All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Square Enix’

Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Previewed at TGS

Fans of the single-player Final Fantasy games have been waiting since 2010 for a new numbered title in the venerable series. In fact, given the mixed fan reaction to Final Fantasy XIII, some fans have been waiting even longer for what they would consider a new Final Fantasy. At this week’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix provided the most in-depth …

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Let’s Take A Look At Drakengard 3’s Character Designs

JRPG character design is either the best in the industry or the absolute worst depending on who you ask. Personally, I fall into the former and many others do as well. For those who prefer the Japanese aesthetic, you might even find yourself wanting to design a few characters in that style yourself. Well, you can always buy JRPG art …

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‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ Coming June 3

Square Enix today announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect will be launching in the U.S. on June 3, 2014. The game was announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One less than one month ago and will cost $60 for those platforms. In an odd pricing twist, though, the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game will all cost …

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Drakengard 3 Wants You To Know Its Mature

Square Enix pretty much surprised everyone when it announced that it would be localizing Drakengard 3. The series hasn’t exactly been that popular in the U.S., and its spinoff – NieR – is polarizing to say the least. The true believers are incredibly grateful, however, and have been pestering Square Enix for even more information on the prequel to one …

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‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ is Coming to PC

Square Enix today announced that Deus Ex: The Fall will be coming to PC on March 25. The game will be available through Steam on that date and will cost only $10. The Fall is an ambitious first-person action game that Square Enix released for mobile platforms in 2013. The game is set during the same time period as Deus …

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‘Thief’ Story Previewed in New Trailer

It’s been almost two years since the first small teaser for Thief leaked onto the web. Now the game is just days away from release and will kick off one of the most hyped video game release periods in recent memory. Though the game may not have generated as much hype as the upcoming Titanfall or Infamous: Second Son, the …

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Here’s What’s New In Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

Sony began the HD remaster trend with God of War Collection for PS3. At the time, it seemed developers were just content with upgrading the resolution of these older games and leaving it at that. Square Enix has proven it isn’t so lazy with its HD remasters of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X. In the latest trailer for Final …

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Long ‘Thief’ Gameplay Look Released

It turns out that Thief, the new franchise reboot from Square Enix, actually is trying to be exactly what everyone might want it to be. For casual gamers and new fans of the series, the game will have checkpoints, combat, and the now-infamous Square Enix magic view mode (“focus” in this particular game). The hardcore crowd can remove all of …

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Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced

2012’s Hitman: Absolution was relatively well-received by critics, yet still didn’t live up to Square Enix’s sales expectations. Especially considering the huge marketing push the publisher made for the game. Now Square Enix is giving Hitman the same treatment so many of its other properties have gotten recently. The publisher today announced Hitman GO, an upcoming mobile game based on …

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Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Starts February 22

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn may be the greatest comeback in gaming history thanks to Square Enix admitting the original game was an absolute mess and rebuilding it from the ground up. The result was an MMO that celebrates the history and legacy of Final Fantasy in the best of ways. Now, PS4 owners will soon get to see …

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Here’s A Closer Look At Bravely Default’s Collector’s Edition

Nintendo has traditionally been a rather conservative company when it comes to collector’s editions. They would release the game and that’s all we ever got. That has started to change in recent years with the release of Collector’s Editions for Skyward Sword and The Wind Waker HD. Now the publisher is giving the same treatment to Square Enix’ latest 3DS …

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‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ Coming to PS4, Xbox One

One year ago, on the eve of the PlayStation 4 announcement, Square Enix revealed Murdered: Souls Suspect. The game’s first teaser trailer promised a type of supernatural detective work that hasn’t yet been seen in video games. Since that time, though, only a few details have emerged about Murdered: Soul Suspect. Players will take on the role of Ronan O’Connor, …

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‘Thief’ Stealth, Combat Previewed in New Trailer

The release of Square Enix’s Thief reboot is less than a month away. As a re-imagining of one of the most lauded PC game franchises in history, a lot is riding on the game attracting new fans while pleasing old ones with the franchise’s unique stealth gameplay. Today Square Enix released yet another preview for Thief. This one highlights all …

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Final Fantasy XIII Becomes An SNES RPG In Story Recap

Final Fantasy XIII has a confusing mess of a story. It’s sequel – Final Fantasy XIII-2 – didn’t make things better by introducing time travel into the mix. That’s why Square Enix felt it needed to remind everybody how things went down in the first two games before people start playing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII next month. Now, Square …

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Kingdom Hearts III Gets A Sort Of New Trailer

At E3 2013, Square Enix finally gave Kingdom Hearts fans what they really wanted after years of spin-offs – Kingdom Hearts III. While the announcement was little more than a prerendered trailer, it set off a wave of excitement that’s rarely seen anymore these days. Since then, we’ve not seen much of it, but the upcoming Japanese PS4 launch changes …

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Here’s What Comes In The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Collector’s Edition

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be making its North American debut in March. Until then, you’re going to have to decide which version of the game you want. Square Enix is making it harder for fans by offering two versions with one version only being made available via its online store. In a new video, Square Enix revealed the …

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‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Coming to PS4 in April

Since relaunching in 2013 as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XIV has enjoyed moderate MMO success on PC and PlayStation 3. Now publisher Square Enix is bringing its re-tooled MMO to Sony’s latest console. Square Enix today announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be coming to PlayStation 4 on April 14. An open beta …

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Thief Can Be As Difficult As You Want It To Be

When the Thief reboot was announced in 2012, many fans of the franchise were concerned. They felt that a modern take on the franchise would do away with many of the gameplay elements that made the original games so challenging and memorable. The developers at Square Enix Montreal has heard them loud and clear though. In the latest gameplay trailer …

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Revamps Its Battle System

Most Final Fantasy fans can agree that Final Fantasy XIII didn’t have the best battle system. The turn-based/real-time ATB battle system lacked much of the depth seen in previous games, and it was at times a little unwieldy. That all changes with Lightning Returns as the battle system has received a complete makeover. In the latest trailer for Lightning Returns: …

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Here’s A Look At The Story Of Bravely Default

Almost every RPG in the 80s and early 90s started with four young warriors banding together to defend the world from evil. While there have been some alterations to this basic setup, the classic JRPG story still borrows heavily from the kind of themes more at home in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. That’s what makes JRPGs so timeless, familiar …

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Here’s A Better Look At Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

At VGX 2013, it was revealed that Square Enix would be bringing 2013’s Tomb Raider to PS4 and Xbox One in a definitive edition that exponentially improves the visuals. At the time, all we knew was that this version of the game would run at 60FPS in 1080p and feature upgraded textures and TressFX. While we all now know about …

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‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android

For the past two years now, Square Enix has been trading on its storied past, releasing classic Final Fantasy games on mobile platforms. The publisher this week finally reached Final Fantasy VI, which can now be bought for $16 through the Google Play app store. Final Fantasy VI is the last of the series’ sprite-based 2D games and is considered …

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Get A Closer Look At The Inner Workings Of Square Enix

Square Enix is largely a mystery to the outside world. Much like any other Japanese game developer, the company likes to keep to itself and not share its development secrets with anybody else. That all started to change last year when Sony started up its Behind the Square series that gave us a behind the scenes look at the development …

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These Are The Jobs Of Bravely Default

After high school or college, the first thing you’re told is to “get a job.” That’s easier said than done for a lot of people these days. If only you could hit a button and suddenly find yourself proficient in the dark arts or the art of throwing a ninja star into a dragon’s face. Well, it’s not the real …

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Bravely Default Demo Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

During the last Nintendo Direct of 2012, Nintendo announced that it would be releasing a demo for the much anticipated Bravely Default. Now, that wouldn’t be much cause for celebration except that the demo features an exclusive side quest that’s not in the full game. The demo was promised to us at the beginning of the year, and that promise …

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix Gets A New Trailer

Back in September, Square Enix reacquainted us with its odd, yet charming, mashup of Final Fantasy and Disney with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix. The game included HD remakes of Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and the movies from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. Now Square is bringing the other three titles in the Kingdom Hearts saga to PlayStation …

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Here’s A Peek Into The World Of Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

So, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is coming out early next year. At this point, we’ve seen a lot of the game, but Square Enix thinks you could use a little more information. In a new trailer released today, Square Enix gives us a “guided tour” of the world of Lightning Returns. As it would suggest, the trailer gives us …

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Original Tomb Raider Hits iOS, Only Costs $0.99

Earlier this year, Square Enix rebooted the famous Tomb Raider series for modern consoles with a more relatable Lara Croft that was more interested in surviving than raiding tombs and killing endangered animals. It was a fantastic game, but some were a little bummed that it didn’t have more tomb raiding. For that, there’s always the original game. If you …

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Gets A Collector’s Edition

Square Enix announced last month that its long-in-development HD ports of Final Fantasy X/X-2 would finally hit the PS3 in March. At the time, it also announced that the game would be receiving a limited edition. Now Square Enix is back with more news about a collector’s edition and the Vita editions of the game. In a post on the …

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‘Thief’ Story, Gameplay Previewed in New Videos

Though gamers were promised big reveals during the VGX awards show, most of the announcements this weekend were only mildly exciting. One of the highlights of the presentation then, was a new preview for a game that is just months away from release. Square Enix this weekend debuted yet another trailer for the Thief reboot coming in February. The new …

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