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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...

News: CBS Films Snaps Up the Rights to Deus Ex Movie

CBS Films Snaps Up the Rights to Deus Ex Movie

Augmented reality

It’s officially the season for picking up video game movie rights, it seems. Clearly green with envy at the announcement of upcoming Need for Speed and Assassin’s Creed adaptations, Square Enix has announced that it has teamed up with CBS Films to create a flick for the fairly recent Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The studio will

News: Peek Behind the Scenes with the Final Hours of Tomb Raider

Peek Behind the Scenes with the Final Hours of Tomb Raider

Meet the new Lara Croft

Before you do anything, you should probably brace yourself for some barmy accents in this behind the scenes Tomb Raider documentary. It turns out that you can’t work on the iconic franchise without having a weird mesh of dialects. Take Global Brand Director Karl Stewart, who speaks with a mixture of Irish, British and...

News: George St-Pierre Cameos in New Sleeping Dogs Trailer

George St-Pierre Cameos in New Sleeping Dogs Trailer

Heavy blow

If you happen to resemble an off-balance Oompa Loompa when you’re shadowboxing, you might want to learn some tips from the master. Square Enix has released a brand new Sleeping Dogs trailer featuring a ferocious appearance from George St-Pierre. In it, the French Canadian mixed martial artist performs a routine that will have you...

News: Play Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution at Eurogamer Expo

Play Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution at Eurogamer Expo

Hot stuff

Current Eurogamer Expo ticket holders have earned the right to feel smug this afternoon, as Square Enix has announced that both Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution will be playable at the London convention later this year. The additions help to inflate an already bulging line-up, including Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III. For...

News: Camilla Luddington Steps into the Shoes of Lara Croft

Camilla Luddington Steps into the Shoes of Lara Croft

Dulcet tones

True Blood actress Camilla Luddington has been confirmed as the new voice of Lara Croft in Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The British-born star was chosen after an “international talent search using scouts in Europe and the US”. She will also shoot performance capture for the protagonist. Studio gaffer Darrell...

News: Quantum Conundrum Teases Your Brainbox on 10th July

Quantum Conundrum Teases Your Brainbox on 10th July

Swift turnaround

Quantum Conundrum – the next title from Portal creator Kim Swift – is set to quiz the PlayStation Network on 10th July in North America. A European release will follow on 11th July. Like Portal the game plays out from a first-person perspective, but sees you manipulating the properties of objects in order to progress. One...

News: Just So You Know, Final Fantasy XIV Is Still Coming to PS3

Just So You Know, Final Fantasy XIV Is Still Coming to PS3

Eventually, anyway

Back at E3 2009, Sony countered the announcement of Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 by revealing Final Fantasy XIV for PS3. The shock trailer prompted gasps from the bewildered audience, until the words “Online” flashed up on the screen. Three years later, there’s still no sign of the title on Sony’s console. That’s...

News: Final Fantasy III Port in Development for PSP

Final Fantasy III Port in Development for PSP

We know

The PlayStation Portable continues to be a prominent system in Japan – perhaps to the detriment of the recently released PlayStation Vita. Furthering the predicament, Square Enix has announced that it is working on a port of Final Fantasy III for Sony’s debut handheld. The PSP port will feature enhanced graphics and the ability to play...

News: Squirm Through This Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer

Squirm Through This Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer

Difficult viewing

If you were offended by the gratuitous violence in Sony’s God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us demos during E3, then you probably won’t want to watch this Sleeping Dogs trailer. It shows protagonist Detective Wei Shen being tortured in some pretty horrific ways. Still, if you’re not bothered by the appearance of a little...