Square Enix
4 days ago.
A new SaGa game is coming to PlayStation Vita
The latest entry in the long-running SaGa series is coming to the PlayStation Vita, Square Enix announced today. As part of a special 25th anniversary livestream, a trailer was shown detailing the history of the series before finally revealing the next title "SaGa 2015 (working title)" along with two pieces of teaser artwork. Square Enix also announced a new PC browser game - Imperial SaGa - which calls back to some of the earlier SaGa games due out in 2015. Romancing…
3 weeks ago.
Square Enix announces Jump Festa 2015 lineup
Square Enix has revealed its software lineup for this year's Jump Festa set to take place in Japan. Running from December 20th through the 21st, the official portal website reveals several playable titles on hand, including Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy Explorers, Bravely Second and Dragon Quest Heroes. Additional titles that will be shown as video only include Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy VII: G-Bike, as well as newly announced Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal and Final Fantasy Brave…
1 month ago.
Square Enix teased for the PlayStation Experience in December
It appears Square Enix will have a presence at the upcoming PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas, Sony has confirmed today. A new promotional video advertising the event promises exclusive hands-on demos, game announcements and creators panels including Final Fantasy's own Shinji Hashimoto. Other game creators teased include Katsuhiro Harada from Namco, Yoshinori Ono from Capcom and Goichi Suda of Grasshopper Manufacture. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, with over 40,000 feet of PlayStation games, panels, contests…
2 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura to attend New York Comic Con this weekend
Tetsuya Nomura will be making his way back to the States this upcoming weekend with a brief showing at New York Comic Con, Square Enix has revealed. Nomura is set to appear on October 10th and 11th at the SE merchandise booth and will be signing autographs for those who purchase qualifying Play Arts Kai figures ahead of time. Starting on October 9th, fans can grab a ticket at the Square Enix Booth (#1813). Nomura will be signing exclusive art cards…
2 months ago.
Square Enix has filed for "MEVIUS FINAL FANTASY" Trademark
Square Enix has filed for "MEVIUS FINAL FANTASY" trademark in Europe. It was filed on 3rd of Oct, 2014, and is under examination. It is currently not known if this is an iOS, handheld or a console game. We'll keep you guys posted as soon as we find out more. …
2 months ago.
Tokyo Game Show 2014: All the news, stories and more rounded up
No doubt this year's Tokyo Game Show was a big one - truly a return to form according to many and now that it's come to a close, it's time to reflect on the influx of news, media and other information that came our way. Here is everything we covered from last week's event: Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XV demo "Episode Duscae" due out in 2015 Final Fantasy XV TGS 2014 trailer breaks one year of silence Tetsuya Nomura steps down as…
2 months ago.
Rise of Mana's PlayStation Vita Tokyo Game Show trailer
Rise of Mana - once mobile exclusive - will be making its way to PlayStation Vita and Square Enix has a new trailer that debuted at Tokyo Game Show. This free-to-play Action RPG will add new events when it arrives on Vita in Japan this Winter. …
3 months ago.
Square Enix unveils Shinra Technologies cloud gaming service
At the Tokyo Game Show today, Square Enix announced a new cloud gaming service that they are calling Shinra Technologies. Headed up by former president Yoichi Wada, the company is working alongside Avalanche Studios of Just Cause fame to help create games and software utilizing this technology, formerly known as Project Flare. Seeking a means to develop products beyond the limits of hardware, Wada has stated that he wants to deliver AAA game experiences in the cloud where a customer…
3 months ago.
Square Enix to launch mobile streaming service Divein
In a bit of a surprise announcement, Square Enix has opened a site to announce the service Divein which will see many of its titles become available for streaming to smartphones and tablets on Android and iOS when it launches on October 9th in Japan. Some of the titles that are advertised on the site include Final Fantasy VII, Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders, and even Final Fantasy XIII. As the site states, players can enjoy the first 30…
3 months ago.
Square Enix hiring staff for new studio focusing on home console RPGs
Square Enix Holdings is looking to fill positions for a brand-new studio focusing on console RPG development, the publisher has revealed today. According to a recruitment page posted online, Square Enix is looking for some of the best people to form a core group of staff that will develop a new RPG for consoles. Open positions include Battle and Event Directors, Programmers, Lead Programmers, Marketing Directors, as well as UI Designers and Technical Artists. The recruiting page itself contains a…
3 months ago.
Rise of Mana, Deadman's Cross head to PlayStation Vita
Former smartphone-only titles Rise of Mana and Deadman's Cross are coming to PlayStation Vita, Square Enix has confirmed today. Both titles have appeared on Square Enix's TGS website, indicating that both will be present and in the case of Deadman's Cross, playable at this year's show. Rise of Mana is a 3D action RPG puts players in the body of an angel and demon who come to occupy the same body. Players will adventure across various fields, battle large enemies, and…
3 months ago.
Square Enix opens official Tokyo Game Show 2014 website
Square Enix has opened their official portal ahead of Tokyo Game Show this year, listing out several titles that will be on display for both the press and general public to see in a couple weeks. Confirming CESA's reported listing, fans can expect the return of such titles as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon Quest X, along with the recently released Dragon Quest IV and VIII for mobile platforms. Additionally, Square Enix…
3 months ago.
Official TGS website lists several titles appearing at Square Enix's booth
We've a brief look at some of the games Square Enix is likely bringing to Tokyo Game Show this year, according to a new post on the official Tokyo Game Show website. The PDF, which contains a variety of titles being presented by various publishers, confirms a handful of titles - including new and released - to show at Square Enix's booth. The current chart lists Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dragon Quest X, Dragon Quest VIII (mobile), Dragon Quest…
3 months ago.
Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Heroes
Square Enix took up a little bit of time at Sony Compunter Entertainment Japan and Asia's annual pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference to show off an unexpected new game today - a Dragon Quest spin-off developed by Dynasty Warriors (Musou) series studio Omega Force. The spin-off, Dragon Quest Heroes, appears to play like the Dynasty Warriors titles, showing classic Dragon Quest enemies en masse being cut down by familiar-looking characters. The usual over-the-top flair of the Musou games seems to…
3 months ago.
Square Enix Presents launching livestreams for the Japanese market
Square Enix is starting up a new livestreaming service in Japan next week, mirroring their attempts at Western trade shows with Square Enix Presents. The Japanese version of the broadcast is being set as a beta version, intent on sharing the latest information on upcoming titles as well as coverage on a wide variety of content. The first set of livestreams have been scheduled to include the Bravely series, Final Fantasy Explorers and Square Enix's Western-centric Extreme Edges brand: August 25…
3 months ago.
Square Enix brings Theatrhythm, Kingdom Hearts HD to PAX Prime
Square Enix is readying itself for PAX Prime starting next week with a handful of titles on display for fans to experience from some of their more storied franchises. Those who attend the show this year will have the opportunity to try out Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX as well as Dragon Quest VIII (Mobile) and Dragon Quest IV (Mobile). Fans can also get their hands on some of Square's Western titles such as Lara…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV's main programmer has left Square Enix
UPDATE: A private source close to Square Enix Japan has confirmed to Nova Crystallis that Kentaro Yasui has indeed left Square Enix, although exact details on when the departure took place were not shared at this time. We will be reaching out to Square Enix for an official comment. News has surfaced today surrounding an upcoming mobile game helmed by Oriflamme, a new developer headed by Ryuji Ikeda of Dissidia Final Fantasy fame as well as other ex-Square Enix and…
4 months ago.
Square Enix announces Gamescom 2014 lineup, confirms Dragon Quest IV mobile for the west
Square Enix has confirmed its title lineup for Gamescom today, detailing a handful of titles we already know about as well as one new addition previously unannounced. Rounding out their HD console and PC games, the company plans on bringing over Final Fantasy XIV (PC, PS3, PS4), Nosgoth (PC), Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, XB1), and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PS3). Several mobile and handheld titles will also be on display including Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain…
4 months ago.
CTO and Luminous Studio head Yoshihisa Hashimoto leaves Square Enix
Chief Technology Officer and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Technical Director Yoshihisa Hashimoto has left Square Enix, the company confirmed to Game Watch today. The exact date of his departure is unknown, though it is said he left for "personal reasons." Hashimoto signed on at Square Enix back in 2009 after he left Sega, having previously worked on Sonic Team's Hedgehog Engine and taking up the director's role for Sonic Unleashed. From there he helped launch Square Enix's next generation…
4 months ago.
Square Enix mdRadio returning soon, more details this week
Square Enix's mdRadio - covering all things Square Enix merchandise, hosted by manager Hidemi Matsuzuka - will be returning soon and further details are expected to drop some time this week. The next episode of this Japanese-only podcast, which in the past informed fans on the mysterious status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII ahead of E3 last year, is back again after a lengthy hiatus. Tetsuya Nomura as well as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and FFVII G-Bike Producer Ichiro Hazama are…