Square announcement will “change Japanese history”

Thursday, 20th May 2010 07:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt


We’ve been around the block. We’re no strangers to hyperbole. But this is something quite special.

Square Enix saying it will “change Japanese history” on May 21 with a game announcement related to some sort of partnership with Yahoo!.

That’s one hell of a claim.

As Siliconera notes, the publisher mentioned moving into network games as a goal in recent financials, so Yahoo! would probably be a good fit with that.

Maybe Yoichi Wada’s going to go back in time and trick all the Samurai into wearing Mickey Mouse hats, or something.

Or maybe it’s a load of bollocks. Who can say?



  1. Hunam

    Didn’t Japan already get in trouble once for changing their history (books)?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    This can only end badly.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. manamana

    They’ll anounce the SE-programmers for the World-Cup.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Herlock

    SE stop rpg ?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    They’ve invented a time machine and they’re going to go back and kill their own grandfathers.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Wait, wait – I’ve got it! Final Fantasy VII remake…… on Facebook.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Surely it’d be a lot better on Twitter, yeah?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Raining_Upwards


    It will be shit.


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    They… Already… Made the history with the Final Fantasy XIII


    #9 5 years ago
  10. JonFE

    Actually FF7 on every gaming platform possible *except* Sony owned ones… that would be funny…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. LordCancer

    Japanese megaton=little plume. They’ll announced nothing anyone cares about as per usual.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Bulk Slash

    When I hear the name Yahoo I don’t think of games, I think of failed search engine businesses. I can’t think of any kind of tie-in with Yahoo that will be good for gamers. It’s probably a deal to flog in-game targeted advertising or some such shit.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DarkDevil

    square enix will become movie-producer only

    #13 5 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    They’ll go back in time with massive heavy duty nets in order to catch the Hiroshima bomb and prevent Japan’s defeat.

    …. It’s ok to laugh about that tragedy now right?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Happy Hardon Harry

    Seriously, someone name me a good SquareEnix title these day’s because i’m struggling (and for fuck sake, don’t say FFXIII).

    SquareEnix don’t develop great games anymore. Period.

    The thing about Japanese devs is that they hold onto this “rule book” like some fucking bible. Therefore, their games end up boring, apart from the odd exception.

    As Bob Dylan said “The Times They Are a-Changin” and SquareEnix, along with other Japanese devs, need to acknowledge this and move on from their conservative past.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. onlineatron

    FFXIII is good… it’s just not brilliant.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Boris Fett

    “Seriously, someone name me a good SquareEnix title these day’s because i’m struggling.”

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Question IX…

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Dragon Question IX?

    Do I have to answer questions about dragons in this game?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    @18 lol

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Happy Hardon Harry

    @17 are you kidding, those are merely mediocre tripe. I said good games!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Johnny Cullen

    Crisis Core = mediocre tripe?

    Not a chance.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Is it possible that they are going to use a Digital Download service fronted by Yahoo?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. xino

    well if they wanna change history, they will have to announce these games:

    New Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy vs (dead or alive)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    Nice pic with the article Garratt :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. dfar80

    They’re gonna go back and create giant shields over Hiroshima and Nagasaki with all the FFVIII copies sold worldwide, right?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I bet it’s some kind of tie in for FF14 online interface.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. mington

    Square enix and yahoo browser game:

    When you look at it you may feel a slight shift in the time space continuum

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    I think all of my molecules just simultaneously shifted one micron to the left. It could’ve just been wind, though.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. mington


    @28 :lol:

    #29 5 years ago

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