Category Archives: Square Enix
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 11:09 BST
Hitman: Absolution will join Sony’s list of Instant Game Collection titles in the next PS Plus update from May 1st, and Sony’s ‘Declassified’ sale has started today. We’ve got all the savings here.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 01:15 BST
Square Enix is offering Legacy players a chance to have their names appear in the credits for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. Legacy members are those who racked up at least 90 days of paid subscription time after January 6 2012. Register before April 30 for bragging rights, as well as a discounted subscription rate and chocobo mount. A Realm Reborn is a complete rebuild of the much-criticised Final Fantasy 14, and is expected on PC and PlayStation 3 later this year.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 20:50 BST
Eidos Montreal’s Stephane Roy has said the PC version of Thief is “extremely important,” and it won’t just be a port of the console version. Speaking with Strategy Informer, Roy said playing Thief with a keyboard and mouse “is different,” than playing with a controller, so it must develop the proper support. “Making the PC version we think like a PC gamer, for consoles it’s a different type of beast,” he said. “It’s one of our goals to make sure that the PC version isn’t just a copy of the console version.” Thief is out next year on next-gen consoles and PC.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 06:11 BST
The European market is soft but its poor sales in North America that really surprised Square Enix this past year, resulting in an expected extraordinary loss out of its next financial report.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 01:47 BST
If you played any of the past Thief games you know shit sometimes got weird. Eidos Montreal has hinted that however much Garrett’s latest outing may differ from past adventures, some things will remain constant.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 17:09 BST
The second phase of closed beta testing for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has started. Running across weekends throughout April, those who are in the early beta phase will be able to explore the forest environments of Gridania, with new features such as PC gamepad support and personal Chocobo mounts and Full Active Time Events. Phase three is scheduled for summer, and will include the PS3 version and more new content. You can still sign up for the beta.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 03:55 BST
Most gameplay footage focuses on early sections to avoid spoilers, but this new Tomb Raider video shows off a climbing sequence from quite late in the game. There aren’t really any plot spoilers, so if you’re on the fence about the Crystal Dynamics reboot and keen to see how it looks when Lara has all her gear unlocked, go through.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 23:07 BST
Bless the early Thief games, but they did require you to have octopus arms to get the most out of them. Eidos Montreal wants the new game to be hard without requiring you to make a keyboard overlay showing off all Garrett’s moves.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:56 BST
A Hitman: Absolution companion app has been released for iOS and Android, and there’s a video available below showing off its features. Hitman ICA helps players track their progress, and unlocks various rewards in-game.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 17:40 BST
Thief’s Garrett will be played by Romano Orzari in the game, according to a new community video from Eidos Montreal. As reported previously, the original voice actor Stephen Russell didn’t reprise his role as full performance capture was implemented into the game. Can’t say it was a bad choice, in my opinion anyway, plus you may recognize him from Assassin’s Creed 2 where he voiced Giovanni Auditore da Firenze. He also played him in Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, the live-action video series.
Thief is out next year on next-gen consoles and PC.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 16:37 BST
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 14:45 BST
Thief will not contain competitive multiplayer, according to Eidos.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 14:04 BST
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 05:48 BST
It’s that time again: Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots for Drakengard 3, so get out your best “looks like a PS2 game” riffs while I carefully note down your name for the coming revolution, in which everyone who has not played Nier and even some who have will be forced into menial labour and never permitted to feel sunlight.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 03:10 BST
AR-heavy RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming west, according to Siliconera. The site touts its almost perfectly reliable sources, gossiping at GDC, for the news. Square Enix has never made any official commitment to bring the 3DS title to English-speaking audiences; it released in Japan in October last year, topping the charts, and is a kind of spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. A PC spin-off is currently in beta.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 08:35 BST
Square Enix’s new president takes up his duties in June, and his first order of business will be to take a good, long look at the publisher to find out why it’s not making money – despite holding some of the most celebrated brands in the industry.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 02:18 BST
No, you’ve probably never heard of it, but in Japan Million Arthur is a big deal. Siliconera reports Square Enix is sensibly porting this phenomenally successful card battler from smartphones to Vita, and bringing it to Korea, too. It will join a number of free-to-play Vita games available for Asian markets. Let’s hope it helps Square Enix climb out of its financial hole; it’s attracted over 1 million users since launching in April last year.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:33 BST
Square Enix has made an unspecified number of job cuts at its Los Angeles office.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 15:54 BST
The 1939 Multiplayer Map Pack for Tomb Raider is now available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 03:20 BST