Square Enix Announces New RPG Coming in 2016: ‘Project Setsuna’

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Square Enix’s E3 presentation may not have been the smoothest of the week, but the company sure did march some amazing games onto the stage. Despite a few mishaps with translator mics and accidentally trolling Kingdom Hearts fans with a mobile game, the fans had a lot to be happy about at the end of the presentation.

After a closer look at Final Fantasy VII, the reveal of Kingdom Hearts 3, and an extended gameplay demo for Just Cause 3; viewers might think that Square Enix would be out of things to promote. That wasn’t the case at all. There were plenty of other games, big and small, packed into the presentation, including the tease of a new RPG that is currently being called Project Setsuna.

The new game is being described as an epic RGP and is apparently a brand new IP. The team offered very few details about the game, but did explain that it is being developed at a newly announced studio, Tokyo RPG Factory. The team there is apparently hard at work, because Square Enix is aiming for a 2016 release for Project Setsuna.

Project Setsuna Concept Art

Square Enix’s Yosuke Matsuda closed the presentation by revealing some stunning artwork for the new game. There’s no denying that the game’s concept art is gorgeous, but it certainly doesn’t look like a game that is within a year of launch. Either the studio has a lot more done than it is willing to share with gamers or Square Enix has them on a very ambitious timeline.

While emphasizing that the RGP would be new in every way, Matsuda made sure to clarify that this is not a sequel or a spin off of any existing property. Sorry Chrono Trigger fans, but it doesn’t sounds like this is the RPG that you’ve all been waiting for. Although that is disappointing, brand new IP is always exciting and the gaming community could use a lot more of it.

What did you think of the Project Setsuna tease? Is it too early to have any real opinions about the game? Let us know in the comments.

Project Setsuna has no official release date, but is aiming for a 2016 launch.

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