Brendan    yesterday    1 comment

When Type-0’s localization was finally announced at last year’s E3, gamers in the western hemisphere breathed a sigh of relief. Hajime Tabata’s second outing on the PSP would finally be reaching avid fans via an official release on the PS4 and X1. For gamers desperately searching for a sign that the Final Fantasy series is, at long last, correcting its course after years of near-hits and heart-breaking misses, Type-0 HD is the first significant step in the series’ return to form. The Story of Orience Set in the world of Orience, whose four civilizations are guided by the lights of their respective crystals, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is—at first glance—a game about the aggressive warmongering of the Militesi Empire and how the Dominion of Rubrum’s Class Zero, our fourteen protagonists, must rise up to meet the threat. If this plot sounds too simple to be true then it’s because, for at least the first play-through, it really is. At a glance, the story of Type-0 is eerily similar to that of Final Fantasy VIII. By playing through the game a second and third time, the deeper plot and its connections to the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythos become clear. And while...

Dragon Quest VIII Is Coming To The 3DS In August

kula shakerz    2015-05-18    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that they're releasing Dragon Quest VII: Journed of the Cursed King on the Nintendo 3DS. This re-release will feature new story missions, two new party members (a female thief named Gerda and Morrie of the Monster Arena previously seen in Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road), full voice-overs, music by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and support...

Life is Strange Episode 3 Launch Trailer

kula shakerz    2015-05-18    0 comments

The third episode of Life is Strange is coming out tomorrow and Square Enix has released a new trailer. In this episode Max and Chloe’s investigation into Rachel Amber’s disappearance lead them to break into Blackwell Academy after dark, to search for answers. Secrets will be uncovered and Max will find another use for her power.


Episode Duscae Version 2.0 Coming In June

kula shakerz    2015-05-18    1 comment

Square Enix has confirmed that they'll be releasing version 2.0 of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae sometime in early June. The updated demo will hopefully address many of the issues that people had with the version that came bundled with Final Fantasy Type-0. 【FF15 田畑Dからのお知らせ】前回のアクティブタイムレポートで発表になりました、FF15 エピソード・ダスカ Ver.2.0の正式な配信が決定しましたクポ!配信時期は6月上旬目処とのことクポ!詳細は続報をお待ちくださいクポ!— FINAL FANTASY公式(雑談) (@FF25TH_JP) May 18, 2015 Watch Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata...

Star Ocean 5 OUT OF NOWHERE

Xin    2015-04-15    1 comment

I know, I'm as surprised as you are! Ok well, maybe we shouldn't be, since there was apparently a countdown site for it and all, but let's not focus on that! A new Star Ocean title is in development at tri-Ace and will be published, as always, by SquareEnix. Enitled Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, the long awaited chapter...


FFXIV: Eyes Fixed Heavensward Cinematic

Xin    2015-04-15    1 comment

With the release of Patch 2.55 last week, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn reached the zenith of it's storyline content, and prepares the march to it's first expansion, Heavensward. To celebrate, Square has released the expac's opening cinematic for all to enjoy. A word of warning, this video does contain spoilers for the end of FFXIV:ARR's storyline. Final Fantasy...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Announcement Trailer

kula shakerz    2015-04-09    0 comments

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided reveal didn't go quite as Square Enix had planned but here's the first official trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbone One and PC game. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and...


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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: The Square Insider Review

Brendan    yesterday    1 comment

When Type-0’s localization was finally announced at last year’s E3, gamers in the western hemisphere breathed a sigh of relief. Hajime Tabata’s second outing on the PSP would finally be reaching avid fans via an official release on the PS4 and X1. For gamers desperately searching for a sign that the Final Fantasy series is, at long last, correcting its...

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...


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