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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..

News: How Would You Like To Know A Few Things About Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

How Would You Like To Know A Few Things About Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

As promised, Tetsuya Nomura has given Famitsu magazine an update on the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Hilariously, Nomura spent much of the update apologising for the game's long development cycle, promising more substantial updates in the future. But there were a few snippets of interest, as reported by Final Fantasy Union. Firstly, Versus XIII will have cut-scenes inspired by popular..

News: Square Enix Releases Fresh Final Fantasy XIII-2 Screenshots

Square Enix Releases Fresh Final Fantasy XIII-2 Screenshots

Something bizzarre's happening with Final Fantasy XIII-2: there's just no enthusiasm

While the original Final Fantasy XIII was certainly a flawed experience, it wasn't so terrible that the sequel should be ignored entirely. And yet despite having a huge showing at this year's E3, few publications took the time to really put the title in the spotlight. Square Enix has released a fresh batch of..

News: Crystal Dynamics Teases New IP On Podcast

Crystal Dynamics Teases New IP On Podcast

Crystal Dynamics might be hard at work on the fantastic looking Tomb Raider reboot, but it seems that it's not the only title the studio has in its portfolio

Speaking on the studio's podcast, gaffer Darrell Gallagher discussed the new IP for the first time, explaining that the new title is still in its "early stages". “We’re starting to look at doing a new IP here, and we’re in the..

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 Japanese Release Delayed Due To PSN Outage

Final Fantasy Type-0 Japanese Release Delayed Due To PSN Outage

Final Fantasy Type-0 is about 80-percent finished according to Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, but the game's still unlikely to meet its Summer release window

The game's now due to release in the Autumn, as the developer apologised for the delay. According to Nomura, the PlayStation Network outage is responsible for the delay. Nice to have a scape-goat isn't it? Apparently the game will boast over..

News: Nomura: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Details Incoming

Nomura: New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Details Incoming

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a video game

According to Andriasang, this week's Famitsu magazine contains an interview with project lead Tetsuya Nomura in which he promises an update on the game next issue. The website also states that Nomura also teased a new title in the magazine — perhaps best to finish off the ones you are still working on first, huh? And that's the entirety of your..

News: Final Fantasy VII Costume Pack To Launch In LittleBigPlanet Next Week

Final Fantasy VII Costume Pack To Launch In LittleBigPlanet Next Week

The much anticipated Final Fantasy VII costume pack for LittleBigPlanet will launch on the PlayStation Store next week according to the PlayStation Blog

Costumes for Tifa, Sephiroth, Cloud and Aeris will be available for £1.59 / $1.99 each, or bundled together with an exclusive Vincent outfit for £4.79 / $5.99. Sony's also announced an inFamous 2 pack — featuring a good and evil Cole for £2.39..

News: Square Enix Undecided About Dissidia For PlayStation 3

Square Enix Undecided About Dissidia For PlayStation 3

Later this year Sony will launch its PSP Remasters Series for PlayStation 3

The initiative will bring upgraded versions of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and both handheld God Of War titles to Sony's home-system. With two top-tier PSP titles already pledged to get the remasters treatment, many have been wondering which games will follow their lead. Square Enix's Final Fantasy Dissidia series seems..

News: Square Enix Updates Final Fantasy Type-0 Website, Includes New Character Renders

Square Enix Updates Final Fantasy Type-0 Website, Includes New Character Renders

Did you hear? E3 is over

That means we're left processing all the left-overs. Like this exciting tid-bit: Square Enix has updated Final Fantasy Type-0's official website. The page includes renders from the upcoming PSP title's roster. There are even some wallpapers for you to download. Woah! Check it all out through here.

E3 2011: Debut Tomb Raider Gameplay Is Stunning

Debut Tomb Raider Gameplay Is Stunning

The star of Microsoft's E3 press conference just so happened to be a multiplatform game

Earlier this evening Crystal Dynamics took to the stage to reveal the first gameplay footage of its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The demonstration showed Lara Croft trapped in a capitulating cave while being chased by a shady figure. Clearly Crystal Dynamics has been playing a whole ton of Uncharted, but there's..

News: New Tomb Raider Reboot Trailer Will Get You Hyped As Hell... Until The Release Date Pops Up

New Tomb Raider Reboot Trailer Will Get You Hyped As Hell... Until The Release Date Pops Up

Square Enix has released a CG trailer for the new Tomb Raider game and it looks phenomenal

We absolutely adore the tone of the game — the lone survivor theme is fascinating. We also went in expecting to hate Lara Croft's voice — how can you better Keeley Hawes? — but we actually really like the voice actor. The biggest problem with this trailer is the release date that pops up at the end..

News: New Carmageddon Is An Indie Project, Square Enix Not Involved

New Carmageddon Is An Indie Project, Square Enix Not Involved

We recently went gaga over the appearance of a countdown clock on carmageddon

com</a>. Piecing two-and-two together, we automatically assumed that this suggested a new game announcement in the series from publisher Square Enix. We were wrong. Apparently developer Stainless Games has bought the rights for the Carmageddon franchise off Square Enix. The website is therefore owned by the..

News: Wait A Minute, Square Enix Is Teasing A New Carmageddon Game?

Wait A Minute, Square Enix Is Teasing A New Carmageddon Game?

Regular readers will know that we're big fans of the car-combat genre

Up until last year, we'd given up hope of the genre making a return to its golden years, but then David Jaffe changed everything by announcing Twisted Metal and making us go mad in celebration. Twisted Metal is not out yet, but already the genre seems to be having somewhat of a mini-revival. Earlier in the year there was Red..

News: Eidos & Deus Ex Websites Hacked, Personal Information Stolen

Eidos & Deus Ex Websites Hacked, Personal Information Stolen

Sigh

Proving once again that any online service is susceptible to attacks, websites for Eidos and Deus Ex were hacked over night, compromising the data of just under 100,000 users. Unbelievably, of that data over 9,000 resumes were stolen. The hack was believed to have been undertaken by a rogue entity of Anonymous. As bad as the compromised data sounds, it actually gets worse. KrebsOnSecurity has..