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Square Enix Sued

Brendan    2006-09-05    0 comments

GI is reporting today that acclaimed Japan-based game developer Square Enix is being sued by distributor Soft-World for $3.78 Million in US dollars. Soft-World says Square's inability to supply them with the necessary source code has badly hampered their attempts to distribute and launch the MMORPG in Taiwan, Macau, and Malaysia among others. The distributors claim that the 3 million...

First Dragon Quest IX Details

kula shakerz    2006-08-16    0 comments

Before conducting the 20th Family Classic Concert - Dragon Quest no Sekai (World of Dragon Quest) in Tokyo today, Dragon Quest series composer Kouichi Sugiyama took his time to talk to the Japanese media about the concert and his game-related work. After expressing gratitude to the fans for showing continued interest in the concerts, he briefly touched upon the subject...

Japanese Final Fantasy V, VI Advance Release Dates

kula shakerz    2006-08-07    0 comments

Square Enix has updated the release dates for the newest GameBoy Advance-based remakes of its Super Famicom classics Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI. Final Fantasy V Advance will hit Japanese retail store shelves on October 12th. Final Fantasy VI Advance will follow sometime this winter.

Square Enix Dominated The PlayStation Awards

kula shakerz    2006-07-28    0 comments

Sony Computer Entertainment recently held the annual PlayStation award ceremony. With Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi at hand, the event's winner was once again Square Enix. Japan's leading RPG maker managed to win a double platinum award for Final Fantasy XII , a platinum award for Kingdom Hearts II and a gold award for Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy...

Square Enix Announces Summer Lineup

kula shakerz    2006-07-26    0 comments

Square Enix has announced the release dates for their upcoming summer lineup in North America. Aside from the already released Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Square Enix has the following release dates set: Dirge of Cerberus Final Fantasy VII for PlayStation 2: August 15 Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime for Nintendo DS: September 19, 2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for PlayStation 2:...

Final Fantasy Radio Hits AOL Once More

kula shakerz    2006-07-26    0 comments

Square Enix and AOL have announced that Final Fantasy Radio has once again hit AOL Radio. Available at, the station will feature music from Nobuo Uematsu, as well as other composers. "We feel so fortunate to have such a loyal following and want to give a huge 'thank you' for their efforts to bring back FINAL FANTASY radio," said...

Square Enix Announces Two New OSTs

kula shakerz    2006-07-26    0 comments

Following the August 24th release of Final Fantasy III for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix will release a new Final Fantasy III Original Soundtrack. Titled Final Fantasy III (DS Version) Original Soundtrack, the package will include an audio CD and a DVD. It will carry the catalogue number SQEX-10076~7 and be available in Japan for 2,500 yen ($21.54 USD). The...

Final Fantasy XI-2 In Development?

kula shakerz    2006-07-18    0 comments

Japan's Nikkei Net news service recently reported that Square Enix is currently working on a sequel to Final Fantasy XI. The next-generation massively multiplayer online RPG is being developed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows Vista formats. Further details are not provided (including whether or not said sequel is a direct follow-up to the adventures of Vana'diel or...

Final Fantasy XI Linkshell Community Beta

kula shakerz    2006-06-09    0 comments

The Final Fantasy XI Linkshell Community Beta Version is a new service that will be available to adventurers in the very near future! Now you will be able to communicate with your linkshell members from any location with Internet access. Many tools are provided by the Linkshell Community to support the groups that adventurers have formed within the world of...

Final Fantasy Concert DVD Announced

kula shakerz    2006-06-06    0 comments

Square Enix has announced The Voices: Music from Final Fantasy Premium Orchestra Concert DVD. This DVD features a recording of the Final Fantasy concert which was performed in Yokohama on February 18th. The Voices: Music from Final Fantasy Premium Orchestra Concert DVD will be released in Japan on June 21st. The standard one-disc edition will be available for 3,800 yen...

Amano Working on Final Fantasy XIII

kula shakerz    2006-05-02    0 comments

In a recent interview with French magazine Japan Vibes, acclaimed character designer Yoshitaka Amano made mention of his current work on a few different projects, including Final Fantasy XIII. This is one of the first real acknowledgements of the game's development, though no official announcements have been made regarding it. Amano did not discuss his exact role in its development,...

Square Enix Reveals E3 Lineup

kula shakerz    2006-04-27    0 comments

Square Enix today announced its line-up for next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006. The company will show off games for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, DS, GameBoy Advance, PC and mobile platforms at its booth. Here's the current lineup of confirmed Square Enix titles: • Dawn of Mana (Seiken Densetsu IV), PlayStation 2, TBA • Dirge of Cerberus: Final...

FFXI Producer hints at PS3 MMORPG

kula shakerz    2006-04-27    0 comments

In an interview with Japanese website GameWatch, Final Fantasy XI producer Hiromichi Tanaka talked at length about Final Fantasy XI and his future project. Tanaka explained that for him and his team the Final Fantasy XI saga has already lasted six years. While the game was released in Japan four years ago in May 2002, development already began in late...

Square Enix Announces New Joint Venture

kula shakerz    2006-03-26    0 comments

Square Enix today announced a joint venture with Gakushuukenkyuusha (Gakken). The two companies will set up a new company called SG Lab which will develop and publish serious games aimed at education, public relations and more. 60% of company's capital will come from Square Enix, while Gakken will invest the remaining 40%. At today's press conference in Tokyo, Square Enix...

Final Fantasy XII Potion Ad

kula shakerz    2006-03-04    0 comments

Suntory the maker of the Final Fantasy XII Potion recently released the TV advertisement of the drink. The ad features a man and a woman fighting over the last potion bottle in a traditonal Final Fantasy turn based battle. At the end both take a zip of the bottle and 100 HP is restored. MEDIA >> Final Fantasy XII Potion...