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22 hours ago.
Square Enix will consider releasing the Vita version of Adventures of Mana overseas
When Square Enix announced Adventures of Mana for the west, many fans were disappointed and perhaps confused at the complete absence of the PlayStation Vita version of the game which would be releasing in Japan alongside its mobile siblings. At the time, Square Enix offered no response for the discrepancy. Now, several days after launch, Square Enix Europe put out an update to their initial blog post - revealing they've passed on requests for the Vita version's localization to the…
1 week ago.
Rise of Mana to be terminated later in March
Square Enix revealed today that they will be discontinuing service for Rise of Mana on March 31st this year. The decision was made because the team felt like it had now become difficult to create new content that will satisfy players, so they've decided to outright terminate services for the Japan-only title. It's also worth noting that the company stated that they are investigating possible ways to make the game available to play after they shut the service down, just not…
1 month ago.
Square Enix shutters cloud-based gaming subsidiary Shinra Technologies
After less than two years in operation, Square Enix has closed the doors on Shinra Technologies - the Yoichi Wada led cloud-based gaming subsidiary based out of New York. In a press release today Square Enix explained the reason for Shinra’s closure, “As a cloud platform operator, has been trying to raise funds necessary for further business operations from third party investors. However, STI has found no prospective investors at this point, and therefore has to discontinue its business.” As a…
1 month ago.
Square Enix Merchandise Interview mit Hirokuni Matsuyama (German)
This is the German version of the interview. For the English article, please read here.  Auf der Gamescom 2015 hatten wir die großartige Gelegenheit für ein Interview mit der Square Enix Merchandise Division. Wie ihr euch sicherlich erinnern könnt, war die Gamescom das Event, auf dem der Prototyp der Play Arts Noctis Figur aus Final Fantasy XV zum ersten Mal in der Öffentlichkeit ausgestellt wurde, sodass ihr ihn genau unter die Lupe nehmen konntet. Wann kommen die Play Arts von Final Fantasy XV…
1 month ago.
Square Enix Merchandise interview with Hirokuni Matsuyama
Dies ist die englische Version des Interviews. Besucht für den deutschen Artikel bitte diese Seite. At Gamescom 2015 we had the chance to sit down with the Square Enix Merchandise Division. As you may remember, Gamescom was the first event where the Play Arts Noctis figure from Final Fantasy XV was displayed in public so you could have a closer look at the prototype. When are the Play Arts Final Fantasy XV products hitting shelves and how does development of such highly…
2 months ago.
Square Enix reveals line-up for Jump Festa 2016
Update #1: Final Fantasy VII Remake has been added onto the line-up for Jump Festa 2016. Final Fantasy VII Remake will be getting a trailer to show off at Jump Festa 2016. Original story below as follows Square Enix has put up their line-up of content coming to Japan's Jump Festa 2016 event. Notable titles in the line-up include Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness and Dragon Quest Builders. We will update you more of Square Enix's line-up…
3 months ago.
Chaos Rings Sigma cancelled
Square Enix revealed last week that they have discontinued development for the iOS and Android game titled "Chaos Rings Sigma". The game was announced as a F2P online RPG back in September 2013 and set to have 5 new playable characters to series.…
3 months ago.
Square Enix to continue "revitalizing existing IPs"
Detailed in Square Enix's latest annual report, the publisher has announced plans to revisit and "revitalize existing IPs" for current generation hardware. Tucked nice and neatly under the section "The Way Forward," Square Enix has produced plans to "take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest console." Additionally, they stressed that they'd be looking into bringing some of those older titles to smart devices as well. The company also states that they're looking into VR and "other new…
4 months ago.
Dengeki PlayStation creators questionnaire with Hajime Tabata and Tetsuya Nomura
In the 600th issue of Dengeki Playstation, the magazine publisher has a feature with creators such as Hajime Tabata and Tetsuya Nomura from Square Enix and some other developers to celebrate this special milestone. Gematsu has the full coverage with the other developers if you would like to have a read. The latest issue also contains another interview with Tetsuya Nomura on the latest installments in the Kingdom Hearts series, and an illustration of some of the Kingdom Hearts characters…
4 months ago.
Square Enix TGS promotional video lists a secret studio event
Tokyo Game Show is nearly upon us and with less than two weeks to go before the Japanese event Square Enix has finalized its show schedule along with a new promotional video. The video - which we've linked below - features the company's lineup including titles such as Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean 5, Dragon Quest Builders and Just Cause 3. Along with several stage events for these games the schedule now lists "Secret" which will be shown on September…
6 months 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?…
6 months 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…
7 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…
7 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! …
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…