'Black Ops' and 'Final Fantasy XIV' to appear at Tokyo show

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Square Enix has lifted the lid on its roster of titles for the Tokyo Game Show, September 16-19. The list includes the certain blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops and two Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy XIV for PC and PlayStation 3 and, curiously, Final Fantasy XI which was first released in 2002.

Final Fantasy XIV, in development for about five years, is an online adventure planned for PC release on September 30, and then PlayStation 3 in March 2011. Final Fantasy XI's presence on Square Enix's title list is of interest as it was the series' first foray into massively multiplayer online gaming, still going eight years later despite the domination of World of Warcraft.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops is not developed by the company - instead, it's from North American studio Treyarch - but the firm is handling Japanese publication duties on behalf of franchise owner Activision.

Activision has said that it wants the game to be even bigger than 2009's record-breaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, despite genre competition from Medal of Honor, Halo: Reach, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.

Other Square Enix games to be shown at TGS 2010 include The 3rd Birthday, Front Mission Evolved, Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded and Deus Ex.

Conspicuous by their absence are PSP title Final Fantasy XIII Agito and Final Fantasy Versus XIII on PS3, both of which expand on the recent Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 epic Final Fantasy XIII, and are expected to be shown behind closed doors.

The list in full can be seen at the Square Enix TGS site.

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