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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..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Get Lightning DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Get Lightning DLC

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..

News: Square Enix Files Trademark For Hitman: Sniper Challenge

Square Enix Files Trademark For Hitman: Sniper Challenge

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..

News: Tomb Raider Reboot Goes Alpha, Square Enix Lines Up Global Release

Tomb Raider Reboot Goes Alpha, Square Enix Lines Up Global Release

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..

News: Trademarks Hints At Another Dose Of Kane & Lynch

Trademarks Hints At Another Dose Of Kane & Lynch

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..

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Almost Ready For Real-Time Debut

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Almost Ready For Real-Time Debut

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..

News: Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

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 listing for stealth favourite Hitman: Blood..

News: US Retailer Lists Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Final Fantasy X & Lord Of Apocalypse For PS Vita

US Retailer Lists Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Final Fantasy X & Lord Of Apocalypse For PS Vita

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..

News: Square Enix Reveals Scarygirl For PlayStation Network

Square Enix Reveals Scarygirl For PlayStation Network

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 sets upon a quest to get to the bottom of her..

News: Trio Of Top Demos Pledged For PlayStation Store

Trio Of Top Demos Pledged For PlayStation Store

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..

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..