A user has unearthed a short demo of a Gex game that has obviously never been released. Will the recent brand renewal by Square Enix allow the franchise to return?
Gex Jr. is the name given to an unannounced and never released unreleased title. A new episode has just appeared on the Web, while Square Enix has renewed the brand on its side.
Une old demo
Courses extracted for a certain Gex Jr. appeared online on justz00t’s YouTube channel. According to the description of the video, this demo is dated January 25, 2001, and was created by ImageBuilder. A trial version was found on an old CD-R.
A short demo of the unreleased and unannounced game Gex Jr for the PlayStation. This demo was made by ImageBuilder and is dated January 25, 2001.
Obviously, it would therefore be a brand new component discarded by Square Enix at the time, which could have been released after the PS1 trilogy. A prequel? A sequel with a potential son of the gecko?
Gex: the return to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC?
A parody of American society and television, Gex Jr. apparently wouldn’t have looked much different from his predecessors with references to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ? as well as Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Vs. attack. So, soon a return? Never say never… especially since Square Enix was active behind the scenes in February and last year.
The Japanese publisher has indeed ensured that it has the exploitation rights in Japan and Europe. However, we will temper this action because it is not necessarily synonymous with a project in development. But if it is, will Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Avengers), who invented the series, come back? Who knows, but the studio is already trying to save the new Perfect Dark.
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