Square Enix
3 weeks 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…
4 weeks ago.
Square Enix reveals some of their E3 2016 plans, several playable demos
E3 is just around the corner and Square Enix is preparing for the event with a series of blog updates detailing their plans leading up to the show. The first in a series of several posts has gone up today, revealing the first batch of playable games the company will have on hand at their booth. Square Enix Presents The latest Square Enix announcements will once again be discussed on the Square Enix Presents live show. They'll be debriefing you on not…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV panels announced for PAX East
Square Enix will be returning to PAX East this year with several panels including showcases for both Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV. While we've yet to learn the full line-up for the event, PAX has put out their own schedule detailing some of what to expect. Starting with FFXIV, fans are being asked to join producer/director Naoki Yoshida and lore team representative Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they answer questions live about the game’s first expansion pack—Heavensward. Perhaps some of…
3 months ago.
Massive Chrono Trigger arrangement album and art project out today
Nearly 21 years on, Chrono Trigger still captures the hearts, minds and talents of fans the world over. For the past two years, the folks behind Secret of Mana tribute album Spectrum of Mana have teamed up once again - bringing together over 200 artists to re-imagine Yasunori Mitsuda's timeless score. This new work titled "Chronicles of Time" is a brand-new 75 track album that also includes a collection of over 50 pieces of art detailing key scenes and characters from…
4 months ago.
Unboxing Square Enix's Valentine's Mystery Box
We got the opportunity to get our hands on one of the 200 Valentine's Mystery boxes that Square Enix is selling this year. The contents of the box are different to the ones sold in the past so you don't have to worry about getting an item twice. Each Mystery Box was sold for about £45.99 and is said to contain contents valued at a total of at least £55. You can watch one of our staff members unbox the mystery…
4 months 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…
4 months 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…
5 months 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…
5 months 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…
5 months 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…
6 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…
7 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.…
7 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…
8 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…
9 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…
10 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?…
10 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…
11 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…
11 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! …
11 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…