Square Enix
2 days 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…
1 week 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…
1 week 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…
2 weeks ago.
Tetsuya Nomura to attend San Diego Comic-Con autograph session
Tetsuya Nomura will making his appearance at Comic-Con for the first time ever next week, Square Enix has revealed today. With several days to go, Square Enix Presents has started up the gears for more of their pre-show reveals, the first of which confirming Nomura's appearance at the show for an exclusive signing at their booth alongside Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima.The autograph session appears to be limited to those who buy a qualifying Play-Arts Kay figure at…
2 weeks ago.
Square Enix shares Comic Con 2014 lineup
San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner and Square Enix is returning this year alongside publisher Deep Silver to bring several games to fans over the course of the show. Both companies will be hosting a Comic Con Arcade at the Whiskey Girl restaurant and bar where they will be offering up some early looks at upcoming titles.Square Enix in particular will be bringing along the recently announced Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Nosgoth, Hitman:…
1 month ago.
Square Enix bringing Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to Japan Expo
Square Enix will be back to Japan Expo this year, the Japanese cultural convention held in Paris, France being held from July 2nd through July 6th. Their booth in particular will play host to a selection of games as well as Square Enix Products such as figures and other merchandise.Playables include Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS), Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PS3), and Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King (Mobile). Additionally, fans can participate in…
1 month ago.
Square Enix reveals their E3 2014 lineup
Square Enix returns to E3 this year with a lighter lineup than usual, as most of their big games from last year have released and Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III remain in a far off place for now.Similar to 2013, this year is headlined by Final Fantasy XIV and other titles out of the company’s domestic catalog. Their booth will play host to playable versions of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX,…
2 months ago.
Square Enix donates $40K to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
Square Enix has donated a total of $40,000 to UNICEF's Typhoon Haiyan relief fund with proceeds gathered from a week-long (March 15-26) online auction of limited edition and one-of-a-kind artwork from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.The artwork - on display at Gallery Nucleus in California and online on their official site - included more than 50 pieces of limited edition concept art and official renders from both games.“In Final Fantasy X, we portrayed a disaster in the…
2 months ago.
Square Enix outlines their strategy and major initiatives for 2014
Things are looking up a bit for Square Enix, as the company has posted a profit following the success of titles such as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster as disclosed in one of our previous reports. The company today has included a brief outline on what to expect from them in the current fiscal year leading through the end of March 2015.Going forward Square Enix is planning on reviewing their large-scale, long-term…
3 months ago.
Sony sells 8.58% stake in Square Enix
Sony has announced it's to sell its stake in Square Enix.The sale of Sony's 9.5 million shares in Square - that's an 8.58% stake in the company - will be made to SMBC Nikko Securities for a fee of ¥4.8 billion (around £28 million/$47 million) and will be part of the company's full-year financial results for the year ending March 31, 2015.However, the sale will be mentioned for the company's upcoming full-year report for the year ending March 31, 2014…
4 months ago.
Square Enix announces PAX East 2014 lineup
Square Enix have announced its lineup for this year's Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East) - an annual video-game festival that allows the gaming community to interact with those in the industry, and get to grips with some of the latest game releases.Taking place in Boston from April 11 to April 13, Square Enix's booth will feature three new and upcoming titles that players will be able to preview and play:Hitman GO - Agent 47 makes his mobile debut in…
4 months ago.
Deal Alert! Bravely Default and Square Enix Humble Bundle
A load of Square Enix games are on sale today, offering up a wide variety of titles available for multiple platforms. Namely, Bravely Default has finally dropped a bit in price, while Humble Bundle is running a 48 hour promotion featuring Square Enix games on the PC side of things. Check out the links directly below.Amazon has Bravely Default on sale for 31.66! Order Bravely DefaultAlso, this weeks Humble Bundle is Square Enix sale! Humble Bundle Square Enix sale…
6 months ago.
Yoko Shimomura celebrates 25 years of music with new album memória!
March is music month at Square Enix as the company has announced yet another album due out on March 26th. Titled memória! this new CD will celebrate Yoko Shimomura and her 25 years of contribution to video game music.Scheduled to release at the cost of ¥3,000, the album will contain music from some of her more popular works including the Kingdom Hearts series, Legend of Mana and Live A Live. Currently, Shimomura is working on both Final Fantasy XV…
9 months ago.
Join the Final Fantasy Discussion on our new sibling community
Chances are if you're reading Nova Crystallis or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, RSS or some other channel of web communication, you love Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix or maybe RPGs in general. Or at least like them. We'd hope so, at least! We certainly do, and when two of our RPG and Final Fantasy-specific sister sites began to toss about the idea of a message board, we couldn't help but jump at the chance to introduce a feature…
10 months ago.
Here's your Square Enix TGS 2013 live stream schedule
Final Fantasy XV may be skipping TGS once again this year, but that doesn't mean Square Enix won't be spending time showing off some of their other titles.With the likes of Final Fantasy X|X-2, Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns taking up the bulk of their booth, Square Enix will also be putting on several stage shows - the schedule for which we've included below along with their descriptions. All times are listed in Japan Standard Time and will be…
10 months ago.
Square Enix opens official Tokyo Game Show 2013 website
Square Enix - as they do every year around this time - have opened their official portal ahead of Tokyo Game Show to give fans a taste of what they can expect at the event later this month.In addition to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD - the former seeing its Japanese debut in just a few short months - the company will bringing along the likes of Drakengard 3, Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Final…
11 months ago.
Square Enix reveals their lineup for Gamescom 2013
Gamescom - now the largest game industry trade show in the world - is closing up upon us and today Square Enix have revealed playable demos, stage presentations and more scheduled for the event.At the show, Square Enix will be celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - which will be available to fans around the world just days after Gamescom ends. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida will be in attendance for presentations and more. Additionally, Lightning Returns producer…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy GO THERE collaboration campaign launched
Square Enix has announced an all new collaboration campaign dubbed "Final Fantasy GO THERE."Comprised of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - the campaign will set the stage for various collaborations to come about, a couple of which have already been revealed.The first wave of the campaign includes Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns. Lightning will gain access to a Miqo'te outfit from FFXIV by completing a certain…
1 year ago.
Win tickets to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy in San Diego
Distant Worlds is performing alongside San Diego Comic Con tomorrow and we’ve scored a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky person!Courtesy of Square Enix, one winner will walk away with a pair of normal tickets (sorry VIP hopefuls) that will grant them and a guest to the show on July 18th. While the contest is open to everyone on Nova Crystallis, keep in mind that entrants must be able to attend if selected.Concert HighlightsFINAL FANTASY VI:…
1 year ago.
Tetsuya Nomura confirmed for Japan Expo stage appearance
Some good and bad news has made their way out of Japan Expo this morning.First, the bad news - tomorrow's conference centered on Kingdom Hearts will not be streamed to the public, as previously announced and now confirmed by Square Enix. A detailed reasoning for this decision was not given, but Square Enix apologizes to those who can't make it.That said, the good news is Tetsuya Nomura has snuck his way into France to be apart of the festivities -…