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Square Enix 1st Production Dept. Developing Action RPG For PS3 and Vita

New title uses Unity Engine and may have air ship elements.

Square Enix's 1st Production Department held a premier event in January of this year where Final Fantasy XIII-2 was first announced.

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita are the targets for a new action RPG from Square Enix's elite 1st Production Department, the group that makes Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.

A couple of job listings mention three points about the game:

  • Hardware is Vita and PS3
  • Genre is Action RPG
  • Development Engine is Unity

One listing is for a planner to do work related to player character growth and customization, including job properties, ability properties, a growth system, and a customization system.

Another listing, asks for planners to work on gameplay over a 3D field. The job consists of creating play elements for flying an airship over a world map, and planning gameplay for within an air ship, including things like inn functionality, customization elements and checking up on game progress.

Given that this game uses the Unity Engine, it's presumably unrelated to the Square Enix action RPG that was announced last week for the Unreal Engine.

The job listings do not list the company that is hiring for the project. Rather than Square Enix, it may be an external contractor. However, the listings do specifically refer to the game as a new project from Square Enix's 1st Production Department.

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