kula shakerz    2014-08-15    0 comments

Square Enix has released a bunch of new screenshots from their upcoming episodic, digitally delivered, narrative driven adventure game entitled Life is Strange. The game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair will attempt to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber. The title is developed by Paris based studio DONTNOD Entertainment who released their debut game Remember Me last year. Everybody at DONTNOD is excited to be working on such a refreshing title. We’re not only crafting the best game we possibly can, we also feel we’re providing the type of experience that perfectly fits today’s renewed taste for originality and diversity. Jean-Max Moris, Creative Director at DONTNOD Entertainment When we first saw LIFE IS STRANGE we immediately realised that DONTNOD have created a unique experience, something special. Everyone who’s seen the game has instantly fallen in love with its distinctive style and mood. Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing Square Enix Europe

Rise of the Tomb Raider is only a timed exclusive on the Xbox One

kula shakerz    2014-08-13    5 comments

Microsoft's Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has confirmed to Eurogamer that their controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider has an expiration date. He did however decline to comment on the duration of the exclusivity deal with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix. The game still hasn't been confirmed for PC and PlayStation but this announcement will hopefully calm...

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition confirmed!

kula shakerz    2014-08-13    2 comments

Square Enix has confirmed that they'll be releasing Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition this fall. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and it will it the shelves on October 10th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The team over at United Front Games has been working hard to ensure that the updated...

Square Enix announces Life is Strange

kula shakerz    2014-08-12    2 comments

Well this doesn't happen every day. Square Enix has just announced that they are teaming up with DONTNOD Entertainment (the team behind last year's "Remember Me") to create an entirely new IP. The game is titled Life is Strange and is set to be released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Max Caulfield has been absent from...

Crystal Dynamics sells out - Tomb Raider is now an Xbox exclusive

kula shakerz    2014-08-12    2 comments

Microsoft just announced that the next title in the Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be coming exclusively for the Xbox One for the 2015 Holiday season. Fans are raging all over the internet and Crystal Dynamics is desperately trying to put out the fire by feeding a rather shitty excuse to the loyal fans that they...

Final Fantasy XIV themed café opens in Tokyo

kula shakerz    2014-08-01    0 comments

Square Enix has opened a Final Fantasy XIV themed café in Tokyo Japan. The cafe is named Eorzea Cafe and it is modelled after the Carline Canopy. The establishment is decorated with weapon and armour replicas, Moogles, as well as a giant map of the world. They also have computers where guests can play the game. The Eorzea Café is located...

Square Enix teams up with Humble Bundle

kula shakerz    2014-07-22    1 comment

Square Enix has teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer a pay-what-you-want deal for a bunch of games. The bundle includes 16 games for those who pay $14.99 or more. Paying more than the average (currently at $6.89) will net you 11 games and the possibility to get more games later on. If you pay less than the average then...

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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

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