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News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scores Full Marks From Famitsu Magazine

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scores Full Marks From Famitsu Magazine

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,..

News: Tomb Raider: Underworld Headlines Bumper Christmas PlayStation Plus Update

Tomb Raider: Underworld Headlines Bumper Christmas PlayStation Plus Update

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 the month, in addition to savings on all of the..

News: Confirmed: Army Corps Of Hell Is Not Our Cup Of Tea

Confirmed: Army Corps Of Hell Is Not Our Cup Of Tea

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..

News: Square Enix Releases Concept Art For Its Unreal Engine Project

Square Enix Releases Concept Art For Its Unreal Engine Project

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..

News: IO Keen On Creating New IP After Hitman: Absolution

IO Keen On Creating New IP After Hitman: Absolution

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..

Rumour: Final Fantasy Type-0 To Release Internationally After All?

Final Fantasy Type-0 To Release Internationally After All?

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..

News: Square Enix Developing 'Massive, Original Action RPG' Using The Unreal Engine

Square Enix Developing 'Massive, Original Action RPG' Using The Unreal Engine

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..

News: Ezio's Costume To Appear In Final Fantasy XIII-2

Ezio's Costume To Appear In Final Fantasy XIII-2

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..

News: Square Enix Would Be 'Really Tempted' To Make Changes To A Hypothetical Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix Would Be 'Really Tempted' To Make Changes To A Hypothetical Final Fantasy VII Remake

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..

News: Square Enix Releases Fresh Final Fantasy XIII-2 Footage

Square Enix Releases Fresh Final Fantasy XIII-2 Footage

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.

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2's Story To Last Around 30-40 Hours

Final Fantasy XIII-2's Story To Last Around 30-40 Hours

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..

News: New Tomb Raider Movie To Explore Lara's Origins

New Tomb Raider Movie To Explore Lara's Origins

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..

News: Square Enix To Open New Studio In Montreal

Square Enix To Open New Studio In Montreal

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..

News: Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII Took 'A Little Too Long' To Release

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII Took 'A Little Too Long' To Release

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..

News: Square Enix Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Unannounced Projects

Square Enix Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Unannounced Projects

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..

News: Create Your Own Character in Lords of Apocalypse

Create Your Own Character in Lords of Apocalypse

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...

News: Square Enix Confirms Bumper Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition For North America

Square Enix Confirms Bumper Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition For North America

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.

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Does Gangbusters For Square Enix

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Does Gangbusters For Square Enix

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..

News: Square Enix Brings The 'Winter Of RPGs' To PlayStation Network

Square Enix Brings The 'Winter Of RPGs' To PlayStation Network

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, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI all in the..