Square Enix Prepares for Xenogears' 20th Anniversary with New Action Figure Project

The 20th anniversary of Xenogears will hit next year, and Square Enix is preparing to celebrate with action figures.

On February 11th 1998, Square Enix released the legendary Xenogears in Japan, marking the beginning of something that is still going on today with the Xenoblade series, even if it’s handled by a new studio with the original Director Tetsuya Takahashi at the helm, for a completely different company.

The twentieth anniversary of that historical release is coming, and Square Enix is preparing to celebrate. Hold your horses now, we’re not talking about a new game (at least not for now), but about action figures.

At San Diego Comic Con, the publisher teased a new action figure project based on new design by the original mecha designer Junya Ishigaki.

While no more details have been provided, the initial sketches have been showcased by Ishigaki himself and the official Square Enix Merchandising Twitter account. Incidentally, Ishigaki-san mentioned that the project has just been started, and there are no promises on whether everything we see will actually be produced.

Portrayed in the sketches are two of the game’s mecha, called “Gears:” the first is Fei Fong Wong’s Weltall, in a few different configurationsall the way to the Weltall-id version. The second is Elly Van Houten’s Vierge.

At the moment, there is no specific information on release windows, or whether the project will extend to actual games or not, but you can check out the artwork below, and maybe start dreaming.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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