If you're worried that Final Fantasy XIII-2's shorter development time might lead to a shorter plot -- your concerns are unfounded
Square Enix has confirmed in the latest issue of Famitsu that its story will last 30-40 hours. Let's hope it's not all filler this time around. Square Enix also confirmed that those with a save file for Final Fantasy XIII will unlock a special wallpaper. The game's out..
Spoilers: there's a new Tomb Raider flick in the works
And much like next year's video game reboot, the movie will be an origins story of kinds. Producer Graham King spilled the beans in an interview with Coming Soon, promising that while the film will still include plenty of action, it will serve as a "character piece" above all. "Listen, the [previous Tomb Raider films] weren't..
Square Enix has announced plans to open a new studio in Montreal
According to reports, the univentively titled Square Enix Montreal will develop a new Hitman title as its first project. The game will supposedly target next generation platforms. The studio is set to open next year and will be headed up by Square Enix London's Lee Singleton, creating 150 new jobs. A Hitman title is already in the..
Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase has admitted that the development cycle for Final Fantasy XIII was too long
Speaking with GameReactor, the developer said that Square Enix needs to adopt the two-year turn-around time that most Western developers employ for big titles. the current generation console, Final Fantasy XIII was obviously the first game, and personally I think we took a little too long..
Epic Games has lifted the lid on a deal that will see Square Enix license the Unreal Engine 3 for a collection of unannounced projects
It is a pleasure to provide Square Enix with an exceptional game engine that will help them bring thrilling new experiences to legions of fans all over the world, said Epic Games' Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki. Many Western games have achieved great..
Lords of Customization
Square Enix's upcoming PS Vita RPG Lords of Apocalypse will offer up lots of character customization options for players, allowing them to mix and match their outfits, weaponry and appearance. In the video below, Square Enix gives us a taste of some of the over the top equipment characters can don, like riot gear, divine armor...
Europeans aren't the only ones getting all the Final Fantasy XIII-2 fun
Square Enix has today unveiled a $79.99 collector's set for North America, featuring exclusive cover art by series artist Yoshitaka Amano. The set will include a copy of the game, a four-disc soundtrack, and a book of exclusive concept art.
When Square Enix purchased Eidos, many expected it to become a second line of business for the Japanese publisher
Nobody could have anticipated it would become the premium portion. But with the publisher's traditional franchises floundering a little, it's down to the likes of Deus Ex and Tomb Raider to prop up the Japanese company's finances. Thankfully they're doing a sterling job, with the..
If you're already dreading this winter, then Square Enix has got the perfect antidote: crank up the central heating, get yourself comfortable, and tuck into the Japanese publisher's "Winter Of RPGs" PSN offering
The campaign will see some of the publisher's most revered RPGs brought to the North American PSN over coming weeks, with Chrono Cross,...
Square Enix has released a commentated version of its most recent Hitman: Absolution trailer
Doing the talking is game director Tore Blystad and gameplay director Christian Elverdam. Catch the talk-through after the break.
Square Enix is making a big noise about its Vita launch title Army Corps of Hell, even giving away one of the consoles in a new sweepstakes for the United States and Canada. All you have to do is head over to the Army Corps of Hell Facebook page, give it a thumbs-up and you're entered. While you're there, why not also Like VitaGamr to stay...
Yesterday we posted a report from XBOX World magazine
We should have known better there and then. The report suggested that Just Cause 3 was in development, and due for release next year. Unfortunately, developer Avalanche Studio hasn't got the foggiest idea where the rumours came from. "It's just a rumour and we're not releasing any game in 2012," Just Cause creator Christofer Sundberg..
Ready for more ridiculous graphics and terrible accents? Good, because if rumours are to be believed Avalanche is hard at work on a new entry in the Just Cause series
The news comes via XBOX World magazine (sigh, we know), which claims that the game is due for release next year. We'll take a new Just Cause, just less Bolo Santosi this time ta. [Thanks CVG]
Hotly anticipated PSP RPG Final Fantasy Type-0 is set to drop into Japanese retail outlets this week
The game's release means its development team are set to switch their priorities to Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the long-in-development PS3 title announced many years ago. Type-0 is the first PSP game to sport two UMD discs, with disc one containing the game's opening and conclusion, while disc two..
With Final Fantasy XIV preparing to get a complete overhaul -- and a promising one at that -- excitement is back on the PlayStation 3 version of the game
But what of the PlayStation Vita? It sounds like Square's got some ideas. Were doing a reconstruction of our server system [with Final Fantasy XIV and] were going to make sure that the servers can be accessed by outside devices such as..
Square Enix has confirmed its bringing two special editions to Europe in order to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2
The "Limited Collector's Edition" and "Crystal Edition" will be carried at various retailers around the UK, though no pricing has been announced. The "Limited Collector's Edition" includes the following: a soundtrack, artbook, six collectible..
Expect the PlayStation Portable to do gangbusters in Japan when Final Fantasy Type-0 finally drops onto store shelves
The game's just scooped up an almost-perfect score in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, landing a 39/40 and presumably sending Japanese gamers into a hype frenzy. The game's out next week in Japan. Expect PSP to do some serious numbers to celebrate. [Thanks Andriasang]
Square Enix has finally attached a date and price-point to the first batch of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The additional content will launch on October 18th with a price-point of $14.99. The big question is: are you even done with Deus Ex's main campaign?
We already know Square Enix's bonkers Pikmin-esque PlayStation Vita exclusive, Army Corps Of Hell, will be prepared in time for both the PlayStation Vita's European and Japanese launches, but now the publisher has confirmed it will be joining the party in North America too
Developed by Entersphere, Army Corps Of Hell is being steered by Nintendo legend Motoi Okamoto, who worked on the scripts for..
With a near nine-minute running time, the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 is certainly an epic
But it's also packed with information about the upcoming sequel's plot and gameplay. We're getting gradually more excited for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Let's just hope there's a much greater emphasis on exploration this time around.
It's rare that we'll comment on the hair or fashion sense of a video game character
Particularly not a Japanese video game character. But we feel compelled to rattle out something about Snow's new hair-cut in Final Fantasy XIII-2? Who is responsible for this atrocity?</em>
Post-release support for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy: Type-0 will be free, according to director Hajime Tabata
Free DLC will apparently include new outfits and more. The game's due out in Japan later in the month. Expect PSP sales to sky-rocket as a result.
Square Enix's revival effort of the heavily maligned Final Fantasy XIV is in full-swing, and amazingly the publisher is making progress
With version 2.0, the publisher has announced it is set to finally start charging for the online world, after a catastrophic launch period resulted in the company letting players participate for free. With the game finally getting on track, Square Enix has also..
As promised yesterday, IO Interactive has released a full eight minute gameplay demonstration of Hitman: Absolution
The demo takes place in an abandoned Canadian library and shows off the game's moody atmosphere really well. Some of the lighting is phenomenal. A number of legacy fans aren't too happy with some of the game's modern mechanics, such as the ability to scout out rooms with a kind of..
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get approximately one-two DLC updates a month, producer Yoshinori Kitase has told Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation
DLC will span a range of items, including costumes, weapons and enemies. The DLC will be more involved than simply hitting the download button though — players will need to physically unlock the content. For example you might need to beat a monster in..
Hunted by the police, completely unarmed, Agent 47 seeks refuge in an abandoned Chicago library," reads Square Enix's pitch for Hitman: Absolution's debut gameplay teaser
Running on IO Interactive's new Glacier 2 engine, Hitman: Absolution promises to combine the "much loved classic gameplay with completely new and exciting features for the Hitman franchise". This is just a sneak peak..
Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix's PS Vita game that blends Pikmin-like gameplay with pure death metal, has just been confirmed for a 2012 release in Europe. The game has players controlling "goblin soldiers" that come in a variety of classes, each with unique abilities and powers. Players use the Vita's touch controls to...
Square Enix has confirmed that it's bringing Entersphere's Army Corps Of Hell to Europe
The game — "packed with dark vicious combat, dark humour and lightning quick action" — sees players take control of an army of a hundred goblins in a gameplay mechanic that's reminiscent of Nintendo's classic series, Pikmin. The title's exclusive to PlayStation Vita, and promises to take "full..
We'd rather Crystal Dynamics marked the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider with the release of its awesome looking series reboot, but seeing as that title's still a year away we'll have to make do with a digital art exhibition instead
The developer has commissioned a variety of pieces designed to showcase Lara's look in the new game, while also embracing the individual style of each of the selected..
As is now common-place for new releases, Square Enix has revealed the various pre-order bonuses for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in North America
They range from weird to potentially sensual to the ostentatious. Let's start with the weird. Amazon's giving away the "Omega Boss Battle" pack, an exclusive "coliseum battle" that adds Omega to your party upon completion. Sure, ok. Then..
Square Enix has attached a ¥4,980 ($64) price-point to one of its PlayStation Vita launch titles: Army Corps Of Hell
That price is associated with the game's boxed retail release. Those picking up the downloadable version will save cash, with the PSN release priced at ¥3,990 ($51.90). It's important to note that Japan's variable pricing structure doesn't give us any real indication as to what..
A post on the US arm of the PlayStation Blog has confirmed that SNES favourite RPG Chrono Trigger is coming to the PlayStation Network -- next week
Square Enix product manager Charles McCarter announced the October 4th release date, before stopping to tease the release of Chrono Cross. There's no word as to whether the game will make its way across...
PlayStation Network favourite -- Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light -- is headed exclusively to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play this November, Square Enix has announced
It will be followed by a variety of other unannounced content from the publisher. This is just the start of what we plan to do together, Ben Cusack, head of mobile development for Square Enix Europe said. But right now, we..
The last co-operative third-person shooter IO Interactive developed was the divisive Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Despite taking a bit of a critical pounding, the game sold exceptionally well on the back of its unique visual style. So it wouldn't be a surprise if we did see another title in the series. And in a recent job listing for a senior programmer, the company has hinted at just that —..
The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita version of Final Fantasy X might be getting more than a resolution bump if rumours are to be believed
According to PSTime, a full upgrade of the PlayStation 2 title is in the works using Square Enix's Crystal Tools engine. It's the same engine Square Enix is using to develop Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. While the so
Done with Deus Ex: Human Revolution's ~50 hour campaign already? Not a problem, Eidos Montreal's got some DLC lined up for you -- and we've got the first five minutes embedded below
The footage is anchored by lead narrative designer Mary DeMarle, and guides you through the first five minutes of the DLC pack — entitled The Missing Link. DeMarle...
Good news: Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura has made his way through the entirety of said title's world and is "impressed with how expansive everything is"
You can't see it though. Because the game's not done. Speaking in Famitsu about the horribly over-developed title, Nomura confirmed that the PS3-exclusive's lighting engine has been overhauled using Square Enix's new Luminous..
The man behind cult-favourite, Deadly Premonition, is working on Lord Of Apocalypse for PlayStation Vita
The title — which is the successor to PSP title Lord Of Arcana — is in development at Access Games where <span style="border-collapse: collapse; clear: none; cursor: auto; float: none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight:..
This one's crazy
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's heavily maligned boss battles were not developed in-house at Eidos Montreal, they were instead out-sourced to minnow studio Grip Entertainment. The boss battles are recognised for having an action focus and frustrating difficulty spikes. Grip Entertainment's Paul Kruszewski admitted crafting the encounters was a difficult task. "Full confession: I'm..
Square Enix has confirmed it will release plenty of downloadable content for its upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG, Final Fantasy XIII-2
Downloadable costumes, monsters and weapons will all be available post-release. "Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100 per cent enjoyable... it's the complete package. So we're not planning any DLC at this time," said producer..
Square Enix has released the first assets for its upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG, Lord Of Apocalypse
From what we can tell the title's pretty standard fare. But then we can't read Japanese. Perhaps it's about a cybernetic race of mutated kittens instead. We just don't know.
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver announced that it's shipped one million copies of its open-world survival horror RPG in the US -- in just one week
Moreover, the publisher expects to have shipped two million copies worldwide by the end of this week. "The critical 'first week' of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver," company COO Geoff Mulligan stated in a press..
Tokyo Game Show might be all about PlayStation Vita this year, but there's still a little room for Final Fantasy Type-0 -- Square Enix's PlayStation Portable swan-song
Catch the trailer after the jump.
It wouldn't be Tokyo Game Show without Final Fantasy, so it's no surprise to see a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 released this afternoon by Square Enix
The trailer accompanies a batch of formal release dates announced by the publisher earlier today. Catch the trailer after the jump. [Thanks Game News]
Square Enix has confirmed that it will release Final Fantasy XIII-2 days before the PlayStation Vita in Japan -- on December 15th
And adding to what should be an enormous week for PlayStation hardware, the company also confirmed that it is partnering with Sony to release a new 320GB PS3 hardware bundle in black and pink. The package will run you ¥37,960. Those in the West can expect to pick up..
The video game industry might be reeling over what blockbuster franchises the PlayStation Vita does (and does not) have right now, but new IP is always important around the launch of any new system
In addition to its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita re-release of Final Fantasy X, Square Enix also confirmed it has two new titles in development for Vita during Sony's TGS briefing today. The first..
Square Enix has announced an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3
The game is being developed in order to celebrate the original release of the game nearly a decade ago on PlayStation 2 (the game launched in 2002 in North America). Very few details about the title were shared, other than that the title is in development. So yeah, there's that.
You may be fooled for thinking Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been in development for like six years
It has. But only sort of. Despite the length of the game's ridiculous development time, it's yet to actually hit full production. That is, until now. Square Enix developer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed the news during a fan meeting in Tokyo this weekend, telling fans that for Type-0 and Versus XIII we..
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is about 90 percent complete according to Square Enix
The publisher has told fans to expect a firm release date at this week's Tokyo Game Show. The game's director, Motomu Toriyama, also revealed some tasty pre-TGS details, announcing that those with a Final Fantasy XIII save on their system will unlcok bonuses in its sequel. In addition, XIII-2 will also include 150 monsters..
The North American video game industry has shrunk by 23 percent year-over-year during the month of August, according to data released by the NPD group
Analyst Anita Frazier explained, "the bulk of the decline can be attributed to the shift of the annual Madden release from August to September". Gaming hardware actually saw an increase from the month of July, thanks in part to the..
Final Fantasy Type-0 will finally get its Japanese release on October 27th, and in order to celebrate Square Enix has revealed the game's breath-taking collector's edition
The pack includes a rather unexciting book of post-cards and three-disc soundtrack, but it looks absolutely lovely regardless. The set will run fans ¥12,760 exclusively from the Square Enix e-Store. There's more pictures to ogle..
While it seemed like Square Enix wanted fans to do some detective work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution's DLC, we doubt the publisher expected fans to be this vigilant
Eager fans uncovered the full details of the RPG's 'Missing Link' DLC via the company's website's RSS feed. Duh. The DLC takes place during a three-day period in which protagonist Adam Jenson "vanishes", after which he must..
Zumba Fitness is at the top of the UK sales charts no more
It's in second instead. The game was defeated by last week's banner release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Square Enix's RPG fell 26,000 units short of the lifetime sales for Deus Ex: Invisible War, a number which has probably been eclipsed by the time of writing. The other new entry, 505 Games' Rugby World Cup 2011, debuted in third position..
Co-creator of puzzle extravaganza Portal, Kim Swift, has unveiled a brand new puzzle game published by Square Enix, titled Quantum Conundrum
The game's premise will see players assume the role of a child trapped in the laboratory...err, house of his eccentric uncle. Using a method of transitioning through various dimensions, the protagonist will...
Remember Airtight Games? They were behind last year's decent-but-uneventful PS3 shooter, Dark Void, and have been keeping pretty quiet ever since
The team's set to re-emerge at PAX later this month however, with the announcement of a "top-secret joint project" in collaboration with Square Enix. Airtight is currently believed to be working...
In a rare twist of fate, it's been North American PlayStation Network users that have been forced to wait for a hotly anticipated PSone Classic
Parasite Eve II launched in Europe and Japan earlier in the year, but not in North America. This week, however, things will be rectified, as the PlayStation Blog has announced that Square Enix's action-horror title will launch tomorrow on the North American..
Taito and Square Enix has officially confirmed Elevator Action Deluxe -- a high-definition remake of the similarly named arcade classic -- for the PlayStation Network this afternoon
As opposed to rebooting Elevator Action's gameplay, Taito's opted for a Bionic Commando-esque reboot, maintaining the classic's flavour while giving the visuals a good...
Square Enix has finally acknowledged the existence of Elevator Action Deluxe via a teaser website discovered by Andriasang
The game was first uncovered via an Australian ratings board, but the appearance of a teaser website seemingly confirms the game's existence. PlayStation Network logos as well as worldwide ratings notifications point to PS3...
Square Enix's resident apologist, Tetsuya Nomura, has told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not make an appearance at next month's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, Square Enix has set a date for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's next showing, but it won't be at TGS. In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be playable at the event,..
Earlier in the month Square Enix said it was planning a January release for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the US
It's now revealed its plans for Europe, confirming a more ambiguous "early 2012" launch window. The date discrepancy suggests Europeans might have to wait for Square Enix's promising follow-up, but we imagine it just indicates that specific dates are yet to be confirmed. The game's..
Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider E3 demonstration was one of the high-points of the video games convention in June
Packed with stunning camera work and tons of tension, the gameplay slice showed a real white-knuckle ride as Lara desperately tried to escape from a hazardous underground cave. But the demo wasn't faultless, and it did leave some people a little concerned. For example, the game relied..
Many of you may remember the furore from when Activision announced it was cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong
The United Front Games developed sandbox title was getting mixed reception in the press, but many noted the game's promise despite its subsequent cancellation. Turns out publisher Square Enix spotted that promise too, as its announced overnight that its picked up the rights to publish the game..
After over three years of development (
!!), Square Enix is readying Final Fantasy Type-0 for release in Japan. The ambitious PlayStation Portable RPG — which spans two UMD discs — will release on October 13th in the region, according to information published by Andriasang. There's a celebratory trailer, and seven minutes of gameplay footage after the jump. To be honest, the game actually looks..
Fact: we couldn't be more excited for Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider
The game looks phenomenal. But with Lara Croft established as a house-hold name, what pushed Crystal Dynamics to reboot the historical franchise? Brand director Karl Stewart told Rock Paper Shotgun that the character and series was "losing relevance". The problem, according to Stewart, is that gamers are tired of..
Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch in January of next year in Western regions
The date was referenced in the company's Comic-Con line-up, though no specifics were mentioned. We suspect that the release window is subject to change. The company confirmed a December release date for the Japanese version of the game earlier in the year. At the time it merely said that Final..
PlayStation Portable exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0 is nearly finished, Square Enix has revealed
Director Hajime Tabata said on the game's development blog that the final tasks involved tuning and debugging the game. Final Fantasy Type-0 has been in development for a whopping three-and-a-half years. But Tabata defended the game's development, stating that about a year of the team's time was taken..
Crystal Dynamics has released a bumper making-of documentary for its staggering Tomb Raider E3 trailer
In the 12-minute video, Tomb Raider's brand manager Karl Stewart reveals how Crystal Dynamics worked with Square Enix's internal CG team to craft the game's moody debut. It's a fascinating watch if you're into making-of videos. Man, we wished they'd push Tomb Raider's release forward. Just hearing..
Final Fantasy XI is an MMO for the PlayStation 2 and PC
Square Enix is looking at ways of bringing the title to Sony's new handheld, the PlayStation Vita. Hiromichi Tanaka broke the news in this week's Famitsu magazine. He said nothing was concrete, and that the publisher was merely looking into the possibility of porting the title. With a Vita version being investigated, you might be forgiven for..
As promised, Tetsuya Nomura has given Famitsu magazine an update on the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Hilariously, Nomura spent much of the update apologising for the game's long development cycle, promising more substantial updates in the future. But there were a few snippets of interest, as reported by Final Fantasy Union. Firstly, Versus XIII will have cut-scenes inspired by popular..
Something bizzarre's happening with Final Fantasy XIII-2: there's just no enthusiasm
While the original Final Fantasy XIII was certainly a flawed experience, it wasn't so terrible that the sequel should be ignored entirely. And yet despite having a huge showing at this year's E3, few publications took the time to really put the title in the spotlight. Square Enix has released a fresh batch of..
Crystal Dynamics might be hard at work on the fantastic looking Tomb Raider reboot, but it seems that it's not the only title the studio has in its portfolio
Speaking on the studio's podcast, gaffer Darrell Gallagher discussed the new IP for the first time, explaining that the new title is still in its "early stages". Were starting to look at doing a new IP here, and were in the..
Final Fantasy Type-0 is about 80-percent finished according to Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, but the game's still unlikely to meet its Summer release window
The game's now due to release in the Autumn, as the developer apologised for the delay. According to Nomura, the PlayStation Network outage is responsible for the delay. Nice to have a scape-goat isn't it? Apparently the game will boast over..
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a video game
According to Andriasang, this week's Famitsu magazine contains an interview with project lead Tetsuya Nomura in which he promises an update on the game next issue. The website also states that Nomura also teased a new title in the magazine — perhaps best to finish off the ones you are still working on first, huh? And that's the entirety of your..
The much anticipated Final Fantasy VII costume pack for LittleBigPlanet will launch on the PlayStation Store next week according to the PlayStation Blog
Costumes for Tifa, Sephiroth, Cloud and Aeris will be available for £1.59 / $1.99 each, or bundled together with an exclusive Vincent outfit for £4.79 / $5.99. Sony's also announced an inFamous 2 pack — featuring a good and evil Cole for £2.39..
Later this year Sony will launch its PSP Remasters Series for PlayStation 3
The initiative will bring upgraded versions of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and both handheld God Of War titles to Sony's home-system. With two top-tier PSP titles already pledged to get the remasters treatment, many have been wondering which games will follow their lead. Square Enix's Final Fantasy Dissidia series seems..
Did you hear? E3 is over
That means we're left processing all the left-overs. Like this exciting tid-bit: Square Enix has updated Final Fantasy Type-0's official website. The page includes renders from the upcoming PSP title's roster. There are even some wallpapers for you to download. Woah! Check it all out through here.
The star of Microsoft's E3 press conference just so happened to be a multiplatform game
Earlier this evening Crystal Dynamics took to the stage to reveal the first gameplay footage of its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The demonstration showed Lara Croft trapped in a capitulating cave while being chased by a shady figure. Clearly Crystal Dynamics has been playing a whole ton of Uncharted, but there's..
Square Enix has released a CG trailer for the new Tomb Raider game and it looks phenomenal
We absolutely adore the tone of the game — the lone survivor theme is fascinating. We also went in expecting to hate Lara Croft's voice — how can you better Keeley Hawes? — but we actually really like the voice actor. The biggest problem with this trailer is the release date that pops up at the end..
Remember GRIN? There was a period in 2009 where virtually every game coming out had their name on it: Bionic Commando, Wanted, Terminator Salvation
They seemed to come out of nowhere, and disappear just as quickly. Yet shortly after their closure we got details that the company was working on a Final..
We recently went gaga over the appearance of a countdown clock on carmageddon
com</a>. Piecing two-and-two together, we automatically assumed that this suggested a new game announcement in the series from publisher Square Enix. We were wrong. Apparently developer Stainless Games has bought the rights for the Carmageddon franchise off Square...
Regular readers will know that we're big fans of the car-combat genre
Up until last year, we'd given up hope of the genre making a return to its golden years, but then David Jaffe changed everything by announcing Twisted Metal and making us go mad in celebration. Twisted Metal is not out yet, but already the genre seems to be having somewhat of a mini-revival. Earlier in the year there was Red..
Proving once again that any online service is susceptible to attacks, websites for Eidos and Deus Ex were hacked over night, compromising the data of just under 100,000 users. Unbelievably, of that data over 9,000 resumes were stolen. The hack was believed to have been undertaken by a rogue entity of Anonymous. As bad as the compromised data sounds, it actually gets worse. KrebsOnSecurity has..
Square Enix has confirmed that it has cancelled a number of unconfirmed digital titles in order to strengthen its finances
In a statement, the publisher predicted a net loss for the year ending March 31st. The company had previously expected to profit. Square Enix blamed the loss on the costs incurred in cancelling projects. "Under a rapidly changing operating environment and more prudent..
We all knew it was coming, but now it's official
Square Enix has just confirmed the existence of Hitman Absolution with a teaser trailer. We've embedded it above. Details are super scarce right now, presumably with more to follow at E3. We'll keep you updated.
When we started this website, we made an internal pledge to cut out the metaphors that's so prevalent in games media
Sometimes we fail. We're failing right now actually, while we discuss aims and objectives that have nothing to do with this stor--... Ok. IO Interactive has Tweeted that "next week will be very good" and that we should "get ready for the incoming shrapnel."..
What big release doesn't come neatly packaged in a tidy collector's edition these days? Not ones to shy of current trends, Square Enix has announced that, yes, Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be available as part of a big box set
To be fair, it does look classy. The collector's edition includes a ton of goodies. First up, there's the super slick collector's box. Will look nice on your shelf that..
Square Enix has been a roll when it comes to Final Fantasy re-releases of late
We only just got Final Fantasy V here in the West, but now the publisher is teasing a digital release of Final Fantasy VI in Japan. Siliconera reports that that the game will be available to download from April 20th. Naturally it'll be the PSone version of the game,...
Dear readers, We are aware that some of you might been duped into believing that a remake of Final Fantasy VII is coming to the NGP
While we agree that this would be amazing, it has come to our attention that some websites are posting a fake job letter in order to support their personal fantasies. Please don't believe them. While it's entirely feasible that Square Enix might consider developing..
Square Enix has pushed back the European release of Dungeon Siege III by a couple of weeks, the publisher has announced today
The Obsidian developed game was originally scheduled for release on May 27th. It'll now launch on June 17th. No announcements regarding the US release date were made. Update @ 19:46 BST: Square Enix has just confirmed that the game has been delayed until June 21st in North..
The PSone edition of Final Fantasy V is headed to the PlayStation Network according to a press release distributed by Square Enix this afternoon
The game originally launched on the SNES in 1992, but later got re-released on PlayStation with additional cut-scenes. The game will be in good company — Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX are all currently...
Square Enix has confirmed that timed PlayStation Network exclusive, Moon Diver, will launch this week in Europe and North America
The game, which looks a lot like Strider, is a four-player co-op action game designed by Koichi Yotsui. Unsurprisingly, Yotsui-san was one of the leads on the original Strider game.
Remember that alternate-reality Hitman 5 game we told you about the other day? Well now it's kicking up bonafide screenshots
Four of the images reference the Canada's CN Tower — the world's largest free-standing structure. Fans are speculating that this suggests Hitman 5 will be set in Canada. It's the fifth image that is most interesting though. It looks to be a screenshot from a CGI movie,..
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At this point, we're wishing Dissidia duodecim FINAL FANTASY would just flippin' come out already. It's not because we can't wait to play it...
It sounds like Hitman 5's finally set to get its long awaited announcement at this year's E3
Members of the franchise's forums are dizzy with speculation after a bunch of ARG clues started appearing around the Internet. Hit the link for all the clues. As with any ARG it all gets a bit confusing after the first couple of announcements, but, from what we can gather, the latest update includes a..
Square Enix has revealed that it will launch the PSone classic, Parasite Eve, on the American PlayStation Store this week
The release comes ahead of the Western launch for PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. There's still no news of a European release for Parasite Eve nor its sequel.
At some point, Square Enix decided it would be funny to troll games bloggers
As if Dissidia 012 FINAL FANTASY wasn't heinous enough, the publisher's just announced a kind of premium demo for the game entitled Dissidia duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY. The taster comes with a unique scenario featuring Lightning, as well as the ability to carry any...
Square Enix has slapped a big juicy August 23rd / August 26th release date on Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the US and UK respectively
The announcement comes days after retailers accidentally broke the news. The game's currently available for pre-order in two different flavours. The standard edition comes with an Explosive Mission Pack, featuring a new mission and some additional gear. The..
Spot of make-up and a touch of botox and look at that, good as new
Crystal Dynamics has released some comparison shots for their upcoming PlayStation 3 Tomb Raider Trilogy. The pack — which includes PS2 titles Tomb Raider Legends & Anniversary, in addition to PS3 game Underworld — has been remastered in HD (well the PS2 games have anyway) and is due out at the end of the month.
Does anybody remember Crystal Dynamics' cult third-person action adventure title, Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver? Some of you
Well as of tomorrow you'll be able to revisit the PSone classic as it launches for £7.99 on the European PlayStation Store. For those unfamiliar with the title, it's pretty moody. If moody is your cup of tea, then step right...
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