A few weeks in the past, Sq. Enix filed a trademark in Japan for the time period Symbiogenesis. With the phrase’s definition being the premise for the 1995 traditional Parasite Eve, it drummed up hype {that a} remake announcement was imminent. 

Oh, how foolish of us to place a lot religion into Sq. Enix within the yr of our lord 2022, as a result of sike! It is not a Parasite Eve remake in any respect. As a substitute, the writer has unveiled a brand new “collectible artwork” NFT mission. In a 30-second trailer backed by an completely ear-splitting invasive track, Sq. Enix proudly proclaims “untangle the story” earlier than revealing the emblem for the mission and its launch date: Spring 2023.

Unsurprisingly, the announcement has gone down like a lead balloon. Sq. Enix is being appropriately ratio’d with some glorious meme replies which were swiftly tucked away in my very own private folder, prepared to make use of the subsequent time Sq. decides to unveil some bullshit. Other than the truth that most individuals have realised how terrible NFTs are (each as an idea and environmentally), it does seem to be a mighty slap within the face to excited Parasite Eve followers.

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It is unknown if the so-called “artwork” mission could have any relation to the sequence, although for the sake of Parasite Eve followers I positive hope not. On its devoted Twitter web page it is touted as a “new franchise,” which makes its relation to the game unlikely. For now although simply sit again, loosen up and benefit from the Twitter replies totally rinsing the writer for its horrible choices. I’ve bought the popcorn able to go. 

Sq. Enix’s fixation on NFTs has been a weird and irritating journey. Regardless of the corporate’s president being conscious that “individuals who ‘play to have enjoyable’ and who at present type nearly all of gamers” hate NFTs, he is remained enthusiastic concerning the idea. He continued to tout the horrible narrative into 2022, with Sq. Enix becoming a member of a blockchain in September. It is disheartening to see a once-revered developer fall so removed from grace, particularly when it is gutting so lots of its Western studios and sequence in pursuit of crappy issues.