Square Enix
3 weeks 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 month 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…
2 months 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…
2 months ago.
Square Enix establishes Studio Istolia for new RPG "Project Prelude Rune"
Square Enix has revealed an all-new RPG project alongside the formation of Tokyo-based development team Studio Istolia. Their concept is being called "Project Prelude Rune" and is being helmed by former Tales of series producer Hideo Baba and artist Toshiyuki Itahana. According to Square Enix, the project aims to build a new RPG with a new fantasy: unfolding across a vast land teeming with life. Nurtured by the earth, the many peoples of this land dare to dream, fighting…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements
Square Enix Japan just wrapped up a special 30th Anniversary Final Fantasy event. FF doesn't turn 30 until December, but the company picked today, FFVII's 20th anniversary, to set out some of their plans for this, a banner birthday year for FF. We've covered some of the announcements elsewhere, but it only seemed right to round up the general announcements from the event under one banner. So - here's what you need to know: FFXV, FFVII Remake and FFXII HD News …
2 months ago.
Square Enix teams up with Marvel to develop multiple games
Square Enix and Marvel have revealed a multi-game partnership, beginning with an all-new titled focusing on The Avengers. Known as "The Avengers Project," the title is currently in development at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal. According to Marvel, The Avengers Project is being developed for a worldwide audience and will include "all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise." It'll feature a completely original story and introduce a universe players can take part in for…
2 months ago.
Square Enix is teasing an announcement for tomorrow
Square Enix is teasing some sort of "exciting announcement" planned for tomorrow (January 26) around 10AM EST. In a new blog post, the company said, "Keep an eye on our #SquareEnix social feeds tomorrow for an exciting announcement!" Their tweet went out the same time as a similar one from the official Marvel account, asking fans to save the date. Could it be related? We'll have to wait and see. …
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony dated for January 31
Mark your calendars because Square Enix will be hosting an opening ceremony event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series. Set for January 31, 2017 at the Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills, the ceremony will include a talk event featuring guests of high stature, and a first time showing of some of the franchise's 30th anniversary commemoration projects. Expect additional details about the event at a later date. If you happen to be a registered Square Enix Japan…
4 months ago.
Square Enix shares Jump Festa 2017 lineup
Square Enix has shared their lineup for this year's Jump Festa, set to run from December 17 through December 18 in Japan. With Final Fantasy XV out the door, the company is putting their efforts behind the Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts series - including a number of new trailers and stage events. Rounding out the lineup, we'll see Dragon Quest Monster Battle Scanner, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Professional and the long-awaited Dragon Quest XI for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo…
6 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura to attend Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2017
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura will attend Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) - set to take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco on February 18, 2017. An announcement on the official event site promises more information at a later date. For those unaware, MAGIC is a public event featuring all things Japan and other comics including manga, animation video games and pop culture. Along with panels and special guests, fans can…
6 months ago.
Art director Yusuke Naora leaves Square Enix
Yusuke Naora - the art director behind games such as Final Fantasy VII, VIII, X, Type-0 and Final Fantasy XV - has resigned from Square Enix. This morning he revealed on Twitter he's no longer with the company as of September 30. In a series of English Tweets, Naora states: "As of 30th September, I resigned Square Enix, the company I worked for 24 years. Yesterday, Taba-chan kindly showed me FFXV's ending. It was my last work, and it…
6 months ago.
Square Enix shares New York Comic Con 2016 lineup
With convention season in full swing, Square Enix has revealed its lineup for New York Comic Con set to kick off next week. Beginning October 6, fans can stop by the Square Enix booth (#1805) for a number of activities including playable demos and other events. This year, hands-on demos include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, World of Final Fantasy and Rise of…
7 months ago.
Square Enix registers "Stormblood" trademark
According to the Japanese Twitter account of the Trademark Bot, Square Enix has registered a new trademark named "Stormblood". 商標:STORMBLOOD / 出願人:株式会社スクウェア・エニックス / 出願日:2016年8月30日 / 区分:9(装飾用磁石ほか),16(事務用又は家庭用ののり及び接着剤ほか),28(遊園地用機械器具並びにその部品及び附属品ほか),41(技芸… — 商標速報bot (@trademark_bot) 19. September 2016 No logo was attached to the trademark registration and it is currently unknown whether this title is a new game or an expansion for an existing game such as Final Fantasy XIV. Via Gamefront.de…
7 months ago.
Square Enix mobile lineup trailered ahead of TGS 2016
Square Enix has released trailers for a number of their mobile titles ahead of TGS this year. Featured games include Final Fantasy Grandmasters, Gurumon, Labyrinth of the Grand Marche and the recently announced Akashic Re:cords. Final Fantasy Grandmasters Gurumon Labyrinth of the Grand Marche Akashic Re:cords …
7 months ago.
Square Enix shares Tokyo Game Show 2016 lineup
Square Enix has revealed their lineup for Tokyo Game Show this year with the opening of their official event page, set to take place from September 15 through September 18. Here's the full lineup: Akashic Re:cords (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Studio Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Studio Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, XB1, PC) – Trailer, Studio Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 (3DS) – Stage Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U, Wii, 3DS, PC) – Stage Fantasy Earth Zero (PC) – Studio Figureheads (PC)…
8 months ago.
Square Enix details Gamescom 2016 lineup
Square Enix has revealed this year's lineup for Gamescom 2016, set to take place in Cologne, Germany from August 19 through August 21. Touting their biggest lineup ever, the company is bringing along the likes of Final Fantasy XV - including a new part of the game playable to the public for the first time, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Deus Ex: Go, Hitman, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and World of Final Fantasy. Other playable titles include Dragon…
9 months ago.
Square Enix shares San Diego Comic Con 2016 plans
Square Enix is set to return to San Diego Comic Con this year in a big way - featuring panels and an outdoor experience celebrating some of the company's leading franchises. Those in attendance can seek out the Icarus Dash, hosted by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a Final Fantasy XV-themed race and a special Tomb Raider climbing challenge. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Icarus…
9 months ago.
Looking Forward To It (Episode 12) July 10 2016
In the latest episode of our podcast Looking Forward To It, Nova Crystallis editor-in-chief Erren Van Duine, senior editor Tony Garsow, Michael Damiani of Easy Allies, and returning guest Mike Dantoni chat about Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV's debut in Japan, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness impressions, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. Watch or listen via YouTube and Soundcloud below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_tBVdy2Mk …
9 months ago.
Adventures of Mana out today on PlayStation Vita in North America, Europe
Several months after Adventures of Mana launched on mobile platforms, Square Enix is finally bringing the PlayStation Vita version of the game West - and it's available starting today. This news comes following a statement from the developers back in February, who promised they'd be looking into making such a thing happen, although at the time they couldn't make any specific guarantees. In celebration of the Mana series' 25th anniversary, fans can pick up the Vita version of Adventures of…
11 months ago.
Mobile RPG Heavenstrike Rivals now available for PC
Tactical multiplayer RPG Heavenstrike Rivals has arrived on PC today via Steam, Square Enix revealed today. Featuring cross platform play with the original smartphone version of the game, players enter a war-torn world on the brink of extinction as they embark on an "epic adventure full of tactical battles" and collect and train over 700 fully animated units along the way. Here's a rundown of the game's features: Battles against players around the world in real time in simple, yet deep tactical…