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Inside The Square: Director's Cut

kula shakerz    2014-02-04    1 comment

Square has just released a 30 minute special extended version of their Inside The Square web-series. This version takes you even further behind the scenes at the heart of the legendary development team at Square Enix Japan. Lightning Returns is coming out on February 11th in North America and February 14th in Europe.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Cover Art Revealed

kula shakerz    2014-02-03    2 comments

Airtight Games, the developers behind Square Enix's upcoming action-adventure game, Murdered: Soul Suspect have just revealed the covert art of their new game. Little is known about the game other than that you'll play as the ghost of detective Ronan O'Connor as you try to uncover the truth behind his murder and in turn save his soul. The game is...

Dark Horse Comics Will Be Releasing Tomb Raider #1 Next Month

kula shakerz    2014-01-31    1 comment

Dark Horse comics will be releasing the first issue of the new Tomb Raider comic series on February 24th. The comic picks up where the 2013 Tomb Raider game ended and is written by American comic book writer Gail Simone. Simone is best known for penning DC's Birds of Prey, her other notable works include Secret Six, Welcome to Tranquility,...

Launch Event Detailed for X | X-2 HD Remaster!

Brendan    2014-01-30    1 comment

Fans of Final Fantasy X and X-2 who are also lucky enough to live in Southern California (yours truly!) have the chance to participate in a commemorative launch event for the hotly anticipated high-definition rereleases. Square Enix has announced that on March 15, 2014 they will be hosting an exhibition featuring art from the game's original PS2 development period at...

Square Explains the Difficult Years

Brendan    2014-01-30    12 comments

Fans of the penultimate name in the RPG genre can't deny that it's been a couple of rocky years for Square Enix. Beginning with the 2006 announcements of, and subsequently prolonged development cycles for, the Fabula Nova Crystallis consortium of games the company dramatically shifted its approach to a rapidly transforming market. Yoichi Wada—current Chairman of the Board and former...

Awesome 16-bit Retrospective of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2

kula shakerz    2014-01-29    6 comments

Haven't played Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 or need to refresh your memory of what happened in the two games before the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII release? Good news! Square Enix has just released an awesome trailer that recaps the story of both games using 16-bit sprites. Lightning Returns is coming out on February 11th in North...

Bravely Default TV Commercials and Gameplay Trailer

kula shakerz    2014-01-28    3 comments

The North American release of Bravely Default is less than two weeks away and Nintendo has just uploaded two new TV commercials and a gameplay trailer to YouTube. Bravely Default, known as Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (ブレイブリーデフォルト フライングフェアリー) in Japan, is a traditional role-playing game with turn-based combat, and is by many considered a spiritual successor to the 2009 video...

20 Minutes of Thief Gameplay on the PlayStation 4

kula shakerz    2014-01-28    2 comments

Access PlayStation recently posted a video on YouTube with close to 20 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming Thief game. Eidos Montreal's Daniel Windfield Schmidt talks us through a brand new never before seen level on the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Thief is coming out for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on February...

FFXIV Collector's Edition For the PlayStation 4 Has Been Revealed

kula shakerz    2014-01-27    6 comments

Square Enix recently announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be coming out for the PlayStation 4 on April 4th. Today they revealed the contents of the North American collector's edition of the game. The collector’s edition will sell for $79.99 and it will include the following items: Special box featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano Art Book –...

Final Fantasy VI Updated on Android, Fixes Bugs and Glitches

Brendan    2014-01-25    2 comments

The release of a graphically updated, but not significantly remade, Final Fantasy VI on Android smartphones earlier this month was marred by user reports of a game-breaking crash, typos, and other bugs. Square Enix updated the Android version of the game to correct those mistakes this week. Taken from the most recent update notes dated Jan. 21, Square Enix says:...

TR: Definitive Edition Runs Higher FPS on PS4

Brendan    2014-01-25    4 comments

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which is due out next week, is causing quite a stir. After deflecting arguments that the Definitive Edition is an effort to pump up sales numbers that meet Square Enix's wild projections, developer Crystal Dynamics caused another stir this week when executive producer Scott Amos confirmed during a GamesRadar livestream that the Definitive Edition runs at...

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light Is Out For Android and iOS

kula shakerz    2014-01-22    1 comment

Square Enix has just released its latest free-to-play game, Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light. The game is available for both Android and iOS devices and it has been released in most if not all regions simultaneously. However, the game itself is currently only available in Japanese. Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light for Android Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light for iOS

Lightning Returns Demo + Amazon DLC

Brendan    2014-01-22    2 comments

Square Enix would very much like you to know that Lightning Returns is coming out soon and, to really drive the point home, they've released a demo of the game to PSN and Xbox Live. This follows on the heels of last week's unboxing of the North American Collector's Edition and the recently completed "Inside the Square" development documentaries. Per...

Unboxing of the American Lightning Returns Collector's Edition

kula shakerz    2014-01-18    3 comments

Square Exit has just posted a video on YouTube where product manager Mat Kishimoto unboxes the North American collector's edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The collector's edition that contains a 80 page hardcover artbook, a silver embossed pocket watch, DLC code for Final Fantasy VII’s Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit will be available exclusively through the Square...

Tomb Raider Achieves Profitability

Brendan    2014-01-18    4 comments

Eurogamer has posted a fascinating interview with Tomb Raider's executive producer Scot Amos, discussing the game's long-awaited ascent to profitability. Despite developer Crystal Dynamic's critically acclaimed reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, the game's release did not achieve the meteoric sales figures (3.5 million in month against expectations of 5 million) that Square Enix hoped would propel the franchise, and...