Last week we posted a vague Square Enix teaser for something called Project: Rising, with promises that we'd hear more about the game on the 19th. Well, turns out I was the only one to accurately guess that the reveal today was... just going to be another trailer. (I've played this whole Squeenix teaser thing a time or two before.) Anyway, Project: Rising is actually apparently the code name for the upcoming Square Enix free to play RPG Samurai Rising. Check it out:

Pertinent details from the trailer, per our resident Japanese speaker Shaun Musgrave, include the fact that it's another free to play social action RPG from the same artist responsible for Bravely Default. The game centralizes around four player coop, with players taking the role of various familiar Final Fantasy-ish classes. Specifically mentioned in the video are the Dragoon, White Mage, and Black Mage, so it seems reasonable to assume other popular FF jobs will make an appearance. Additionally, a Malboro is seen in the trailer, so expect a bunch of other popular FF enemies to return.

There's a pre-registration page up, like most of these freemium games, and there's mention of some kind of crystal bonus for tweeting about the game. We can't find any mention of any US release, so it's possible this might be Japan-only at first, judging by how Square has done stuff in the past.

  • Solarclipse

    That's disappointing. But that's the mobile game market for you. So long as squeenix continues to support their chaos rings franchise, and continue to improve their ports, que será, sera.

    • spader623

      Is chaos rings 3 still broken on modern iOS? Like 9. I wanted to try it (others don't look as good honestly) but I heard 3 is kinda broken

      • Milotorou

        no its not, CR3 works fine 🙂

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  • DTK

    Looks like a nice game, but the Free2Play tarnishes the anticipation remarkable! It would not be the first time that a Square Enix title with an unfair IAP Model ruined the fun. Even if it looks like the release after a reasonable IAP model, already enough games were ruined by updates (like Heavenstrike Rivals). Let's hope the best!

  • OrangutanKungfu

    So underwhelmed. But shouldn't complain: there are plenty of premium Squeenix titles I haven't made my way through yet. And Romancing SaGa 2 is coming...

  • Brendan Charles

    "Free-to-play-social--" Ok, i'm out.

    • Stormourner of the Nature

      farewell I'm in

  • Montanx HS

    Not sure why people are acting all shocked about it being a free social rpg. I am shocked if a game isnt a free social rpg. It actually looks good too.

    • flashbackflip

      This comment won the thread

  • curtisrshideler

    Free to play. Don't need another one of those. But I'll buy their next premium title, like most of the previous ones.

  • AdamBoy64

    It's looking pretty good.
    Looks like it'd be a lot of fun with friends.

    • Stormourner of the Nature

      it's great to see you again =D

      • AdamBoy64

        Whoa. You have a sharp memory.
        Thanks man.

      • Stormourner of the Nature

        yup I never forget good people like you and you're most welcome 😉

        I wonder do you see any pro-freemium gamers or freemium whiners? some silly anti-freemium gamers made those comments XD

  • JudasKain

    Knew it. F2p social rpg with baby adults lacking diapers. Could be fun (for a while) until it becomes a total waste of time (eventually- if not already).

  • rayray307

    Omg I've been waiting for a samurai rpg for the longest, looks like I'm going to have to get a Japanese smart phone or tablet and learn Japanese.