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Square Enix Kills Shinra Technologies

Brendan    2016-01-06    0 comments

In September 2014 developer and publisher Square Enix unveiled a new cloud platform subsidiary, Shinra Technologies, and has today announced that company's dissolution. The stated objective of Shinra Technologies was to develop and deliver games through an innovative cloud-based service. Despite having some big name studios behind it, the venture produced little in the way of tangible results to anyone...

Kingdom Hearts III Sighted in 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trailer

Brendan    2016-01-03    0 comments

During Square Enix’s 2015 end of year media blitz, the company let slip yet another glimpse of Kingdom Hearts III, the other half of E3 2013’s knockout announcement. The company posted a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue—the upcoming bridge between Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD and the next installment in the main series, Kingdom Hearts III. Kingdom...

Final Fantasy Explorers Comes to the West this Month

Brendan    2016-01-03    0 comments

Final Fantasy Explorers is by no means a new game. Released in Japan a little over a year ago, this quirky hybrid of Final Fantasy and Monster Hunter has drawn the curiosity of western gamers since the title's announcement. In just a few short weeks Final Fantasy Explorers will launch for the Nintendo 3DS in the United States on January...


Final Fantasy XV Moving Toward the "Final Phase"

Brendan    2016-01-03    2 comments

In his new year message to fans eagerly awaiting the release of Final Fantasy XV, the game's director Hajime Tabata took to Square Enix's official blog to deliver his new year's resolution: "to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure." Tabata, who has been in a near-constant limelight since the 2013...

Final Fantasy IX Coming to Mobile and PC

Brendan    2016-01-03    2 comments

Final Fantasy IX, the last PS-One era entry in the series, is set to debut on Android, iOS, and PC "soon" in 2016 according to Square Enix. The rerelease of the ninth Final Fantasy will feature a variety of updates that were first seen in the Final Fantasy VII and VIII PC releases, including but not limited to improved gameplay...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be Episodic

kula shakerz    2015-12-07    2 comments

Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy VII remake will be "told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience". Yoshinori Kitase said that they from the beginning considered it impossible to remake Final Fantasy VII into one single game and that they are unable to give any more details about the splitting at the...


Final Fantasy VII Remake Gameplay Premiere

kula shakerz    2015-12-05    2 comments

Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII Remake a few months ago during Sony's E3 press conference. Today they showed off the first gameplay at the PlayStation Experience keynote. Oh and the PC port of Final Fantasy VII that they trolled us with last year is available on the PlayStation 4 today!

Life is Strange Limited Edition Coming to North America

kula shakerz    2015-12-01    0 comments

The physical limited edition of Life is Strange was announced for PAL territories a couple of weeks ago, but yesterday Square Enix confirmed that they'll be releasing it in North America as well. Both versions will be sold exclusively through the Square Enix Store. They have also confirmed the contents of the limited edition box: Game disc (the PC version...

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Revealed

kula shakerz    2015-08-27    0 comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider is only a few months away from hitting the shelves and the team over at Crystal Dynamics has just revealed the contents of the collector's edition for the Xbox One. The collector's edition will include the following: Full retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One. An exclusive 12"-tall statue of Lara...


Final Fantasy VII Arrives on iOS

Brendan    2015-08-19    0 comments

The iOS port of the PC port of Final Fantasy VII has begun its debut on the iOS App Store. Primed for iPad and iPhone, this edition is very much the same as previous PC releases in the last few months. While the game has yet to hit the North American iOS App Store it has already launched on the...

Kingdom Hearts III to feature Big Hero 6

Xin    2015-08-17    0 comments

Announced earlier today at Disney's D23 event, Kingdom Hearts III will feature Big Hero 6 as one of it's major story points. That portion of the game will actually be a continuation of the film's events, picking up on and expanding on the ending from the feature. Check out the announcement trailer below, and we'll see you in the skies...

Square Enix Presents - Active Time Report @ Gamescom 2015

kula shakerz    2015-08-10    0 comments

The Final Fantasy XV team held a special live on-stage Active Time Report at this years gamescom. Director Hajime Tabata and Marketing Manager Akio Ofuji discusses the development status of the game and show of a bit of new gameplay in this one hour segment (jump straight to the gameplay part of the video).


Final Fantasy XV Dawn Trailer

kula shakerz    2015-08-10    0 comments

Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV at this year's gamescom event. The trailer is titled "dawn" and in it we get to see a young Noctis with is fater King Regis and a few knights with machine guns. The games still doesn't have a release date but it seems like Square Enix is aiming for a...

Final Fantasy XII "Remake" Accidentally Confirmed

Xin    2015-08-02    5 comments

A little slip of the tongue may just have been the confirmation Final Fantasy XII fans have been waiting for. At tonight's Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, Composer Arnie Roth announced that work had begun on a remake of FFXII, much to the delight and confusion of the live crowd. Now, given that Arnie Roth isn't a developer, I would...

Dragon Quest Builders Announced for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita

kula shakerz    2015-07-09    2 comments

Square Enix has announced that they are working on a new Dragon Quest game for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The new title will be named Dragon Quest Builders and it will take place in "Alefgard". The land has been destroyed by the evil Dragonlord and it'll be your task to help rebuild it. The Minecraft-esque "block-make...