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News: This Cloud Strife Costume Makes Lightning Even Moodier

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: Hitman Developer Struck with Layoffs as Studio Refocuses on Franchise

Hitman Developer Struck with Layoffs as Studio Refocuses on Franchise

Kane and Lynch keeping out of trouble

You can kiss goodbye to any hopes of a Mini Ninjas sequel. A spokesperson for Square Enix Europe has told Games Industry International that Danish developer IO Interactive has had all of its projects cancelled and its workforce cut in half as it refocuses on the Hitman franchise. In the process, former...

E3 2013: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Becomes Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Becomes Final Fantasy XV

Looks glorious

During Sony's E3 press conference, Square Enix producer Tetsuya Nomura both shocked and confused JRPG fans by showing a trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, before replacing the game's logo with Final Fantasy XV. And the best news? It's headed to the PlayStation 4. The action-packed trailer looked truly stunning, with detailed...

E3 2013: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Celebrates Valentine's Day

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Celebrates Valentine's Day

Square Enix locks in latest adventure

Losers in love will be able to wipe away their tears with a copy of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII next year, as Square Enix has confirmed that the sequel will launch on 14th February in Europe. The game’s due out on the slightly less romantic release date of 11th February in North America – but you...

News: Murdered: Soul Suspect Trailer Steps Beyond the Grave

Murdered: Soul Suspect Trailer Steps Beyond the Grave

Tales from the crypt

Those of you that are fond of ghouls and ghosts – not that kind – will want to hold onto your PlayStation 3 for another year yet, as Square Enix has revealed that spiritual detective title Murdered: Soul Suspect will spook the system in 2014. The game sees you assume the role of a phantom named Ronan O’Connor, who’s...

News: Deus Ex: The Fall Teaser Trailer Asks Whether You're Ready to Begin

Deus Ex: The Fall Teaser Trailer Asks Whether You're Ready to Begin

Prepare yourself for tomorrow

Eidos Montreal has all but confirmed that we’ll get our first glimpse at Deus Ex: The Fall tomorrow. Following the discovery of a handful of a domain names earlier in the year, the developer has deployed a desperately brief teaser trailer, hinting at a 5th June announcement. The seven second video includes the...

News: Square Enix Conjures First PS3 Footage of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix Conjures First PS3 Footage of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Till kingdom come

After an incredible four years, Square Enix is on the verge of summoning Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn onto the PlayStation 3. The title – which is due out on 27th August – was originally announced during Sony’s E3 press conference back in 2009. The game launched on the PC a year later, only to be completely rebuilt...

News: Square Enix Undecided Over Final Fantasy X-2's 'Last Mission'

Square Enix Undecided Over Final Fantasy X-2's 'Last Mission'

Umming and ahhing

Final Fantasy X-2 HD could yet include the Japan exclusive epilogue ‘Last Mission’, though Square Enix hasn’t quite made up its mind yet. According to Famitsu magazine, the company is “undecided” as to whether the International Edition add-on will make its way into the PlayStation 3 and Vita re-release, but it’s giving...

News: Hitman Absolution, Catherine, and Velocity Ultra Front European PS Plus Update

Hitman Absolution, Catherine, and Velocity Ultra Front European PS Plus Update

Bandwidth buster

With summer still some way away, Sony’s turning up the temperature early for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Next month’s European Instant Game Collection update is brimming with content, with murder simulator Hitman Absolution leading the charge. You’ll be able to download the beautiful stealth title for free from 1st May –...

News: Scout Out Tomb Raider for £19.99 on the European PlayStation Store

Scout Out Tomb Raider for £19.99 on the European PlayStation Store

True treasure

Sony’s enormous European Easter Egg Hunt is rolling on today with an enormous discount on Crystal Dynamics' ace Tomb Raider reboot. Starting from now until 11:59AM BST on 31st March, you’ll be able to pillage Lara Croft’s latest adventure for just £19.99/€29.99 from the PlayStation Store. That’s a huge discount over the...

News: Steal a Glimpse at the New Thief Game for PS4

Steal a Glimpse at the New Thief Game for PS4

Relight the fire

As far as teaser trailers go, this one for Square Enix’s next generation Thief reboot is particularly sly. It shows a candle being put out by a daring hand, and promises more details – including a proper video, we hope – on 2nd April. We’re sure that the copious amounts of chocolate you’re set to scoff over the weekend...

News: Yoichi Wada Exits Square Enix Following 'Extraordinary Loss'

Yoichi Wada Exits Square Enix Following 'Extraordinary Loss'

Final Fantasy maker down on its luck

John Riccitiello is not the only high-profile video game executive to be heading for the exit door, as Square Enix gaffer Yoichi Wada has been ousted from the company following a dire financial forecast for its current fiscal year. The outgoing boss had been in the job since 2000, but he’ll now be replaced by...