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...
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...
Crystal Dynamics has clearly been playing close attention to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted franchise over the past couple of years. Swap out Lara Croft for Nathan Drake and this brand new Tomb Raider demo would look right at home on Sony’s stage. In the demo, a fragile Lara is shown picking off foes with a bow-and-arrow, before falling...
Corky the clown
Hitman could be the next popular series to benefit from an HD makeover. Italian retailer 16Games has added a product page for an unannounced compilation featuring re-mastered versions of Hitman 2, Hitman 3: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money. According to the retailer, the PS3 package is set to release on 15th October – which is...
Square Enix's much anticipated Tomb Raider reboot has a release date: 5th March 2013. The date came at the end of a brand new trailer showing the more action-heavy focus of the new title, with Lara placed in more perilous situations than even Nathan Drake could imagine. We'll see more next week.
Square Enix has followed up yesterday’s Hitman: Absolution teaser with a trailer featuring nuns armed to the teeth with guns. The footage – created by the studio responsible for last year’s Tomb Raider trailer – shows Agent 47 being attacked by a faction of inappropriately dressed women known as the, er, Saints. They’re...
We’re on the cusp of E3 now; the madness is less than a week away from transpiring. As such, publishers are opting to fill the time with cryptic teases of major announcements they’re not quite ready to share yet. First out of the blocks is Square Enix with this playful Hitman: Absolution image. You know it’s a tease because, well,...
Thinking caps, everyone
Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios is working on a “ground breaking” open world action game for Square Enix. For the record, Square Enix published the last two Just Cause titles. What could it possibly all mean? Well, here’s a hint: Square Enix recently registered domain names for Just Cause 4. Perhaps Avalanche’s...
Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot may have been pushed into 2013, but at least we’ll get another glimpse at the title in action during next month’s E3. In order to celebrate the title’s fast approaching re-reveal, GTTV has released a short 30-second teaser of the game’s next trailer. It shows protagonist Lara in a...
No rest for the wicked
The fine folks at United Front Games have clearly being paying close attention to SEGA's Yakuza franchise while developing the upcoming Sleeping Dogs. The open-world adventure boasts a vast variety of mini-games, including faithful favourites such as karaoke, street racing and, er, cockfighting. This has got sleeper hit...
If the recently released Sniper Elite V2 isn’t doing enough to quell your desire for long range shootouts, you might want to turn your attention to Hitman: Sniper Challenge, available now for anyone that pre-orders a copy of the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. We love the idea of a standalone bonus being given away at the point of...
You’ll finally get the opportunity to experience the story of Final Fantasy XIII-2’s cover girl this week, when “Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess” arrives on the PlayStation Store. The downloadable episode sees the pink haired protagonist face off against Caius in a battle to the death. Win the fight and you’ll unlock...
The writing’s been on the wall for a while, but Square Enix has finally officially confirmed that its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot will release in 2013. The game had originally been planned for a 2012 release, but will now face a six month delay into the first quarter of next year. Crystal Dynamics’ Darrell Gallagher announced the...
Fight, fight, fight
Sleeping Dogs wouldn’t be an accurate Hong Kong adventure without a fist-fight or three. This brand new trailer shows off the game’s fighting mechanics – both technical and dirty. Sure the counters and combos look fine, but we’re not sure setting someone’s face on fire contributes towards a fair fight. The game...
Sniper Challenge free with pre-orders
It’s a good job Hitman protagonist Agent 47 can keep a secret better than developer IO Interactive. The studio confirmed earlier today that the upcoming Hitman: Absolution will finally hit the PS3 on 20th November. In addition, as previously rumoured, if you pre-order the stealth title, you’ll be able to...
As previously rumoured, the original Deus Ex will sneak onto the PlayStation Store next week. The release is part of a wider initiative from publisher Square Enix to bring its PS2 classics to Sony’s digital storefront. The popular port will retail for £7.99. Conflict Desert Storm 2 and Conflict Vietnam will follow on 23rd May and 30th...
A full-page commercial in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine has outed Hitman: Sniper Challenge, a score-based accompaniment to the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. The additional mission will be available to anyone that pre-orders the upcoming stealth title from US retailer GameStop. It’s unclear what the mode will entail, but...
Look, Square Enix knows you’ve waited over 5 years to get your hands on Final Fantasy Versus XIII – but the publisher wants you to hold out a little longer. The Japanese company has unveiled its E3 2012 line-up and, unless there’s a last minute miracle, it does not include the oft-delayed RPG. In fact, much of Square Enix’s line-up is...
It's a conspiracy
The PlayStation 2 re-release of the seminal PC title Deus Ex is heading to the PlayStation 3. The evidence comes courtesy of a listing posted prematurely by European age ratings body, PEGI. Publisher Square Enix has refused to comment on the listing, stating that it “does not comment on rumour or speculation”. Still, these kind...
There may be numerous rumours swirling about the release date of Grand Theft Auto V, but nothing is set in stone just yet. We imagine Square Enix is hoping it stays that way, as it readies Sleeping Dogs for release on 14th August in North America. Don’t worry Europe – you’ll get your hands on the game a few days later on 17th August...
You’ll be able to show your appreciation of Agent 47’s suave sense of style later this year, when Square Enix releases the Professional Edition for Hitman: Absolution. The dapper European retail release will not only earn you access to a bevy of new in-game weapons via the bundled Agency Gun Pack, but will also spruce up your copy...
Releasing a game set in Hong Kong without hefty helpings of kung-fu would be like eating crispy duck without oodles of hoisin sauce. Thankfully, as this gameplay trailer proves, Square Enix and United Front Games’ upcoming open-world epic Sleeping Dogs is brimming with fisticuffs. You do like seeing goons being tossed inside the...
Girls up for grabs
Being an open-world game set in a modern city, it would be criminal for Sleeping Dogs to not feature a racing component of some kind. Thankfully that’s not the case, as this brand new trailer explosively illustrates. Indeed, Sleeping Dogs will feature over 65 vehicles to aid you in your pursuit to conquer Hong Kong’s highways:...
Sure, why not?
Good job Final Fantasy XIII-2 is all about time travel. The title’s already taken a trip into the past in order to steal Ezio’s robes, and now it’s preparing for a trip into the future too. Square Enix has announced that an upcoming DLC pack will see Mass Effect costumes integrated into the JRPG sequel. Protagonists Serah and...
No chewed up travel tickets
Square Enix has released a trailer taking a look behind the scenes at the development of Sleeping Dogs. The video discusses the reason behind the title’s exotic Hong Kong setting, and details some of the research techniques that developer United Front Games adopted in order to get the feel of the game right. Sleeping...
Tenchu for teens
It seems Square Enix is planning a new title in the Mini Ninjas series, as it has filed a trademark for a game called Mini Ninjas: Hiro’s Adventure. Adding fuel to the fire, the publisher has also registered the domain “minininjashirosadventure.com”. The original Mini Ninjas – developed by Hitman studio IO Interactive –...
Oh and it lights up the night
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get a new DLC episode in May, publisher Square Enix has announced. As previously rumoured, the content will focus on the story of Lightning and her ongoing battle with antagonist Caius. According to Famitsu magazine [via Siliconera], the DLC will sport a slightly different battle system to the...
Let’s not beat around the bush: Sleeping Dogs looks great. We’re big fans of the Yakuza series, and this looks like a Western developed version of that – just with more action and less karaoke. The plot centres on undercover agent Wei Shen, who’s been tasked with taking down the Sun Oh Yee triad from the inside. Catch the...
The latest title from Kim Swift – co-creator of the original Portal – is set to arrive on PlayStation Network this summer, publisher Square Enix has announced. Dubbed Quantum Conundrum, the digital download sees players assuming the role of a young boy as he attempts to source the location of his missing uncle. With the creator...
No sign of Kane & Lynch
Following reports that spilled out of Destination PlayStation last night, Square Enix has lifted the lid on Sleeping Dogs – the project formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong. Those of you with strong memories will recall Activision publicly cancelling the United Front Games developed open-world adventure last year, only for it to get snapped up by Square Enix a few..
Despite conflicting reports to the contrary, Square Enix’s upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita based Final Fantasy X update is not going to be a full remake. Producer Shinji Hashimoto clarified the situation in an interview at the Taipai Game Show: It’s being developed like a remaster, but the visuals will be much more...
Snake sits in second
Square Enix's latest RPG epic has shot to the top of the UK all-formats charts. Final Fantasy XIII-2 grabbed the number one slot in its first week on sale, nudging Metal Gear Solid HD Collection into second place. The other big release of last week, Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V, lived up to its title by landing in fifth. The...
Lightning strikes twice: that much we already know. But it sounds like publisher Square Enix has much bigger plans for Final Fantasy XIII-2’s post release content in mind – with the return of several other familiar faces teased by the Japanese publisher. According to director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase, chatting in...
It's not the end
When it comes down to it, the launch trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 is exactly what you'd expect it to be. There's lots of sad faces, pretty eyes and fist-pumping music. The game looks super pretty though. Catch the footage below. The game's already out in North America and comes out tomorrow in Europe.
We're fighting the temptation to quote Fleetwood Mac here, so let's get straight down to business: Square Enix has announced that the first batch of Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC will drop on February 7th
As previously speculated, the content will allow you to fight against Final Fantasy XIII protagonist, Lightning. Beat the pink-haired beauty, and...
There's been a definite dearth in video game literature these past couple of months, but at least there's something to look forward to
Book publisher Del Rey has announced it's got a treat for fans of the Hitman series, pledging the release of Hitman: Damnation for this Summer. The novel's set to bridge the gap between Hitman: Blood Money and the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, and sees protagonist..
The latest issue of Japanese gaming bible, Famitsu, has dropped a metric ton of details pertaining to Square Enix's post-release plans for Final Fantasy XIII-2
According to the magazine, former Final Fantasy XIII protagonist, Lightning, will appear in the sequel as a downloadable coliseum character. If you beat her, she'll join your party. Furthermore, Lightning will also feature in "secret..
Square Enix has a product named Hitman: Sniper Challenge in the works, if a trademark uncovered by Siliconera is to be believed
This is the second Hitman leak of the month, following the discovery of Hitman: Profession at the start of January. Both projects are linked to the newly formed Square Enix Montreal, who are confirmed to be the developers of the next Hitman project. Meanwhile, series..
Crystal Dynamics' uber-awesome looking Tomb Raider reboot has hit alpha, the developer has announced
Alpha essentially means that the game is "feature complete" and will now go through a rigorous polishing and testing period in order to make it the best it possibly can be. The tid-bit was announced on the latest Crystal Dynamics podcast, with senior producer Kyle Peschel and art director..
There were things that we liked about IO Interactive's Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
The visual style, for one, was extremely impressive — and we're surprised it hasn't been aped yet. But for all the game's good looks and presentation trickery, Dog Days just wasn't that fun to play. It was short, predictable and flat. Developer IO really needs to go back to the drawing board if it's considering a..
It's only been in development for six years, but Final Fantasy Versus XIII is almost ready for a live demonstration on real PlayStation 3 hardware
Sort of, anyway. Chatting with Famitsu, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that previous Final Fantasy Versus XIII demos had been rendered on development equipment, but the next time we see it, the game will be running in real-time. Alas, exactly when..
If you want to know which classic PlayStation 2 titles are heading to the PlayStation Network, you need only turn to the ESRB's website
Yesterday, the American ratings board outed the release of the original Killzone for PS3 — something that Sony confirmed within hours of the rumours hitting the net. Today, eagle eyed gamers have spotted a similar...
It's unclear whether this story is based on legitimate inside information, or simply too much time spent on the NeoGAF message boards; but a pamphlet released by a US retailer has hinted at the release of a "Monster Hunter Portable 3" (presumably Monster Hunter Portable 3rd) for the PlayStation Vita
The listing is joined by two previously announced, but unconfirmed for US release titles, Final..
Square Enix has lifted the lid on Scarygirl, a PlayStation Network adaptation of Nathan Jurevicius' graphic novel of the same name
Developed by TikGames, the title depicts the story of a lonely girl who sports a tentacle for an arm and dresses like a pirate. No, we're not making this up. Haunted by nightmares of a strange man, the titular Scarygirl...
Sony's announced that a batch of anticipated demos are days away from launching on the PlayStation Store
Amongst the retail samples include Final Fantasy XIII-2, Asura's Wrath and, our most anticipated, Grand Slam Tennis 2. The news comes via the American-arm of the PlayStation Blog, meaning the news relates to the US PlayStation Store. There's an unlikely chance, therefore, that the demos could..
We wished we could hop online and give you the full unveiling of Final Fantasy Versus XIII that you deserve -- heck, we know people that bought a PlayStation 3 for this game -- but we can't, because Square Enix is taking a really, really, really, really long time to make the game
Instead we're forced to post sweet little nothings in order to maintain hope for the game's eventual release. The latest..
It's been a while since we heard anything from Crystal Dynamics
The developer has clearly been working hard on its uber-promising upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. But while Lara Croft's latest adventure is clearly at the heart of the studio's endeavours, Crystal Dynamics is also making plans to unveil a brand new IP in 2012 too. The New Year ushers in more than just fresh calendars and renewed..
Fleetingly announced at last year's Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix has been pretty quiet about its upcoming Final Fantasy X HD re-release for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
But breaking the silence, producer Yoshinori Kitase has told German magazine M! Games that the title will not be a simple HD repaint, more a full scale remake. Don't expect the game soon though, as it is still in the early..
Sometimes we deliberate whether to even bother typing up the Japanese sales charts
There's often not much to commentate on, but this week is huge. Final Fantasy XIII-2 topped the Media Create sourced charts, selling over 500k units on the PlayStation 3. While the numbers look impressive on their own, it's worth noting that the game's predecessor managed to sell 1.1 million units back in 2009. The..
Heavy metal crossed with Pikmin doesn't necessarily get our taste-buds tingling, but someone out there will probably love Army Corps Of Hell
And that's what a good launch line-up is all about: variety. Square Enix has confirmed the curious strategy title for PlayStation Vita's Western launch in a press release this afternoon. That means you'll be able to get your hands on the title from February..
Good grief this is gory
During the VGAs pre-show last night, Square Enix released a new trailer for Hitman: Absolution. What did it show? Well, people getting shot in the face mainly. But in a stylish manner — if that's at all possible. Watch it for yourself after the break.
There are some big announcements set to take place at the VGAs this weekend: Sony's mysterious exclusive The Last Of Us, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and the unveiling of Epic Games' next big project
But while Spike's lined up plenty of show stoppers for the event, the awards ceremony will also play host to some lesser reveals. EA's confirmed that almost exactly a year after its..
Either the quality of games is improving or Famitsu's getting soft
The Japanese bible has dished out a perfect score to Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy XIII-2, just a week after it awarded a similarly "rare" 40/40 to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Perhaps importantly, the magazine notes that Square Enix has managed to straighten out any creases found in the original Final Fantasy XIII,..
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
We were willing to overlook Army Corps Of Hell's terrible heavy metal art aesthetic when it was confirmed former Pikmin producers were working on the game
But a batch of new trailers released by publisher Square Enix have confirmed our concerns: this is not a game made for people like us. Considering Feeder's "Seven Days In The Sun" is about as metal as we're willing to go, we're not sure..
The above image is a piece of concept art from Square Enix's upcoming Unreal Engine project
You're going to have to imagine the texture pop-in and inconsistent frame-rate for yourself. Squint and its possible. The concept art emerged as part of an employment hub for the recently revealed "massive, original action RPG", where Square Enix is seeking staffers with PlayStation 3 development..
IO Interactive has been one of the few developers committed to new intellectual property
The developer has already produced two new franchises this generation in Mini Ninjas and Kane & Lynch, the latter of which spawned a sequel last year. The Danish studio is currently working on Hitman Absolution, a new entry in the stylish stealth series it created. But even though it's been six years since..
With the current state of the PlayStation Portable in Western markets, you could be forgiven for giving up all hope of the recently released Final Fantasy Type-0 ever making its way outside of Japan
But according to Andriasang, the game may well be on the horizon after all. Inside Square Enix's Ultimania guide for the game, there's an interview with Hajima Tabata. In the interview, the director..
Remember when Square Enix signed up the Unreal Engine to develop a smattering of high-profile projects using the graphics technology? Famitsu's got the first scoop on what the Japanese publisher's cooking
In its latest issue, the Japanese gaming encyclopedia notes that the publisher is preparing a "massive, original action RPG" with Dragon Quest IX producer Ryutaro Ichimura at the helm..
You couldn't escape Assassin's Creed protagonist Ezio Auditore if you tried
Not content with making a cameo appearance in Namco Bandai's upcoming Soul Calibur V, the Italian assassin is set to show up in, erm, Final Fantasy XIII-2 too. Well, his costume is anyway. The Assassin's Creed: Revelations clobber will be available as an alternative outfit for Final Fantasy XIII-2's Noel Kreiss. Details..
Square Enix has made its annual reference to Final Fantasy VII, telling OXM (?) that if it were to remake the game -- hypothetically, of course -- it would not be able to resist the temptation of tweaking the classic
"If I may speak as a game creator, if we were to produce a remake of VII, for example, I would be really tempted to delete things and add new elements, new systems or whatever..
The Final Fantasy series has always prided itself on its flashy cinematics, and it appears Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be no different
In a new video, Square Enix has shown off one of the upcoming RPG's two-minute cinematics, focusing on a fight between protagonist Lightning and new baddie Caius. Spoilers: it's pretty. See for yourself after the break.
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:..