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Final Fantasy VII Remake will retain the essence of the original
Several French outlets including Finaland recently had the chance to sit down with Testuya Nomura, where he touched on Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III and some of his design philosophies. "A lot of things will change ," Nomura told Final Fantasy Dream, "but the essence of the universe will not. That is one of the things that will remain intact." Nomura notes Final Fantasy VII Remake is a title "loaded with a lot of mystery for now" with the existing…
NieR 1 day ago.
NieR: Automata x Gravity Rush 2 collaboration announced
Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment are teaming up for a special collaboration featuring NieR: Automata and Gravity Rush 2. During a “PlayStation Matsuri Presents: NieR: Automata Special Talk Live” video report, Sony revealed Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat will receive 2B's outfit via downloadable content. Further details such as a release date, potential pricing and how the outfit will actually look in-game have yet to be announced. NieR: Automata is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in…
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius tops 20 million downloads worldwide; adds bonus giveaways
Final Final Brave Exvius sees its first major version update with the introduction of version 2.0. Fans can now enjoy a new story arc, a new Esper and gameplay benefits meant to aid new and returning players alike. Additionally, Square Enix revealed the game has passed 20 million downloads worldwide. To commemorate this milestone, all players will have the chance to recruit rare characters by participating in a free 11-summon draw – the largest reward ever given to players in the…
Kingdom Hearts 3 days ago.
Pre-order the digital version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, get a bonus PS4 theme
Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment American have opened digital pre-orders for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, due out for PlayStation 4 on March 28. Those who pick up the game from the PlayStation Store can download an exclusive stained glass PS4 theme after checkout. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX includes the following major Kingdom Hearts titles on a single disc: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Movie) Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final…
Final Fantasy XIV 3 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a detailed in new screenshots
Square Enix has shared the latest screenshots for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a, revealed last week during Frankfurt's Fan Festival activities to launch on February 28. These images give us a look at a new PvP map for The Feast, custom deliveries with Zhloe Aliapoh, the final chapter of the Anima weapon quest line and the new 24-man trial featuring Proto Ultima. As for why this Patch is “3.55a”, Yoshida explained that they had originally planned to include the Diadem’s new Exploratory…
NieR 4 days ago.
NieR: Automata gameplay video introduces "Auto-Chips"
The folks over at 4Gamer posted a two-minute gameplay clip of NieR: Automata showcasing one of its many gameplay features. Specifically, the video introduces "Auto-Chips" which are a set of "Plug-In Chips" that gives players the freedom to customize their abilities to overall change up their play-style as they see fit. These include: Auto Attack Auto Shoot Auto Evade Auto Program Auto Weapon Switch Utilising Auto-Chips will allow players to perform certain actions automatically. They're designed to execute optimum actions depending on the situation as opposed to…
Final Fantasy Explorers-Force isn't just a port of the original 3DS game
Final Fantasy Explorers-Force is a new smartphone game based on the original 3DS title that pits you, an "Explorer", against the series' pantheon of summoned beasts. To do so you'll need to take on one of many classic Final Fantasy jobs, and you can participate in missions with other players. We learn today that this game will be a new take on the Explorers' theme, not just a port of the 3DS title, and has a different art direction to boot.…
Final Fantasy XV 4 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV's Episode Gladiolus priced at $4.99; new details revealed
Square Enix has provided new details for Final Fantasy XV's upcoming character DLC "Episode Gladiolus", due out March 28. According to an update on the game's official website, those without the Season Pass will be able to purchase the content individually for $4.99. Featuring an all-new story, Episode Gladiolus picks up from the events following the group's encounter with Ravus where Gladio leaves the group to train alongside Cor and become even more powerful. He sets on a path to face…
Star Ocean 4 days ago.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time coming to PlayStation 4
Square Enix is bringing Star Ocean: Till the End of Time to the PlayStation 4 as a PS2-on-PS4 title. Releasing in 2017 in Japan, the digital-exclusive title is releasing as part of Square Enix's Ultimate Hits HD collection series and will take advantage of the PlayStation 4's PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. The version will also support trophies, share features, remote play and, as an added bonus, removes the inconvenience…
Dragon Quest Heroes II "Explorer's Edition" available for pre-order
Along with the announcement of the game's PC version, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest Heroes II will receive a "Day One Edition" which offers additional content for fans and newcomers alike. In detail, the "Explorer's Edition" comes bundled with 15 exclusive downloadable content (DLC) items which are weapons designed from the enemies in the game, including the Slime Knight’s Shield, Great Sabreclaws, Golem Gauntlets and more. A reversible cover artwork of the Adventure Log is also included in this package. The Dragon…
Dragon Quest Heroes II coming to PC on April 25; check out the overview trailer
Square Enix has gone live with a brand new trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes II. The video below gives us a brief overview of the game's world, characters, environments, gameplay systems and more. Not only that, the trailer revealed the game will receive a PC port which is due to release for Steam on April 25, 2017. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PegVhGSMnQ Dragon Quest Heroes II is also set to release for PlayStation 4 on April 25, 2017 in North America and April…
SINoALICE 4 days ago.
Get to know the characters of SINoALICE in this introduction trailer
Square Enix has released a new trailer for SINoALICE, its recently announced smartphone title directed by Yoko Taro and developed by Pokelabo. The video below gives us a first look at the game's main cast of characters as well as confirms NieR composer Keiichi Okabe as the music director for SINoALICE. Here are the following characters: Little Red Riding Hood (voiced by Ayaka Imamura) Snow White (voiced by Reina Ueda) Alice (voiced by MAO) Hansel Gretel (voiced by Maaya Uchida) Cinderella (voiced by Eri Kitamura) Ibara-hime (voiced by…
Voice recording for Final Fantasy VII Remake's main story is nearly complete
Japanese voice recording for Final Fantasy VII Remake is well under way and nearly complete for the (what we can only presume as) first part's main scenario content. News comes from the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation where producer Yoshinori Kitase provided a brief update on the project. "Final Fantasy VII Remake required a great amount of preparation," Kitase said to the magazine. "The voice actors have nearly finished recording for the main scenario. Fans might be picturing Cloud from Final…
NieR 4 days ago.
NieR: Automata PS4 themes now available in Japan; free to download
Revealed earlier in the week, the NieR: Automata PlayStation 4 themes are now available to download for free through the PlayStation Store in Japan. Below are the following themes: NieR: Automata Ho229 Type-B Click here to view its download page. NieR: Automata Ho229 Type-S Click here to view its download page. NieR: Automata is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in North America on March 7 and Europe on March 10. A PC version for Steam is also in development for release…
Final Fantasy XV 5 days ago.
Watch Final Fantasy XV's Booster Pack Plus DLC items in action
For those that purchased Final Fantasy XV's Season Pass, you'll be able to download a new DLC "Booster" pack starting today. With it comes a few useful items: including a Ragnarok sword (Attack: 153) that Noctis can use for flashier warp-strikes. You'll also get a Dragon Drain fishing rod (Defense: 230) and an Avior fishing reel (Attack: 280) to step up your fishing game. Originally, the Booster Pack was meant to include "invincible suits" but too closely resembled a certain other…
Square Enix 5 days 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…
Final Fantasy XV 5 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV Piano Collections previews "Luna"
Square Enix has gone up with another video featuring Final Fantasy XV's Piano Collections, due out February 22 in Japan. Fans can sample a look at the arrangement "Blest Be the Moonlight -LUNA-" performed by Duke of Pianeet. The track is played to footage from Final Fantasy XV proper and may contain potential spoilers for those who have yet to complete the game. For more on Piano Collections Final Fantasy XV, including a preview of Noctis' theme, be sure to check…
Dragon Quest 5 days ago.
Dragon Quest X for PS4 due out this Summer in Japan; Switch version later
Square Enix is preparing to launch the PlayStation 4 version of Dragon Quest X in Japan this Summer, the company announced today. Following that, they'll release a version for the Nintendo Switch in-between the Summer and Fall period. Alongside this announcement, Square Enix revealed they will end service on the Nintendo Wii. Due to system limitations, the company's decided to end service on that platform with the conclusion of Version 3. Square Enix will be launching a campaign to facilitate a…
NieR 5 days ago.
Witness an "Arsenal of Elegant Destruction" in this NieR: Automata trailer
Square Enix has gone live with an all new trailer for NieR: Automata. In the video below, viewers are treated with an awesome look at the game's fast-paced combat and movement featuring dazzling combos, enemy robots in all shapes and sizes and good old fashioned explosions. The action RPG will feature four weapon types available to protagonist 2B (small swords, large swords, spears and combat bracers) that can be switched mid-combo to maximize her range of abilities and effectiveness. Players will…
Final Fantasy Explorers-Force announced for iOS and Android devices
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has revealed a brand new Final Fantasy title for iOS and Android mobile devices. Releasing in 2017 in Japan, Final Fantasy Explorers-Force is a brand new multiplayer action RPG that allows players to organize a party with familiar jobs from the Final Fantasy series and battle out against summoned beasts. Up to five players can join in a party. As an added bonus, players can also 'Trance' (transform) into warriors from previous Final Fantasy titles. Via:…