Square Enix
3 days ago.
Sony sells 8.58% stake in Square Enix
Sony has announced it's to sell its stake in Square Enix.The sale of Sony's 9.5 million shares in Square - that's an 8.58% stake in the company - will be made to SMBC Nikko Securities for a fee of ¥4.8 billion (around £28 million/$47 million) and will be part of the company's full-year financial results for the year ending March 31, 2015.However, the sale will be mentioned for the company's upcoming full-year report for the year ending March 31, 2014…
3 weeks ago.
Square Enix announces PAX East 2014 lineup
Square Enix have announced its lineup for this year's Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East) - an annual video-game festival that allows the gaming community to interact with those in the industry, and get to grips with some of the latest game releases.Taking place in Boston from April 11 to April 13, Square Enix's booth will feature three new and upcoming titles that players will be able to preview and play:Hitman GO - Agent 47 makes his mobile debut in…
3 weeks ago.
Deal Alert! Bravely Default and Square Enix Humble Bundle
A load of Square Enix games are on sale today, offering up a wide variety of titles available for multiple platforms. Namely, Bravely Default has finally dropped a bit in price, while Humble Bundle is running a 48 hour promotion featuring Square Enix games on the PC side of things. Check out the links directly below.Amazon has Bravely Default on sale for 31.66! Order Bravely DefaultAlso, this weeks Humble Bundle is Square Enix sale! Humble Bundle Square Enix sale…
2 months ago.
Yoko Shimomura celebrates 25 years of music with new album memória!
March is music month at Square Enix as the company has announced yet another album due out on March 26th. Titled memória! this new CD will celebrate Yoko Shimomura and her 25 years of contribution to video game music.Scheduled to release at the cost of ¥3,000, the album will contain music from some of her more popular works including the Kingdom Hearts series, Legend of Mana and Live A Live. Currently, Shimomura is working on both Final Fantasy XV…
5 months ago.
Join the Final Fantasy Discussion on our new sibling community
Chances are if you're reading Nova Crystallis or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, RSS or some other channel of web communication, you love Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix or maybe RPGs in general. Or at least like them. We'd hope so, at least! We certainly do, and when two of our RPG and Final Fantasy-specific sister sites began to toss about the idea of a message board, we couldn't help but jump at the chance to introduce a feature…
7 months ago.
Here's your Square Enix TGS 2013 live stream schedule
Final Fantasy XV may be skipping TGS once again this year, but that doesn't mean Square Enix won't be spending time showing off some of their other titles.With the likes of Final Fantasy X|X-2, Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns taking up the bulk of their booth, Square Enix will also be putting on several stage shows - the schedule for which we've included below along with their descriptions. All times are listed in Japan Standard Time and will be…
7 months ago.
Square Enix opens official Tokyo Game Show 2013 website
Square Enix - as they do every year around this time - have opened their official portal ahead of Tokyo Game Show to give fans a taste of what they can expect at the event later this month.In addition to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD - the former seeing its Japanese debut in just a few short months - the company will bringing along the likes of Drakengard 3, Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Final…
8 months ago.
Square Enix reveals their lineup for Gamescom 2013
Gamescom - now the largest game industry trade show in the world - is closing up upon us and today Square Enix have revealed playable demos, stage presentations and more scheduled for the event.At the show, Square Enix will be celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - which will be available to fans around the world just days after Gamescom ends. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida will be in attendance for presentations and more. Additionally, Lightning Returns producer…
9 months ago.
Final Fantasy GO THERE collaboration campaign launched
Square Enix has announced an all new collaboration campaign dubbed "Final Fantasy GO THERE."Comprised of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - the campaign will set the stage for various collaborations to come about, a couple of which have already been revealed.The first wave of the campaign includes Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns. Lightning will gain access to a Miqo'te outfit from FFXIV by completing a certain…
9 months ago.
Win tickets to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy in San Diego
Distant Worlds is performing alongside San Diego Comic Con tomorrow and we’ve scored a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky person!Courtesy of Square Enix, one winner will walk away with a pair of normal tickets (sorry VIP hopefuls) that will grant them and a guest to the show on July 18th. While the contest is open to everyone on Nova Crystallis, keep in mind that entrants must be able to attend if selected.Concert HighlightsFINAL FANTASY VI:…
9 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura confirmed for Japan Expo stage appearance
Some good and bad news has made their way out of Japan Expo this morning.First, the bad news - tomorrow's conference centered on Kingdom Hearts will not be streamed to the public, as previously announced and now confirmed by Square Enix. A detailed reasoning for this decision was not given, but Square Enix apologizes to those who can't make it.That said, the good news is Tetsuya Nomura has snuck his way into France to be apart of the festivities -…
9 months ago.
Square Enix Presents livestream videos rounded up
If you missed the livestream festivities last week, Square Enix has uploaded the majority of their E3 presentations on YouTube for easy viewing.Included within are English and Japanese interviews and gameplay walkthroughs with titles like Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX as well as Square Enix's western offerings and a final look at the future of Final Fantasy. Note, not every thing is translated but we've got you covered with all the important details here.Final Fantasy XIVSquare Enix Channel!Kingdom…
9 months ago.
Square Enix reveals event schedule for Japan Expo 2013
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts will be back to this year’s Japan Expo in France as several titles prep for release later this year.The event – which runs from July 4th through the 7th this year in in Paris – covers a wide range of popular Japanese culture including video games and famous guests. This year, Square Enix will be bringing out several key staff including Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama, Naoki Yoshida and Shinji Hashimoto. As of today, Square Enix…
9 months ago.
E3 2013 news and previews rounded up
With E3 now over, it's time to gather our collective thoughts and prepare for the future. Between the excitement this year's announcements to our unprecedented traffic (and site downtime), I don't think any of use were expecting how frantic things would turn out.There's quite a bit to digest - the staff put in their hardest here - but there's more to come in just a few short months. Square Enix is already promising a new wave of information to…
10 months ago.
Nomura @ E3, Part 1: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts III
Tetsuya Nomura just concluded an interview on Square Enix's E3 2013 livestream, in which he discussed his work on both the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the new Final Fantasy XV (previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII). For part one, we'll be focusing on the Kingdom Hearts questions asked by the interviewer.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIXThe title of the franchise was meant to be appropriate to Disney. Nomura was inspired by amusement parks and wanted to call the game series…
10 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura to attend E3 this year
The second episode of Square Enix's mdRadio has shown up a bit early - arriving a day ahead of schedule for some reason or another.While Nomura neglected to talk about Final Fantasy Versus XIII this time - instead reflecting on how fans have been clamoring for a The World End With You sequel and how he'd like to create one - he did sound off on the fact that he will be making his way over to E3 this…
10 months ago.
Square Enix details their full E3 livestream schedule
Recently released was the program schedule for Square Enix at E3, in the form of a handy PDF.  While Versus and other anticipated projects are not present individually, there is a section entitled "Future of Final Fantasy Press Conference Recap" on the last day. If Versus (or any other titles) are revealed at the Sony Conference the evening before E3, this is the period they'll be showing up in.*As a disclaimer, all times below are written in 12/12 (nonmilitary) time…
10 months ago.
Next episode of Square Enix mdRadio confirmed for June 11th
Testuya Nomura will be returning to Square Enix's mdRadio on June 11th, Hidemi Matsuzuka has confirmed today.This news comes following a Famitsu report that the second episode of the show would be available by the end of May. As that date has come and gone, Hidemi has broken the silence and given a final date as to when fans can expect the next words from Nomura as well as others in the merchandise team.Given the timing, we should expect…
10 months ago.
Square Enix reveals their E3 2013 lineup
Square Enix is returning to E3 this year with what can only be described as a Japanese-heavy lineup.In stark contrast to last year's Eidos dominated showing, this year is headlined by Final Fantasy XIV and other titles out of the company's domestic catalog. Their booth will play host to playable versions of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX as well as Deus Ex: Human Revolution…
10 months ago.
Distant Worlds: The Celebration blu-ray previewed online
Distant Worlds: The Celebration will be making its way to blu-ray later this month and Square Enix has uploaded a few previews on what fans can expect when it launches on June 26th.Previews include a look at Final Fantasy I-III Medley, Battle with Four Friends and Blinded by Light along with a special message from famed series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The blu-ray itself will come packed with 19 tracks total and include music from Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu and Hitoshi…