Yesterday, we learned that Forever Entertainment, the developer behind Panzer Dragoon: Remake, would be given the opportunity to remake a franchise within the Square Enix Japan library.
Forever Entertainment proved that they have the chops to take a beloved but graphically-dated game and bring it lovingly into the 21st century. This got us thinking, what series, realistically, could Forever Entertainment be working on. Let’s take a few guesses, shall we?
To me, this one has the best chance. Parasite Eve is a series that Square Enix hasn’t shown a ton of interest in working on. In spite of that, it’s beloved by older fans that got to experience the series on the PS1.
Parasite Eve merges shooter, RPG, and Japanese horror elements into a package that once had worldwide appeal and was considered a major franchise for Square/Square Enix.
In addition to developing Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Forever Entertainment is also working with Sega on remaking their on-rails horror game franchise, House of the Dead. While Parasite Eve isn’t on-rails like those two other games, it’s still closer in feel than the JRPGs Square Enix Japan is known for.
After the success of Resident Evil 2: Remake, and the general resurgence of horror games in recent years, Square Enix and Forever Entertainment teaming up to get something of their own out there makes a ton of sense.
Not only would it likely be popular amongst 90s and 2000s gamers, but it could also serve as a gauge of the public’s interest in future games.
The only reason that it wouldn’t be Parasite Eve is if Square Enix still has a desire to work on the franchise themselves.
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