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Financial Results Are In

Brendan    2008-05-27    0 comments

Square's ticket sales are in the for the 2007 fiscal year and it did well, but not as hot as last year. Overall, profits were down 20% from last year, without sales of super-mega blockbusters like Final Fantasy XII to bolster the ranks. Across the board, except for Europe, numbers were down: Square sold 3.79 million games in 2007 (down...

Square Enix Announces Cell Phone MMO Game

kula shakerz    2008-04-27    0 comments

Square Enix recently announced that they are going to release a cell phone MMO titled Ellark in Japan. Ellark will be hosted by three of Japan's major mobile operators. While the game will be free for users to download and play, Ellark will feature micro transactions using Square Enix's new "Mobicoin" currency, virtual tokens purchasable with a credit card.

Taku Murata Talks About The Crystal Tools

kula shakerz    2008-04-17    0 comments

Gamasutra has talked with Square's Taku Murata about their new and powerful multi platform game engine Crystal Tools, previously known as the White Engine. To begin, can you give me some of your history in games? TM: Since I joined Square, I've done Secret of Mana, and the second in the series of that -- Seiken Densetsu 3 -- I...

New Square Enix Website

kula shakerz    2008-04-01    0 comments

Square Enix has launched a new and improved version of their Japanese website. The site still uses the same black, white and gray colour scheme but it looks a lot better then before. The European and North American websites have not been updated yet and it probably wont happen in the immediate future. Check out the new site here:

Square Enix Members Has Opened

kula shakerz    2008-03-25    0 comments

Square Enix has opened their North American "Member" site. There isn't too much to get excited about so far and you can access most of the content without registering but it looks promising. There is currently a contest where you can win a signed copy of the Crisis Core soundtrack so sign up if you're interested (note that you have...

Preregistration for Members Section Begins

Brendan    2008-03-19    2 comments

Square Enix has begun preregistration for the North American version of its Members section. Square is already running such a service in Japan, but is now making such goodies as exclusive blogs, interviews, and freebies available to North America. The Members Section opens on March 24th, 2008, the day before Crisis Core drops on North America. Anyone else hoping for...

New PlayStation 3 MMORPG On the Way?

kula shakerz    2008-02-12    1 comment

The official website of the Gaming Developers' Conference has revealed that four Square Enix staff members will be speaking at the conference this year. One of them was quoted saying that "the new game engine will be used for FINAL FANTASY XIII, a new MMORPG currently under development, and other titles in the future". The use of the White Engine...

Tetsuya Nomura Interview By Famitsu

kula shakerz    2008-02-06    4 comments

Famitsu celebrated the release of their 1000th issue with a 4 page interview with legendary game director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura. Unfortunately I cant read Japanese but here are a couple of things I have picked up while browsing a few sites. Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII has muscular legs, she very strict to herself and others and she...

Black Mages III Website Opens

kula shakerz    2008-01-22    0 comments

The official website for the Black Mages' third album named Darkness and Starlight has been opened. You can find a trailer and a sample of "Bombing Mission" from Final Fantasy VII. The album is set for a Japanese release date on the 19th March 2008. Official Black Mages III website.

Crystal Guardians Registered!

Brendan    2008-01-16    2 comments

Remember all those months ago when Square Enix registered Lord of Vermilion? And then, even before that, when they registered Revenant Wings? Well, Square's at it again, this time registering the phrase Crystal Guardians for their own use. Though, a quick Google search links out to several Pokemon sites. Pokemon and Final Fantasy crossover? Final Fantasy Poke Balls: Crystal Guardians?...

Yoichi Wada Eyes Western Expansion

kula shakerz    2008-01-08    0 comments recently interviewed Square Enix president Yoichi Wada during one of his business trips to London. They talked about how Square Enix will adapt to the new trends of casual gaming, the differences between the European and Japanese makets. They also asked about his view of the present and future of the gaming market in general. Read part one of...

Jump Festa 2008 lineup revealed

kula shakerz    2007-12-06    4 comments

Square Enix recently announced their lineup for this years Jump Festa anime and manga exposition. The following titles will be available: Chocobo Dungeon: Labyrinth of Forgotten Time (Wii) Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) Dragon Quest IV (DS) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Small King and the Promised Country (Wii) Final Fantasy IV (DS) Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) Final Fantasy Versus XIII...

Hitoshi Sakimoto interview by 1UP

kula shakerz    2007-11-05    0 comments

Not a lot of Square Enix news at the moment but here's a interview with video game music composer Hitoshi Sakimoto. He has recently completed soundtracks for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XII as well as the MMORPG Fantasy Earth: ZERO. Check out the interview here.

TGS 07: Tokyo Game Show wallpapers

kula shakerz    2007-09-20    0 comments

Square Enix has updated their Tokyo Game Show website with a bunch of wallpapers. To find the Wallpapers head to the Square TGS website and look at the bottom left and top right sections of the website (you'll understand when you see the map). Square Enix TGS 2007 Website (In Japanese).

TGS 2007 Line-Up

Brendan    2007-09-03    2 comments

It feels like yesterday that the TGS 2006 Line Up was on the web...oh well, it must be that time of year again. Tokyo Game Show 2007, Japan's largest video game exhibition, is set to hit on September 20th. Square's coming with a full house this year, so buckle up and check out the list: Playable Dragon Quest IV (DS)...