Brendan    2014-04-19    0 comments

Just a quick update about Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster—the game's US release saw over 250k copies sold for PS3 and PSVita in the month since it was released. NPD's latest numbers show the game just barely being outpaced by the Japanese launch (340k copies sold), but handily beating out the launch numbers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (160k copies sold). Until the sales figures from the PS4 launch of Final Fantasy XIV come in, and unless those numbers outdo the HD Remaster's, then Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster will be the most successful Final Fantasy launch of 2014. Hopefully, this reinforces to the folks at Square Enix that western audiences actually like JRPGs. Perhaps you'll recall that Bravely Default also experienced a successful outing in the west, selling 200k copies for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems back in February? With E3 right around the corner, who knows what surprises Square Enix has planned?

Drakengard 3 website updated with more novella chapters

kula shakerz    2014-04-12    0 comments

The official Drakengard 3 website was recently updated with four more chapters of the prequel novella. They have also uploaded a new developer video where art designer Kimihiko Fujisaka discusses the creative process behind the characters of Drakengard 3. From his early concepts to balancing modern and medieval styles, his insights paint a picture of how Drakengard 3's signature style...

Drakengard 3 collector's edition is coming to Europe

kula shakerz    2014-04-03    0 comments

Square Enix has listened to the fans (!) and are now announcing that they'll be releasing a Drakengard 3 collector's edition in Europe. Surprisingly, the collectors' edition does not include a physical version of the game but a PSN download code. The lack of a physical release in Europe was one of the main things that triggered the flood of...


Future Bravely Default titles could expand to new platforms

Xin    2014-03-26    5 comments

In an interview this week with CVG, Silicon Studio president Takehiro Takeda piqued non-3DS owners interest when speaking about the future of the Bravely Default series and how his company plans to grow the series going forward. "We may expand in the future but we don't have a clear plan yet. We're talking about that, maybe using other devices, but...

Square Enix launches English manga ebook distribution in April

kula shakerz    2014-03-25    2 comments

Square Enix has announced that they are partnering up with Yen Press, the manga and graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, to launch an ebook manga distribution service in English. The first 175 titles will be made available through Amazon, the Apple App Store, Barnes and Noble, Google and Kobo on April 8th and more titles will be released...


Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Available in the US

Brendan    2014-03-18    12 comments

Square Enix's newest HD remaster is out now for PS3 and PS Vita! Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster features updated graphics, rearranged audio, and new content from the "international" release that never debuted in North America. If you're in Europe and waiting eagerly for March 21, Square's got you covered with a launch trailer dubbed "an Epic Tale" which is...

Fan-made Final Fantasy Type-0 localization coming in August

kula shakerz    2014-03-15    3 comments

Final Fantasy Type-0, originally named Final Fantasy Agito XIII, was first presented during E3 2006 as part of the Fabula Nova Crystalis series. The game was subsequently released in Japan for the PlayStation Portable on October 27th 2011. The title has has yet to see a western release. A team of fans has, since then, taken upon them the task...


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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...


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