Square Enix
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata departs Square Enix and Luminous Productions
Hajime Tabata has announced via Final Fantasy XV's special livestream event that he has departed from Square Enix and Luminous Productions as of October 31. Tabata was the game director for Final Fantasy XV, and was also COO and head of studio at Luminous Productions. Read Tabata's full statement below: Hello, this is Tabata. It’s almost going to be two whole years since the release of Final Fantasy XV. I honestly believe the reason we were able to get this far is because…
1 month ago.
Gaming industry veteran John Heinecke appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Square Enix
Previously the Vice President of Global Publishing for Overwatch at Blizzard Entertainment, industry veteran John Heinecke has been appointed to Chief Marketing Officer at Square Enix. With over 20 years of experience in the video game industry, Heinecke will oversee marketing across all Square Enix titles and report directly to Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix America and Europe. “We are tremendously excited to welcome John Heinecke to the Square Enix family,” said Rogers. “John’s experience and knowledge will be instrumental…
1 month ago.
Square Enix announces lineup and events for New York Comic Con 2018
Square Enix will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con, at booth #1805, and promises to bring a bundle of hands-on demos of titles such as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Kingdom Hearts III, The Last Remnant Remastered, Life is Strange 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Advanced tickets will be required to play the Kingdom Hearts III demo, and will be distributed at Square Enix booth at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time each day. Other activities…
2 months ago.
Square Enix reveals Tokyo Game Show 2018 lineup
Square Enix has shared their lineup for this year's Tokyo Game Show, set to take place from September 20 to 23. The opening of their official event page reveals the company's software lineup and schedule of events. Check out the lineup below: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (PS4, Switch) – Theater, Studio Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS4, Switch) – Playable, Theater, Stage Dragon Quest Rivals (iOS, Android, PC) – Event Stage Dragon Quest X Online (PS4, Switch, Wii U, 3DS, PC) – Stage Fantasy Earth…
3 months ago.
Crystal Dynamics expands with new developers and a new studio to focus on The Avengers Project and future titles
Crystal Dynamics, best known for the popular Tomb Raider franchise, is expanding with the creation of a new satellite studio set out in Bellevue, Washington, as well as adding new world-class development talent to their headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. “We’re aggressively scaling up our teams and adding a new studio with spectacular talent to deliver the ultimate gaming experiences for our players,” Said the Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Scot Amos. “We have assembled a team of industry veterans…
3 months ago.
Square Enix announces lineup and events for Gamescom 2018
Square Enix has officially announced that they will be attending Gamescom 2018, which will be held on August 21st to the 25th at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. In hall 9.2 at booths B31/41 and C30/40, Square Enix will be bringing nearly 200 game stations for fans to play a variety of demos for their upcoming titles such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts III and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive age. Also in attendance will be…
4 months ago.
Square Enix announces Anime Expo 2018 lineup and events
Square Enix has officially announced their lineup of games and activities for Anime Expo 2018, which begins this week on July 5th and lasts until July 8th, with a pre-night show on July 4th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fans who visit the Square Enix booth in the Entertainment Hall (LACC West Hall A) will get the opportunity to play demos of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Star Ocean: Anamnesis and the long awaited and highly…
4 months ago.
Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii is scheduled to make an appearance at Anime Expo 2018
Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii will be attending Anime Expo 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles in July, according to Square Enix, and he will be signing autographs at the Square Enix Booth throughout the convention weekend. Below are the following times he will be available for an autograph session: Friday, July 6, 10:30am to 12:00pm Saturday, July 7, 10:30am to 11:30am Saturday July 7, 2:30pm to 3:30pm The autograph tickets will be distributed at the Dragon Quest area of the Square…
5 months ago.
Square Enix files trademark for Outriders in Europe
Square Enix has filed a trademark for Outriders in Europe. Though the company has not yet announced a game titled Outriders, Gematsu speculates that the title could possibly be the new triple-A collaboration game with Bulletstorm and Gears of War developer People Can Fly. This partnership had been announced back in June of 2017, with a new high-end game being developed for consoles and PC. Though no other information on this new title has surfaced yet, it's possible we may get a glimpse…
6 months 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…
6 months 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…
7 months 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…
8 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…
8 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…
9 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…
10 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…
11 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…
11 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…
11 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…
1 year 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…