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  • News What if Final Fantasy VII Was a Live-Action Web Series?

    Now you can find out

    No matter how much you love Final Fantasy VII, we’re guessing that you don’t love it quite as much as Italian director Gionata Medeot. Having produced the live-action trailer embedded below, the London-based media mogul has been recruited by North American upstart Shinra Productions to produce a full web series inspired by...

  • News Get your Daily Dose of Nonsense with Another Lightning Returns Trailer

    Here we go again

    Just when you thought that Lightning couldn't get any more melodramatic this week, Square Enix has released yet another trailer – this time in an attempt to detail some of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's spiralling story arc. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll see cameos from some of your favourite – or not so favourite...

  • Rumour Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Adds a Little Drama

    Re-release to boast an additional 30 minutes

    If you weren’t satisfied with the levels of nonsense in the Final Fantasy X story arc, then you may be elated to learn that Square Enix is aiming to sate your questionable cravings with an additional 30 minute drama added to the end of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster’s credits. According to Jump...

  • News This Cloud Strife Costume Makes Lightning Even Moodier

    Power of the cloud

    Final Fantasy VII is finally entering the HD era – well, sort of. By pre-ordering Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, you'll snag a SOLDIER uniform that's more than a little reminiscent of Cloud Strife's original attire, along with his iconic Buster Sword. The final chapter in Lightning's tale was recently delayed until...






  • News Just Cause 3 Teaser Takes a Giant Leap of Faith

    Is it a bird?

    Swedish developer Avalanche Studios appears to be teasing Just Cause 3. Company founder Christofer Sundberg posted the above image to Twitter yesterday evening, with the accompanying hashtag “Year of the Avalanche”. In response to a fan, the outspoken executive later insinuated that the game may be announced at E3 later this...

  • News Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Will Cuddle PS3 This Year

    It's a kind of magic

    Square Enix will conjure Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX onto Western store shelves later this year, the publisher has revealed. The hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive will collate upgraded versions of the PlayStation 2 favourites Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories onto a single Blu-ray disc...

  • News New Final Fantasy Title to Be Revealed at E3 2013

    Oh Square Enix, you tease

    During all the excitement of new game announcements at today's PlayStation press conference, Final Fantasy brand director, Shinji Hashimoto, took to the stage to sneak in a couple of words about a new Final Fantasy game which will be unveiled at E3 this year. With not even a glimpse of gameplay footage, or even a...

  • News Final Fantasy X HD Sure Looks Snazzy on PlayStation Vita

    Tidus waves

    After a prolonged hiatus spanning almost a year, Square Enix has finally revealed the first footage of Final Fantasy X HD for PlayStation Vita. During a surprise press conference overnight, the publisher apologised for the game’s delay, and promised that a release date for the hotly anticipated PlayStation 2 remaster would be announced...

  • News Square Enix Strings Up Stunning Tomb Raider Footage

    Survival instincts

    Square Enix has released a brand new 11 minute gameplay video of Tomb Raider, complete with walkthrough narration from Noah Hughes, the title's creative director. The video – entitled 'Monastery Escape' – shows protagonist Lara Croft using the world to her advantage, as she stealthily snares enemies on her way across the map...

  • News Solving the Mystery of Square Enix's Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Follow the breadcrumbs

    Those of you keeping tabs on the fast moving world of Twitter yesterday afternoon may have caught wind of a mysterious alternate reality game doing the rounds. The case was solved within hours, revealing a brand new PlayStation 3 title from Square Enix named Murdered: Soul Suspect. As you’d expect, additional details are...

  • News Tomb Raider's Journey Concludes, Reboot Goes Gold

    Beside the seaside

    You'll be able to protect vulnerable heroine Lara Croft for yourself in just a few short weeks, as developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has finally gone gold. The title will sail, crash, and wash up on store shelves on 5th March in North America and Europe. You can’t beat a nice...


  • News Sleeping Dogs Celebrates in Style with Year of the Snake DLC

    Slithering in soon

    Sleeping Dogs won’t be taking a nap prior to the impending Chinese New Year celebrations, because it’s got a brand new slice of post-release content in the pipeline. The festive ‘Year of the Snake’ add-on – as spotted by our partners in crime, Eurogamer.net – promises a wealth of cosmetic tweaks, many of which are...

  • News Stylish Hitman HD Trilogy Trailer Dons a Cunning Disguise

    You're already dead

    With the release of the Hitman HD Trilogy nearing swifter than a blow to the brain, Square Enix has deployed the title’s official launch trailer in the space below. The compilation promises over 75 hits and more than 40 levels across three re-mastered PlayStation 2 campaigns. You’ll also unlock access to the previously...

  • News Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX's Box Art Is Pretty Goofy

    A kind of magic

    With the re-master’s Japanese release imminent, publisher Square Enix has revealed the box art for the wordy Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. The pack shot leads with Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy, while Riku and Mickey are relegated to the upper corners. Rumours of a Western release of the PlayStation 3 exclusive hit fever pitch...

  • News Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Strikes This Fall

    Lace and paper flowers

    The countdown to the end of the world will begin this fall, when Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII thunders onto store shelves. The ambiguous release window was revealed by publisher Square Enix earlier today, alongside an extended trailer which features Final Fantasy XIII-2 hero Noel. Despite the impending apocalypse,...

  • News Square Enix Promises Final Fantasy X HD Answers Soon

    Dry your eyes

    Don’t worry, Square Enix has not cancelled Final Fantasy X HD. Well, not yet anyway. Responding to a fan request on Twitter, the company noted that “the world will get answers” about the hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 and Vita port soon. It’s the first time that the title has been mentioned since February, when producer Shinji...

  • News Here's Your First Look at Tomb Raider's Multiplayer Mode

    Uncharted addition

    Assuming you’re patient enough to sit through a slew of developer interviews, you'll be able to get your first glimpse of Tomb Raider’s controversial multiplayer mode courtesy of the video embedded below. Unsurprisingly, the online add-on – in development at Eidos Montreal – looks like it’s taken more than a few ideas...

  • News The Box Art for the PlayStation 2's Last Ever Game Is a Bit Plain

    Scribble time

    It looks like an infant armed with a tub of crayons designed the cover for Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin. The title – which could well be the last PlayStation 2 game ever released – is due out on 27th March in Japan. It’s the fifth expansion for Square Enix’s popular online adventure, and marks the MMO’s tenth...

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