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4 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Play the Square Enix bingo with us!
Continuing the former E3-tradition of bingos, NovaCrystallis.com is proud to present you our Square Enix Gamescom 2015 bingo. Gaming conventions are even more fun when the big hopes and rumors collide with surprises and awkward moments. We challenge Square Enix to deliver. Will the release date of Final Fantasy XV really be shared at Gamescom or will it be kept under wraps until TGS? Will we hear more details about the Hitman beta or get a US/EU release date for Star Ocean 5?…
1 month ago.
Square Enix reveals Gamescom 2015 line-up
Square Enix has just revealed their Gamescom 2015 lineup - said to be their biggest at the ever. The upcoming Hitman game and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will not be playable at the show, but will be shown through special stage demos alongside Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix's main stage will be reserved for Final Fantasy XV where they plan to have "many well-known guests" and deliver "new insights" on the game across multiple presentations. More information regarding the Final…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy Portal App announced, a combination news and resources app
The new Final Fantasy Portal app, coming to both iOS and Android, is part news site, part wiki, and part game. Apparently it will update periodically with the latest trailers and announcements, and it contains a variety of information about various games. From the look of things it also includes the Final Fantasy XIV version of Triple Triad, introduced and popularized originally in Final Fantasy VIII. If the little "Game" option in the corner is any indication, there may be…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Launch Trailer and Key Art
  A new trailer has dropped for Heavensward, with the game's early release period launching in a matter of days and a new Live Letter on its way during Square Enix's Day 3 event listing for E3. Many new pieces of artwork were handed out too, and we have them all here for you below. More information on Heavensward is coming soon. Stay tuned, and please be excited! …
2 months ago.
Square Enix announces a new studio, creating a new IP
Square Enix CEO announced the creation of a brand new studio within the gaming company called "Tokyo RPG Fcatory", which is apparently fully dedicated to the creation of Japanese-style roleplaying games. Their first game, now in development, is called Project SETSUNA, but no real information is available on it just yet. The artwork shown off is fairly varied and we will have gallery of it up ASAP. It was a little difficult to understand Matsuda, but it sounded like the…
2 months ago.
Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness gameplay trailer
The 5th installment in the Star Ocean series received a new trailer for E3. The video reconfirms the game's commitment to seamless transition both in terms of combat and world. The developers talked briefly on stage about the game and said one of their goals is to destroy the notion that all JRPGs are movies with periods of gameplay. To that end and in keeping with the seamless goal, it sounds like most of the game's story scenes will be…
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts 3 gets a trailer with live gameplay footage
After two years since the announcement of Kingdom Hearts III's development for both PS4 and XBox One, Square Enix have finally shared a new trailer with both a cut scene and what appears to be live gameplay. A scene between the younger selves of Masters Xehanort and Eraqus is shown, playing chess together and discussing the ancient Keyblade War. Xehanort talks about the Book of Prophecy, and the ominous words written on the last page claiming that Darkness would claim…
2 months ago.
New NieR project announced
A new NieR title has been announced, although the game's subtitle is apparently "very much a secret" right now. The game has only just begun production by Platinum Studios, with Yoko Taro as Director and Atsushi Inaba as Producer. Yoko Taro's eccentric costuming choice aside, he spoke of how the new NieR team is made up largely of people who loved the original game and/or were team members on that project. Because of this, he is absolutely not concerned with whether…
2 months ago.
Watch the Square Enix conference here!
At about 10AM PDT (approximately 10 hours away at the time of writing), Square Enix will be launching a live stream of their special E3 conference. This will be done via the Square Enix Presents Youtube channel, but the streaming page itself doesn't seem to be up yet. Tomorrow, before it goes live, we'll add a link right here so people can watch it along with us! As the stream goes on, this article will be updated with a quick list…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake announced for PlayStation 4
After many years waiting and watching, it was just announced at the Sony livestream that Final Fantasy VII is being remade, playable first on Playstation 4. Although a release date was not announced, news of the remake's development could not have come at a better time. In 2017 not only will we be celebrating the 20th birthday of the original Final Fantasy VII, but the 30th anniversary of the series. We can all hope they are aiming for release during that auspicious…
2 months ago.
World of Final Fantasy announced for PS4 and PS Vita
A game involving twin brother and sister as the heros, taking place in a chibi artstyle world called Grimoire. The game is coming exclusively to Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita, and during play you will encounter monsters, worlds, and characters from across the universes of the Final Fantasy franchise. More on this game as it develops. E3 Trailer below! …
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD being patched today with camera and motion blur updates
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is set to receive its own update today, addressing one of the biggest complaints of the game since before launch - its camera and use of motion blur. According to the series' official Japanese Twitter, the patch will drop around the same time as Episode Duscae's and includes camera improvements and reduces motion blur. Nearly three months after launch, one has to wonder why Square Enix didn't get to this sooner.…
2 months ago.
Square Enix releases a new Luminous Studio 1.5 Tech Demo
The video, sitting at just over 5 minutes, shows off some of the lighting capabilities and methods for creating situations within the Luminous Studio engine. Specifically, it's more like a Developer Diary for Final Fantasy XV, with various team members discussing the lengths they went to in order to create realistic lighting, particle effects, and spaces within the game. For example, in order to create the cave scene from Episode Duscae, they had team members explore an actual tight-fit cave in…
3 months ago.
Square Enix planning new title announcements at E3
Square Enix will be announcing several new games at E3 next month, according to president Yosuke Matsuda in a recent financial report. “In our private conference at the next E3, we are planning to announce several titles in addition to this one," said Matsuda. “We plan to make use of our IP in multifaceted approach, in Dragon Quest Heroes II and Star Ocean 5, as part of the efforts to strengthen and reboot our existing IPs, as I mentioned earlier.” The…
3 months ago.
Chaos Rings III now out on iOS and Android in English
In a surprise, stealth release Square Enix has launched an English version of its mobile and handheld RPG Chaos Rings III on both iTunes and the Google Play store today. The game clocks in at 1.53GB of space, for the asking price of $19.99. Square Enix has also listed a brief description of the game, its story and a new trailer. Overview Chaos Rings is a full-scale RPG series for…
4 months ago.
Square Enix reveals new real-time tech demo using DirectX 12
Square Enix announced and revealed a new tech demo today known as WITCH CHAPTER 0 , which has put together the latest graphics technology in DirectX 12 to present a different side of Agni's Philosophy. As a part of a research project that studies a variety of next generation technologies, Square Enix conducted extensive research on real-time CG technology utilizing DirectX 12 in collaboration with Microsoft and NVIDIA, makers of high-end graphics technlogy. The results of this research will…
4 months ago.
Square Enix to hold a dedicated press conference at E3 2015
Mark your calendars for June 16, 2015 as Square Enix has announced that it will host a dedicated press conference at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles. The press conference will take place at 9:00 AM local time (PST). At this time, no venue has been officially announced for the event. The conference will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube, as well as live tweeted via Square Enix's official Twitter account. Stay tuned to Nova Crystallis for more information on…
4 months ago.
Please Look Forward To It (Beta Episode)
Join Tony Garsow (Final Fantasy Network), Michael Damiani (GameTrailers), and myself for a beta episode of Please Look Forward To It, where we talk about the latest in Final Fantasy and perhaps a few diversions. This time we talk about the opening cinematic for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and what we’re looking forward to in the expansion, new Dissidia Final Fantasy details, and a bit about the newly-announced Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness. Since our chat ran a little long,…
5 months ago.
Square Enix CEO teases big home console JRPG surprise
Square Enix is teasing a “considerable amount of high-end games” in the coming fiscal year which include a JPRG surprised aimed at home game machines. In an interview with Nikkei Trendy, CEO Yosuke Matsuda outlined the company's initiatives for the upcoming year. “For fiscal 2015, I think we have a considerable amount of high-end games both inside and outside the country. Starting with Final Fantasy XV, we’ll be putting out news for Japanese RPGs.” Matsuda also mentioned there may be a little…
7 months ago.
Square Enix teasing a new arcade game for Japan Amusement Expo
Square Enix is readying another game announcement for next month according to a new teaser site that's popped up on their official site. While bare-bones for now, the page indicates some sort of arcade title reveal at Japan Amusement Expo 2015, which is set to take place on February 13-14. Specifically, Square Enix will be inviting 30 Members users to a stage event to be held on the 14th, where the game will see its proper unveil. Dengeki speculates it's related…