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News: Token Final Fantasy Versus XIII Update: People Will Be Excited, Says Square Enix

Token Final Fantasy Versus XIII Update: People Will Be Excited, Says Square Enix

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..

News: Crystal Dynamics To Lift The Curtain On New IP This Year

Crystal Dynamics To Lift The Curtain On New IP This Year

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..

News: PS3 & PS Vita Bound Final Fantasy X HD To Be A Full Scale 'Remake'

PS3 & PS Vita Bound Final Fantasy X HD To Be A Full Scale 'Remake'

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..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

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..

News: Army Corps Of Hell Adds Another Name To PlayStation Vita's Western Launch Line-Up

Army Corps Of Hell Adds Another Name To PlayStation Vita's Western Launch Line-Up

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..

News: New Mass Effect 3, Hitman Absolution Trailers To Round Out The VGAs

New Mass Effect 3, Hitman Absolution Trailers To Round Out The VGAs

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..

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..