FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Producer Believes Abandoning PARASITE EVE Would Be a Mistake
There was a time when Square Enix was actually making new Parasite Eve games, but haven't learned any concrete details on the future of the survival horror-esque series ever since the successful debut of The 3rd Birthday in 2010.
If you're not familiar with Parasite Eve, the series consists of three games: 1998's Parasite Eve, 1999's Parasite Eve II and the PSP-exclusive 3rd Birthday. For the most part, the trilogy focuses on police officer Aya Brea, who tries to do whatever she can do destroy the titular Eve — an ancient evil that threatens all life on Earth.
In a recent interview with Kenny Omega, Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase — and the director of the beloved original — revealed that he would really like to see Parasite Eve rise from the ashes.
“Yes, it’s true that for The 3rd Birthday I worked on the PSP version. The characters are very rich and deep, especially Aya Brea," Kitase said. "I don’t know of any plans right now, but it would be a waste not to use these characters,” the award-winning artist added.
Given that Square registered a new Parasite Eve trademark in Europe a good while ago, chances are that the publisher hasn't forgotten about the series just yet. Unfortunately, it seems that Square is currently planning to work only on Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy, at least when it comes to its biggest original franchises.