A look at some of the Japanese titles announced at E3 2019

ONINAKI gets a release date, exciting news for fans of the SaGa series... and much more!
By Duncan Heaney

During the Square Enix E3 Live presentation, we revealed new information about many of our Japanese titles, from RPG legends heading to the West, to whole new adventures we can’t wait for you to play.

Here’s a closer look at what was revealed:

ONINAKI release date announced

ONINAKI will release for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam on August 22, 2019.

It’s the latest game from Tokyo RPG Factory - the talented team behind 2016’s I am Setsuna and 2017’s LOST SPHEAR.

This latest release combines beautiful art direction, deep characters and a compelling story to create an experience that hearkens back to classic RPGs, but retains its own unique identity.

ONINAKI follows the story of Kagachi, a young watcher who is responsible for guiding Lost Souls into the next world. But after meeting the mysterious girl Linne, his fate becomes linked with blood and death.

Soon Kagachi embarks on a dangerous journey, that will introduce him to new allies and dangerous enemies.

If you’re a fan of classic Square Enix RPGs, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up come August 22.


The classic co-op action RPG has been remastered, and enhanced with a new online multiplayer mode that lets you team up with up to three friends.

Of course, if you’d rather play solo, you can. Either way, you get to explore a beautiful word filled with memorable characters.

The game is out this Winter. We also announced that the game will release on smartphones too.

Take a look at the new trailer:

THE LAST REMNANT Remastered out now on Nintendo Switch

Release dates are all well and good, but how about some instant gratification? THE LAST REMNANT Remastered is available to download now on Nintendo Switch.

This enthralling RPG updates the 2008 original with beautiful new graphics, enhanced by Unreal Engine 4, and user interface improvements that make it feel better to play than ever before.

It also features a unique morale system that can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of fights, and an intricate battle system where commands change depending on the status of both friends and foes.

THE LAST REMNANT Remastered can be downloaded now from the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. It’s also available on PlayStation 4.

Romancing SaGa 3 makes its Western debut

One of the most respected JRPGS of all time is coming to the West for the first time as Romancing SaGa 3!

Developed by industry veterans, including Akitoshi Kawazu - the acclaimed director of Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier, and THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND - Romancing SaGa 3 improved high-definition visuals, as well as new dungeons to explore, new scenarios and even a New Game+ mode.

The game will be out for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PlayStation Vita, the Xbox One family including Windows 10, Steam, Google Play and the App Store.

Take a look at the new trailer:


Also announced, was SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS - an enhanced version of the previously Japan-only SaGa SCARLET GRACE.

It’s a game that lets you shape your own experiences by choosing between four protagonists - Urpina, Taria, Balmant and Leonard - each with a distinct standalone storyline. Essentially, it’s like having four RPGs in one.

SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS builds on the 2016 original with a whole host of improvements. The game now sports improved graphics, character voiceovers, new weapons, skills and more.

You’ll also have access to more than 70 allies who can potentially aid you in the new deep and tactical turn-based timeline battle system.

The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam, Google Play and the App Store.


A new Global mobile strategy RPG is on the way: WAR OF THE VISIONS FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS.

As the name rather implies, it comes from the same universe as FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS, and charges players with winning tactical battles where they’ll have to strategize carefully to triumph.

With multiple battlefields to explore, and powerful summons at your disposal, it’ll be a satisfying and tactical FINAL FANTASY experience that people can play wherever they are.


Speaking of FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS, did you know its three years old already? To celebrate its third anniversary, we’ll be hosting a livestream event on June 29, 2019. To watch, head over to the FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS YouTube channel at 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 1am BST.

And what would a celebration be without music? We’re pleased to announce another collaboration with the iconic Katy Perry. The collaboration starts June 12, 2019. Here’s the trailer: