is usually a constant.They can make many games,all of them great…their games cost less and are quicker to be made.But well,the possibilities of change are limited.

            • EX+

              I think it’s because of the fact that SE makes games much more expensive than the likes of Namco Bandai and Tales. I love Tales and this gen, preferred it over FF by far, but still.
              In Tales, they made Graces for the Wii. Not very hard/expensive to make due to it’s limited hardware. They made Tales of Vesperia, Xillia and Xillia 2, all of which have the same sort of battle system and the same cast of voice actors. Xillia/Xillia 2 used the same artistic style, while I presume all of them used the same engine.
              FF is harder to make. A new battle system each entry, an entirely new mythos, design new worlds get completely new voice actors, even organise who’s doing what and realistic graphics.

              • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

                They didn’t have all the same assets. Tales of Versperia doesn’t have the same characters and world of Tales of Xillia and even Tales of Xillia 2 has a different cast. Your also forgetting Eternal Sonata. Final Fantasy 13 had the same main character and based on the same story and the combat system is very similar.

                A lot of assets and development for the sequels of 13 happen during the development of the first game. It is all carried over. They said from the beginning that it was going to be a trilogy. That is a lot easier than making a game completely from scratch or having new main characters with a new storyline. On top of all this Namco Bandai is far in development in a new JRPG that might came out before FFXV and it was announced many years before the next Tales game.

              • Izzeltrioum

                -No game shares same voice actors unless they are sequels/different seri—

                (YES, I KNOW Okiayu Ryoutarou voiced both Dymlos (Destiny R) and Gaius (Xillia). Hence Dymlos’ costume for Gaius in Xillia2
                O-O-O-O-O-O-Of course there can be a f-f-f-f-f-f-f-feeeew exceptions).

                -Vesperia used a Cel-shading engine

                -TOX/TOX2 indeed used the same engine. iT IS to be expected as they are directly linked

                -Yes, Graces was originally a Wii exclusive. It featured a brilliant battle system SE devs would die to hav; Xenoblade also aimed despite it being an exclusive from a severely-restricted system.
                (That feel when you realize low-budgetted developers really invest prideous effort and makes big things with just so little. SE is quite the opposite).

                Regarding SE

                You do realize SE takes a crapton of time to finish a project because of their limited dedicated studios and the 3D models/graphics/engine, right? Their CGI and 3D is always top notch. The same can’t be said about their gameplay mechanics or game design, however; they aren’t any creative nor innovative in comparison to Tales, kiseki, ys, persona or, heck, EVEN NEPTUNIA GAMES,

                SE is aiming the Cinematic Experience with FFXV; Graphics, social progresiveness and Uncharted 3xCoD pumping action are pretty much the standards I’m expecting from XV. “Dedicated battle system and intelligent gimmicks you say? clever combat algorithms?

                ,,,
                ,,,

                PLEASE BE EXCITED”

                Kingdom Hearts will still be a Wish-i-was-YS failed product.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Funny thing is, I extremely doubt FFXV will make any kind of profit, unless it sells in the likes of FFVII (which i doubt). The sequels will help, but i don’t think it’ll be enough…

            • EX+

              I think it will. It’s not gonna sell as much as 7, but it doesn’t need to in order to make a profit. That’s just an assumption though.
              I just want a release date and info. One of the factors that would render FF15 unable to create a profit without the help of the sequels is because of lack of info over the last 8 damn years. Show us what the game looks like in the luminous engine. Show us the stealth mechanics and the ‘long warp’ that Nomura mentioned. Show us the other playable characters. It’s gonna be one hell of an E3 this year.

              • MrFinalgamer

                Well technically, they showed the long warp back in E3? (isn’t that the ability that made him teleport all over the building?) But stealth mechanics? Oh GG EX, now you’re making me more hyped! DX

                • EX+

                  Didn’t you see. You can take cover. Noctis was at the end hiding from the Behemoth and hiding behind a wall to get past Niflheim’s soldiers.
                  Apparently, that’s just a technique that Noctis can use. Maybe the EX Arts?
                  Fun fact, I named myself EX+ because of EX Arts in the FFV13 2011 AI and EX Troopers. The + is to give it a futuristic feel.

                  • DarkLegacy

                    Now I see where EX+ came from

        • Ladius

          Honestly, if the sequels are planned from the beginning, the story has enough hooks to make a followup believable and the setting and characters are interesting enough to support multiple games I don’t see anything wrong with XV getting sequels.

          The previous FF sequels didn’t have those requirements, but that doesn’t mean things can’t change.

          • EX+

            This.

    • Zackasaur

      Direct sequels could be wonderful for the scope of FF stories!

      The past problem is that they’re unplanned and pretty weird/experimental.

      FFXV is being planned ahead in Nomura’s amazing fashion, so you know that sequels will be amazing. FF needs more of that and less X-2/XIII-2 weirdness.

      • EX+

        Exactly. One of the reasons as to why KH is so convoluted is because of the lack of planning and Disney. With FF15 (and hopefully KH4 and onwards with the next Saga), they’ve got stuff planned.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Crisis Core was good… >_> But yes a medieval FF would be shweet.

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        Well I do agree with that. The only and only good spinoff directly from a Final Fantasy that I appreciate and love.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          What about the XII Reveant Wings and the Tactics games. Those are technically sequels or prequels to XII.

          • Surgeon of Death

            Those were all amazing too.

  • LastBoss

    Please bring the real Front Mission back.
    Bring Dragon Quest X over, and the next in the Vita.
    A New Dissidia would kill on console, w/Summons & Assists and so many more characters.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Don’t bring DQX over bring the DQVII remake over and make DQXI not an MMO. New Dissidia with ALL TEH CHARACTERS alkjsdlkdsjdlkj!!!

  • Rafael Martines

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy HD Online anyone?

    • Nice Boat

      I wanna a new Dissidia game please. 012 felt more like a director’s cut

      • DarkLegacy

        Perhaps a new Dissidia game with more characters?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          I guess they could add someone from XIV, then XV. I’d also like it if they included a new section just for Final Fantasy Tactics and throw in a couple from that too.

          • DarkLegacy

            Yeah me too. I’d also had like to see Zack in a new Dissidia game, but depends if he would be in it

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Honestly, I’d rather them stay away from clones, if possible.

              • DarkLegacy

                Yeah I kind of thought that we would need new enemys to battle instead of fighting clones

              • Revorse

                Zack wouldn’t necessarily be a clone though. They could make his play style based of the DMW. His braves attacks could alter a wheel or something that is reflect in his HP attacks. Or something. I’m pretty sure they could make a way where he wasn’t just a Cloud headswap.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Considering they both use the Buster Sword, I don’t really see him doing anything Cloud couldn’t already do. Cloud is basically better than Zack in every imaginable way, even using his own sword, soooo… Why are we picking Zack again? Lol.

                  Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Zack, but I don’t really see the difference being that much. It would probably be as much of a difference as there is between Ryu and Ken in Street Fighter. I’d rather they invest their resources in giving us someone like Yuffie from VII instead.

                  I’d go for someone like Reno too though :3

                  • Yuri Meitzen

                    simple then… just make a zack skin for cloud =x

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Problem solved, lol.

    • Revorse

      I surely wouldn’t mind. An old work mate is FINALLY returning my PSP and duodecim this afternoon. Can’t wait to play some Dissidia again.

    • ayb_91

      Wow. Just wow.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      NO!

  • Ladius

    The X-3 bit is puzzling, there was no reason to set up a new story with the novel and the audio drama if they don’t want to continue it with a game, or at least another side project. Not that I’m particularly interested in another X sequel, it’s just a bit strange.

    Great news regarding Uchikoshi, Ushiro and Galapagos (FFF2?), though.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They set them up because they are idiots. That is why.

      • Samsara09

        Even idiots have a reason for what they do,even if it is quite twisted.
        Also,the business sector and the fans don’t forgive stupidity that easy.So they have something planned.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          You kidding? It doesn’t matter if the fans forgive stupidity or not. The fans will just have to deal with it.

          Just look at how many people hated Lightning, yet they kept putting her in games, time after time again. Many people thought that was stupid, yet they did it anyway. You’re throwing your coins away in a wishing well if you truly believe they have something planned just to win back the respect from their fanbase.

          • Samsara09

            well,I told BUSSINESS SECTOR.They can ruin their reputation.The fans just factor in because they determine the sales.

            Maybe they keep on putting Lightning because there was a niche sector in the fanbase who liked her?it is complicated.But the trilogy is over.They will probably just use her for cameos now.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Honestly, it wouldn’t matter if everyone on the face of the planet thought that novel and drama were shit. They’d still sell games. Sure, people are mad about it, but they’ll move on just as they always have.

              Plus, they’ve got XV and KH3 on the way. They’re not turning their backs on SE now of all times. They couldn’t give a rat’s ass about this pathetic excuse of a story.

              • Samsara09

                Well,considering this is business,I imagine they would rather be pragmatic and focus on making it sell.Being liked or not could be just a consequence.

                Yeah,with XV and KH3 they basically have everyone’s attention.Let’s see how they will use it,or abuse it.

                • EX+

                  I don’t think that they’ll abuse it-much.

                  • Samsara09

                    yeah.I hope so too…

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Yah they have stupidity planned. SE is killing themselves.

    • Anime10121

      Oh believe you me, they had every intention of developing a X-3, but when universally EVERYBODY slammed the direction they were going in the novel/drama, it was incredibly wise of Square ( a first I know) to put any plans they had on the back burner.

      • EX+

        But my question is why? Why consider developing a game that no one asked for?
        FFX was release years ago. On the PS2.

        • Anime10121

          Many reasons….
          1. X’s 15th anniversary is coming up next year
          2. X is one of the best selling titles in the franchise
          3. X|X-2 HDs remaster was the perfect excuse to set it up
          4. The world, characters, and mythos is pretty much already set.
          5. Voice cast already set
          6. It’ll be simpler/cheaper to build upon an existing story base than create something entirely new.
          7. If the audio drama and novel never existed and they just put a to be continued at the end of the credits, people would be losing their shit with hype of the “announcement”!

          Square just fucked themselves by putting out a prologue to X-3 that just so happened to suck so horribly that it actually decreased people’s perception of X itself :P

          • Lelouch Vi Britannia

            They need to fix that and make FFX-3 a prequel to FFX where you play as Auron, Braska, and Jecht.

          • Samsara09

            “Square just fucked themselves by putting out a prologue to X-3 that just so happened to suck so horribly that it actually decreased people’s perception of X itself :P”

            i know what you mean,they really blew it with the fans.But,SE made a audio novel…if they weren’t so sure,they would have just made the jap exclusive novel. This move is quite suspicious.And the first 6 of your reasons are justification enough to make X-3.

            • EX+

              Wait, they made an audio novel?
              Why the hell do they bother wasting time on this crap?

          • EX+

            My god. Lol. With this rollercoaster ever stop?
            Like you said, next year is FFX’s 15th freakin anniversary. They should just let it go. Just release FF15 and use that epic #20XV marketing slogan.

  • Zackasaur

    Ushiro for Vita, please.

    I would absolutely ppre-order a FFX-3, but I’m not necessarily asking for it.

    I’m dying for FFXV. ♡

    • ayb_91

      I’m dying since the day they announced FFXV.

      • Surgeon of Death

        Looks better than Lightning’s dress-up adventures :)

        • ayb_91

          I just don’t have the time to change my avatar, that is. :)

      • EX+

        Hold on until E3.

        • ayb_91

          They won’t announce its release date. It is SE and I know it very well. Don’t know why they keep teasing their fans for almost a decade. I’m talking about FFXV of course. Do they want to lose fans as much as possible? Maybe. :/

          • EX+

            Well, the way I see it, Yoichi Wada has farted all over SE Japan HQ and left a lingering smell. Half the shit that’s going on right now wouldn’t be if he just let FF14 go and if he didn’t approve the 13 sequels.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      That would be cool.
      Let X-3 die!
      Errybody is.

  • bloodiOS

    Level-5 is considering new developments for the canceled PSP game Ushiro.

    Stop considering and just do it already! I would prefer that they turn it into a full-fledged home console game but if not… at least put it on the Vita.

    • Kenny ケニー

      Well , i would like to see it on Vita more since it is a PSP game before, if it turn out into a TV console game would be random to me, lol, you know them too? They(level-5) always considering things and din’t make them in final lol

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Agreed.

    • jujubee88

      VITA TV and VITA make for both home console and handheld. Just sayin!

      • bloodiOS

        That isn’t a full-fledged home console experience. Just saying…

        • EX+

          No, no it’s: ‘Just saiyan’.

          • jujubee88

            ^ I like this guy.

            • EX+

              Why, thank you. You seem pretty cool. Sorry for the late reply.

        • jujubee88

          What do you mean? You just said a thing than mimicked what I wrote for some reason.

          • bloodiOS

            When I’m talking about the full-fledged home console experience, I’m talking about a title that takes advantage of home console’s superior hardware to produce a game with more pleasing visual that also operates at a higher resolution, together with anti-aliasing, and a more stable performance. If this is going to be a Vita title, even if it can manage a stable performance, its highest internal resolution is still 960×544 at best, highly likely to have no AA, and probably uses trilinear filtering instead of AF. It might not look all that bad on the Vita’s screen, but on a HDTV? It will look gross! Displaying a portable game on the big screen isn’t enough to make it a full-fledged home console experience.

      • kurosan9712

        VitaTV is actually crap, just believe me, I have one.
        Gods, couldn’t they have done at least some filters? Even Vita games look awful on it for the most part. Well, no surprise, if you upscale 544p to 720p with no filters, and the game doesn’t have great graphics to start with, that’s what you will get.

        But Sony, seriously, WHY no filters? You even removed the bilinear filtering that Vita had available for ALL of it’s emulators(emulators on VitaTV don’t have any). Gods, you should’ve made it at least for Vita games, I don’t care about emus.

        • jujubee88

          I’ve seen off screen footage of stuff like Shinovi Versus and it looks fantastic! It probably depends on the game.

          • kurosan9712

            Fantastic? Compare SK SV on usual Vita and VitaTV, and you’ll see it’s far from fantastic.
            It had pretty awful graphics to start with, but it was covered by OLED screen and filtering Vita can apply to all games.
            On VitaTV, however, it isn’t covered by anything. It may look good in close-up, like the costume change screen, where you can get the camera closer to the character model, but it’s ledgey crap otherwise.

            People who say VitaTV isn’t bad just don’t have one. I have, and I even use it for streaming games(more to it, that’s the ONLY use for it, at least for me. It was very cheap, just 140$ for Value Pack, and that’s 8GB extra memory card and an extra Dualshock3 to it, so it was worth it).

      • AdamBoy64

        I’d love it if Vita TV made it’s way west.
        I can’t see myself picking up a Vita otherwise.

        The ability to connect / play handheld games on a bigger screen is amazing.

        • kurosan9712

          Except they look like a piece of poo on that big screen.

          • jujubee88

            The aspect ratio is pretty much 16:9 and VITA games are at least PS2 level horsepower+ it’s all about visual design (not always raw powers ability to produce photoreal worlds).

          • AdamBoy64

            Fair enough. I guess it’ll come down to your preferences.

            I have my GBA games (240 x 160 res) up on a bigger screen, and it doesn’t bother me.

            • kurosan9712

              No man, you don’t get it.
              You see, you totally run GBA games on some kind of multi-hardware or an emulator. Those HAVE filters, even if you don’t know about them.
              VitaTV has NONE.

              • AdamBoy64

                Hmm, that’s true. The GBA software for the GCN does have a screen filter, which you can’t disable.

                I guess I’d have to see Vita TV in action to see if it bothered me.

                • kurosan9712

                  That’s the thing.
                  I was really surprised Sony made NO filters, and even didn’t include any for the emulators(PS1/PSP).
                  Seriously, why no bilinear filtering for PSP?
                  Anyways, generally, what you see through VitaTV is something like Vita-made screenshot(screenshots are made with all filtering disabled), seen on PC(so no OLED screen) and upscaled to 720p(or 1080i, but I can’t recommend that).

                  • AdamBoy64

                    Thanks for taking the time to explain that to me.

                    In the future when people are talking about the poor visual quality of Vita TV, I’ll know they’re talking about filters, and not screen resolution.

                    I’d like to see it in action, but the chances of it coming west are pretty slim, so I probably shouldn’t give it another thought.

  • Elvick

    1. Good, I’d prefer a prequel. As I’m sure most would. If they return to the world of Spira.

    2. Dissidia Vita D:< D:<

    3. Ushiro now. PS Vita.

  • 罪罰

    Dissidia on PS4. I’d love that.

  • MrRobbyM

    I’m most excited for Ushiro out of everything listed. It seemed extremely interesting.

  • Martian Wong

    Capcom should be releasing new information on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate soon, as part of the series’ 10th anniverary. Could it be coming to Vita? After all it started on PS2 I think..

    • Elvick

      You with your jokes.

      • Martian Wong

        Are you ok? What make you think I am joking? Omg, you with your jokes…

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, Monster Hunter: Frontier G is supposed to be coming out this year for Vita, but I haven’t heard anything about it in a while.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Capcom doesn’t work like that.

      • Martian Wong

        Capcom doesnt work like what? All I know is that all kind companies work around money. So If there is a profit, they will consider it. Also, they said it wouldnt make sense for MH series to be exclusive to certain console/portable system. The same can said about 3DS, So there is always a chance to see it. Unless you work for Capcom.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          I was referring to the idea that MH’s 10th Anniversary means a return to its original platform’s successor. Frankly, if there ever is a proper (non-Frontier) MH on Vita, I can’t see it coming any earlier than 2015. Capcom isn’t going to want to hurt 4G’s sales potential.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Would be happy if Ushiro launch on iOS, make it happen Level-5.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      …Launch on iOS?

      http://a.pomf.se/ujiedp.gif

      • 罪罰

        Well, for a turn based game it doesnt really compromise but oh well.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Turn based or not, I’d really hate it if something like this was put on iOS instead. Then again… I’m not really interested in mobile gaming.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      No

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    FFX-3 needs to be a prequel not a F@cking sequel. Damnit Square all i want is to be able to play FFX-3 set 10 years before FFX where you’d play as Auron, Braska, and Jecht.

    How hard is that, sigh.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Final Fantasy X-1/2?

    • Anime10121

      You sure? They’ll likely play dress up, just like many of the other games Toriyama has directed :P

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Excuse me a sec.
        AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH WTH Square.

        Sigh

        • Anime10121

          Hehehe
          3rd birthday
          X-2 (though this I loved cuz of the battle system)
          XIII-2
          LR FFXIII

          X…-3

          :3

          • MrFinalgamer

            He directed 3rd birthday? DAMN! I guess there’s one game of his that I REALLY enjoy then …

            Before anyone kills me for liking the game, I never played the other PE games, and I liked the story, and the gameplay was awesome!

            • Anime10121

              Welp, looks like I was mistaken on that one! Thought it was Toriyama, but it turned out to be Tabata…

              • MrFinalgamer

                Ah, no wonder. Tabata is such an amazing director, he should doing Type-1 right now…hopefully after FFXV is done

      • ayb_91

        Wish I could cast Death on him. :(

  • jujubee88

    Where is my Project Morpheus rumors, Japan? I need them now!

    Sincerely, Juju.

    http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/21100000/Jim-Carrey-jim-carrey-21174904-400-240.gif

  • Dystopiq


    Final Fantasy XV development is going well.”
    Thanks! That tells me NOTHING.

    • EX+

      At least it’s going well. Much better than being in development hell.

      • Dystopiq

        mmmm true. I can’t disagree to that.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Exactly. Please be fucking excited! Jack ass bastards.

      • EX+

        Auragar-listen.
        I’ve been waiting for this game and imagining what it’d be like for a long ass time, just like you. Am I pissed that we barely get info? Hell yeah! But still, sometimes, angry patience is the key. Lol

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I just got some terrible info EX+. Ok… I am just… -sigh-

          • EX+

            What’s wrong?

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Personal stuff. Probably best to not bring it up here.

              • EX+

                Oh, sorry.
                You’ll be fine dude. Just keep your head up high. I’m pretty young, but taking pride and confidence in yourself is key.

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Are you as young as me? ^^ Or am I still like the youngest member!!! >.<;

                  • EX+

                    Probably slightly younger.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      How old are you?

                    • EX+

                      That would be telling ^_^

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Dammit EX+!!! >:(

  • blank059

    Hope they announce a release date for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 soon. That Level-5 game looks interesting, never heard about it until now.

    • SOforever

      KH 2.5 HD release date going to CALL IT right now I predict FALL 2014
      A. spring eliminated because only 2 months to go before E3 2014 and SE would have said something by now…
      B. Summer NO because very “few” developers if any release games during that time. I like that because gives chance to catch up on back log
      As for FF XV if we hear no release date at either E3 or Tokyo Game Show I WILL BE SHOCKED literary… If I have to wait until 2016 might go nuts because I have been REALLY patient for almost 10 years and of the 3 original games although I ♥ character design of lightning :) XIII was the one I was least impressed with

      • EX+

        Well, honestly, that would suck. I hope we get a summer release date for KH2.5.

      • blank059

        As long as KH 2.5 comes by this year I’m fine.

  • PrinceHeir

    Here’s the summary:

    “Final Fantasy X-3 is not in development, according to Yoshinori Kitase.”

    Aww, Still i’m glad they’re exploring some possibilities. Would be cool if it’s about Jecht and Braska’s adventure though.

    “Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi by all means wants to create a new entry in the series.”

    Freaking yes please!! Add in FFXIV and FFXV characters as well as the XIII-2 and LR characters(Suck it!)

    “Final Fantasy XV development is going well.”

    And that changes how? XD

    “New scene editing for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is finished, and new information should be released soon.”

    I wonder if this is like cutscene towards Kingdom Hearts III ^^

    “Development has begun on the second Galapagos RPG at Compile Heart. First details aren’t far off.”

    Okay!

    “Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo Danganronpa: Another Episode‘s scenario is complete. There’s a new screenshot, too.”

    Isn’t this like a shooter of some sorts?

    “Kotaro Uchikoshi is working on a new project at Mages.”

    more ADV/VN games?? :D

    “Capcom should be releasing new information on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate soon, as part of the series’ 10th anniverary.”

    Monster Hunter 5 please! Current gen consoles preferably ^^

    “Level-5 is considering new developments for the canceled PSP game Ushiro.”

    Interesting ^^

    • Saphiren

      I think the cutscenes they’re talking about are the new ones for RE:Coded.

    • MrFinalgamer

      If they made another Dissidia, they should add non-mainline FF characters.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      What, you mean you haven’t gotten enough FFX PrinceHeir?

  • ddsfan2

    I was really looking forward to Ushiro, but if Level-5 makes it yet another touchscreen only smartphone game, then I’m not interested.

  • xytherion

    Ushiro should be transferred to the VIta

  • Izzeltrioum

    Dear Uchikoshi Kotaro.

    Us fans remind you the fact of our unwavering support! Spike Chunsoft MUST give you a chance to unfold the events that a certain accident at a certain base at Mars triggered,

    -Radical-6 will be stopped

    -We will make double purchases.

    -You guys profit

    -Ever 17 remake will be ported to Ps3/Vita/PC and will be localized by either NISA or Xseed; Remember 11 remake confirmed with the true route added this time around (One can dream)

    Everyone wins,

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Just get em on PC, XD

  • new_tradition

    Whoo, glad to finally hear something mentioned about KH 2.5. I’ve been getting anxious >.<

    And I never knew Ushiro was a thing. Looks creepy, but interesting enough I could check it out ^^

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      >New doesn’t like creepy things, noted.

  • thekhfan

    Kingdom Hearts 2.5… define “soon”

  • Alexandra Cordes

    JJFJKJFDKJDKDFJDF USHIRO MIGHT COME BACK?!
    I… I had given up all hope… This is… I’m not going to cry. ;_;

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Yes

    And yet they won’t actually give details.

    Or Vita.

    They likely will do SOMETHING or else they wouldn’t mention it. Wonder Flick is just blah.

  • 罪罰

    >compile heart
    >based
    He he he

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Watch out it is probably Gariya.

  • EX+

    Thank you.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Hello Gariya.

  • EX+

    Arigato seimasu!

  • Saphiren

    S-SO I CAN EXPECT A E3 TRAILER, MAYBE A RELEASE DATE, RIGHT SQUARE????
    RIGHT?… ;_;

  • ayb_91

    No. Bye.

  • Skerj

    You’re going to get a Square developer on stage to tell you that there’s nothing to show today and to please wait patiently for TGS where they’ll do the same thing.