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Let the speculation begin! RPG on the way

RPG fans, put your speculation caps on because the all-knowing Famitsu has delivered again. According to the Editorial Director, a huge RPG is about to be unveiled for the Xbox 360. Hirokazu Hamamura states that this title would have the potential to sell a comparable 500,000 copies on the PS2. That's a bit less than last year's numbers of the widely popular Kingdom Hearts II over there.

We can probably rule out it being a Final Fantasy, although the write-up mentions that he never said whether it is an original title or a franchise. A major role playing game of any caliber could help rocket the struggling system over in the land of the rising sun. It makes one wonder if this mystery game, whatever it is, has a chance to make it to the States as well. Any ideas?

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Sense1

3-08-2006 @ 4:13PM

Sense said...

I can only hope that this will at least open the door for more Japanese RPGs to make it to the US.

I don't know what game it could be. Dare I dream of Phantasy Star V? Shining Force IV?

Either one of those (even Phantasy Star Universe) would be sweet beyond measure.

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Adam2

3-08-2006 @ 4:50PM

Adam said...

Although I'm personally not a huge fan of JRPGs, a big franchise (be it existing or new) would be HUGE for the 360 in Japan. This can only mean good things for the success of the platform in the land of the rising sun.

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djphatjive3

3-08-2006 @ 5:09PM

djphatjive said...

Why don't they just make these games for everyone. Why doesnt everyone just speak one language. Why Whhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! We USA people need our RPG's, I mean shouldn't they realise that there is just as much as a market here for a really good RPG, Look at WOW, I know its a MMO but its also a RPG. Its huge here!!!!!

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Sense4

3-08-2006 @ 6:16PM

Sense said...

The emptiness of this topic has made it painfully obvious to me that Xbox fanboys don't give a crap about JRPGs. At least three of us do. I want GRAW as much as the next guy but I long for some non-twitch gameplay now and again.

I needs my stories!

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Adrain Barton5

3-09-2006 @ 9:08AM

Adrain Barton said...

I thought Final Fantasy was already coming out for the 360. Why would they announce something that has already been announced?

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matthew6

3-09-2006 @ 12:36PM

matthew said...

I'm a huge fan of Xbox and an even huger fan of JRPG's. I really hope Microsoft figures out that I'm not the only American gamer who wants some good ole spiky-haired JRPG goodness.

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darkbhudda7

3-09-2006 @ 10:08PM

darkbhudda said...

"Xbox fanboys don't give a crap about JRPGs."
Some of us do.
It's the only reason I bought a PS2.
If Xbox360 gets heaps of RPGs either Japanese or Western, I won't even bother with PS3.

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funkyflea8

3-14-2006 @ 10:18PM

funkyflea said...

Can't say I'm excited about a Naruto game on my 360. Elder scrolls ftw!

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