Cryptic teases are a mainstay in this industry, and they almost always end in disappointment – but that doesn't stop us from getting sucked into the hype cycle every single time. Square Enix is the latest publisher to join the party, launching a mysterious website pointing to the announcement of an upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. But what could it be?
Well, no one seems to know just yet. The website includes the name 'Project CODE Z', and shows various fantasy-esque backgrounds as part of a pretty cheap Flash splash. All will apparently be revealed on 31st January at 16:45PM JST, as part of the Tokaigi Japan Game Party 2015. There's a Twitter account connected to the teaser page, which is also dropping ambiguous clues.
Given past experience, we're going to suggest that this probably won't be worth getting too excited about. If nothing else, though, it's nice to see Japanese developers putting some faith in Sony's next-gen machine – no matter how minor this inevitably turns out to be. What would you like to see? Catch some z's in the comments section below.
[source jp.square-enix.com, via twitter.com, neogaf.com]
It's obviously Zorro. Or Zoolander.
I think it's a new Musashi Samurai game. Based solely on the last bit of the website URL and it's the only game on the Wikipedia that matches the MS. Hope I haven't spoiled the surprise with my holmes esque detective work. The Z is a ruse.
I'm still bitter from when they did that FF7 announcement at the Sony event. Best of luck to them with whatever this "Z" is.
Ping Pong Extreme Deluxe Championship 2018, with dlc FF13 ping pong table skins.
the cave looked like vivi's home. the tree looked loke those in the rat peoples homes. the Z is for zidane.
its a FF 9 remastered!!
Maybe they bought back the rights to Xenogears and are going to make a true sequel. Please oh please!
@DrClayman A Zoolander RPG by Square Enix. Imagine. Blue Steel could be a limit break.
As long as they don't troll us again, I could care less at this point.
Whatever it is I'm sure it will be embarrassing, just like everything surrounding SquareEnix these days. And I disagree with the sentiment that it's nice to see some Japanese developers putting some faith in the PS4. Who cares about that support if the result is garbage like a PC port of FF VII or slightly spruced up mediocre PSP game? Yeah, that's what this industry needs. Not my kind of games but I can get behind support like God Eater 2 or Persona 5 so if the statement is referring to stuff like that, absolutely it's nice to see. But if the majority of support is going to be like SE has given? Honestly, I'd rather not see anymore games from that company on PS4 because they're clearly not serious about it.
Maybe it'll be a cheap iOS port of one of their games!
ZooTycoon! I'd seriously love that
Yeah, they could bring over that pathetic excuse of a Deus Ex game they put out, when what everybody wanted was a real sequel to Human Revolution.
Probably some dumb rhythm spin- off people here pretend to like, cause Japan. Even Squeenix biggest reveals don't get me excited any more.... I can't even be bothered to build up excitement for this. The proverbial ball is in there court with FFXV, that game will make or break what's left of the company and what left of that once beautiful franchise. Unfortunately we have to plough through yet another cash- in with type- 0, game that solely exists because of a demo that's included. I used to be one of those crazy fools who kept believing in Squeenix... Now I want to see quality first before they get my loyalty again.
Sleeping dogs 2 (zzzzz as in sleep). Really not got a clue lol
@Baron_Von_Aaron Can't take out the Xeno-, I'd go with XenogearZ!
Knowing that it isn't Kingdom Hearts 3 makes me care so much less.
I love that people are moaning about Type-0. That game doesn't exist "for the demo", it exists because ever since the moment it dropped in Japan, people over here have been clamouring for a Western release, and now you're complaining. And looking at the comparisons they've done a hell of a lot of work on improving the game as well! I honestly don't understand the complaints, other than that it would be nice to have on Vita.
I don't get it, people get all wobbly at the knees over a dolled up version of a 12 year old Gamecube remake of a game that itself is nearly 20 years old, but then get stroppy at SE for bringing us an improved version of a game that has never previously had a western release, so is new ground for us. I've got nothing against REmake, I think it looks great, but I don't get people falling over themselves to praise a game that's been re-released countless times, and then sticking it to SE for bringing a much requested, never before released in the West game to Western audiences!
@SteveButler2210 perfect reply
I want shenmue but it will obviously be some FF game
@SteveButler2210 I'm with you on this one.
Whatever it is, I guess it will be releasing on 2020 the soonest.
Final Fantasy XIII Lighting StrikeZ
Can't speak for others but I know I sure as hell wasn't clamoring for a slightly better looking port of a mediocre PSP action RPG. REmake may be a known quantity but it is one of the best survival horror games ever made, period, and it's worth getting hyped about. Just like innovative doesn't mean better (tried and true gameplay is tried and true for a reason) I don't care if something is 'new' that doesn't automatically translate to good. I'll take the known, if it's great, any time over something 'new' that doesn't look so hot, and Type-0 is nothing special. The FF game that everybody wants is the one that SquareEnix idiotically refuses to make even if it would mean a huge payday.
There's also the fact that SE is just a terrible company now and nothing it does, short of the remake everybody wants, is worth getting hyped for. So on the topic of this article, unless Sony announces it's going to be funding this project the same way it's funding SF V, I'd expect nothing but garbage because that's all SE gives the PlayStation brand these days. I'd love to be wrong but SE's trackrecord since FF XIII speaks for itself.
Whatever the game is, I just hope it's worth waiting 1-2 years for the price to drop down.
It's a Zohan action adventure game... Disco disco...
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