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Dev Team Offers Heartfelt Response to Sian Blake's Passing

Brendan    2016-01-16    0 comments

Final Fantasy XIV's development team has responded to the tragic news surrounding the death of Sian Blake, the voice actor who brought to life Yugiri, an first NPC introduced in the later stages of A Realm Reborn. Blake took over for the role beginning with the Heavensward expansion. This week, the team behind Final Fantasy XIV spoke out for the...

Hitman Goes Fully Episodic, Preorders Cancelled

Brendan    2016-01-15    0 comments

Preorders of IO Interactive's new Hitman game have been cancelled and the title has been transitioned from a full release to an episodic release schedule. Hitman, which had been scheduled for release in March, caused created a stir today when cancellation notices were sent out PS4 gamers who had preordered the title. After a few hours of confusion, IO Interactive...

Two Different Battle Modes and Altissia City Detailed in Latest FFXV Reveal

Brendan    2016-01-13    1 comment

More details are emerging on Final Fantasy XV's battle system and story locations, according to game developers who have taken to the official forums to answer fan questions. Answering a question about difficulty modes in Final Fantasy XV, Lead Game Designer Takizawa Masashi elaborated on the game's dual battle system and how it was influenced by Episode Duscae: The equivalent...

Heavensward Soundtrack Releases Next Month

Brendan    2016-01-10    0 comments

Audiophiles rejoice; the latest soundtrack from Square Enix's hit MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, is set for release next month on Bluray music disc. Previous to this Square Enix had released three EP albums with select tracks from the expansion but the full 60 track release will become available on February 24th, 2016 for purchase. Several of the other collected albums...

Lightning Strikes a Pose

Brendan    2016-01-09    0 comments

Final Fantasy XIII's stoic heroine, Lightning, has made the jump into the fashion industry again to star as the lead model for Louis Vuitton's Series 4 Spring-Summer 2016 campaign. The character began appearing in video and print media for the new campaign late last month. This isn't the first time that Lightning has crossed medium lines to become a fashion...

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...

Square Enix Reveals Game On Twitch

kula shakerz    2015-04-07    0 comments

Square Enix has launched a weird, multi-day Twitch event where they will eventually reveal a new game made by one of their western studios. The Twitch channel is named CantKillProgress and streams video of a man sitting in what looks like a interrogation room. Viewers can swap between different cameras in the room and there are also votes happening a...

Square Enix will reveal a new RPG next month

kula shakerz    2014-11-26    0 comments

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently told Famitsu that the company will be revealing a new RPG for consoles next month. He also mentioned that the game isn't a remake so we can already rule out that Final Fantasy VII remake that we all want. There are three major gaming events next moth (Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, Sony’s PlayStation...

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 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 Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 2

kula shakerz    2014-06-11    2 comments

Square Enix is will be streaming live from E3 on tuesday (12:00 PST), wednesday (09:45 PST) and thursday (09:45 PST). Their live events will consist of live music performances, interviews and previews of future titles. And the best news? You can watch it all live here at Square Insider.

Square Enix Presents: E3 2014 Live Day 1

kula shakerz    2014-06-10    0 comments

Square Enix is will be streaming live from E3 on tuesday (12:00 PST), wednesday (09:45 PST) and thursday (09:45 PST). Their live events will consist of live music performances, interviews and previews of future titles. And the best news? You can watch it all live here at Square Insider.

FFXV and KH3 will not be featured at this years E3 conference

kula shakerz    2014-06-08    5 comments

Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts producer Shinji Hashimoto was recently interviewed by Famitsu. He revealed that Square Enix has no plans of announcing any new details regarding Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts III at this years E3 conference. Hashimoto claims that development for Final Fantasy XV is going well. And that they'll try to determine the best timing for...

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...