Square Enix: Nomura to “cause an impact” at E3 next week

Tuesday, 8th June 2010 07:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Tetsuya Nomura is set to light up E3 with the reveal of a new Kingdom Hearts title next week. But there may just be more than that on the way from him at the show.

SE producer Shinji Hashimoto has tweeted once again on the firm’s Japanese Members account, saying this time that with him and Nomura in LA next week, “an impact” will be made at the show.

“This E3, because director Nomura is accompanying me, I think we can deliver information that will [cause] an impact,” according to the tweet made by Hashimoto, translated by SCRAWL.

That tweet could possibly be meant for the new Kingdom Hearts title, yes. But it could also be meant for other things Nomura is working on. Final Fantasy Versus XIII, for one: he’s directing it after all.

He’s also character designer on The 3rd Birthday and Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Those two could be heading for a western reveal.

There might be some stuff not yet revealed as well: Nomura has said there’s still unannounced stuff to be revealed between E3 and winter.

Square Enix hasn’t actually announced a press conference yet for E3, but has held one in the past two years after massive announcements at the show. In 2008, soon after announcing FFXIII for 360, Hashimoto and game producer Yoshinori Kitase were at a Q&A session immediately after the reveal.

Last year, after the reveal of Final Fantasy XIV, the firm held a similar Q&A for the MMO.

If it does have a press conference, we will, naturally, be on top of it.



  1. Patrick Garratt


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Herlock

    Who care about this studio anymore, really ?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    Didn’t SE say they were changing Japanese history a few weeks back? Look how that turned out. Odds are this will be just as shit.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    A car crash is also an impact.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Raining_Upwards

    So is a trainwreck.


    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    So is releasing an American Bullfrog in to the English countryside

    *Does the running ran*

    #6 5 years ago
  7. pianomanjack

    if he comes on stage at the sony press conference i will drop one

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike W

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII is going multiplatform? Which in reality would not be that big of deal (unless you’re a retarded fanboy) seeing that square-enix is an third party developer.

    The Japanese developers have not made any impact this whole generation with their announcements.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I’ve not bought a single Squenix game yet this generation. :-|

    #9 5 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    @9 I’ve only ever bought two in my whole life. And ironically, the second was Just Cause 2. I’ll probably buy more of them now Eidos has gone. Hitman 5 ftw.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DaMan

    FF Versus XIII project cancellation due to Nomura not agreeing with Wada and others over multiplat strategy.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. xino

    impact…sure…just another trash game!
    oh yea did they make history yet?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. lirky

    Impact as in he starts his own rpg studio.. making games exclusive for psp,ps3, and wii and ds. sorta like what mistwalker doing for 360,wii, and ds.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight


    Unlikely with the amount of power Square gives him, he has no reason to leave Square. They gave him power over the Crystal Novas series and KH series. Which brings Square most of its revenue.

    #14 5 years ago

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