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News: Now You Can Play Through Final Fantasy VII in LittleBigPlanet 2

Now You Can Play Through Final Fantasy VII in LittleBigPlanet 2

Head in the clouds

Boot up LittleBigPlanet 2 now and you’ll be amazed. While there was no shortage of impressive content at launch, the platformer has really come into its own over the past 18 months. It’s simply staggering what budding creator curators have built – and that sentiment extends to this obsessive recreation of Final Fantasy VII...

Talking Point: What Grand Theft Auto Can Learn from Sleeping Dogs

What Grand Theft Auto Can Learn from Sleeping Dogs

Chinatown wars

Grand Theft Auto IV is the undisputed king of the open world crime drama, but it’s not perfect. The game’s vibrant city setting and unorthodox cast set it apart from the genre’s many pretenders, but also help to hide its numerous gameplay flaws. The recently released Sleeping Dogs may not be able to topple its progenitor’s...

News: Square Enix Updates Final Fantasy Versus XIII's Status

Square Enix Updates Final Fantasy Versus XIII's Status

Still in development

Square Enix has offered a small update on the oft-delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Speaking at a Final Fantasy anniversary event in Tokyo overnight, company gaffer Yoichi Wada noted: "I cannot say any more than, 'We are making Versus!' Please wait a little longer." Meanwhile, a brochure for the event (embedded to the right)...

News: Square Enix to Reveal Future of Lightning Saga Soon

Square Enix to Reveal Future of Lightning Saga Soon

She was just a wish

Square Enix is set to reveal a new direction for the Lightning saga on 1st September, the publisher has announced. The so-called Lightning saga consists of two games already: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Together the titles have sold over 9.6 million units. It’s not entirely clear what the Japanese publisher is...

News: Sleeping Dogs Staying Awake for at Least Six Months

Sleeping Dogs Staying Awake for at Least Six Months

Counting sheep

Square Enix has announced that it won’t let Sleeping Dogs lie, confirming at least six months of post-release content for the upcoming open-world adventure. A host of downloads will be available alongside the game’s North American launch later today, including the brilliant Retro Triad Pack, which includes "a killer old school...

News: Square Enix Fires Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer Online

Square Enix Fires Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer Online

Life in the fast lane

Square Enix has released the launch trailer for upcoming open-world adventure, Sleeping Dogs. As you’d expect, it features a flurry of footage from the game – including fist-fights, car chases and scantily clad women. The title’s due out on 14th August in North America and 17th August in Europe. Check out the new footage...

News: Sleeping Dogs Does Its Best L.A. Noire Impression

Sleeping Dogs Does Its Best L.A. Noire Impression

Columbo's on the case

There’s more to Sleeping Dogs than shootouts and car chases. This brand new trailer shows off one of the title’s detective missions, in which protagonist Wei Shen learns that a surgeon has been murdering innocent people for body parts. Throughout the operation you’ll need to masquerade as a policeman and doctor, before...

News: Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy XIV to GamesCom

Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy XIV to GamesCom

The latest version, of course

Try to forget that Final Fantasy XIV actually released way back in 2010 – it’s a brand new game now, remember? Square Enix has announced that the updated version of the MMORPG will headline its GamesCom offering, with on-stage gameplay demonstrations and signing sessions by producer and director Naoki Yoshida...

News: Latest Sleeping Dogs Trailer Takes a Shot

Latest Sleeping Dogs Trailer Takes a Shot

Pursuit force

Who would have thought that Square Enix could transform a cancelled True Crime game into one of the most exciting titles of the year? Not many, that’s for sure. Still, you only need one glimpse of Sleeping Dogs' protagonist, Wei Shen, shooting the stuffing out of foes with his shirt off to get behind this open-world adventure. We...

News: Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 Renamed, New Trailer Released

Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 Renamed, New Trailer Released

A realm reborn

If you haven’t been keeping up with the tumultuous development of Final Fantasy XIV, then, well, we don’t blame you. But with the game on the verge of a re-release – and still allegedly planned for PlayStation 3 – it’s probably time you started to pay attention. Alongside a new trailer – conveniently embedded below –...

News: Just Cause 2 Players Score Bonus Threads in Sleeping Dogs

Just Cause 2 Players Score Bonus Threads in Sleeping Dogs

Costume change

Hard as nails Just Cause 2 protagonist Rico Rodriguez has agreed to share his clothes. Square Enix has confirmed that those of you with a save file for Avalanche’s open-world epic will unlock an additional outfit for Sleeping Dogs’ tough guy, Wei Shen. Sporting the threads will augment you with an enhanced hijack ability allowing...

News: Sleeping Dogs Bursts into Action with New Gameplay Video

Sleeping Dogs Bursts into Action with New Gameplay Video

Carjacking and combat in downtown Hong Kong

Square Enix has revealed a new gameplay video, sampling carjacking, combat and driving stages of its upcoming game, Sleeping Dogs. The mission featured is entitled "Mrs Chu's Revenge", which sees our protagonist, Wei Shen, helping Mrs Chu hunt down Johnny Ratface, a member of the 18K Triads who shot one of...

News: Quantum Conundrum Gets Double Dose of DLC

Quantum Conundrum Gets Double Dose of DLC

Brain training

Kim Swift’s excellent first-person puzzle adventure Quantum Conundrum is set to double down on DLC this summer, publisher Square Enix has announced. Both the Desmond Debacle and IKE-aramba! packs will be made available later this year for $2.99 apiece. The Desmond Debacle will arrive on Sony’s digital storefront on 14th August in...

News: Don't Worry, Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Not Cancelled

Don't Worry, Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Not Cancelled

Still alive

Despite rumours to the contrary, Square Enix has denied that the oft-delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been canned. Last week, Kotaku reported that the title had been quietly cancelled, but Square Enix gaffer Yoichi Wada reassured fans that there's no truth to the speculation. “There's someone making a false ru

Rumour: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Doesn't Exist Anymore

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Doesn't Exist Anymore

Sorry about that

For the millions of readers that have spent the PlayStation 3’s entire lifespan drooling over Square Enix’s oft-delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII, we have some sound advice for you: stop reading this article right now. And if you really must persist, make sure you have a brand new box of Kleenex within reach. According to a...

News: Rhianna Pratchett Penning Tomb Raider Reboot

Rhianna Pratchett Penning Tomb Raider Reboot

Rewritten

Square Enix has announced that Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer behind its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The British script writer previously worked on Mirror’s Edge and Heavenly Sword – the latter of which netted her a BAFTA nomination. Speaking about the project, Pratchett said: I grew up playing Tomb Raider, uncovering the...