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News: Square Enix Confirms April 1st UK Release Date For The 3rd Birthday

Square Enix Confirms April 1st UK Release Date For The 3rd Birthday

It feels like we've been talking about Square Enix's PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday, for years now

The game's been appearing on "Most Wanted" lists for what seems like an eternity, but the wait's finally coming to an end. Square Enix sent us a press release this afternoon confirming the PSP shooter's UK release date as April 1st. It'll ship with a bunch of goodies to make up..

News: IO Interactive Staff Up For "One Of The Most Exciting Projects" In Its History

IO Interactive Staff Up For "One Of The Most Exciting Projects" In Its History

Someone call Kane & Lynch -- tell them they're fired

Why? Because Danish studio, IO Interactive, is staffing up for what it touts to be "one of the most exciting projects" in the studio's history. We're guessing this has more to do with Hitman than Mini Ninjas. The role — for a "Lead Character Artist" if you're interested — notes: “We are looking for an exceptional..

News: Square Enix: Sorry, That's It For Dissidia

Square Enix: Sorry, That's It For Dissidia

There'll be no more Final Fantasy spin-off action once the upcoming Duodecim hits store shelves next month

Creator Tetsuya Nomura has said as much in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. "There is no next," he revealed, presumably meaning 'no sequel'. "We're thinking about ending this pattern of Dissidia here. There also won't be a UT [Universal Tuning is the name for..

News: Xenogears Marches Onto The US PlayStation Network This Week

Xenogears Marches Onto The US PlayStation Network This Week

Confession: we don't know a thing about Xenogears

Excuse: it never came out in Europe. We know some PlayStation fans will be going bonkers at the prospect of playing Square Enix's classic role-playing game again on PS3/PSP. Listed in the American PlayStation Blog's weekly run-down, the PSone Classic's due out on the PlayStation Store tomorrow. We'd love to say more about it, but we'll refer you..

News: DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY Launches In Europe On March 25th

DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY Launches In Europe On March 25th

Square Enix has just put a date on the most pretentious name in video game history

DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY will launch in Europe on March 25th, a week before Square Enix's other blockbuster PSP title, The 3rd Birthday. As with the Parasite Eve spin-off, DISSIDIA's retail UMD package will come with a few additional goodies, included downloadable costumes, exclusive art prints, and a 50 percent..

News: Original Final Fantasy Remakes Heading To The PSN In Europe

Original Final Fantasy Remakes Heading To The PSN In Europe

And so it starts

.. With confirmation that original PSP titles purchased through the PlayStation Store will be backwards compatible on the NGP, publishers are beginning to think it might be a good idea to release their backcatalogue on the PSN. First-up are Square Enix's PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2. Both will cost €9.99, with the first game launching as soon as February 16th. Final..

News: North America Can, Ahem, Get To Grips With Aya Brea From March 29th

North America Can, Ahem, Get To Grips With Aya Brea From March 29th

Parasite Eve is back

(Sort of.) Square Enix has readily slapped a March 29th release date on Square Enix's PE spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. Bizarrely, the game will only release on UMD, with "no plans" for a digital version. We don't get it. What's the disadvantage of releasing the game on UMD and the PlayStation Store? Weird. In addition to the release date, Square's also confirmed that..

News: Square Enix Reveal The 3rd Birthday's Pretty Awesome Looking Twisted Edition

Square Enix Reveal The 3rd Birthday's Pretty Awesome Looking Twisted Edition

Square Enix has formally revealed the Twisted Edition of upcoming PSP shooter, The 3rd Birthday

The Europe-only (for now) package includes a number of premium items, all of which focusing on the game's, err, lovely protagonist Aya Brea. There's an artbook, lithographs and more. It sounds like all UMD copies of The 3rd Birthday will ship as the Twisted Edition. Which is cool. More freebies for you,..

News: Square Enix Recommend You Keep Your Final Fantasy XIII Saves For XIII-2

Square Enix Recommend You Keep Your Final Fantasy XIII Saves For XIII-2

Got a progress file for Final Fantasy XIII? Square Enix duo Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama recommend you keep hold of it preperation for Final Fantasy XIII-2

The duo didn't release any information about what the file might unlock, but you can expect some additional in-game gizmos as a reward for playing the first game.

News: Avalanche To Announce New PSN Title "In A Month Or So"

Avalanche To Announce New PSN Title "In A Month Or So"

Just Cause developers, Avalanche, have told Eurogamer that they'll be ready to announce their new title "in a month or so"

Top noggin Christofer Sundberg told the site that the game would be a PSN release, emphasising that the studio has two bigger projects in development that are still a way off. “Our PSN project will be announced in a month or so, but the other two projects will not be..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Feature 'Darker' Narrative

Final Fantasy XIII-2 To Feature 'Darker' Narrative

If the debut trailer wasn't a big enough hint that Final Fantasy XIII's going dark in its next iteration, perhaps comments made by Square Enix's top-bods Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama will convince you

The duo's insisted to Dengeki Magazine that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be much darker than the previous game, teasing that some characters will return “with major and unexpected changes"..

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 Gets A New Trailer To Go Along With Its, Well, New Name

Final Fantasy Type-0 Gets A New Trailer To Go Along With Its, Well, New Name

Final Fantasy Agito XIII is no more

It is now Final Fantasy Type-0. Re-confirmed for a summer release this morning at a Japanese press conference, Square Enix has also released a new trailer for the game which has inevitably leaked onto the 'net. See the results for yourself after the jump. If you want a quick synopsis of the trailer: it looks like a Final Fantasy game. Surprise!

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Due In North America/Europe Next Winter, Leaked Trailer Is Go

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Due In North America/Europe Next Winter, Leaked Trailer Is Go

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was only announced in Japan this morning, but Square Enix has already taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm the game will release in Western regions "next winter"

While the period is a little shaky, we're taking that to mean anywhere from late-December to March. Presumably it'll be closer to the latter. In addition to the tentative date, the game's debut trailer has leaked..

News: This Is A Fantasy Based On Reality: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Trailer Leaks Onto The Net, Looks Pretty

This Is A Fantasy Based On Reality: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Trailer Leaks Onto The Net, Looks Pretty

Despite being dedicated a whopping seven-minute trailer, the latest Final Fantasy Versus XIII footage doesn't really tell us much more than we already know

The combat looks suitably Kingdom Hearts-ish — a trait anticipated for a game coming from Tetsuya Nomura. There's plenty of flash and bang to the gameplay, as the protagonist runs across an exploding Tokyo skyline. Also, yes, the haircuts are..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

The impact of a Final Fantasy announcement seems a little diminished after the relatively disappointing Final Fantasy XIII, but make no mistake, this is still huge

At their conference in Japan, Square Enix has just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch this year (2011) in Japan. The game will be directed by Motomu Toriyama. Few details are known about the game, though it will mark the..