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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..

News: Final Fantasy XIV Delayed On PlayStation 3 While Team Gets Restructured

Final Fantasy XIV Delayed On PlayStation 3 While Team Gets Restructured

Final Fantasy XIV is out on the PC but it has had a far from successful launch

The game's been plagued by interface issues and general complaints from users, prompting Square Enix to extend the game's "free" period beyond the game's launch. In fact, the game's been received so poorly that Square Enix are currently restructuring the development team in order to fix it. Hiromichi Tanaka has..

News: New Tomb Raider Features 21-Year Old Lara Croft, Promises Seamless Open World Environment

New Tomb Raider Features 21-Year Old Lara Croft, Promises Seamless Open World Environment

Whether you think she looks cool or like a bloodied version of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the new Lara Croft is here to stay

That's because Crystal Dynamics has spent the past few years creating a brand new Tomb Raider adventure, one which hopefully propels the franchise back to its former glory. The game was officially announced yesterday as part of GameInformer's cover reveal, but now eagle-eyed NeoGAF..

News: Square Enix Announce Tomb Raider Reboot, Early Indications Suggest It Will Be Brilliant

Square Enix Announce Tomb Raider Reboot, Early Indications Suggest It Will Be Brilliant

Y'know what franchise has needed a reboot for a long, long time? Tomb Raider

Y'know what franchise is getting a reboot after a long, long time? Tomb Raider. That's right, Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game called, well, Tomb Raider. It's an origin story too, and it looks kinda awesome. "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of..

News: Up For More Collector's Editions? Good, 'Cos Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Got One Too!

Up For More Collector's Editions? Good, 'Cos Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Got One Too!

Continuing the trend of "every video game must have a collector's edition", Square Enix has announced a special package to go alongside the release of next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The beefed up package includes the game, a behind-the-scenes DVD, a motion graphic novel and a 40-page comic ma-jig. Square's also announced pre-order bonuses including a bonus mission and special shot-gun for..

News: The 3rd Birthday Is Finished, Square Enix Turn Their Attention To Final Fantasy Agito XIII

The 3rd Birthday Is Finished, Square Enix Turn Their Attention To Final Fantasy Agito XIII

The PlayStation Portable's Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday, is finished according to the Final Fantasy Agito XIII's director, Hajime Tabata

The lead's revealed that the entirety of The 3rd Birthday team has turned their attention to Agito, presumably seeking a launch at some point during our life time (or perhaps before the PSP2). Siliconera's revealed via Tabata's Twitter account that the..

News: Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light Gets Key Gameplay Feature... Finally

Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light Gets Key Gameplay Feature... Finally

Are you still playing Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light? It's actually a really good game, but with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the imminent arrival of Gran Turismo 5, chances are you've relegated Lara Croft's tight tushy to the side-lines

That's a shame, because Crystal Dynamics has finally released the patch that makes Lara Croft's co-operative..

News: Mindjack Jacks Minds (See What We Did There?) In January 2011

Mindjack Jacks Minds (See What We Did There?) In January 2011

Square Enix has confirmed a January release date for Feelplus' third-person shooter, Mindjack

The game's due in North America/Europe on the 18th/21st of January. Japan will get it a little later on the 27th January. Honestly, we know very little about this game, so let's read the press-release together shall we? "Square Enix’s new near-future Third Person Action-Shooter offers a unique..

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Continues To Look Absolutely Amazing In Second Gameplay Trailer

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Continues To Look Absolutely Amazing In Second Gameplay Trailer

Square Enix has dropped us a new trailer for next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution

It seriously looks really, really good, demonstrating a bunch of new abilities and augmentations that the protagonist will use throughout the main campaign. Shooting people through cover with some kind of crazy laser weapon? You betcha. The trailer alongside a QA with the development team is after the jump for your..

News: The 3rd Birthday To Get PlayStation Network Release In Japan, European Date "Coming Soon"

The 3rd Birthday To Get PlayStation Network Release In Japan, European Date "Coming Soon"

Square Enix has revealed that their upcoming PlayStation Portable shooter, The 3rd Birthday, will get a PlayStation Network release in Japan

The cheers of the country's 22 PSPgo owners could be heard from outside our office in Birmingham, England. The PSN version of the game will set gamers back ¥4,980, while the retail version will cost ¥6,090. However, the retail version will include a download..

News: Is This GameInformer Artwork Teasing The New Tomb Raider?

Is This GameInformer Artwork Teasing The New Tomb Raider?

"A survivor is born

" It's not much to go on, but the phrase and artwork teased in the latest issue of GameInformer are sending Tomb Raider fans bonkers. The image, which shows a ship wreck, is thought to be connected to the leaked Tomb Raider plot which saw Lara crashed onto a "mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan." The new game's widely believed to be a..