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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..

News: Crystal Dynamics: Keeley Hawes Won't Voice Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot

Crystal Dynamics: Keeley Hawes Won't Voice Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot

What a downer to start a Monday morning on

We woke flowing with energy, but Crystal Dynamics has just kicked the wind out of our sails. Tweeting about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, global brand director Karl Stewart has revealed that the brilliant Keeley Hawes will not be returning to voice Lara in the new game. It all started when Stewart Tweeted: “Still on the lookout. She’s out there, I..

News: Could Final Fantasy XIII-2 Be On The Horizon?

Could Final Fantasy XIII-2 Be On The Horizon?

A domain registration has got the Internet hot with debate regarding a potential Final Fantasy XIII sequel

Followers of Square Enix's long-running RPG franchise will know not to take note of the ludicrous numbering system the publisher employs for its mainline product, as evidenced by the domain itself. The company recently founded the website www.finalfantasy13-2game.com. Final Fantasy XIII-2..

News: Final Fantasy X's Yuna Confirmed For DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim]: FINAL FANTASY

Final Fantasy X's Yuna Confirmed For DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim]: FINAL FANTASY

The ridiculously titled PSP brawler, DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY, has had a new character added to its roster according to Japanese magazine Shonen Jump

Final Fantasy X's Yuna will join the fight as a playable character. Square Enix has also confirmed that the first run of duodecim will include an additional costume for Tifa. The publisher recently employed a similar tactic with PSP..

News: Did Someone Say "Survival Horror", Lara?

Did Someone Say "Survival Horror", Lara?

Intentional or not (we think it's probably intentional), there's a definite survival horror vibe to these first Tomb Raider shots released by Square Enix this afternoon

Lara looks beaten, bloody, and much less super-woman than we've seen her before. In the screenshot above we see her scrambling across the ground, obviously a lot less glamorous than before. This excites us. We're done with Lara's..

News: Square Enix Formally Announces "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" For PlayStation 3

Square Enix Formally Announces "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" For PlayStation 3

We always follow the same cycle whenever we play a Tomb Raider game

We load it up, watch a few cut-scenes, wander around the world and feel extremely happy. The tutorial levels teach us all the mechanics and we feel stoked about the rest of the game. About an hour later, we hit a brick wall. As we enter an enormous room, the camera zooms out and pans across an enormous maze of poles, ledges and..

News: Tomb Raider Trilogy Confirmed For PlayStation 3 By Crystal Dynamics

Tomb Raider Trilogy Confirmed For PlayStation 3 By Crystal Dynamics

Chalk up another PlayStation 3 compilation package slated for release in the new year

Crystal Dynamics' global brand director, Karl Stewart, just put an end to speculation, confirming the existence of a Tomb Raider "Trilogy" package due for release on the PlayStation 3 next year. The pack's rumoured to include Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld, though Crystal Dynamics are..

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Pushed Out Of Busy First Quarter

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Pushed Out Of Busy First Quarter

With the fourth quarter of 2010 evaded due to the might of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, it's now time for the Q1 2011 left-overs to leap-frog each other

Deus Ex: Human Revolution's the first game to falter, dropping its first quarter launch in favour of Square Enix's new fiscal year (which runs from April 1st, 2011). Apparently the delay will allow Eidos Montreal to give the game another coating of..