Square Enix
1 week ago.
Square Enix fiscal year ended reveals that KH3 is still scheduled for a 2018 release and expects more Blockbuster and Mid-ranged Titles
Square Enix has shared their financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31st, 2018. With a chart of the digital entertainment segment, we are provided a look at how well the company performed and what the company has planned for the future. The chart above compares the company’s net sales and operating income for the fiscal year ended March 2018 to the previous four years. And while net sales declined because of a decrease in the number of new blockbuster…
1 week ago.
Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018 livestream set for June 11
Square Enix are warming up their engines for this year's E3 event with the announcement of a special video presentation livestream where the company will share a deep pocket of news and announcements as well as connecting viewers "to the many worlds" they have to offer. Commencing on Monday June 11 at 10:00AM PDT/1:00PM EDT/6:00PM BST, the livestream will act as a sort of press conference where Square Enix will present their line-up titles, both announced and possibly unannounced, that are…
1 month ago.
Square Enix opens Luminous Productions studio; led by Hajime Tabata
Square Enix has announced the establishment of Luminous Productions, a new studio based in Tokyo, Japan led by COO and head of studio Hajime Tabata, known for his work as director for Final Fantasy XV. Luminous Productions was established with the purpose of "developing new AAA titles and bringing innovative game and other entertainment content to a global audience." At its core, the studio aims to "utilize innovative technology and creativity to change the future of gaming and entertainment." More information regarding…
2 months ago.
Square Enix's mech shooter game Figureheads to be shut down in June of 2018
On March 15th, Square Enix announced that their ongoing free-to-play mech shooter game Figureheads is to have its server shut down on June 30th, 2018. Figureheads had originally released in Japan on PC on March 11, 2016 before being released on PlayStation 4 on March 9th, 2017. It never received an official English release. Square Enix explained the reason behind the decision to shut down Figureheads, which has been translated below by PlayStationLifeStyle: "From the very beginning of the service, we performed…
2 months ago.
Naoki Yoshida, Yoshinori Kitase, Shinji Hashimoto and Yosuke Saito appointed Directors for Square Enix
Square Enix has announced with a press release that some changes are being made to its executive team. The following list of Executive Officers have been appointed to the position of Director and Executive Officer at Square Enix, allowing them to enter the company’s board of directors. The list below, provided by DualShockers, reveals quite a few familiar faces, all of which will be starting their new positions on April 1st. The list includes: Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final…
3 months ago.
Lead of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, joins game development at Square Enix
Yuki Naka, a mastermind behind multiple Sonic the Hedgehog titles, Phantasy Star, Nights into Dreams and more, has announced on his twitter today that he has officially joined the Square Enix team as of this month and will be working in game development. His tweet reads: "Just a quick note to let you know, I joined SQUARE ENIX in January. I’m joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at SQUARE ENIX. I aim to develop an enjoyable game, please…
4 months ago.
Dissidia Final Fantasy and The World Ends with You composer Takeharu Ishimoto resigns from Square Enix
Known for his work on The World Ends with You, Dissidia Final Fantasy and more; music composer Takeharu Ishimoto had announced his resignation from Square Enix via twitter on December 28th, 2017. According to Siliconera, the translation of his tweet reads: “I’ve decided to resign from Square Enix, where I’ve worked for many years, by the end of the year. I’m resigning of my own free will. Starting next year, I plan to start freelance work. Next year on January 11 Dissidia…
5 months ago.
Crystal Dynamics celebrates 25 years in the industry with a new video
Crystal Dynamics, the renowned developer of the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider franchise, released a brand new video highlighting the studio’s 25-year legacy of great gaming experiences. The developer began its 25th year in a newly redesigned, state-of-the-art facility that includes a fully equipped motion capture stage, six soundproof audio rooms, a dailies review room featuring a 4K HDR TV setup, a photogrammetry capture space, a full 4K HDR Dolby Atmos equipped theater, and more. https://youtu.be/at3jFCwdP_k Embracing a diverse staff of the industry’s best, many…
5 months ago.
Square Enix wants to release its classic titles to newer platforms
As a desire to reach out to the younger generations who may have heard the fame of Square Enix's classic titles but have no access to them on today's consoles, Square Enix has showed interest in making as many of their older titles digitally available for newer platforms. CEO Yosuke Matsuda clarifies however that rather than only doing ports, modernizing them would be more appropriate for the current generation. Modernization basically refers to remasters, similarly to what Final Fantasy IX recently received. They improved…
5 months ago.
Square Enix plans to announce major titles from the end of 2017 until E3 2018
Square Enix has released its financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, which ends in March 31 next year, and they have revealed the company's current progress and plans in the near future. The following titles helped the company achieve growth in both sales and income for this fiscal year period: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood and merchandise Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age NieR: Automata (topped 2 million units since…
6 months ago.
Three Square Enix titles nominated for The Game Awards 2017
The Official NA Twitter for Square Enix has wished best of luck to their nominated titles for this year's Game Awards. The three titles lined up for a possible award are NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy XV and Life is Strange. According to the official website for The Game Awards, you can assist in choosing a winner by voting for your favorite game titles in various categories; such as best music, best acting and Game of the Year. You can cast in…
6 months ago.
Square Enix Cafe to open in Shanghai this Winter
Square Enix has announced through their official website a new initiative to open up a new Square Enix Cafe location in Shanghai. Due to the popularity of the cafes in both Osaka and Tokyo they have decided to open up a new location. This will be their first cafe outside of Japan, making it a flagship shop while working to improve and expand this initiative. This new location is scheduled to open this winter and will provide a unique "changing" theme along with the…
8 months ago.
Square Enix reveals TGS 2017 lineup and stage schedule
Square Enix has gone live with its official site for Tokyo Game Show 2017, featuring the company's full software lineup and stage schedule for the September games expo in Chiba of Japan. View the lineup below: Dia Horizon (iOS, Android) – Studio Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia (iOS, Android) – Studio Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4) – Playable, Theater, Stage Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (PS4, Switch, Wii U, PC) – Theater, Stage The Evil Within 2 (PS4) – Playable…
8 months ago.
Square Enix reveals PAX West 2017 lineup and events
Square Enix is back at PAX West this weekend with a variety of playable games and event panels. From September 1 through September 4, fans can get their hands on a number of titles including Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Lost Sphear. Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition will also be playable separately at the Razer booth. Team members from the development teams will also be in attendance…
11 months ago.
Square Enix and People Can Fly announce external partnership for new AAA console and PC title
Square Enix has established a new external development partnership with Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment developer People Can Fly Studios for a new high-end original title for console and PC. The company noted that the mentioned triple-A project will not make an appearance in Square Enix’s lineup for E3 2017. “We’re massively excited to be working with the talented team at PCF in Warsaw, a studio filled with people who really know their craft,” said Lee Singleton, Head of Studio at…
1 year ago.
Square Enix achieves "record-high" financial results for FY 2017
Square Enix has released its financial results for fiscal year of 2017 (ended March 31, 2017) and it's filled with promising numbers. Here's the gist: Looking at the above table, the results show that Square Enix saw a whopping 20% increase in its net sales compared to last fiscal year, with operating income and ordinary income also seeing a 20.3% and 22.9% increase respectively. The company claims the launch of blockbuster series titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Rise of the Tomb…
1 year ago.
Square Enix withdrawals from Io-Interactive
Square Enix Holdings has revealed they will be withdrawing from the business of Io-Interactive, a longtime subsidiary company based in Copenhagen, Denmark who are famously known for their creation and work on the Hitman franchise. Via the company's press release, Square Enix wrote: To maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios. As a result, the Company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of IO INTERACTIVE A/S,…
1 year ago.
FFXII, XIII, XV art director Isamu Kamikokuryo departs Square Enix to freelance
Isamu Kamikokuryo announced via his twitter that, as of March 31st, he is no longer working for Square Enix. He pans to continue as a freelance artist. 昨日、3/31日付けでスクウェア・エニックスを退社しました。1999年に入社して以来18年と少しでした。FF10のコンセプトアーティストから始まってFF15まで素晴しい経験でした。多くの人々との出会いと才能を発揮させてもらえる機会を与えてくれた会社には感謝の気持ちで一杯です。— 上国料 勇 (@kamikoku2009) April 1, 2017 Joining Square Enix back in 1999, his first project was designing the pre-renderd backgrounds in Final Fantasy X before being promoted to art director for Final Fantasy XII. He may be most known by Final Fantasy fans for his work on the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, where he employed…
1 year ago.
Square Enix shares PAX East 2017 lineup and events
Square Enix has revealed its lineup and panels for this year's PAX East event in Boston, Massachusetts. From hands-on demos to previews and panels of some of the company's latest software titles, fans and newcomers alike who visit the Square Enix booth (#11017) will be able treated with a plethora of goodies including hands-on time with Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Gladiolus DLC. Other demo opportunities include: Final Fantasy XIV Online Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Dragon Quest Heroes II I Am Setsuna on…
1 year ago.
Crystal Dynamics moves into a brand-new studio
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are kicking off 2017 with multiple projects including a Tomb Raider movie, the recent reveal of The Avengers project and now a move into a brand-new and improved studio this past week. “After months of planning, building, and some very late nights for the construction crew, we’ve just moved into our glorious new state-of-the-art studio!” said Scot Amos, co-studio head of Crystal Dynamics. “We have some great new amenities, from hydraulic desks for everyone to adjust…