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News: Square Enix Unleashes Complete Hitman: Absolution Gameplay Demo

Square Enix Unleashes Complete Hitman: Absolution Gameplay Demo

As promised yesterday, IO Interactive has released a full eight minute gameplay demonstration of Hitman: Absolution

The demo takes place in an abandoned Canadian library and shows off the game's moody atmosphere really well. Some of the lighting is phenomenal. A number of legacy fans aren't too happy with some of the game's modern mechanics, such as the ability to scout out rooms with a kind of..

News: Players Will Need To Work For Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC

Players Will Need To Work For Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get approximately one-two DLC updates a month, producer Yoshinori Kitase has told Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation

DLC will span a range of items, including costumes, weapons and enemies. The DLC will be more involved than simply hitting the download button though — players will need to physically unlock the content. For example you might need to beat a monster in..

News: Square Enix Releases Debut Hitman: Absolution Gameplay Teaser

Square Enix Releases Debut Hitman: Absolution Gameplay Teaser

“Hunted by the police, completely unarmed, Agent 47 seeks refuge in an abandoned Chicago library," reads Square Enix's pitch for Hitman: Absolution's debut gameplay teaser

Running on IO Interactive's new Glacier 2 engine, Hitman: Absolution promises to combine the "much loved classic gameplay with completely new and exciting features for the Hitman franchise". This is just a sneak peak..

News: Army Corps of Hell Invades Europe 2012

Army Corps of Hell Invades Europe 2012

Metalocalypse

Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix's PS Vita game that blends Pikmin-like gameplay with pure death metal, has just been confirmed for a 2012 release in Europe. The game has players controlling "goblin soldiers" that come in a variety of classes, each with unique abilities and powers. Players use the Vita's touch controls to...

News: Square Enix Confirms Army Corps Of Hell For Europe

Square Enix Confirms Army Corps Of Hell For Europe

Square Enix has confirmed that it's bringing Entersphere's Army Corps Of Hell to Europe

The game — "packed with dark vicious combat, dark humour and lightning quick action" — sees players take control of an army of a hundred goblins in a gameplay mechanic that's reminiscent of Nintendo's classic series, Pikmin. The title's exclusive to PlayStation Vita, and promises to take "full..

News: Crystal Dynamics Celebrates 15 Years Of Tomb Raider With Interactive Art Gallery

Crystal Dynamics Celebrates 15 Years Of Tomb Raider With Interactive Art Gallery

We'd rather Crystal Dynamics marked the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider with the release of its awesome looking series reboot, but seeing as that title's still a year away we'll have to make do with a digital art exhibition instead

The developer has commissioned a variety of pieces designed to showcase Lara's look in the new game, while also “embracing the individual style of each of the selected..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scoops Up A Variety Of Pre-Order Bonuses

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scoops Up A Variety Of Pre-Order Bonuses

As is now common-place for new releases, Square Enix has revealed the various pre-order bonuses for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in North America

They range from weird to potentially sensual to the ostentatious. Let's start with the weird. Amazon's giving away the "Omega Boss Battle" pack, an exclusive "coliseum battle" that adds Omega to your party upon completion. Sure, ok. Then..

News: Square Enix Slaps Premium Price On Retail Edition Of Army Corps For Vita, Digital Downloaders To Save Dough

Square Enix Slaps Premium Price On Retail Edition Of Army Corps For Vita, Digital Downloaders To Save Dough

Square Enix has attached a ¥4,980 ($64) price-point to one of its PlayStation Vita launch titles: Army Corps Of Hell

That price is associated with the game's boxed retail release. Those picking up the downloadable version will save cash, with the PSN release priced at ¥3,990 ($51.90). It's important to note that Japan's variable pricing structure doesn't give us any real indication as to what..

News: Chrono Trigger Scores PlayStation Network Release Date

Chrono Trigger Scores PlayStation Network Release Date

A post on the US arm of the PlayStation Blog has confirmed that SNES favourite RPG Chrono Trigger is coming to the PlayStation Network -- next week

Square Enix product manager Charles McCarter announced the October 4th release date, before stopping to tease the release of Chrono Cross. There's no word as to whether the game will make its way across the ocean to the European PlayStation Store, but..

News: Square Enix Signs Up For Xperia Play

Square Enix Signs Up For Xperia Play

PlayStation Network favourite -- Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light -- is headed exclusively to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play this November, Square Enix has announced

It will be followed by a variety of other unannounced content from the publisher. “This is just the start of what we plan to do together,” Ben Cusack, head of mobile development for Square Enix Europe said. “But right now, we..

News: What's That, A New Co-Operative Shooter From IO Interactive?

What's That, A New Co-Operative Shooter From IO Interactive?

The last co-operative third-person shooter IO Interactive developed was the divisive Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Despite taking a bit of a critical pounding, the game sold exceptionally well on the back of its unique visual style. So it wouldn't be a surprise if we did see another title in the series. And in a recent job listing for a senior programmer, the company has hinted at just that —..

Rumour: Final Fantasy X HD To Be Updated Using Final Fantasy XIII's Engine?

Final Fantasy X HD To Be Updated Using Final Fantasy XIII's Engine?

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita version of Final Fantasy X might be getting more than a resolution bump if rumours are to be believed

According to PSTime, a full upgrade of the PlayStation 2 title is in the works using Square Enix's Crystal Tools engine. It's the same engine Square Enix is using to develop Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. While the so

News: Catch The First Five Minutes Of Deus Ex's Debut DLC Pack

Catch The First Five Minutes Of Deus Ex's Debut DLC Pack

Done with Deus Ex: Human Revolution's ~50 hour campaign already? Not a problem, Eidos Montreal's got some DLC lined up for you -- and we've got the first five minutes embedded below

The footage is anchored by lead narrative designer Mary DeMarle, and guides you through the first five minutes of the DLC pack — entitled The Missing Link. DeMarle explains that The Missing Link is intended to offer..

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Still Exists (Sorta)

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Still Exists (Sorta)

Good news: Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura has made his way through the entirety of said title's world and is "impressed with how expansive everything is"

You can't see it though. Because the game's not done. Speaking in Famitsu about the horribly over-developed title, Nomura confirmed that the PS3-exclusive's lighting engine has been overhauled using Square Enix's new Luminous..

News: Deadly Premonition Developer Directing Lord Of Apocalypse On PlayStation Vita

Deadly Premonition Developer Directing Lord Of Apocalypse On PlayStation Vita

The man behind cult-favourite, Deadly Premonition, is working on Lord Of Apocalypse for PlayStation Vita

The title — which is the successor to PSP title Lord Of Arcana — is in development at Access Games where <span style="border-collapse: collapse; clear: none; cursor: auto; float: none; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight:..

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Boss Battles Were Outsourced To Another Studio

Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Boss Battles Were Outsourced To Another Studio

This one's crazy

Deus Ex: Human Revolution's heavily maligned boss battles were not developed in-house at Eidos Montreal, they were instead out-sourced to minnow studio Grip Entertainment. The boss battles are recognised for having an action focus and frustrating difficulty spikes. Grip Entertainment's Paul Kruszewski admitted crafting the encounters was a difficult task. "Full confession: I'm..

News: Square Enix Planning Plenty Of Post-Release Content For Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix Planning Plenty Of Post-Release Content For Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has confirmed it will release plenty of downloadable content for its upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG, Final Fantasy XIII-2

Downloadable costumes, monsters and weapons will all be available post-release. "Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100 per cent enjoyable... it's the complete package. So we're not planning any DLC at this time," said producer..

News: Dead Island Ships One Million Copies In North America

Dead Island Ships One Million Copies In North America

Dead Island publisher Deep Silver announced that it's shipped one million copies of its open-world survival horror RPG in the US -- in just one week

Moreover, the publisher expects to have shipped two million copies worldwide by the end of this week. "The critical 'first week' of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver," company COO Geoff Mulligan stated in a press..