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Square Enix Acquires Gamebryo Engine License

kula shakerz    2009-03-17    2 comments

Square Enix has licensed the Gamebryo game engine which has powered games such as Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Warhammer Online. They have not yet announced what they are going to use it for but the engine (v2.6+) supports the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Windows (DirectX 9 and 10) so it could be pretty much anything.

Square Looking To Acquire Eidos

Xin    2008-12-04    2 comments

Eidos is the latest developer to be caught in a tug of war for it's services. As it stands, the company is being sought after by powerhouses Warner Bros., EA and Ubisoft. But let's add one more contender to the fray. SquareEnix is reportedly also interested in acquiring the US based studio, most famous for it's Tomb Raider franchise. While...

North American Square Enix Website Gets A Facelift

kula shakerz    2008-11-06    6 comments

The North American Square Enix website has been updated with a nice layout to match the Japanese website. It only took them 7 months and 4 days to do it! How long is it going to take until the European website gets the same look? Who knows? Its probably not going to be this year. Link >>

Square Enix Working on iPhone Title

kula shakerz    2008-10-30    5 comments

Square Enix has announced that they are working on a iPhone game named Crystal Defenders. It looks a lot like the cellphone game they released in January called Crystal Guardians and the goal of the game will probably be to defend a crystal from monsters (like in Crystal Guardians). Here are a few screenshots from the game:

Second CLOUD Magazine On The Way

Xin    2008-10-22    1 comment

Last year SquareEnix fans were treated to a special magazine courtesy of Dengeki. Entitled CLOUD, it provided exclusive content on then upcoming SQEX games, most notably new trailers for FFXIII and vsXIII. This month's Dengeki confirms the arrival of a second volume of Cloud, though it's features are still unknown. Link >> CLOUD vol.2 Promo More FFXIII Trailers? Dissidia? Only...

SquareEnix TGS'08 Booklet Scans

Xin    2008-10-15    1 comment

Whew, uploading 23 scans is a pain in the ass. Though I guess it's not as bad as actually scanning all 23 images to begin with. Hahah, what a sucker. I mean, thanks to some lucky fan at TGS who was gracious enough to scan all of there, here's most of the booklet handed by SquareEnix to attendees of this...

Closed Mega Theater Springs A Leak

Xin    2008-10-14    6 comments

So, we're just gonna stick three games under this category for now. Some new info escaping the armored walls at Tokyo Game Show today. This time in video form. A fan has managed to sneak a decent quality capture of trailers for KH:358/2 Days, KH:Birth by Sleep, and PE:The 3rd Birthday out of the Closed Mega Theater. Link >> TGS'08...

Last Remnant and Star Ocean IV Demos at TGS

kula shakerz    2008-09-11    2 comments

Square Enix has updated their Tokyo Game Show website and we can now see that both The Last Remnant and Star Ocean IV will be available in playable form. There will also be trailers of both titles.

Tokyo Game Show Lineup Revealed

kula shakerz    2008-09-08    8 comments

Square Enix has revealed their lineup for this years Tokyo Game Show. They will be showing a lot of different titles but there are no big surprises. At least not so far. Here's a list of the biggest titles they are going to show: Final Fantasy XIII (Trailer) Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Trailer) Final Fantasy Agito XIII (Trailer) Dragon Quest...

Square Enix Strengthens Executive Team

kula shakerz    2008-09-05    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that they are strengthening their North American executive team with the additions of Ron Scott as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and David Hoffman as Director of Business Development. Both executives will be focusing on expanding Square Enix’s presence in the North American market and developing new opportunities for continued growth. John Yamamoto, president...

Tecmo Rejects Square Enix Takeover (Updated)

kula shakerz    2008-09-04    2 comments

Tecmo has just released an official statement where they reject Square Enix's "friendly" takeover offer. The Tecmo Board of Directors had until today to approve or reject the offer. Here's a translation of the statement released by Tecmo: "For Tecmo, this proposal was received in a short span of time, but within the company, we collected opinions from management and...

Square Enix Taking Over Tecmo?

kula shakerz    2008-08-29    7 comments

Square Enix released a statement earlier today explaining their Tecmo takeover plan. According to the plan Square Enix will purchase Tecmo stock at a rate of 920 yen per share, representing a 30% premium over Tecmo's August 28 closing price of 708 yen. It everything works as planned then Tecmo will get a similar status to Taito, falling under a...

Square Revealing More Shocking News at DKΣ3713?

kula shakerz    2008-07-18    7 comments

In an interview with 1UP, co-producers Shinji Hashimoto and Yoshinori Kitase for Final Fantasy XIII spoke about the upcoming RPG. They reiterated that FFXIII will not be delayed in Japan due to the 360 version. They will complete the PlayStation 3 version first then port the game to the Xbox 360 during localization for English speaking territories. The most cryptic...

Summer Party 2008

Brendan    2008-06-19    6 comments

If Square's Microsoft showing left you a little bit irate and still trying to see the logic in their move, hold fast! The troubled game maker will be holding its own special summer conference, titled DKΣ3713. The 2,400 guest event takes place in August and will showcase the company's PSP, PS3, and NDS offerings, alongside the NOT canceled Agito XIII,...

Square Enix = Sellout?

kula shakerz    2008-06-10    9 comments

During a press conference that was held today in Japan Square Enix announced their plans to support Xbox 360 with at least one exclusive, and two timed exclusives for Microsoft's current generation platform. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (Xbox's last hope in Japan?) will be a Xbox 360 exclusive. It will probably only be timed exclusive though as they...