Final Fantasy Company Ready To Release "Edgier" Games

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Square Enix, the company best known for its Japanese role-playing games Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games, is ready to release some of the more "extreme" games in The Land of the Rising Sun.


Square Enix has been localizing Western games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (pictured) and is poised to release racing game Blur and first-person shooter Singularity. None of those titles are too extreme — like, says, Gears of War, which got a CERO Z (Japanese equivalent of Adults Only) when released in Japan by Capcom.

In the future, Square Enix plans on releasing harder-edged titles through its new imprint, Square Enix Extreme Edges. The label will let consumers know that the game is not typical Square Enix fare.

As website Siliconera points out, Square Enix has not yet released a CERO Z title. But now that it has acquired European developer Eidos and is keen to release more Western developed games, a CERO Z Square Enix title doesn't sound too far off...

Square Enix Starts Label For Extreme Western Games [Siliconera]



Nobuo Uematsu or bust.

I don't care if the game is edgy, violent, loving, sad, or is comprised primarily of gun-toting catlike humanoids, he better be composing the soundtrack, Squeenix.