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News: Take Aim with Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Take Aim with Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Silent scope

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...

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Won't Be at E3

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Won't Be at E3

Sorry

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...

News: Original Deus Ex Sneaking onto PSN Soon

Original Deus Ex Sneaking onto PSN Soon

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...

News: Sleeping Dogs Awaken on 14th August

Sleeping Dogs Awaken on 14th August

Woof woof

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...

News: Hitman: Absolution Dresses Up for Professional Edition

Hitman: Absolution Dresses Up for Professional Edition

Sharp shooter

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...

News: Indulge in Over 180 Seconds of Sleeping Dogs Gameplay

Indulge in Over 180 Seconds of Sleeping Dogs Gameplay

Kung-fu fighting

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...

News: Hit the Road with New Sleeping Dogs Footage

Hit the Road with New Sleeping Dogs Footage

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:...

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Mass Effect 3 DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Mass Effect 3 DLC

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...

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..