Square-Enix's full statement on supporting Switch - Interest in creating new IP and rebooting past titles

We've already heard that Square-Enix has some big interest in supporting the Switch. Those tidbits came from some translations from various sources, but now we have the official translation from Square-Enix themselves. You can see the company's full Switch statements below.

Q: Where do you intend to prioritize allocation of your development resources going forward?

A: We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.

Q: What do you think of Nintendo Switch, and how are you approaching development efforts for it?

A: Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.

NCSX import - Dragon Quest Slime slippers

Retire your bunny slippers and slide your feet into a pair of Slime Slippers instead which are available in blue or silver slime variations. The slippers are "free size" and should fit most adult human feet outside the courts of the National Basketball Association.

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Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown - commercials

Hey Square-Enix, perhaps with your newfound appreciation for the Switch, you could see it fit to bring Dragon Quest X stateside! There are plenty of fans here who want to give the game a go. I mean, why not put a poll out there and gauge interest?

Square-Enix to aggressively make games for Switch, no IPs ruled out

As we just mentioned a few minutes ago, Square-Enix is big on Switch. They're ready to really start pouring some support out for the system. Here's the latest tidbits from the company themselves.

- Project Octopath Traveler and Dragon Quest XI Switch seem on-track for next fiscal year
- Switch’s momentum is strong and Nintendo doing great is good for Square-Enix.
- Switch is ideal for middle-range games, which Square-Enix is good at making, so they will work on these aggressively
- when considering games for Switch, Square-Enix won’t rule out any IPs
- this includes new ones, currently active ones and not-active ones
- new Switch games may become multi-platform, but Square Enix promise to “aggressively make games for Switch”

Square-Enix says Switch core architecture similar to PS4/XB1, multiplatform games possible

You know what I really appreciate lately? We have third parties coming out saying the Switch is able to slide in there with PS4/XB1 when it comes to games. Yes, some concessions will have to be made, but you can get the core experience up-and-running with some work. The reason I appreciate this is because a couple other third parties are claiming you can't do stuff like this and it doesn't make sense. Just goes to show who's up for the work, and who's making excuses.

Lost Sphear physical edition available to preorder on Square-Enix store, includes bonus

As an ominous power threatens the fabric of reality, a young man chosen by destiny must arise to face a phenomenon never seen before. Enter Kanata, as he awakens from a devastating dream leading him to find his home, erased from existence. Awaken the power of Memory to restore the Lost and rebuild the world!

SHAPE your own adventure in the vast world with Memory to restore locales.
ENHANCED ATB Battle System offering more strategic freedom and movement in combat.
SEAMLESS gameplay transition between overworld and battles.
EXPLORE unique environments through an unforgettably gripping story.

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Lost Sphear - 'Restore the World' trailer

As an ominous power threatens the fabric of reality itself, Kanata and his friends must restore the disappearing world around them from being forgotten.

Dragon Quest X: Version 4.0 - another round of screens

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Wouldn't it be nice to play Dragon Quest X? It's gotten support for so long, yet we never saw it release outside of Japan. Seems like such a shame.

Square-Enix shares some results from the Project Octopath Traveler demo survey

Remember when Square-Enix asked people to take a survey about the Project Octopath Traveler demo? It seems we have some results from that survey. The Switch news channel in Japan shared the info below, so the results are most likely related to just Japanese players.

Which route did you play in the demo?

– Both: 63%
– Primrose only: 19%
– Olberic only: 18%

If you were to rate this game on a 5-star scale, how many stars would you give?

– 5 stars: 32%
– 4 stars: 53%
– 3 stars: 12%
– 2 stars: 2%
– 1 star: 1%

Some of the feedback from users includes:

– Wish the movement speed could be faster
– Some parts of the map were hard to see
– Hope for a feature to skip events
– The menu is a bit inconvenient (maybe criticizing the UI quality)
– Could the text be a bit bigger?
– Make the battles more interesting

The dev team wants everyone to know that they're taking these comments into account and are working hard to make the game as good as it can be.