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:..
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..
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