Xin    2014-09-22    2 comments

Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy XV, has revealed in an interview that the upcoming title is "about 50–60% complete", with the game basically having restarted development in 2012 when he joined the team. The decision to focus solely on next-gen consoles, as well as a "change in direction" for the game are the leading contributors to the delayed process. Tabata also mentioned there will be no playable female characters in FFXV, a decision that goes back to the game's original vision as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. It is unclear at this time if the other characters shown (besides Noctis) are playable or AI/Gambit controlled.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Tokyo Game Show Trailer

kula shakerz    2014-09-22    2 comments

There were so many big an exciting announcements at TGS last week that I forgot to post this Final Fantasy VII G-Bike trailer. G-Bike is yet another spin-off title based on the Final Fantasy VII universe. The game is based on one of the first missions of Final Fantasy VII (and a Gold Saucer mini-game) and it lets you customise,...

Final Fantasy XV shown live at Tokyo Game Show

kula shakerz    2014-09-20    2 comments

Square Enix has just shown Final Fantasy XV live for the first time ever! The demonstration titled The Overture functions as both a gameplay demonstration and a showcase of the various Luminous Engine features such as dynamic night-and-day cycles and weather dynamics. It all looks very impressive and its great to see that Final Fantasy XV is finally getting closer...

Square Enix reveals Shinra Technologies

kula shakerz    2014-09-19    3 comments

Square Enix has revealed that they have been working on a new gaming business that will be led by former Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. The new company is called Shinra Technologies (named after Shinra Electric Power Company from Final Fantasy VII) and is headquartered in New York City with offices in Tokyo and Montreal. They have partnered up with...

Final Fantasy Agito+ announced for the PS Vita

kula shakerz    2014-09-19    0 comments

Seems like Square Enix hasn't forgotten about the Vita after all! Yesterday they announced that they'll be releasing Final Fantasy Agito+ for the PS Vita on January the 15th 2015. The game will be made available both as a digital download and physical copy. Sadly, the release date is only in Japan so I guess we'll have to wait and...

Dragon Quest Heroes gameplay debut

kula shakerz    2014-09-19    0 comments

Dragon Quest Heroes was revealed at Sony's pre-Toko Game Show press conference a couple of weeks ago. Square Enix didn't show us any gameplay back then but they didn't keep us waiting for too long. The Tokyo Game Show gameplay demo features heroes fighting an impressive amount of enemies including a huge dragon. The video quality isn't the best unfortunately,...

Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is coming to the PC

kula shakerz    2014-09-19    2 comments

Square Enix has announced that they are bringing the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to PC. Final Fantasy XIII is getting released next month, on October 9th and the game will be made available on Steam, the Square Enix Online Store and other digital download services at a price of $15.99. The rest of the series will be released sometime during...

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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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