Yes, IN Japan.
Trendynet, Nikkei’s “trend-watching portal” have published a brief talk with Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix. Wada discusses the usual topics such as stereoscopic 3D gaming and strengthening global presence at TGS. But Trendynet also ask about Square Enix’s big games for 2010.
While he doesn’t give any details, Wada mentions Nier, Deus-Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Kane & Lynch 2…and Parasite Eve: The 3rd Birthday. So we know now, that the game is coming to Japan this year for sure.
On a more suspicious note, however, Wada makes no mention of Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy Agito XIII or Final Fantasy Versus XIII, all of which are easily “bigger” than Parasite Eve. Nor does he mention the Kingdom Hearts game Tetsuya Nomura suggested for this year.
That isn’t necessarily reason to be worried — Wada’s probably just keeping his cards close to the chest — but it’s interesting that Square see The 3rd Birthday as a “big” game. It certainly is more western in scope than some of the company’s other projects.
Well, to be honset I am expecting this game to come out in Japan next year so this is a great news for me. Less waiting the better.