Nothing like finishing 2013 with a reminder of how Square Enix's mobile releases should make all gamers cringe. Today the publisher put up a countdown site for a something called Destiny VIII which coincidentally ends in eight days on January 8. The site features the date, an almost Final Fantasy-esque image of a shadowy figure wrapping their hands around a planet, and the words "Square Enix x gloops". gloops, by the way, is a prominent Japanese mobile developer.
What sort of project should we expect? Here's what my experience tells me. Square Enix has utilized these countdown websites prior for smaller titles. Anything bigger and they typically debut straight away with a trailer, screenshots and a press release. As such, we're likely looking at a smaller-scale mobile title. Perhaps Square Enix licensed one of their smaller properties to gloop for it. Also, it's almost certain to be exclusive to Japan until it proves to be profitable.
Expect more details on Square Enix and gloops' Destiny VIII project on January 8. Who knows, maybe it'll surprise everyone... but probably not.