New Details on Square Enix Games
05.16.07 - 11:45 PM

Square Enix has released new information on The Last Remnant, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, and Dissidia Final Fantasy.

The executive producer of The Last Remnant is SaGa series mastermind Akitoshi Kawazu. SaGa series veterans Nobuyuki Ueda and Hiroshi Takai are acting as the game's producer and director, respectively. Yuusuke Naora, who has previously worked on Final Fantasy X, UNLIMITED: SaGa, and Code Age: Commanders, is serving as the game's art producer. Veteran composer Tsuyoshi Sekito is scoring the game's soundtrack. Other staff members include chief artist Kimihiko Miyamae and event director Kouji Kobayashi. As previously revealed, one of the game's two protagonists is an 18-year old by the name of Rush. His younger sister, 14-year old Irina, is also set to make an appearance in the game. During the game's group battles featuring up to 70 characters, players will be able to form and command groups of five characters.

The Last Remnant is set to appear on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year.

The recently announced Dissidia Final Fantasy will make use of the PlayStation Portable's wireless LAN function. Its creative producer and character designer is Tetsuya Nomura. Dissidia is being produced by the head of Square Enix's first production team, Yoshinori Kitase. Takeharu Ishimoto, who is also scoring the upcoming Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Agito XIII and Subarashiki kono Sekai, is composing the game's soundtrack. Yousuke Shiokawa is serving as the game's director, while Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's co-director Takeshi Nozue is in charge of movie direction.

As expected, Dissidia is a 3D fighting game. The developers however are also implementing level ups, class changes, and transformations while in trance mode.

Dissidia Final Fantasy has yet to receive an official release date in Japan.

Meanwhile, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII has received its official release date and will hit Japanese retail store shelves in mid-September. The game's main theme will be a song titled "Why", as performed by 19-year old J-Pop songstress Ayaka.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII will be available in Japan on September 13th.

Chris Winkler