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Online Store Opening 08/20/2007

Brendan    2007-08-17    3 comments

The North American division of Square Enix's repository for all thing Enix and buyable in nature, the Square Enix Online Shop, will be opening its e-doors on August 20, 2007. JOIN US FOR THE STORE’S GRAND OPENING ON AUGUST 20 (6 p.m. PST) Quality merchandise from and inspired by the catalogue of SQUARE ENIX™ products are finally available in the...

Famitsu's Most Wanted 13/7 - 19/7

sifar    2007-08-05    8 comments

Every week, Famitsu Magazine (JP) presents a chart that displays the top 20+ upcoming games that Japanese gamers are eager to purchase in the near future the list is determined by the number of votes games get from readers of the magazine. Here are the 5 Square Enix titles that appeared in the Top 20 for the week of July...

Dragon Quest remakes on the way

kula shakerz    2007-08-01    7 comments

Square Enix plans to release remakes of Dragon Quest IV, V and VI on the Nintendo DS. The company responsible of the PlayStation 2 remake of Dragon Quest V will be in charge of these three remakes too. The Dragon Quest V remake will be released in Japan this winter while the other two have yet to get release dates.

Four Games Dated for Release

Brendan    2007-07-09    0 comments

In a Press Release today at PR Newswire, Square Enix announced the release dates aimed at four games, all for hand held consoles. First on the list was Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, which will be releasing in Europe and North America simultaneously on October 9, 2007. The War of the Lions is a remake of the...

Clarifying a Comment on a Discredited Rumor

Brendan    2007-06-08    0 comments

Speaking out against months of persistent rumors that Final Fantasy, particularly XIII, will go multi-platform, Shinji Hashimoto quelled all speculation last week. In the first definitive statement regarding the prospect of Final Fantasy on Xbox 360, Hashimoto laid waste to the rumor mill. As for Final Fantasy on the Xbox 360, it's currently a completely blank page. Final Fantasy XI,...

Akitoshi Kawazu resigning from board of directors

kula shakerz    2007-05-28    0 comments

It was recently announced that Akitoshi Kawazu, best known for his work with the SaGa series will resign from Square Enix's board of directors as of June 23, 2007. He recently oversaw the completion of Final Fantasy XII as executive producer but will now focus exclusively on game development again. His current projects include the recently announced The Last Remnant,...

Battle theme soundtracks on the way

kula shakerz    2007-04-22    0 comments

Square Enix is going release a new series of soundtracks containing compilations of battle themes from their various games. The Square Enix Battle Track Vol. 1: Square 1987 - 1996 album will include 25 tracks from Nintendo, Super Nintendo and GameBoy games composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Itou, Ryuuji Sasai, Rudra no Himitsu, Hiroki Kikuta, Youko Shimomura, Yasunori Mitsuda, Noriko...

Square Enix announces new executive appointments

kula shakerz    2007-04-17    0 comments

Square Enix announced yesterday the appointment of Daishiro Okada, previously president and chief operating officer, to his new role as vice chairman of Square Enix, Inc. Replacing him in the role of president is John Yamamoto, currently head of Square Enix Ltd., the European subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. Yamamoto will be assuming the role of chief executive officer...

New SE & Disney Project is not Kingdom Hearts 3

Brendan    2007-04-03    0 comments

In an interview with Gemaga and Dengeki, Tetsuya Nomura issued a few precious details about the company’s newest venture with Disney. Stressing that this new project was a series independent of Kingdom Hearts, Nomura commented that the characters from Birth by Sleep, the secret ending to Final Mix, "…are people who have some relation to the new series. However the...

New Final Fantasy game to be unveiled in May

kula shakerz    2007-03-26    2 comments

Square Enix have announced that they will unveil a new and previously unannounced Final Fantasy title during the upcoming Square Enix Party which will take place the 12th and 13th May in halls 9, 10, and 11 of Chiba prefecture's Makuhari Messe convention center outside Tokyo. Could this be the Final Fantasy VII remake we have been dreaming about for...

Let's May

Brendan    2007-02-28    0 comments

Square Enix will hold a spring gaming pavilion this year on May 12 and 13, hot on the heels of the Japanese launch of Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War. Square Enix initially held the conference, which attracted over 45,000 visitors in total, at Makuhari Messe in Japan back in Japan 2005. For those of you unfamiliar with the location,...

Square Enix acquires Unreal Engine 3 license

kula shakerz    2007-01-25    1 comment

Square Enix announced today that they have made a deal with Epic Games and purchased a license for the Unreal Engine 3. For those of you who don't know Epic Games, they are the creators of the Unreal series (that the graphics engine got named after) and of the recent Gears of War for the Xbox 360. There are already...

A Serious Address

Brendan    2007-01-19    0 comments

Square Enix will be presenting the opening speech to the Serious Games Summit, the E3 of real-world practical training games. Serious games are games that are “generally held to be games used for training, advertising, simulation, or education that are designed to run on personal computers (such as a PC running Microsoft Windows or Linux) or video game consoles (such...

Ladies and Gentlemen, It's A Sequel (UPDATED)

Brendan    2007-01-19    0 comments

RPGamer is reporting that Square Enix and Microsoft have decided that the next installment of the Ogre Battle franchise, from the creative team behind Final Fantasy XII and Tactics, will go to the Xbox 360. Unlike the Final Fantasy series, the Ogre Battle games have made their ways around the consoles from the "Playstation, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Advance"...

Attention, Children.

Brendan    2007-01-15    0 comments

In an interesting tidbit of news, Final Fantasy turns twenty this year, and on December 18! Square, never the ones to pass up a party, have announced a special ... uhm ... announcement around that time to celebrate! Playable form of Final Fantasy XIII? Another Final Fantasy VII spin-off? Square Enix appointing presidential candidates in every major country across the...