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News: Sleeping Dogs Jets Off to Hong Kong

Sleeping Dogs Jets Off to Hong Kong

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...

News: Square Enix Trademark Hints at New Mini Ninjas Title

Square Enix Trademark Hints at New Mini Ninjas Title

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 –...

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 to Grab Lightning DLC in May

Final Fantasy XIII-2 to Grab Lightning DLC in May

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...

News: Sleeping Dogs Trailer Sets the Scene

Sleeping Dogs Trailer Sets the Scene

Sleeper hit?

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...

News: Quantum Conundrum Quizzing PSN this Summer

Quantum Conundrum Quizzing PSN this Summer

Swift turnaround

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...

News: Square Enix Officially Unveils Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix Officially Unveils Sleeping Dogs

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..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Hits Top of UK Charts

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Hits Top of UK Charts

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...

News: Square Enix Teases Additional Final Fantasy XIII-2 Episodes

Square Enix Teases Additional Final Fantasy XIII-2 Episodes

Snow joke

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...

News: Lightning Strikes Twice: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets First DLC February 7th

Lightning Strikes Twice: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets First DLC February 7th

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...

News: Hitman: Damnation Creeps Onto Book Shelves This Summer

Hitman: Damnation Creeps Onto Book Shelves This Summer

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..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Get Lightning DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Get Lightning DLC

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..

News: Square Enix Files Trademark For Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Square Enix Files Trademark For Hitman: Sniper Challenge

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..

News: Tomb Raider Reboot Goes Alpha, Square Enix Lines Up Global Release

Tomb Raider Reboot Goes Alpha, Square Enix Lines Up Global Release

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..

News: Trademarks Hints At Another Dose Of Kane & Lynch

Trademarks Hints At Another Dose Of Kane & Lynch

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..

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Almost Ready For Real-Time Debut

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Almost Ready For Real-Time Debut

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..

News: Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

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 listing for stealth favourite Hitman: Blood..

News: US Retailer Lists Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Final Fantasy X & Lord Of Apocalypse For PS Vita

US Retailer Lists Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Final Fantasy X & Lord Of Apocalypse For PS Vita

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..

News: Square Enix Reveals Scarygirl For PlayStation Network

Square Enix Reveals Scarygirl For PlayStation Network

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 sets upon a quest to get to the bottom of her..