Square Enix - News

April2012

  • News Pre-Order Theatrhythm, Get a Stylus and Stickers

    Hard to beat

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is out in North America in July, but if you're the kind of person who likes to get an order in early rather than wait and see, the game's pre-order bonus might be right up your alley. At the moment only available via Amazon but likely to reach our retailers soon, pre-order customers get a gripped stylus and a...

  • News Monsters Abound in Terry's Wonderland 3D Trailer

    When in Rome

    The very first Dragon Warrior Monsters is getting a full 3D makeover in the scaly form of Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D to give its full title. Square Enix just released a four minute trailer of the 3DS game, and boy is it full of monsters. Of course, being a Monsters title you're not just battling against the slimy...

  • News Heroes of Ruin Alchitect Trailer is 3DS Gold

    Fresh from PAX

    3DS online action RPG hybrid Heroes of Ruin got another trailer today detailing the magic-based class that is the Alchitect. The walkthrough video below talks you through the class's abilities and battle strategies, which could come in handy if you're planning to deal out some lightning-based damage come June. There's also a bad dude...

  • News 3DS Sales Jump in Japan Thanks to Kingdom Hearts

    Another big week

    Last week 3DS sales jumped 50% thanks to Kid Icarus: Uprising; this week it's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance bringing about the rise. Square Enix's Disney crossover RPG sold 213,579 units in its first week. By comparison, Kid Icarus shifted 132,526 copies in its first seven days on sale, but this week dropped to fourth place...

  • News Square Enix Pegs Heroes of Ruin for 26th June

    Casts level 2 Intrigue

    3DS's online action RPG Heroes of Ruin is due to land on 26th June, Square Enix has revealed. The title was originally promised for 'early' 2012 but has now seemingly slipped to the middle of the year. Hopefully that means its ambitious online multiplayer, including voice chat and regular new content via SpotPass, will make...

February2012

  • News Theatrhythm Gets the Nobuo Uematsu Tears of Approval

    Tracks of his tears

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is released in Japan tomorrow, combining rhythm action with — you guessed it — Final Fantasy. Long-time series composer Nobuo Uematsu just played the game for the first time, and it certainly seemed to strike a chord (sorry) with the legendary musician. Uematsu tweeted: I played Theatrhythm Final...

  • News Ten Minutes of Kingdom Hearts 3D Footage Inside

    Special trailer released

    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is still months away, but you can feast your eyes on ten whole minutes of in-game footage with Square Enix's new "special" trailer, embedded below. The trailer ticks all the right boxes, with a mixture of CGI footage, Japanese singing and a look at Tron world, featuring what's...

  • News Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC Confirmed for 3DS

    Can't stop the rhythm

    Way back in November last year we posted the news that Nintendo was promising 3DS DLC in 2012, though there were no further details. According to a report from Official Nintendo Magazine, the starting gun has now been fired for this extra content to go on sale. It's been confirmed that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, the music title...

January2012

  • News Kingdom Hearts Anniversary Edition Unveiled

    Triple the fun

    Not long ago we discovered that Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was being released as part of a rather attractive 3DS hardware bundle in Japan. During that announcement Square Enix also confirmed that there would be a 10th anniversary special edition release, though no details were given. The suspense is now over. As reported...

  • News New Trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Released

    Off-beat footage

    The release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on 3DS isn't far away: in Japan. The rhythm game based on one of the most famous RPG series of all time is still only confirmed for the Land of the Rising Sun, with no indications from Square Enix that it intends to release the title elsewhere. Fans of the series can only hope, and the newly...

  • News Heroes of Ruin Trailer Asks a Lot of Questions

    Ruinscape

    Square Enix action adventure Heroes of Ruin made it onto our list of The Biggest 3DS Games of 2012, with a new trailer below coming along to whet your appetite. The video might be heavy on questions instead of answers but you can always listen to our podcast interview to clear up some of Heroes of Ruin's details.

December2011

  • News Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts 3D for the West

    Due next year

    Square Enix and Disney's fruitful relationship continues next year with Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], as the publisher confirms the 3DS RPG will come to North America and Europe in 2012. Series stalwarts Sora and Riku appear in new locales, including La Cité des Cloches from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with characters from other Square Enix games due to appear too: The..

November2011

  • News Roll Up For An Exciting Fortune Street Trailer

    Mario and friends take stock

    Property board game Fortune Street (Boom Street to Europeans) might not sound like the most exciting upcoming game for Wii, but if this video below doesn't have you jumping for joy when Mario increases his net worth and is able to purchase the bank... well, there's a good chance you're not even human. Genuinely interesting, however, is the presence of classic Mario and..

  • News Classic and Modern Mario Stages Step Onto Fortune Street

    World 1 awaits

    Nintendo and Square Enix team-up Fortune Street is bringing the best of both franchises to its world of board games, with new screenshots showing some of the familiar sights you'll be trying to conquer with the upcoming Wii game. The game takes in spots of Mario history, starting from the classic World 1 from Super Mario Bros. and going right up to Starship Mario from Super Mario..

October2011

  • News Behold, 3D Screenshots of Heroes of Ruin

    Thine eyes!

    By now you've hopefully listened to the Nintendo Life Podcast: Episode 22 where our host James Newton spoke to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about the 2012-bound 3DS action adventure game. Audio can only do so much, though: visuals pack a far mightier punch, particularly in three glorious dimensions. That's why Square Enix and n-Space have released a set of 3D screenshots..

  • Podcast Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

    Plus Zelda hype too

    That's right: the Nintendo Life podcast is back in action, focusing on some of the biggest games set for release in the next six months. We talk to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about some of the gameplay modes and secret surprises in one of 2012's most promising games, Brad Long shares some of his thoughts about...

September2011

  • News Fresh Dragon Quest X Screenshots and Trailer Inside

    See more

    Square Enix's announcement of Dragon Quest X certainly ignited discussion among Nintendo fans: the news it will strongly rely on online multiplayer split players, but considering the popularity of multiplayer in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies it should be at least worth a look. Now the publisher has released a fresh set of...

  • News The World Ends With You Lives On, Says Tetsuya Nomura

    What's being worked on?

    DS RPG The World Ends With You is one of the most beloved games on the system, but in opposition to Square Enix's love of doling out Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest updates like they're going out of fashion, we've seen neither hide nor hair of Neku and friends since the original game released. Does that mean the series has been killed off? Not necessarily. Although you may..

  • News Dragon Quest Monsters Remake Charts a Course for 3DS

    Taking up arms again

    While today sees the launch of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 in North America, there's more Dragon Quest news to go around, as Square Enix has confirmed it's remaking Dragon Quest Monsters (or Dragon Warrior Monsters as it's also known) for the 3DS. The Game Boy Color original was the first game in the series to make it to North America and Europe back in 1999, but the..

  • News Take a Look at Square Enix's Upcoming 3DS JRPG

    Bravely Default: Flying Fairy trailer, AR screens inside

    During Nintendo's 3DS press conference yesterday, one game that caught our eye was Square Enix's upcoming JRPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, set for release in 2012. The name may not sound like much, but now you can glimpse gameplay footage in the trailer below. We previously announced that...

  • News Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection

    Subscription confirmed too

    The revelation of Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U came with some uncertainty: will the game be fully playable offline, and will it require a subscription fee to play online? Now a Square Enix FAQ has answered the questions, with mixed results. According to AndriaSang, the document claims that you'll need an Internet...

  • News Dragon Quest X Goes Online for Wii and Wii U

    New game revealed

    Square Enix's press conference in Japan has been and gone, and now we finally have information about Dragon Quest X. Officially titled Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online — roughly meaning Dragon Quest X: The Wake of the Five Tribes Online — the game will see release on Wii in 2012, with an enhanced Wii U version...

  • News A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

    Prepare to battle

    Square Enix has announced a press conference on Monday to reveal a new entry in the Dragon Quest franchise. While we know that the company is developing Dragon Quest for 3DS, it's more likely the show will bring us our first look at the much anticipated Dragon Quest X on Nintendo Wii, a game that's been in development for years...

August2011

  • News Heroes of Ruin Levels Up with Heavy New Trailer

    +1 Might

    Heroes of Ruin is one of the 3DS's most promising third-party titles for next year, and Square Enix has just released a brand new trailer showing you what to expect in 2012. We recently played the game in London and came away genuinely impressed by what could be a truly important title for 3DS. Be sure to read our Heroes of Ruin preview for an overview of what developer n-Space is cooking..

  • News Join Forces With this Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer

    Level up

    We're not far from Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, so it's time to take a look at the plot that drives Square Enix's spin-off from the ever-popular RPG series. Islands, monsters and statistics are the order of the day as usual, but with a twist: you can recruit monsters to fight alongside you in this sub-series, lending a new twist to the action. Anyway, here's the trailer ahead of the..

July2011

  • News Catch Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 in October, Europe

    Nearly slime time

    We originally thought that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 was going to make it next month, but now Nintendo Europe has dashed those hopes by announcing a release date of 7th October. The monster-catching spin-off from the main Dragon Quest series communicates with the most recent DS releases, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies and Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation,..

  • News Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer Approaches

    Let us set the scene...

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is only a few months away you know, and this short but sweet trailer for the game sums up the next Square Enix adventure quite neatly. You crash land on an island and must gather and train an army of monsters to stay alive. It's a little different from the traditional Dragon Quest gameplay, with enough of its own quirks to be worth a look..

  • First Impressions Heroes of Ruin

    To arms!

    There haven't been many new franchises so far in 3DS's short life so far, but RPG masters Square Enix and handheld specialists n-Space are busy preparing a very promising new IP for release in 2012: Heroes of Ruin. We recently went hands-on with the game, and from our early impressions it's one that should hit your radar. From the off it's...

  • News Dedicated Gamer Aces Dragon Quest IX After 773 Hours

    100% complete. Wow.

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is one of the biggest games on DS, but you may not realise exactly how big until you read this. Committed player Steve Tolin has seen all there is to see in the Square Enix RPG: he's defeated every enemy type, grabbed every item and piece of clothing and found every Alchenomicon recipe too. He's finished all the downloadable quests..

  • News First Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Screens and Art Appear

    To the Cloud!

    The 3DS's first taste of Final Fantasy gaming is coming in the unexpected form of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a rhythm game in a Chibi style. Contrary to early reports, the game is not developed by Jupiter, the team behind the phenomenal The World Ends With You, but instead Electroplankton and Retro Game Challenge team indieszero is handling development duties. Square Enix's official..

  • News Square Enix's Final Fantasy 3DS Game is a Little Off-Beat

    Cloud used Rhythm Stick!

    Square Enix's first foray into 3DS for its beloved Final Fantasy series hasn't come in the expected RPG or Chocobo racing; it's something very different. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a "theater rhythm action game" according to Square Enix, with players tapping the screen in rhythm to progress. Of course the game's big ace up its sleeve is the music will all be..

  • News Heroes of Ruin Offers Over 80,000 Weapons to Loot

    You'll need big pockets

    Square Enix dungeon crawler Heroes of Ruin isn't going to disappoint those who love to loot: the game's producer Tim Schwalk has told Siliconera there are over 80,000 weapons available. The game offers four classes — Gunslinger, Vindicator, Alchitect and Savage — each with over 20,000 weapons to equip, with a Borderlands-style weapon randomiser to keep things fresh. With..

June2011

  • News Dragon Quest Collection Contains Clip from Dragon Quest X

    See it at last

    The Japanese Dragon Quest Collection contains Famicom and Super Famicom versions of Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest 2 and Dragon Quest 3, but it also comes with something a little more future-facing. Square Enix announced the game will hit Japan on 15th September, priced ¥4,440 — approximately £34/€38/$54. While this would be steep...

  • News Actually, Square Enix is Not Considering Dragon Quest X for Wii U

    Lost in translation

    Remember when we said Square Enix was pondering Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U? Well it's not true, apparently. AndriaSang has clarified that the two threads of the story — Square Enix is still developing Dragon Quest X and doing technical work on Wii U — are not interwoven at all. The original blog that provided the translation said that the Square Enix is investigating..

  • News Square Enix Pondering Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U

    Console's first dual release?

    The seemingly never-ending Dragon Quest X saga continues to roll on. Despite having been announced several years ago, Square Enix is yet to show off the tiniest fragment of its Wii RPG, though the company still promises it will see release on Nintendo's current white box. Could it also see the light of day on its next...

  • News Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer now Recruited

    We scouted it for you

    With the hustle and bustle of E3 dying down, it's time to catch up on something unrelated to Wii U and 3DS, as we bring you the trailer of the latest instalment in the Dragon Quest Monsters series. The second title in the spin-off series ― Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 will see players scouting and collecting monsters as they build their ultimate battling team. Scouting..

  • News Wii has a Plan to Make Money with Fortune Street

    Consider Square Enix as your business partner

    Square Enix has announced that a board game for the Wii that was previously only available in Japan will be making its western debut by the end of the year. Developed by Square Enix, Fortune Street is a board game that features Nintendo and Dragon Quest characters. The concept isn't too far away from Monopoly as players race around the board in an..

May2011

  • News Square Enix Officially Announces Heroes of Ruin 3DS

    Yes, it's real

    Last week, developer n-Space leaked the first details of Heroes of Ruin, and now publisher Square Enix has made the game official. The multiplayer action-RPG will make use of StreetPass to let players exchange and trade weapons, armour and useful items, with new challenges and rare items sent through SpotPass. Drop-in, drop-out...

  • News Heroes of Ruin Details Start Trickling In

    3DS is attracting a lot of mercenary activity

    With the recent blunder n-Space might or might not have made, it now seems that gaming magazine Nintendo Power was supposed to reveal to the world the first chunk of game details regarding Heroes of Ruin on the 3DS, which it still is, but perhaps the artwork was supposed to debut in print and not on a Facebook page. As detailed in an entry at the..

  • News Artwork for Heroes of Ruin Revealed and Removed

    Square-Enix and n-Space's collaboration reverts back to secrecy

    Since the European branch of Square-Enix trademarked Heroes of Ruin earlier this year, it hasn't taken long for details to emerge on the publisher's upcoming title; although nothing more than a few words and a piece of artwork, even all that seemed like it was a case of "too much information". A reveal that Heroes of Ruin is..

  • News A Dragon Quest Collection for Wii Draws Near!

    25 years young

    2011 is a busy year of anniversary celebrations: Sonic the Hedgehog reaches 20 and both Legend of Zelda and Metroid turn 25. While SEGA and Nintendo are sure to have some birthday plans in the works, Square Enix doesn't want you to forget about the 25th anniversary of Dragon Quest, as it's releasing a commemorative pack in its native Japan. Containing the 8-bit versions of Dragon..

  • News Chrono Trigger Rated, North American Release on the Cards

    Square's classic looking to gain some new fans

    Sixteen years after its original release, Chrono Trigger makes the jump from the past to the present, launching on the Virtual Console so that a new generation of gamers can enjoy the acclaimed role-playing game from the Super Nintendo era. With the game already available to download on the Japanese...

April2011

  • News Moon Diver Creator has a Much Better Idea for a 3DS Game

    Under wraps so far

    PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade title Moon Diver marks the return of Strider creator Kouichi Yotsui, but it won't be making the leap to Wii or 3DS any time soon, according to the creator. Why not? He has a much better idea up his sleeve. Cubed3 recently quizzed the creator on his non-Nintendo game, and asked about the possibility of a 3DS version in future: I think the..

March2011

  • News Chrono Trigger is Coming to Virtual Console in Japan

    Will the Western world follow?

    It's one of the most requested games for Virtual Console: Square's Super NES classic Chrono Trigger, but its chances of coming to the Wii's download services in North America and Europe just got a bit of a boost as the game is coming to Japanese Virtual Console next month. In its native country the game would retail for 900 Nintendo Points, and is due to land in..

February2011

  • News Blow Up the 3D Puzzle Bobble Universe from April 22nd

    Forever blowing up bubbles

    Soon you can stop having to imagine all the wonderful ways a third dimension would benefit the classic bubble-bursting gameplay of the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble series, as Square Enix announces Bust-a-Move Universe will head to 3DS in Europe on April 22nd. The game's feature list doesn't sound like there's a lot of significant changes to the classic formula, with a brief..

  • News Celebrate Dragon Quest VI's North American Launch with a Video

    Meet the cast

    After a wait that threatened never to end, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation reaches the Western world today on Nintendo's DS. Square Enix and Nintendo have put together a trailer to introduce you to some of the unfamiliar characters you'll meet on your journey through the latest epic RPG. The game was originally released on Super NES in Japan only, so today marks the first time..

  • News Prepare for Dragon Quest VI with A New Trailer

    Six appeal

    It's just one week until gamers in North America can get their hands on another slice of Japanese RPG action, with the long-awaited release of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on Nintendo DS. Previously only available in Japan, the game is making its Western debut in North America on Monday February 14th, and Nintendo has released a...

January2011

  • News Burst Bubbles Like Never Before in Bust-a-Move Universe

    Or Puzzle Bobble, if you prefer

    3DS is receiving its fair share of massive-selling, action-packed franchises – we've already played Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries and Pro Evolution Soccer – but what about something a little more sedate and thoughtful? Square Enix is lining up just the thing

  • News Grab Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded in New York this Sunday

    Can't wait? Get it early

    It's under a week until Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded reaches North America, but if you're absolutely desperate to get your hands on the latest Disney/Square-Enix crossover you can get it early at a special Nintendo World Store event this Sunday. Hosted at the Nintendo World Store in New York, the first 300 people to get in will also walk home with Kingdom Hearts artwork, with a..

December2010

November2010

  • News Mario Sports Mix Gets a Little Square Enix Boost

    Famous faces face-off

    Square Enix's next Mario sports title, Mario Sports Mix, isn't just about characters from the Mushroom Kingdom: the company has just confirmed it'll be bringing some of its own most popular characters to the title as well. Joining Mario and chums will be characters from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series, with a Moogle, Cactuar, ninja, and White and Black Mages already..

October2010

  • News Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Hits North America in January Too

    Only a few days apart

    Yesterday we told you that Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will reach Europe on January 14th 2011, with a North American release date yet to be confirmed. Now we've had it confirmed – if only it were always that quick – as launching on January 11th, 2011. Here's the press release in all its Disney/Square Enix crossover glory. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc.,..

  • News Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Reaches Europe in January

    Disney-tastic start to the New Year

    The latest collaboration between Square Enix and Disney, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, has just been confirmed for a release across Europe on January 14th. A beefed-up port of a Japan-only mobile game, Re:coded features fan favourite characters from both companies, including Cloud Strife, Mickey Mouse and Hercules, as...

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Crown Job System Trailer

    Unique character customisation system explained

    The folks at Square-Enix have just sent over the newest video for Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light which shows how to use the game's unique Crown Job System. As you can see in the video, there is a huge degree of customisation made available to the player by wearing and upgrading the various Crowns, not to mention a wealth of new abilities that..

September2010

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Action Battle Points Trailer

    Combat gets covered

    Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is shaping up to be another quality entry in the famed RPG series, with its unique graphical style and developer heritage. Its battle system could take a bit of getting used to though, which is why publisher Square Enix has put together a brief video showing you how to get the most out of the upcoming game. Showing combo attacks, defensive..

August2010

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

    Posters and gift cards up for grabs

    Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light looks like being another strong addition to the DS's stable of RPGs, but Square Enix isn't taking any chances when it comes to getting fans to stick down their money in advance, with two separate pre-order incentives up for grabs, as well as a bonus poster available to all who purchase the game at launch. Everyone who picks up..

  • News Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Make The World Ends With You 2

    Nothing to do with Bono

    Square Enix's The World Ends With You is, let's face it, pretty sensational: innovative, individual and impossibly stylish, it's received critical acclaim since launch. Like many great games, however, the question of a sequel looms over it like an irritating Noise: Tetsuya Nomura, the game's designer, wants to see a sequel, and he's not afraid to say so. I’m really happy..

July2010

  • News Trademarks Suggest Dragon Quest VI is Europe-bound

    Though we doubt you're bored of DQIX yet

    In January this year, Japanese DS owners rejoiced at being able to buy yet another Dragon Quest game in the form of Dragon Quest VI, a conversion of the Super Famicom original that never saw release outside the Land of the Rising Sun. It seems the DS remake won't suffer the same fate though, if a recently-discovered set of trademark filings is to be..

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light World Map Trailer

    Storybook scenery comes to life!

    The nice folks over at Square-Enix were kind enough to send over the newest gameplay video of their upcoming DS role-playing game Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light in action. In this new World Map Trailer, you'll be given a glimpse of how your characters will move around the world map as well as a peek at some of the interesting locales you'll travel to during..

  • News Hey Square Enix, Let Obsidian Develop a Chrono Trigger Sequel

    Western developer up for a sequel

    Square Enix's Super Nintendo RPG Chrono Trigger is a masterpiece of storytelling and revered by Nintendo fans around the world, and Western developer Obsidian Entertainment thinks it could do a good job of updating the series. The studio behind Neverwinter Nights 2 and the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas has recently signed up to develop a new entry in Square Enix's..

June2010

  • News Tales of Bearsworth Manor Additional Content

    A rundown of the downloadable content and what it will cost you

    Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts and Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages have only just hit the WiiWare service in North America and we've already received the list of all additional content that will be made available for both titles in the coming weeks. You can take a look at the listing below for a price list of..

  • News Secret of Mana On the Way to iPhone, Not DSi

    Square classic misses DS transfer

    It's a classic entry in the pantheon of RPGs: Square's Secret of Mana for Super Nintendo is widely regarded as one of the finest games in the genre, even after all these years, but other than the less well-received Children of Mana and Heroes of Mana we haven't seen the series reach the DS. It looks as though that...

  • E3 2010 Kingdom Hearts 3DS

    We knew about Re:coded, but this is new

    And so the great E3 2010 content marathon continues with a few short but sweet shots of Square Enix and Disney's crossover Kingdom Hearts, heading to 3DS in the near future. The official announcement merely confirms it as an entry in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, failing to clarify whether it will be a remake of an existing title – something we've seen a..

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets E3 Trailer

    Showing the user interface, game environments and enemies

    When Square Enix announced that Western gamers will be sampling the delights of the latest Final Fantasy game built for the DS, we could hear the dusting-off of robes and the clunking of armour from continent to continent. Now, we have a bit more to share with you as we take a look at the official E3 trailer. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of..

  • News Kingdom Hearts Returns to DS with Re:coded

    Square Enix and Disney collaboration continues

    Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days was released less than a year ago but Square Enix is already shouting about its next entry in the series, with Kingdom Hearts Re:coded heading to DS. Here's the official press release containing what little information we have: Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd./h.a.n.d. Inc.Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.Platforms: Nintendo..

May2010

  • News Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is Going Multi-format

    The Office of Film and Literature Classification says so, but which ones?

    Those Space Invaders have been around for 30 years now and are still going strong. New adaptions are keeping the series fresh yet recognisable, and it seems the latest instalment could be making an appearance on home consoles and/or handheld systems. A recent

  • News This is the Greatest Wii Controller You'll See Today

    Dragon Quest kicks it up a notch

    Versatile though it is, the Wii Remote sometimes just doesn't – excuse the pun – cut it when it comes to game input. Monster Hunter Tri was built around the Classic Controller Pro and Wii Sports Resort obviously revolved around MotionPlus, but neither of those add-ons were anywhere near as outlandish as this...

February2010

December2009

October2009

  • Interviews Square-Enix - Dragon Quest Wars

    Square-Enix talk about their Dragon Quest Wars title.

    When Dragon Quest Wars was first announced, we thought it would be a good idea to get in touch with the developers to find out more about the upcoming game. We caught up with Taichi Inuzuka, producer of Dragon Quest Wars, and he was kind enough to answer a few of our questions in this exclusive Nintendo Life interview. Unfortunately the game saw..

September2009

  • News Monsters of Dragon Quest Wars

    Check out the monsters you'll be using in battle.

    The good folks at Square-Enix were kind enough to send over some information on the monsters that will be used during battle in their upcoming DSiWare strategy title Dragon Quest Wars. You can check out the monster list below to find out what each one has to offer up in battle from an offensive and defensive standpoint. While there's been no..

  • News Brand New Dragon Quest Wars Screenshots

    Check out the newest batch of screenshots from the upcoming DSiWare release.

    The good folks at Square-Enix were kind enough to send us over the latest batch of screenshots from the upcoming English release of their DSiWare title Dragon Quest Wars. You can take a look at the new screenshots below, along with a snippet of information that accompanied them. Dragon Quest Wars is a Nintendo DSiWare™..

August2009

  • News Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Euro Release Date Announced

    It's coming on the 9th October

    British fans of Japanese RPGs that feature Disney characters rejoice - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will be released for DS in Europe on 9 October, Square Enix has just announced. In this game you control Roxas from Kingdom Hearts 2 as he tries to discover more about his days as a member of Organization XIII. Clearly...

July2009

June2009

  • News Dragon Quest IX Hits Japan in July

    RPG fans prepare for upcoming Dragon Quest IX release.

    When word came out that Square-Enix was about to make a major announcement regarding their next release in the Dragon Quest series of RPGs, most people assumed the game would be coming to one of the home game consoles. Speculation began as to which console would be the lucky recipient of the game, with Microsoft's Xbox 360 thought of as the..

  • News Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Trailer

    Check out the upcoming Kingdom Hearts DS title in action!

    Kingdom Hearts fans have been anticipating this new DS release for some time now, so it should come as good news that we finally have the official promotional trailer for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days to show you. You can check out the trailer below along with a snippet taken directly from the...

May2009

  • News Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Coming to WiiWare June 1st

    The brand new Final Fantasy title is set to hit the WiiWare service June 1st.

    According to a Square-Enix ad in the June issue of Nintendo Power magazine, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be coming to Nintendo's WiiWare service on June 1, 2009. While we haven't seen a lot of new information on this title lately, it has to be exciting for fans of the Final Fantasy series to hear news of this..

April2009

  • News Crystal Defenders R1 and R2 Coming to Europe Soon As Well!

    Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands aren't enough - Square Enix wants complete WiiWare domination the next few weeks!

    It's not just Taito properties that Square Enix will be releasing on WiiWare in April and May - They're also releasing the Final Fantasy spinoff Crystal Defenders, which comes in two parts - Crystal Defenders R1 and Crystal Defenders R2. Crystal Defenders was previously released on..

  • News WiiWare Versions of Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands Coming to Europe Soon

    Bubble Bobble this week, Rainbow Islands next month!

    Ratings for Bubble Bobble Plus! and Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! have been sitting on the OFLC for quite a while, and as you might know, Japan got the two games quite a while ago. Thankfully they're now coming soon! These two games are not just straight-out remakes of Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands - They feature completely new levels..

  • News Interview with Brian Fehdrau - Secret of Evermore

    We recently got a chance to talk with the lead programmer of Secret of Evermore and found out some very interesting information regarding the development of this unique Super Nintendo RPG title.

    Brian Fehdrau was the lead programmer on the Squaresoft USA team that developed the Super Nintendo rpg hit Secret of Evermore. We were recently able to...

March2009

February2009

  • News ESRB Update: Four New WiiWare Games on the Way

    The ESRB has updated with a whopping four new WiiWare ratings! Three of these games have already been released in Japan, but have now gotten their first sign of a release elsewhere. The other's quite a surprise!

    Crystal Defenders R1 and Crystal Defenders R2 are the first two parts of Square's Crystal Defenders. As you might remember, the game was...

  • First Impressions Bubble Bobble Plus!

    Bub and Bob hit the WiiWare service in style.

    I've got a confession to make, and it's not that I don't like Bubble Bobble, because I do like it and the two arcade follow-ups: Bubble Symphony and Bubble Memories. No, I actually want to confess that I didn't want to buy or play this game tonight. Now, like everyone else I saw the announcement which came out of the blue and thought: wow, a new..

  • News Bubble Bobble Plus Out On WiiWare Next Week

    ...If you are in Japan of course! Yes that’s right, no sooner than Bubble Bobble Wii was announced now it is dated for release on Tuesday, 10th February on Nintendo of Japan’s website.

    The game will have 200 maps, 100 for the original game and another 100 in the arrange mode. Taking into account the two difficulty settings this makes a mighty...

January2009

November2008

  • News LostWinds Coming To Japanese WiiWare In December

    While the US, Europe, and Australia have been enjoying Frontier's amazing WiiWare launch title LostWinds for quite some time now, Japanese gamers have had to sit back and wait in anticipation that eventually the game might see a release in Japan.

    Now thanks to famed rpg giant Square-Enix, the game will finally see a release in the land of the rising sun. The game is set for release in Japan..

August2008

  • News Square-Enix Gets Invaded!

    It would seem that Square-Enix isn't focusing all of their attention on RPGs these days with their recent announcement that they'll be publishing the European release of Space Invaders Get Even. Square Enix Ltd. has just issued a press release regarding the upcoming European release of their Space Invaders Get Even title on the WiiWare service.

    Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix®..

July2008

March2008

  • News Yet More Amazing Final Fantasy WiiWare Screens

    SquareEnix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is fast becoming one of the most desirable WiiWare titles and looking at these latest screens it’s not difficult to see why. The game is, quite frankly, gorgeous.

    These latest shots show what appears to be the main foe of the game, dubbed the ‘Dark Lord’. He’s a nasty looking chap and particularly well designed. The shots..

February2008