Square Enix

Bravely Default’s success could help return Final Fantasy to it’s roots

With over 1 million copies sold worldwide, over 600,000 outside of Japan, Bravely Default’s success may have slapped some sense into the people at Square Enix. The company well known for some of the greatest RPGs of the SNES era, had seemingly lost the plot as of late, particularly with the extremely popular Final Fantasy series. Having veered away from the traditional Japanese RPG model, re...

Yoichi Wada, President of Square Enix, Steps Down

According to Notice of Change in Representative Directors memo released today by Square Enix, President Yoichi Wada will be stepping down from his position within Square Enix.  This announcement comes after Square Enix revised its net income loss from ¥3.5 ($37.163M US)  billion to ¥13 billion (138.034M US), following a decline in Western sales. The revision is said to be “due to slow sales ...

Its official Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut for Wii U

  After yesterdays premature Amazon listing, Square-Enix officially confirmed today that Deux Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is coming to the Wii U. In addition a Eurogamer interview published today with Deus Ex executive game director Jean-Francois Dugas and game designer Emile Pedneault shed some light on some new features we can expect for the Directors Cut edition. These should addre...

New Square Enix Title for Wii U

Square Enix plans on attending PAX East with the intent to showcase various videogame titles.  It has recently been revealed that this will include a previously unannounced title for Wii U.  The company is being quiet on any official details at this point, so the rumor mill is working overtime to speculate as to what this game could be.  The most likely candidate appears to be a port of Deus Ex: H...

IGN Reports a Triple-A Square Enix Port Coming to Wii U

IGN has reported that the studio that is porting Mass Effect 3 to the Wii U, will also be porting a “Triple-A” Square Enix title to the Wii U.  Although there is no official word on the title, I am hoping for either a Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy 7 remake (just wishful thinking there, i would put money on this NOT happening), Kingdom Hearts 1.5, or maybe TWEWY, or TWEWY 2. Watch t...

Bravery Default: Flying Fairy Collector’s Pack Announced

Whenever I see a new installment in the Final Fantasy Universe, the hair on the back of my neck stands up.  I am a huge RPG/JRPG fan, but over the years I have become very picky when choosing an RPG to play.  I always choose the Final Fantasy games because they never let me down. I guess my age has caused me to become a bit picky when it comes to new games.  Maybe I have matured (yeah right), or m...

New footage of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy emerges out of Nintendo Direct. Will the game make an English language appearance?

I find it perplexing that we still have no official announcement for release of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy here in North America, but that seems to be the way these things go with what some would consider to be niche titles. Regardless, I will be getting my hands on Bravely Default one way or another, even if it means importing a Japanese console to do so. The gameplay of Bravely Default looks ...

Heroes of Ruin drops in less than a month, have a gameplay trailer to help you wait it out [updated]

Heroes of Ruin was one of the best games I saw last year for 3DS at E3 2011, and by the looks of it, it seems as if it will be one of 2012’s best games for the system. Drop in, drop out online multiplayer? Diablo-esque gameplay on a handheld? Thousands of equipment combinations to chose from? Check, check, check…sign me up. Looks like we won’t have to wait much longer for the game to d...

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance July 31st Launch

Square Enix has officially announced today that Dream Drop Distance will be released in North America on July 31st, 2012!  What does this mean for the die hard fans?  It means that we only need to dodge the spoilers for another 3 months and 3 weeks (APPROX.)! See below for the official press release from Square Enix:

Square Enix Announces US Release of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY

Square Enix has provided the following Press release!  What are your thoughts on the game? SQUARE ENIX MERGES MUSIC AND ROLE PLAYING GENRES WITH THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY First-Ever Music-Themed Title Commemorates FINAL FANTASY Franchise’s 25thAnniversary LOS ANGELES (Mar. 22, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced THE...

Heroes of Ruin can’t come to 3DS soon enough

I left E3 2011 with Heroes of Ruin as one of my most highly anticipated games of the show, and after watching the latest gameplay and story trailer for the game, my mouth is salivating just thinking about playing the game later this year. Just think, in just a few short months we will have a Diablo-like game available right on our handheld. You can be sure that there will be plenty of loot to coll...

Kingdom Hearts 3D may be coming sooner than we originally thought

Being a North American gamer was once such a hassle. Before western game developers became so prominent in the console space, most of the games available on home consoles came from Japanese development houses which ment long delays between a Japanese and a Western game release. Just look at Final Fantasy VII. The Japan to North American release window was a good 8 months, and that’s for one of the...