Square Enix Discovers Western JRPG Love

After years of successful releases in the west, including multiple iterations of nearly every Final Fantasy title, it seems strange that Square Enix is only now realizing that there’s a demand for deep, engaging Japanese roleplaying games. Better late than never, though, right?

“For the new games we’ll be developing from this point on — while this may sound a bit extreme, we’ve been talking about making them as heavy JRPGs. I believe that way, we can better focus on our target, which will also bring better results,” said president of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda.

This is great news for fans of Bravely Default, which apparently had a lot to do with the change of heart. The company claims to have been blind to the demand, but now sees that “fans of JRPGs are really spread around the world.”