Microsoft Secures Square Enix RPG on Xbox 360

At Microsoft's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference last week the company announced that publisher Square Enix will help bring an exclusive RPG to the Xbox 360: Infinite Undiscovery, a new game developed by tri-Ace – makers of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile series. Infinite Undiscovery is billed by Square Enix producer Hajime Kojima as an action-oriented, "dynamic, compelling next-generation RPG" with a focus on real-time events. Despite Microsoft's best efforts, the 360 doesn't stand a chance to match Nintendo and Sony levels of Japanese user-base but Microsoft still has a reason to lay the groundwork for its next console, as it succesfully did going from the Xbox to the Xbox 360.

News source: DailyTech

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an action-oriented, “dynamic, compelling next-generation RPG” with a focus on real-time events

That just doesn't sound very enticing. One could replace "RPG" with most any word, like "skirt", or "camera" and sell something else. Now if they had said fun and exciting, then maybe I'd be interested...

GreyWolfSC said,

That just doesn't sound very enticing. One could replace "RPG" with most any word, like "skirt", or "camera" and sell something else. Now if they had said fun and exciting, then maybe I'd be interested... :)

I want a "dynamic, compelling next-generation" skirt! That'd be awesome!

As long as it appears Xbox360 has scant few "token" rpg's, it's not enough for me to move to the that system.
I like the xbox360 design but I go where the games are, and since I love Japanese rpg's, rpg's, rpg/adventure. The system that has the most is what will draw me, no matter what system it is.

I'm not in to FPS, and sports based games, and actions games are ok for me.

I seem to remember MS flaunting an RPG that would supposedly bring the 360 into the RPG lime-light. Then the game came up short of the hype to be a mediocre title at best. Sadly, I was really excited by Blue Dragon but I was diappointed when it "flopped". It was rather repetative and predictable.

I'll stay more sceptic about any MS backed RPG from now on.

a few times out of the countless rpg's they have brought out nameing the final fantasy series the mana series the chrono series etc etc alot of great games have come from square-enix

Yes, RPGs crown the console king. NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, ?~

Though, I don't see the big whoop with Squeenix though. The FF series aside, they've flopped a few times before. (Unlimited Saga for one)

I didn't really care for Star Ocean or those other "like-titles" but its good to hear about more RPGs on teh 360's lineup.