Most studios shy away from announcing products months in advance, but Square Enix is not a company that seems to get the App Store all that well. Back in May, just days after it released Chaos Rings Omega, it announced the franchise's first, actual sequel: Chaos Rings II. We've seen a couple of Japanese-language teasers since, and well, here's another. But get this: the game is coming soon. Like, this Thursday soon, according to the footage below. See what they did there?

We don't know what exactly to expect from the sequel-sequel, but it seems like a safe bet that Chaos Rings II isn't set to rock the boat. Also, this song, guys. This song.

  • Jusco

    Doesn't look too bad, but I agree that it probably won't do much to advance the genre.

    Also, what's so special about this song?

  • NPeart

     If its anything like the first one, its taking the genre back. I'd like to rable more about it, but I tired, and don't have time to put everything to words. It just sucked. (To be fair, good graphics and excellent art. Music was good too, but in wrong place. Japanese voice was fantastic news!)

  • MadMilkMan

    When he took the laser to the chest I cried just a little... :,(

  • Briker Ed

    Looks good but the gameplay elements seem like the first title with little (to no?) variation. If that's the case, I'll have to pass. It just wasn't that engaging to me. . . . Will wait till it comes out to check more vids and in-depth reviews though.

    If I remember, when they announced CR: Omega and CRII they said Omega was just a build-up on the first title and that they'll develop CRII as a 'proper' sequel with more gameplay elements or whatever. Hope it really proves to be the case, and not just different graphics.

  • Egon__Spengler

    Hope they increased the difficulty say 10-fold.  The original was ridiculously easy...

  • Omar Aria

    don't care about the price .. from the trailer it looks awesome, insta buy !

  • Sebastian Fernandez

    nobody knows the plot or if the gameplay is the game as the first 2 chaos rings. I am going to die of happiness when this comes out! even if i have to sell a kidney to get it - Square enix has taken me on so mandy adventures over the last 20 or so years, and the trailer makes me drool for it even more! =D

  • Inaba-kun

    Square still not exactly reaching very high on the visual front. It's PSP level at best, and the frame rate looks sub 30. No excuse for it on modern iOS hardware.

    I was never much of a fan of the original chaos rings. It was just a dungeon crawler and brutally difficult. 

    • ltcommander_data

      I think they are deliberately going with a more anime vibe than hyper-realism, which is a good decision given the genre and target audience. Personally I'm pleased with the creative art direction and what looks to be many varied environments. I think that's something we should see more of in iOS games.

  • Dower Chin

    I've never had the time to get into the Chaos Rings games, but SquareEnix do know how to make a pretty looking game. I bet they'll price this at $20 or more, which gives me pause from impulse buying it.

  • Vince

    Aha.. a Chihara Minori OP song! Too bad there will always be some people who will complain and demand for a dubbed version of the song >.>

  • Snow_Bound

    After playing the first two games and loving it while maxing out all of my characters levels on both games i have to say, that this game is weird. And i don't mean weird as in storyline/gameplay. I mean there was literately a point in the game were i can't progress because a boss keeps one shotting both of my characters. They might have buffed the difficultly slightly for normal mobs but damn...