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Square Enix reveals a new outfit for Squall coming to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT in June
Square Enix revealed in a tweet that a new costume and weapon for Squall Leonhart will be available to purchase on June 5th/6th. The outfit is based on his appearance in the Kingdom Hearts series (wherein he goes by "Leon") and the weapon is based off of Sora's Lionheart keyblade -- which in turn is based inspired by Leon's gunblade. This paid DLC will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and Steam versions of the game. The most recent update…
Square Enix 2 days ago.
Square Enix to release a new line of English translated manga, novels and art books
Square Enix has teamed up with Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) in a multi-year sales and distribution agreement to introduce a new line of English translated manga, novels and artbooks beginning in fall of 2019. These new line of books are slated for worldwide releases. While Square Enix is known best for their gaming properties internationally, in Japan, Square Enix is also a book and magazine publisher. While the company has licensed their manga properties to US-based publishers in the…
NieR 6 days ago.
NieR: Automata worldwide sales passes 4 million
Alongside the release of Square Enix's 2018 FY Financial Results Report earlier today, the company has revealed the cumulative shipment and digital sales for NieR: Automata have passed 4 million units worldwide. All versions of the game contribute to the sales count, including the recent Game of the YoRHa Edition. NieR: Automata is a stellar action RPG resulted from the efforts of director Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames studio, primed with a "Heartful, weird, suspenseful story" and "Excellent combat", according to our laudatory…
Project Prelude Rune 6 days ago.
Studio Istolia all but vanishes from the internet overnight [Update: studio closed, project cancelled]
Studio Istolia, who was set to develop 'Project Prelude Rune' with former Tales series producer Hideo Baba, closed down their website, Twitter profile, and YouTube channel. Announced last year, not much was known about the project, other than it was a RPG planned for the PlayStation 4 console. Things started to look uncertain when Baba left earlier this year, and it seems that the project will likely not move forward. Update: According to a report from USgamer, Square Enix has closed…
Headlines 1 week ago.
Kingdom Hearts III Review
Combining popular Final Fantasy themes with famous Walt Disney films, the Kingdom Hearts series has captivated the gaming world since it’s original release back in 2002. There wasn’t anything quite like it at the time, and if I’m being honest, there still isn’t anything quite like watching Donald Duck face off against Final Fantasy 7’s Sephiroth set to the backdrop of Disney’s Hercules. And somehow, Square Enix and the Walt Disney Company have made this bizarre combination work, so much…
Final Fantasy XIV 1 week ago.
Naoki Yoshida addresses gender-locked races, Dancer as DPS and more in Producer Letter
In the wake of several head-scratching announcements made at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo back in March, Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida has come forth in an official forum post to provide clear insights regarding the thought processes behind the decisions made for gender-locked races, no new healer job and more. In his Letter from the Producer post, Yoshida had this to say: “Hello to all our FFXIV players. Producer and Director Yoshida here. In response to everything we announced about the upcoming…
Final Fantasy XI 1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XI's May Update is now available, ahead of 17th anniversary
Final Fantasy XI's May Update is available today, ahead of the game's 17th anniversary, and features updates to the Ambuscade content, changes to White Mage, and more. This time around, director Yoji Fujito and producer Akihiko Matsui took to YouTube to share a short video to highlight what's new. For further details, you can check out the official forum's written digest here. https://youtu.be/pcn5X3vOiy4 Furthermore, to celebrate the game's anniversary, Square Enix is also renewing its Return Home to Vana'diel free login campaign…
Final Fantasy VII 1 week ago.
Square Enix still developing Final Fantasy VII Remake as multiple parts
Final Fantasy VII Remake will still release in multiple parts, via Square Enix's official press release following Thursday's new teaser trailer. When the project was first revealed back in 2015, it was also shared that the game would be told in parts. Tellingly, the scenes we've seen thusfar only reflect the early hours of the original title. Despite being multiple parts, Square Enix wants you to think of it differently than a game like Life is Strange, which unfolds episodically. Later…
Final Fantasy VII Remake Teaser Trailer Analysis
The hype is real! State of Play just debuted Final Fantasy VII Remake for the first time since 2015 (yes it was really that long ago). Since then, there's been virtually no information outside of a few teases and things here and there. However, Nomura said that this year's theme was "7" clearly indicating that Final Fantasy VII would finally be kicking off starting this year. If you haven't seen this trailer yet... what are you…
Final Fantasy VII Remake gets a teaser trailer; more to come this June
Sony has unveiled a new teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake via their newly "State of Play" broadcast today and it looks glorious. According to game director Tetsuya Nomura via Twitter, most of the plans for the game are already in place in the run-up to its launch. Nomura also promises for more information to release this coming June, which suggests the game may make an appearance at E3 2019. And finally, producer Yoshinor Kitase has shared a message about the…
Life is Strange 1 week ago.
Life is Strange 2 Episode 3: Wastelands available now
The third episode for Life is Strange 2 is available now for download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Watch the launch trailer for Episode 3: Wastelands here. With "Wastelands", Sean and Daniel Diaz continue on their long journey from Seattle to Mexico - a few months after their escape from Beaver Creek as they arrive in the Redwood Forests of California. Along the way, the brothers will reunite with some familiar faces, befriend a close-knit community of drifters and runaways,…
Life is Strange 2 weeks ago.
Life is Strange 2 Episode 3: Wastelands receives a launch trailer
With the next episode for Life is Strange 2 now only a week away from release, Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment have revealed a new launch trailer that showcases some of the events to come in Episode 3: Wastelands. In Episode 3, the two brothers continue on their long journey to Mexico, and find themselves in the Redwood Forests of California a few months after their dramatic escape from Beaver Creek. Reunited with Cassidy and Finn, Sean and Daniel experience life…
Final Fantasy X 2 weeks ago.
Inside Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster - A developer interview
Square Enix has released a new video offering a deep dive look into the development of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster. As the fourth episode to their "Inside Final Fantasy" series, the thirty-minute video features a slew of interviews of key developers, such as Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Takashi Katano (Event Main Programmer), Momotu Toriyama (X Event Director | X-2 Director) and Yusuke Naora (X Art Director), discussing the legacy of both titles as well as their experiences developing them. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4P3iPwf1pM Final…
Uncategorized 2 weeks ago.
Just Cause 4’s first DLC pack, Dare Devils of Destruction, is out now
The previously announced Dare Devils of Destruction DLC for Just Cause 4 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC(Steam), and players can once again get behind the wheel in this all new car-centric adventure that promises to bring plenty of chaos and explosions. You can find the spotlight clips for this new DLC located below. When Rico’s Army of Chaos arises and begins to claim territory, the Solino Underground--a criminal organization comprised of three gangs--begin to see Rico…
Final Fantasy XII 2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is now available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age arrives today for the first time ever on Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices, allowing fans new and old the chance to explore the lands of Ivalice and get caught in the middle of a war between two powerful Empires. As mentioned in a previous article, the Switch and Xbox One versions of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age will come with a bundle of new features alongside it’s high definition graphical…
Square Enix 2 weeks ago.
Square Enix to create more than 100 new jobs in Canada in 2019 alongside office expansions
Square Enix has announced that they will be creating more than 100 new game development job positions in 2019 in their Montréal-based studios, Eidos-Montréal, and Square Enix Montréal. Both studios have already begun accepting applications, and individuals interested in applying can find the job listings below. Alongside the opening of over 100 new job positions, Square Enix is financing the expansion and renovation of the Eidos-Montréal facility with an additional 10,000 square feet being added onto the 55,000 square-foot office. The…
Kingdom Hearts 3 weeks ago.
Kingdom Hearts III "Re: MIND" DLC announced at the World-of-Tres Orchestra concert
During the first 'World-of-Tres Orchestra' concert at the Tokyo International Forum, director Tetsuya Nomura took center stage to announce the first new wave of upcoming DLC for the latest entry in the Kingdom Hearts series. The DLC set has been given the temporary title of "Kingdom Hearts Re: MIND" and comes with a mixture of free and paid content. View the paid DLC content list below: An additional scenario titled "Re:MIND" A "Limit Cut" episode and bosses A Secret Episode and boss …
Oninaki 3 weeks ago.
Oninaki characters featured in new trailer and screenshots
Square Enix has gone live with an all-new trailer as well as a round of screenshots and character artwork for Oninanki, an action RPG and the third title from Tokyo RPG Factory studio. Oninaki centers around on a young 'Watcher' named Kagachi who is bound by the sacred duty of ushering "Lost Souls into the next world." With Kagachi’s guidance, these wandering souls in the world of the Beyond can continue the cyclical process of reincarnation over again. View the character art…
Kingdom Hearts 3 weeks ago.
Here's a look at Kingdom Hearts III's Version 1.04 and 1.05 update
Kingdom Hearts III received an update last night on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that added a much-anticipated Critical Mode as well as some other new features. Some of those include an update to the Workshop menu where the Synthesize Items section will now display a green check mark for items you create, which helps toward completing the Gummiphone. The Frozen Slider mini-game will display what treasures you have collected when you finish a course, which will help you narrow down…
Star Ocean 3 weeks ago.
Valkyrie Profile crossover event returns to Star Ocean: Anamnesis
Valkyrie Profile returns to Square Enix’s popular mobile title Star Ocean: Anamnesis with a second official limited-time run. Starting today and running until June 3rd, 2019. players can add both new and returning Valkyrie Profile characters to their collections, obtain new weapons, challenge special events and receive login bonus rewards. Details for the limited-time event include: New Original Character Illustrations: Exclusively for this collaboration, renowned artist Akira “AKIMAN” Yasuda--famous for his work in Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and the Street…