Brendan    2015-02-25    1 comment

Final Fantasy XIV’s race towards its first proper expansion, Heavensward, has only sharpened its focus on the existing game's content. One of the game’s most hotly anticipated new features, the Manderville Gold Saucer, became available to players as of yesterday morning’s update. Fans of the Gold Saucer’s original incarnation will be thrilled with its Final Fantasy XIV counterpart. The Manderville Gold Saucer faithfully reproduces chocobo racing and even borrows Final Fantasy VIII’s triple triad card game. Even if you’re not interested in the myriad of minigames that the Manderville Gold Saucer offers, there’s one obvious reason to at least visit the location. The music. Oh my god, the music. The Manderville Gold Saucer borrows another classic track, rearranging Final Fantasy VIII’s “Shuffle or Boogie” to accompany triple triad matches. Attached below is Kotaku's Mike Fahey's tour of the Manderville Gold Saucer, for your visual—and audible— pleasure.

Type-0 HD Soundtrack Preorders Now Available

Brendan    2015-02-25    0 comments

Takeharu Ishimoto isn’t as widely known as, say, Nobuo Uematsu or Yoko Shimomoura but in just as few short years his impact has been felt across Square Enix’s games. Ishimoto scored The World Ends with You, Before Crisis, Crisis Core, Last Order, the Dissidia games, and Type-0; making him one of Square’s most accomplished composers. For North American fans, the...

New VII, VIII, IX Guide Box Set Inbound

Brendan    2015-02-25    0 comments

A burst of Square Enix news has preceded their otherwise quiet Spring schedule and, along with that, have come a few unexpected surprises. For the most dedicated fans of the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix and strategy guide partner Prima have teamed up to release a special box set of guides for Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final...

Type-0 HD is Almost Here!

Brendan    2015-02-25    0 comments

The long wait for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is drawing to a close! With less than thirty days between now and the worldwide release of the title, Type-0 HD remains in stock for preorder across a number of channels. Included with the ‘Day One’ editions of Type-0 HD will be a voucher for the Final Fantasy XV Demo, Episode Duscae....

Life Is Strange Developer Diary - Part 1

kula shakerz    2015-01-12    0 comments

Square Enix has released the first episode of the Life Is Strange developer diary. In this video, the developers introduce to you the origins of the game and describe the story, themes and characters you will encounter as you play. All three episodes were shot at DONTNOD Entertainment’s studio in Paris with the aim to provide a detailed insight into...

Final Fantasy XV JumpFESTA Trailer

Xin    2014-12-20    3 comments

JumpFESTA 2015 is underway in Japan, and Square are starting out strong with a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XV. In this newest look, we learn a little more about the game's story, get a look at those long awaited HD towns and even meet a new female character. Check out the trailer, in English or Japanese, below: ENG:...

First episode of Life is Strange is coming out in January

kula shakerz    2014-12-18    1 comment

French developer DONTNOD has announced the release date of the first episode of their pentalogy, Life is Strange. Episode one will be released on January 29th on Steam while PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will have to wait until January the 30th before they get to play the game. Each episode can be purchased separately...

More articles

Tomb Raider: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    2014-03-13    3 comments

Lara Croft’s presence in the gaming industry could be called ubiquitous, to say the very least of a character that has been a staple of the gaming experience since 1996. Lara Croft has played a key role in the birth of the action-adventure genre, has spanned four generations of hardware, all in more than 9 games that have collectively sold...

The Art of Thief: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    2014-03-05    3 comments

After five long years of development and fomenting anticipation, Eidos-Montreal’s Thief was released to expectant gamers worldwide last week. While Garret’s long-awaited reboot has proven to be divisive, developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix partnered up with Titan Books to release The Art of Thief. This book of concept art and other artistic assets celebrates the game’s release, the artistic...

Lightning Returns: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    2014-02-24    5 comments

There's quite a lot to be said about LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII but chances are that most of it has been said elsewhere. It’s the concluding game in a wildly polarizing trilogy with a protagonist that is way more popular in Japan than she is in the west and, atop that, Square Enix has borne repeated criticism for developing...

More reviews