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Sony will sell all of its shares in Square-Enix

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments
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Sony Corporation in Japan has announced that it will be selling all of its shares in Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts creators Square-Enix within the next couple of days. Siliconera has it that Sony Computer Entertainment has come to an agreement with SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., which is one of the biggest brokerage firms in Japan,...

Square-Enix set to revive Mana and SaGa franchises

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has confirmed that it is making plans to revive it’s oft mentioned but thought forgotten Mana and SaGa franchises. In an interview with Famitsu translated by Siliconera and via CVG, developer Takehiro Ando made reference to both series and the seemingly abundant plans to not only release new editions soon, but to make...

Square-Enix India closed after one year, all studio employees laid off

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix India has closed after one year of operation, with the loss of all six members of staff. The studio was originally formed to collaborate with India-based game developers on mobile games, and after a full year, and no titles released, the studio is now closed. Confirmation reveals that all six of the studio’s employees...

Murdered: Soul Suspect dev Airtight Games suffers layoffs

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 3rd 2014 - No Comments
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Airtight Games, the developer behind, Murdered: Soul Suspect has confirmed they have let go of a set number of staff. Revealing the news to IGN, Airtight’s Jim Deal confirmed the studio has laid off 14 members of staff as part of a “necessary restructuring”: “We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff...

Drakengard 3 PS3 Collector’s Edition confirmed for Europe

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 2nd 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix will release a Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition via their online store on May 21st. The PS3 exclusive will get a limited 2,000 copy Collector’s Edition run, that will boast a wealth of pretty impressive content. Included in the Edition, via the PS Blog EU, is the following: Clamshell Box – An eloquent display...

Square-Enix trademarks “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided”

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 31st 2014 - No Comments
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The title to the next Deus Ex game could be “Mankind Divided”, if a recent trademark filing is anything to go by. The trademark, seen here, was filed by Square-Enix UK on March the 27th and reserves the right to the title “Mankind Divided” across a number of entertainment forms including, but not restricted to...

New Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer hits the net, Limited Edition confirmed

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 27th 2014 - No Comments
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A brand new Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer has appeared online. The trailer, entitled “buried”, follows Ronan as he digs even deeper into the investigation of his own murder. According to details, both he and Joy “realize Salem has been hiding a secret far darker than they ever anticipated.” With the trailer comes...

Square-Enix releases launch trailer for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 13th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has released the North American launch trailer for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster. The bundle releases on the 18th of March and combines Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 into one package with some nifty extras. Remastered in high-definition with cross-save functionality, the pack also supports trophy collection for...

Thief dev Eidos Montreal hit with 27 layoffs, statement released

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 6th 2014 - No Comments
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Thief developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed the studio has dropped twenty seven members of staff. The news comes just over a week after the studio’s latest release Thief was met with mixed to generally positive reviews. Releasing a statement to Polygon, Eidos Montreal had the following to say: “Yes it is true we’ve...

Murdered: Soul Suspect release date revealed

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 5th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has revealed the release date for Murdered: Soul Suspect. The title, which sees gamers tasked with solving their own murder, hits retailers across North America from June the 3rd, 2014, while those in Europe will have to wait three days longer until June 6th to grab their copy. Square Enix has also confirmed that US-based...

Deus Ex: The Fall confirmed for Steam release, price and details revealed

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 25th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has confirmed Deus Ex: The Fall is heading to Steam. The game originally released on iOS and Android, but now, thanks to a little rejigging, will hit Steam on March the 25th. The new release will offer gamers new in-game achievements, adjusted AI, new tutorials, keyboard and mouse optimisation and much more. Here’s...

Thief’s launch trailer hits the net

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 20th 2014 - No Comments
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Eidos Montreal has released the launch trailer for Thief. The game is nigh on a week away from its full release with the date firmly set for February 25th across North America, and the 28th for Ireland, the UK and greater Europe. Thief hits PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ...

Square-Enix registers trademark for Final Fantasy VII’s Shinra Company

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 20th 2014 - No Comments
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Interesting one this…. Square-Enix has curiously registered a trademark for Final Fantasy VII’s omnipresent Shinra Company, the firm that provides electricity to the world of FF VII, as well as maintaining both a space division and an elite soldier group. Just what S-E is planning with the trademark is anyone’s guess,...

New Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster video showcases a wealth of enhancements

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 20th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has dropped yet another Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD video, this time concentrating on the wealth of enhancements and additions offered by the PS3 and PS Vita only remastering. Not only can we look forward to updated visuals and audio, but we also benefit from a bevy of additional content previously only available in the International...

Kitase on FF7 remake: “I would love to do that”, but “it would be a huge project”

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 17th 2014 - No Comments
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The producer of the Final Fantasy series has revealed he’d “love” to remake Final Fantasy 7. Speaking with Eurogamer, Yoshinori Kitase revealed he would love to remake Final Fantasy 7, but stressed it would “take a lot” to make it happen: “I can honestly tell you I would love to do that. If you simply ask...