Someone call Kane & Lynch -- tell them they're fired
Why? Because Danish studio, IO Interactive, is staffing up for what it touts to be "one of the most exciting projects" in the studio's history. We're guessing this has more to do with Hitman than Mini Ninjas. The role — for a "Lead Character Artist" if you're interested — notes: We are looking for an exceptional..
There'll be no more Final Fantasy spin-off action once the upcoming Duodecim hits store shelves next month
Creator Tetsuya Nomura has said as much in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. "There is no next," he revealed, presumably meaning 'no sequel'. "We're thinking about ending this pattern of Dissidia here. There also won't be a UT [Universal Tuning is the name for..
Confession: we don't know a thing about Xenogears
Excuse: it never came out in Europe. We know some PlayStation fans will be going bonkers at the prospect of playing Square Enix's classic role-playing game again on PS3/PSP. Listed in the American PlayStation Blog's weekly run-down, the PSone Classic's due out on the PlayStation Store tomorrow. We'd...
Square Enix has just put a date on the most pretentious name in video game history
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY will launch in Europe on March 25th, a week before Square Enix's other blockbuster PSP title, The 3rd Birthday. As with the Parasite Eve spin-off, DISSIDIA's retail UMD package will come with a few additional goodies, included downloadable costumes, exclusive art prints, and a 50 percent..
And so it starts
.. With confirmation that original PSP titles purchased through the PlayStation Store will be backwards compatible on the NGP, publishers are beginning to think it might be a good idea to release their backcatalogue on the PSN. First-up are Square Enix's PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2. Both will cost 9.99, with the first...
Parasite Eve is back
(Sort of.) Square Enix has readily slapped a March 29th release date on Square Enix's PE spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. Bizarrely, the game will only release on UMD, with "no plans" for a digital version. We don't get it. What's the disadvantage of releasing the game on UMD and the PlayStation Store? Weird. In addition to the release date, Square's also confirmed that..
Square Enix has formally revealed the Twisted Edition of upcoming PSP shooter, The 3rd Birthday
The Europe-only (for now) package includes a number of premium items, all of which focusing on the game's, err, lovely protagonist Aya Brea. There's an artbook, lithographs and more. It sounds like all UMD copies of The 3rd Birthday will ship as the Twisted Edition. Which is cool. More freebies for you,..
.. Have a new screenshot. We won't charge, freebie this one. Keep enjoying the long wait until you can play this one.</em>
Got a progress file for Final Fantasy XIII? Square Enix duo Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama recommend you keep hold of it preperation for Final Fantasy XIII-2
The duo didn't release any information about what the file might unlock, but you can expect some additional in-game gizmos as a reward for playing the first game.
Just Cause developers, Avalanche, have told Eurogamer that they'll be ready to announce their new title "in a month or so"
Top noggin Christofer Sundberg told the site that the game would be a PSN release, emphasising that the studio has two bigger projects in development that are still a way off. Our PSN project will be announced in a month or...
If the debut trailer wasn't a big enough hint that Final Fantasy XIII's going dark in its next iteration, perhaps comments made by Square Enix's top-bods Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama will convince you
The duo's insisted to Dengeki Magazine that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be much darker than the previous game, teasing that some characters will return with major and unexpected changes"..
Yeah, yeah, you might well have already seen the Final Fantasy XIII-2 debut trailer -- but have you seen it in English? No? Didn't think so
Better hit the ol' play button then. The music at the end of this trailer is ay-may-zing by the way.
Final Fantasy Agito XIII is no more
It is now Final Fantasy Type-0. Re-confirmed for a summer release this morning at a Japanese press conference, Square Enix has also released a new trailer for the game which has inevitably leaked onto the 'net. See the results for yourself after the jump. If you want a quick synopsis of the trailer: it looks like a Final Fantasy game. Surprise!
Final Fantasy XIII-2 was only announced in Japan this morning, but Square Enix has already taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm the game will release in Western regions "next winter"
While the period is a little shaky, we're taking that to mean anywhere from late-December to March. Presumably it'll be closer to the latter. In addition to the tentative date, the game's debut trailer has leaked..
Despite being dedicated a whopping seven-minute trailer, the latest Final Fantasy Versus XIII footage doesn't really tell us much more than we already know
The combat looks suitably Kingdom Hearts-ish — a trait anticipated for a game coming from Tetsuya Nomura. There's plenty of flash and bang to the gameplay, as the protagonist runs across an exploding Tokyo skyline. Also, yes, the haircuts are..
PlayStation Portable title, Final Fantasy Agito XIII, has gone through a name-change according to information seeping out of Square Enix's Japanese press event this morning
The game will be renamed Final Fantasy Type-0 and will ship on two UMDs when it launches in Japan this Summer.
The impact of a Final Fantasy announcement seems a little diminished after the relatively disappointing Final Fantasy XIII, but make no mistake, this is still huge
At their conference in Japan, Square Enix has just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch this year (2011) in Japan. The game will be directed by Motomu Toriyama. Few details are known about the game, though it will mark the..
What a downer to start a Monday morning on
We woke flowing with energy, but Crystal Dynamics has just kicked the wind out of our sails. Tweeting about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, global brand director Karl Stewart has revealed that the brilliant Keeley Hawes will not be returning to voice Lara in the new game. It all started when Stewart Tweeted: Still on the lookout. Shes out there, I..
A domain registration has got the Internet hot with debate regarding a potential Final Fantasy XIII sequel
Followers of Square Enix's long-running RPG franchise will know not to take note of the ludicrous numbering system the publisher employs for its mainline product, as evidenced by the domain itself. The company recently founded the website www.finalfantasy13-2game.com. Final Fantasy XIII-2..
The ridiculously titled PSP brawler, DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY, has had a new character added to its roster according to Japanese magazine Shonen Jump
Final Fantasy X's Yuna will join the fight as a playable character. Square Enix has also confirmed that the first run of duodecim will include an additional costume for Tifa. The publisher recently employed a similar tactic with PSP..
Intentional or not (we think it's probably intentional), there's a definite survival horror vibe to these first Tomb Raider shots released by Square Enix this afternoon
Lara looks beaten, bloody, and much less super-woman than we've seen her before. In the screenshot above we see her scrambling across the ground, obviously a lot less glamorous than before. This excites us. We're done with Lara's..
We always follow the same cycle whenever we play a Tomb Raider game
We load it up, watch a few cut-scenes, wander around the world and feel extremely happy. The tutorial levels teach us all the mechanics and we feel stoked about the rest of the game. About an hour later, we hit a brick wall. As we enter an enormous room, the camera zooms out and pans across an enormous maze of poles, ledges and..
Chalk up another PlayStation 3 compilation package slated for release in the new year
Crystal Dynamics' global brand director, Karl Stewart, just put an end to speculation, confirming the existence of a Tomb Raider "Trilogy" package due for release on the PlayStation 3 next year. The pack's rumoured to include Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld, though Crystal Dynamics are..
With the fourth quarter of 2010 evaded due to the might of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, it's now time for the Q1 2011 left-overs to leap-frog each other
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's the first game to falter, dropping its first quarter launch in favour of Square Enix's new fiscal year (which runs from April 1st, 2011). Apparently the delay will allow Eidos Montreal to give the game another coating of..
Final Fantasy XIV is out on the PC but it has had a far from successful launch
The game's been plagued by interface issues and general complaints from users, prompting Square Enix to extend the game's "free" period beyond the game's launch. In fact, the game's been received so poorly that Square Enix are currently restructuring the development team in order to fix it. Hiromichi Tanaka has..
Square Enix has slapped juicy spring release dates on The 3rd Birthday and DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY in Europe
The two titles were always planned for a 2011 release in Europe, but now we've got specifics. Spring sounds good to us. We're all over both titles.
Whether you think she looks cool or like a bloodied version of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the new Lara Croft is here to stay
That's because Crystal Dynamics has spent the past few years creating a brand new Tomb Raider adventure, one which hopefully propels the franchise back to its former glory. The game was officially announced yesterday as part of GameInformer's cover reveal, but now eagle-eyed NeoGAF..
Y'know what franchise has needed a reboot for a long, long time? Tomb Raider
Y'know what franchise is getting a reboot after a long, long time? Tomb Raider. That's right, Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game called, well, Tomb Raider. It's an origin story too, and it looks kinda awesome. "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of..
Continuing the trend of "every video game must have a collector's edition", Square Enix has announced a special package to go alongside the release of next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The beefed up package includes the game, a behind-the-scenes DVD, a motion graphic novel and a 40-page comic ma-jig. Square's also announced pre-order bonuses including a bonus mission and special shot-gun for..
The PlayStation Portable's Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday, is finished according to the Final Fantasy Agito XIII's director, Hajime Tabata
The lead's revealed that the entirety of The 3rd Birthday team has turned their attention to Agito, presumably seeking a launch at some point during our life time (or perhaps before the PSP2). Siliconera's revealed via Tabata's Twitter account that the..
Are you still playing Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light? It's actually a really good game, but with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the imminent arrival of Gran Turismo 5, chances are you've relegated Lara Croft's tight tushy to the side-lines
That's a shame, because Crystal Dynamics has finally released the patch that makes Lara Croft's co-operative..
Square Enix has confirmed a January release date for Feelplus' third-person shooter, Mindjack
The game's due in North America/Europe on the 18th/21st of January. Japan will get it a little later on the 27th January. Honestly, we know very little about this game, so let's read the press-release together shall we? "Square Enixs new near-future Third Person Action-Shooter offers a unique..
Square Enix has dropped us a new trailer for next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It seriously looks really, really good, demonstrating a bunch of new abilities and augmentations that the protagonist will use throughout the main campaign. Shooting people through cover with some kind of crazy laser weapon? You betcha. The trailer alongside a QA with the development team is after the jump for your..
Square Enix has revealed that their upcoming PlayStation Portable shooter, The 3rd Birthday, will get a PlayStation Network release in Japan
The cheers of the country's 22 PSPgo owners could be heard from outside our office in Birmingham, England. The PSN version of the game will set gamers back ¥4,980, while the retail version will cost ¥6,090...
"A survivor is born
" It's not much to go on, but the phrase and artwork teased in the latest issue of GameInformer are sending Tomb Raider fans bonkers. The image, which shows a ship wreck, is thought to be connected to the leaked Tomb Raider plot which saw Lara crashed onto a "mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan." The new game's widely believed to be a..
Square Enix -- who are bizarrely handling publishing duties on Call Of Duty: Black Ops in Japan -- have confirmed that certain elements of the localized first-person shooter will be cut in order for the title to see release
This includes Nazi references, as well as a particularly brutal interrogation scene. The game's due worldwide next week. Get hype.
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Did you expect us to say anything else? There are a bunch of new assets for the upcoming Dissidia 012 FINAL FANTASY over on VG247. Fill your boots.</em>
For as much dancing around the issue as Square Enix did, the original Parasite Eve games were always going to come to the PlayStation Network
Now there's a date placed on the re-releases. The first game in the franchise will hit the Japanese PlayStation Store on November 4th, with the sequel following on November 18th. Both will land plenty of time...
It's been on the cards for a long time
IO might have tried their hand at some different titles - notably Kane & Lynch, though who could forget the surprisingly good Mini Ninjas? - but a new Hitman's always been on the cards. It sounds like Agent 47's voice actor, David Bateson, might finally have spilled the beans. Speaking in an interview with TheGamingLiberty, Bateson mentioned the fifth game..
So you're telling us just after we bid upwards of £10 for a retail copy of Parasite Eve II, the franchise is set to head to the PlayStation Network (presumably at half the price)
Brilliant. We should have known, there's been mumblings about bringing the classic PlayStation horror franchise to the PS3's Store for some time now; but it looked like...
Square Enix has pledged a Q1, 2011 release for The 3rd Birthday in the West
That means the game could drop anywhere between Januaray and March next year. The game is the spiritual successor to the Parasite Eve franchise. There's a new(ish) trailer after the jump.
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Bloody nora. Still — TIFA! We love Tifa. One of the most famous characters in video games is coming to the stellar Dissidia..
Heaven forbid Square Enix should want programmers with experience of next-generation platforms to work on Final Fantasy Versus XIII
According to the Internet, Square's job listing - which specifies development experience on a PS3, or XBOX 360 package title" - means the once exclusive PlayStation 3 title must be going multiplatform. Of course right? Because they should only be employing folks..
Square Enix has been in a tussle with YouTube all day trying to pull these Fabula Nova Crystallis trailers that debuted at TGS last month
For some reason they don't want people to see their awesome looking games. Whatever, we've found a YouTube link that works. If it gets pulled down, you'll know why. So let's talk: both Final Fantasy Agito XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII look amazing. The..
Square Enix has posted a sub-titled DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim]: FINAL FANTASY (urgh
) trailer up to the European PlayStation Blog. It features Tifa from Final Fantasy VII. We love Tifa. This is all.
While Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII are actively in development, Square Enix has dropped some hints that there could be more titles in the "Fabula Nova Crystallis" universe on the way
In an interview in Final Fantasy XIII's Ultimania Omega guide, produced Yoshinori Kitase declared his interest in continuing the FFXIII story. "I'd like to at some point make a story..
We are not massive Parasite Eve fans
We are not massive PSP shooter fans. But something about Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday has always held our attention. That's why we were pretty disappointed when Square decided not to release the game's Tokyo Game Show trailer. Why wouldn't they? Silly. Whatever. It's up now. And as you can see, the game looks rather good. The shooting looks similar to a Syphon..
Square Enix's Hajime Tabata has revealed that the publisher are currently "making adjustments" to make the PSN re-releases of Parasite Eve 1 and 2 a reality
Pssst - they're going to happen. Still, he was keen to douse the jubilant rapture of his followers - following up: Please wait until it has been finalized and formally announced. We bet you...
Sit and digest the new Dissidia game's title for a second - DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy
We don't think we're exaggerating when we say this is truly the worst name for a video game ever conceived. But then, we expect nothing less from the publisher who puts the 13th iteration of their franchise under the "Fabula Nova Crystallis" banner. Cut it out Square. It's dumb. Not so..
In January, Square Enix are set to hold a press conference in which they will formally reveal Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII
As exciting as both those titles are, Versus XIII's director, Tetsuya Nomura, reckons the event will also boast "other surprises". There are Dissidia characters we will announce at the conference, and we also have a number of other..
The first ever Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay footage has leaked out of TGS, and it might be grainy and off-camera, but it still looks amazing
Ok, so it's hard to really tell the intricacies of the graphics engine, but going by this off-camera footage we're going to assume it's amazing. There looks to be a pretty impressive draw-distance. The combat, however, looks less exciting. It's hard to..
Square Enix has dated their spiritual successor to the Parasite Eve franchise, The 3rd Birthday, noting a December 22nd Japanese release date for the PlayStation Portable shooter
The Western release will probably follow in the new year. Square Enix are hitting the PSP hard over the next six months; with The 3rd Birthday, Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix..
After a month-long period of exclusivity on the XBOX 360, Square Enix has announced that Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light will hit the PlayStation Network on September 28th
It'll cost a lowly £9.99 / 12.99 and will actually include online co-op. Something the XBOX version currently doesn't. There's a ton of information about the title on...
In Japan, you will not see parts of human beings been blown apart in Call Of Duty: Black Ops
That's because the game's been issued a CERO Z rating (think adults rating) with the "brutal or grotesque portrayal" of limbs removed. Boom. That's the end of that. Of course Japanese lurkers, it's worth noting that the PlayStation 3 is region free... You could import it. Yes.
Square Enix lifted the lid on the sequel to PSP favourite Dissidia last week; confirming that Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy will hit PlayStation Portables next year
Over night the company has released a teaser website; and released the first set of images for the game. The first shots show none other than Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, who will make up part of the game's roster. We expect more..
Did we spell that right? Not sure -- Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy
Yeah, we think that's how the press release put it. You can probably guess what it is — the sequel to Dissidia; you know, that PSP Final Fantasy game that was part brawler, part nostalgia fest, part amazing. The game's due in 2011. Expect much, much more at TGS.
But could be used in future Square Enix titles
We've already made our case for why certain Western RPGs wouldn't work with Move, but Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase believes that Japanese RPGs aren't a great fit for Move, either. Speaking to Eurogamer, Kitase explained why Move is an "awkward" fit for the genre: an RPG, you have to...
Square Enix's Twitter account has dropped some juicy details for those of us who can't get enough of watching space-ships burn
According to the company, their PlayStation Network version of Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is due next month. Next month starts tomorrow peeps. Just sayin' yo. Hopefully we'll get a more specific date soon.
For some bizarre reason of incomprehensible bizarre-ness, Square Enix has confirmed that one of the biggest PlayStation Portable titles this year, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, will not be released on the PlayStation Network
That means that PSPgo owners will not get access to the Square Enix developed Disney-crossover later in the year. No...
Worry not Final Fantasy fans, Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed via Twitter that we will get a brief glimpse at the latest games in the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe [chuckle - Ed] during TGS
That's both Final Fantasy Versus XIII on the PS3 and Final Fantasy Agito XIII on the PSP. Apparently the footage will be fleeting, but in regards to Versus XIII we will see footage of the screenshots published in..
The PlayStation 3 is a powerful piece of hardware
But it also has restrictions. Restrictions that have caused the delay of Final Fantasy XIV. Speaking to VG247 at GamesCom, producer Hiromichi Tanaka revealed that memory is the reason for the game's delay on consoles: "The main reas
The 3rd Birthday's producer, Yoshinori Kitase, has told VG247 that Square Enix are aiming for a Winter release for the PSP Parasite Eve spin-off in Japan, with Europe to follow next year
"The Japanese versions going to come out in winter this year, Kitase told VG247 at GamesCom. And weve already started localising the game for overseas versions. So were hoping to release it..
PSP shooter The 3rd Birthday is widely considered as the spiritual successor to the classic Parasite Eve franchise, which was a moderate on the original PlayStation
With the game due soon, many are discussing the possibility of bringing the original games to the PlayStation Network. According to VG247, it's looking more and more likely. In an...
If you want some Parasite Eve on your PlayStation 3, Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase has got some tips to make it happen
Speaking at GamesCom, the Square Enix man revealed that The 3rd Birthday was developed for the PSP because the "team had a lot of experience" for the system. But what if millions were to run out in their droves to get a taste of the spiritual successor to the classic..
Square Enix has dropped details on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' first batch of DLC
The game's not out until Friday here in the UK, but that's not stopping the flow of downloadable extras. There'll be three unique packs available on the PlayStation Store: the Multiplayer Mask Pack, the Alliance Weapon Pack, and the Doggie Bag Pack. All of the packs...
With Front Mission Evolved due later in the year, there's never been a better time for Square Enix to re-release the classic PSone strategy title, Front Mission 3, on the PlayStation Network
While Square Enix is yet to commit to a firm date for the PSone classic, we assume it will drop before Evolved in September. For those unfamiliar with the...
If we had weird genetic body upgrades and strange cybernetic suits, we'd probably stab people as frequently as the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Seeing as we're never going to get either things, we can probably type that sentence safe in the knowledge that we're not going to be surrounded by police in the next couple of hours. Stabbing aside, Deus Ex: Human Revoltuion is looking rather..
Square Enix has got the marketing bucks out big-time for this one; Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' launch trailer may be a showy sequence of CGI, but, going by our hands-on with the game, it's a pretty good representation of the type of gritty action players can expect from the game
It drops next week.
If you've been itching for a new trailer from Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday -- then prepare to itch some more
The game's official Twitter account (we're presuming it's run by the lovely lady from the screenshots), has teased that there will be a new trailer sometime in "mid-August". I received many questions about publishing a trailer, so will be available in mid-August at the..
One day, we're going to write a song and it's going to be called "Birth By Sleep"
We know it's quite a devisive title - but it's a hit in the PushSquare office. Quite clever innit. For those of you that couldn't really be bothered by the game's title, but love you some Kingdom Hearts, we have a treat for you. The afore mentioned Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will be getting a bumper collector's..
We liked the demo, and we like this trailer even more
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days continues to sit pretty high on our list of "must buy" titles. In fact, we're rather excited about the co-op shooter. This trailer's not helping quell our excitement, only enhance it. Don't you just love it when trailers get all fancy with the audio editing?
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's director, Jean-Francois Dugas, has described the title as reboot of the franchise"
The first game was a smash hit when it launched in 2000, but 2003's follow-up was less successful. Still, it's been over six years since the last game, and developers Eidos Montreal reckon it's time for a refresh. Obviously, we see it as a reboot of the franchise, we see it kind of a..
One of the less interesting announcements out of last week's Comic-Con came from Square Enix
Sure, decorating your Front Mission Evolved Wanzer with familiar Metal Gear Solid logos might excite some - but it's not exactly the controllable Metal Gear cross-over we'd hoped for. Still, we'll always get behind gaming synergy, so don't let our indifference get you down too much.
Eurogamer's got a pretty beefy rumour regarding IO Interactive's long-standing Hitman franchise
According to the website, Hitman 5 is currently in development at the Danish studio and is due for release Christmas 2011 "at the earliest". Retail sources are backing up Eurogamer's claim, stating that they believe the title would be "most likely" to release in 2011. Many believe..
What kind of a title is that? Our sentiments exactly
A bad one, we think. Either that, or a totally unbelievable one. Either way, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has been confirmed for the PSP by Square Enix - and it's heading to the West. The game's a PSP remake of Square's 1995 SNES title. It was never published in Europe. Square's enlisting on key members of the original game's team to make..
If you were planning on ordering Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep in the US, then you should know that you'll be getting some adhesive goodies for your endeavour
The PlayStation Portable decals will turn your ordinary system into a stickered spectacle. They're available from GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy.
Looks like you're going to get a new Hitman title next year
Some artwork posted by Great Graphics (since removed) includes a poster of the skin-headed protagonist from the Hitman franchise and a 2011 date. Great Graphics worked with IO Interactive on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, so it doesn't seem implausible that they'd be working on promotion art for a new Hitman too. It's worth noting that the..
Kane & Lynch is a franchise that will long be marred by the controversy that took place outside of the product
The original game was a bit of a mess, with poor shooting mechanics taking centre stage in an interesting, but under-developed piece of fiction. Despite that, you'd be forgiven for thinking a sequel wasn't necessary — but developers IO Interactive have other ideas about their gritty..
Don't sweat it
Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light may be going XBOX 360 exclusive... But it's only for a few weeks. Four to be precise. In order to be part of the Summer Of Arcade promotion Microsoft runs every year, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the upcoming downloadable Tomb Raider adventure, Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light, will...
If, like us, you're looking forward to IO Interactive's upcoming low-fidelity shooter, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, you're going to want to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber
The demo will be available a week earlier for premium subscribers, giving users the opportunity to download the sample on July 20th. Non-subscribers will get access to the...
One of two PlayStation Portable games on this list, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep is a prequel to the PlayStation 2 game, taking place some ten years prior to the events of the original
Again its set to be a loving marriage between Disney and Square Enix in an action RPG guise. What stands out about Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep is not so much the familiarity of the startling cutesy concept, but..
Final Fantasy XIV comes out sometime in September on the PC
PlayStation 3 players, however, will have to wait until March of next year. Why is this? Well, the game's producer, Hiromichi Tanaka, has revealed that "technical problems" are at the core of the delay. We understand the wrath of players, and developers are sorry because they did everything they could to have a simultaneous..
NowGamer's reporting confirmation from Square Enix that the PSP's spiritual successor to Parasite Eve, The 3rd Birthday, will indeed launch in Europe
There had been concerns that the game would not make it over here, but it's probably best to stop worrying. At least for now. No date's been confirmed as of yet.
E3's only just finished, GamesCom's on the horizon and then
.. Well, then there's TGS. A partial list of Tokyo Game Show exhibitors has been released, including plenty of familiar faces. SEGA, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami; they'll all be there. As will Sony. Over 138 companies are currently confirmed for the show, with that number certain to rise as the September show nears. Andriasang's got the..
Square Enix has announced that their PSP multiplayer action title, Lord Of Arcana, will hit the PlayStation Portable
The multiplayer fantasy game will have you take on the role of a slayer in search of the power of Arcana. Did anybody say Monster Hunter? The artwork's been designed in collaboration with numerous successful illustrators, aswell as some renowned Square Enix staff. Handily, Square..
Square Enix has announced that they'll release Final Fantasy XIV on the PC worldwide this September
The game will drop on September 30th, with a special edition hitting Europe a week earlier on the 22nd. Unfortunately, it's been announced that the PS3 version has been held back to March 2011. No reason was given for the delay, but we presume it's just because it's a bit harder getting these things..
Ready for this: Final Fantasy Versus XIII's story and script is finished
Uh-huh, that's according to a Dengeki PlayStation quote from Tetsuya Nomura himself. Apparently the character design is all done and dusted too, so we'll get our first glimpses of the game's cast soon. We have to say, it's rather worrying that after years and years of development, the script's only just been finalised. How far..
A notable absentee from last week's E3, Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a product and it's still coming to the PlayStation 3
The latest issue of Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation has confirmed as much, most importantly noting that the game will be on show at the Tokyo Game Show later in the year. The Dengeki PlayStation write-up also notes a few new features, most notably the battle system..
Do you want the complete setup for MMOs on your PlayStation 3? Of course you do, right? It's an essential for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV
So thank goodness for Hori's "PS3 MMO Controller". Not only does it include a full keyboard, but it also has an analogue stick and face buttons. Apparently this version's a concept model only, but Hori will be ready in time for Final Fantasy XIV.
Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday has been missing in action so long, that some were beginning to question its existence
But the game made a dramatic reappearance last night during Sony's E3 2010 press conference — and embedded above is what we saw. No date on the Parasite Eve spin-off just yet, hopefully it'll be out this year, though.
Square Enix has just let us know that we should expect a new Final Fantasy XIV trailer tonight
The trailer's due about 10PM BST, and, in all likelihood, will debut during Sony's E3 press conference this evening. Apparently it's 3 minutes long. S'all we know for now!
Square Enix has released the E3 trailer for the upcoming PSP prequel Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
The game is set before the original Kingdom Hearts which launched in 2002 on the PlayStation 2. No doubt this game will feature hevily in Sony's PSP montage footage this evening.
Square Enix would like you to know about Mindjack, a new action shooter for PlayStation 3 developed by Japanese studio feelplus
As the title suggests, the game is all about hacking into people's minds. Hack into the minds of the enemy and you can have them do your bidding — but if you're not quick enough, prepare to have your own mind hacked. It sounds like a clever concept, but we're not sure..
Quick snippet for you, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IX will finally hit the American PlayStation Network next Tuesday, June 15th
It'll cost you just $9.99. The game launched last month in Europe and has been available in Japan for some time.
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.. We'll stop. Ok, the news: Taito's confirmed that Space Invaders Infinity Gene, the iPhone space-blaster reboot, is headed to the PlayStation Network. No word on a date or price as yet, but we're going to assume there may well be...
Square Enix has confirmed its E3 games-list, and there's a surprise amongst the names, indeed
PSP shooter, The 3rd Birthday, which has been kept under-wraps for some time now, is set to make an appearance at the show, and will presumably feature heavily during Sony's PSP spotlight. Other Square games of note include Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, and Final Fantasy XIV..
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' selling-point is that it looks a little messed-up
While Sony's in-house development studios continually push each other to raise the graphical bar time after time, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days aims to make everything low-res. It's all for dramatic effect of course, and it looks great. Check the latest trailer after the jump. <object id="gtembed"..
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