Last week, Square-Enix director Hajime Tabata said they'd be showing off The 3rd Birthday some time soon and now, it appears that we'll actually get the final product this year.
Well, they will in Japan, at any rate. According to Siliconera , Nikkei's Trendynet published a brief talk with Square-Enix boss Yoichi Wada, and after talking about the hot topics of today (3D, for instance), he mentioned the company's big games for 2010. Although he didn't provide any further details, he listed Nier , which is set to launch this week, Deus-Ex: Human Revolution , Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 , Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and yes, The 3rd Birthday . This means the game is closer than we thought and we should probably see some actual gameplay media at E3. Sadly, he does not say anything about Final Fantasy Versus XIII but then again, who really expected that one to launch this year? The 3rd Birthday , on the other hand, is coming right along and we can't wait to get a look at Aya's long-awaited third entry. The sequel back on the original PlayStation was too Resident Evil -ish for me, but it was still fun. I'm just wondering how many PSP owners really remember Parasite Eve …
Anyway, we'll now have to keep an eye out for more details and info concerning The 3rd Birthday . And here's hoping a North American release isn't too far behind the Japanese release!
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday