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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..

News: TGS 11: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Dated, Special PlayStation 3 Hardware Bundle

TGS 11: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Dated, Special PlayStation 3 Hardware Bundle

Square Enix has confirmed that it will release Final Fantasy XIII-2 days before the PlayStation Vita in Japan -- on December 15th

And adding to what should be an enormous week for PlayStation hardware, the company also confirmed that it is partnering with Sony to release a new 320GB PS3 hardware bundle in black and pink. The package will run you ¥37,960. Those in the West can expect to pick up..

News: TGS 11: Square Enix Reveals Two New IPs For PlayStation Vita

TGS 11: Square Enix Reveals Two New IPs For PlayStation Vita

The video game industry might be reeling over what blockbuster franchises the PlayStation Vita does (and does not) have right now, but new IP is always important around the launch of any new system

In addition to its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita re-release of Final Fantasy X, Square Enix also confirmed it has two new titles in development for Vita during Sony's TGS briefing today. The first..

News: TGS 11: Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy X HD For PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3

TGS 11: Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy X HD For PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3

Square Enix has announced an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3

The game is being developed in order to celebrate the original release of the game nearly a decade ago on PlayStation 2 (the game launched in 2002 in North America). Very few details about the title were shared, other than that the title is in development. So yeah, there's that.

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Enters Full Production (At Last)

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Enters Full Production (At Last)

You may be fooled for thinking Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been in development for like six years

It has. But only sort of. Despite the length of the game's ridiculous development time, it's yet to actually hit full production. That is, until now. Square Enix developer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed the news during a fan meeting in Tokyo this weekend, telling fans that “for Type-0 and Versus XIII we..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Is Pretty Much Finished

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Is Pretty Much Finished

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is about 90 percent complete according to Square Enix

The publisher has told fans to expect a firm release date at this week's Tokyo Game Show. The game's director, Motomu Toriyama, also revealed some tasty pre-TGS details, announcing that those with a Final Fantasy XIII save on their system will unlcok bonuses in its sequel. In addition, XIII-2 will also include 150 monsters..

News: August NPD: US Sales Dip Again, While Deus Ex Tops Charts

August NPD: US Sales Dip Again, While Deus Ex Tops Charts

The North American video game industry has shrunk by 23 percent year-over-year during the month of August, according to data released by the NPD group

Analyst Anita Frazier explained, "the bulk of the decline can be attributed to the shift of the annual Madden release from August to September". Gaming hardware actually saw an increase from the month of July, thanks in part to the..

News: Observe Final Fantasy Type-0's Gorgeous Japanese Collector's Edition

Observe Final Fantasy Type-0's Gorgeous Japanese Collector's Edition

Final Fantasy Type-0 will finally get its Japanese release on October 27th, and in order to celebrate Square Enix has revealed the game's breath-taking collector's edition

The pack includes a rather unexciting book of post-cards and three-disc soundtrack, but it looks absolutely lovely regardless. The set will run fans ¥12,760 exclusively from the Square Enix e-Store. There's more pictures to ogle..

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Website Outs 'Missing Link' DLC Details

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Website Outs 'Missing Link' DLC Details

While it seemed like Square Enix wanted fans to do some detective work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution's DLC, we doubt the publisher expected fans to be this vigilant

Eager fans uncovered the full details of the RPG's 'Missing Link' DLC via the company's website's RSS feed. Duh. The DLC takes place during a three-day period in which protagonist Adam Jenson "vanishes", after which he must..

News: UK Sales Charts: Deus Ex Defeats Zumba Fitness At Last

UK Sales Charts: Deus Ex Defeats Zumba Fitness At Last

Zumba Fitness is at the top of the UK sales charts no more

It's in second instead. The game was defeated by last week's banner release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Square Enix's RPG fell 26,000 units short of the lifetime sales for Deus Ex: Invisible War, a number which has probably been eclipsed by the time of writing. The other new entry, 505 Games' Rugby World Cup 2011, debuted in third position..