New Details Surrounding Square Enix’s Latest Action RPG

November 29, 2011Written by Rae Langdon

Earlier in the month, Square Enix announced that it would be licensing the Unreal Engine 3.0 for an upcoming title. This wouldn’t be the first title from Square to use the versatile middleware engine, 2008’s The Last Remnant utilized Unreal 3 with mixed results. Now, new details surrounding the development of this project have emerged.

Famitsu reports that the unnamed game will be an Action RPG unrelated to either the Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest franchises. The game is being produced by Ryutaro Ichimura whose work includes the PS2’s Dragon Quest VIII and the DS Sequel Dragon Quest IX.

The game underwent a lengthy pre-production phase lasting a little over two years. Square Enix reportedly has 35 staff members currently working on the Action RPG including designers, artists and programmers.

More details on this new title should be released this week when the latest issue of Japanese gaming publication hits store shelves.