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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..

News: Portal Creator Leads New Puzzle Game

Portal Creator Leads New Puzzle Game

Co-creator of puzzle extravaganza Portal, Kim Swift, has unveiled a brand new puzzle game published by Square Enix, titled Quantum Conundrum

The game's premise will see players assume the role of a child trapped in the laboratory...err, house of his eccentric uncle. Using a method of transitioning through various dimensions, the protagonist will have to navigate through the house filled with, you..

News: Airtight Games & Square Enix To Debut New Downloadable Title At PAX

Airtight Games & Square Enix To Debut New Downloadable Title At PAX

Remember Airtight Games? They were behind last year's decent-but-uneventful PS3 shooter, Dark Void, and have been keeping pretty quiet ever since

The team's set to re-emerge at PAX later this month however, with the announcement of a "top-secret joint project" in collaboration with Square Enix. Airtight is currently believed to be working on two titles, one "ambitious AAA title"..

News: Parasite Eve II Comes To The North American PlayStation Network This Week

Parasite Eve II Comes To The North American PlayStation Network This Week

In a rare twist of fate, it's been North American PlayStation Network users that have been forced to wait for a hotly anticipated PSone Classic

Parasite Eve II launched in Europe and Japan earlier in the year, but not in North America. This week, however, things will be rectified, as the PlayStation Blog has announced that Square Enix's action-horror title will launch tomorrow on the North American..

News: Elevator Action Deluxe Hits The PlayStation Network On August 31st

Elevator Action Deluxe Hits The PlayStation Network On August 31st

Taito and Square Enix has officially confirmed Elevator Action Deluxe -- a high-definition remake of the similarly named arcade classic -- for the PlayStation Network this afternoon

As opposed to rebooting Elevator Action's gameplay, Taito's opted for a Bionic Commando-esque reboot, maintaining the classic's flavour while giving the visuals a good old spring-clean. New weapons, high-speed elevators..

News: Square Enix Teases Elevator Action Deluxe With New Website

Square Enix Teases Elevator Action Deluxe With New Website

Square Enix has finally acknowledged the existence of Elevator Action Deluxe via a teaser website discovered by Andriasang

The game was first uncovered via an Australian ratings board, but the appearance of a teaser website seemingly confirms the game's existence. PlayStation Network logos as well as worldwide ratings notifications point to PS3 exclusivity in addition to a worldwide launch. Square..

News: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Will Not Be At TGS 2011

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Will Not Be At TGS 2011

Square Enix's resident apologist, Tetsuya Nomura, has told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not make an appearance at next month's Tokyo Game Show

According to Andriasang, Square Enix has set a date for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's next showing, but it won't be at TGS. In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be playable at the event,..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets More Ambiguous European Release Date

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets More Ambiguous European Release Date

Earlier in the month Square Enix said it was planning a January release for Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the US

It's now revealed its plans for Europe, confirming a more ambiguous "early 2012" launch window. The date discrepancy suggests Europeans might have to wait for Square Enix's promising follow-up, but we imagine it just indicates that specific dates are yet to be confirmed. The game's..

News: Crystal Dynamics: Quick Time Events Not The Core Of Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics: Quick Time Events Not The Core Of Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider E3 demonstration was one of the high-points of the video games convention in June

Packed with stunning camera work and tons of tension, the gameplay slice showed a real white-knuckle ride as Lara desperately tried to escape from a hazardous underground cave. But the demo wasn't faultless, and it did leave some people a little concerned. For example, the game relied..

News: Square Enix Snaps Up True Crime: Hong Kong From Activision

Square Enix Snaps Up True Crime: Hong Kong From Activision

Many of you may remember the furore from when Activision announced it was cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong

The United Front Games developed sandbox title was getting mixed reception in the press, but many noted the game's promise despite its subsequent cancellation. Turns out publisher Square Enix spotted that promise too, as its announced overnight that its picked up the rights to publish the game..

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 Releases October 13th In Japan, Check Out Some Gameplay

Final Fantasy Type-0 Releases October 13th In Japan, Check Out Some Gameplay

After over three years of development (

!!), Square Enix is readying Final Fantasy Type-0 for release in Japan. The ambitious PlayStation Portable RPG — which spans two UMD discs — will release on October 13th in the region, according to information published by Andriasang. There's a celebratory trailer, and seven minutes of gameplay footage after the jump. To be honest, the game actually looks..

News: Crystal Dynamics: Lara Croft Was 'Losing Relevance'

Crystal Dynamics: Lara Croft Was 'Losing Relevance'

Fact: we couldn't be more excited for Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider

The game looks phenomenal. But with Lara Croft established as a house-hold name, what pushed Crystal Dynamics to reboot the historical franchise? Brand director Karl Stewart told Rock Paper Shotgun that the character and series was "losing relevance". The problem, according to Stewart, is that gamers are tired of..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Secures January 2012 Western Release Window

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Secures January 2012 Western Release Window

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch in January of next year in Western regions

The date was referenced in the company's Comic-Con line-up, though no specifics were mentioned. We suspect that the release window is subject to change. The company confirmed a December release date for the Japanese version of the game earlier in the year. At the time it merely said that Final..

News: Development Of Final Fantasy Type-0 Is Nearly Done

Development Of Final Fantasy Type-0 Is Nearly Done

PlayStation Portable exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0 is nearly finished, Square Enix has revealed

Director Hajime Tabata said on the game's development blog that the final tasks involved tuning and debugging the game. Final Fantasy Type-0 has been in development for a whopping three-and-a-half years. But Tabata defended the game's development, stating that about a year of the team's time was taken..

News: How Do You Make The Best Trailer Of E3? Crystal Dynamics Explains...

How Do You Make The Best Trailer Of E3? Crystal Dynamics Explains...

Crystal Dynamics has released a bumper making-of documentary for its staggering Tomb Raider E3 trailer

In the 12-minute video, Tomb Raider's brand manager Karl Stewart reveals how Crystal Dynamics worked with Square Enix's internal CG team to craft the game's moody debut. It's a fascinating watch if you're into making-of videos. Man, we wished they'd push Tomb Raider's release forward. Just hearing..

News: Ummm: Square-Enix Looking Into Bringing Final Fantasy XI To PlayStation Vita

Ummm: Square-Enix Looking Into Bringing Final Fantasy XI To PlayStation Vita

Final Fantasy XI is an MMO for the PlayStation 2 and PC

Square Enix is looking at ways of bringing the title to Sony's new handheld, the PlayStation Vita. Hiromichi Tanaka broke the news in this week's Famitsu magazine. He said nothing was concrete, and that the publisher was merely looking into the possibility of porting the title. With a Vita version being investigated, you might be forgiven for..