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News: Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Looks Rather Peculiar

Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Looks Rather Peculiar

One alternative is the Wii Virtual Console...

Square Enix is a publisher that's made a significant push on smart devices, often standing apart due to its willingness to release some of its biggest franchises at premium prices, clearly resisting the ongoing race to the bottom. The latest case in point is Final Fantasy VI — commonly known on the...

News: Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Get connected

While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing,...

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

Myths of the near future

Square-Enix's idea to bring Eidos Montreal’s swell Deus Ex: Human Revolution to the Wii U over two full years after the game first saw light of day on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC is a curious resurrection, perhaps, but given the quality of protagonist Adam Jensen’s cyberpunk caper the title deserves as big of an audience as it...

News: Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

It's a sequel, not an expansion

Last week we reported that Square Enix filed a U.S. trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call on 27th August, suggesting that the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy may be getting a re-release that includes all of the previous DLC. This week's Shonen Jump magazine reveals that the company is actually...

Review: Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

A timeless classic

Chrono Trigger is rightly remembered for being one of the best games to ever grace the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Even now, players around the world come back to it over and over again – no doubt partly thanks to both the recent Nintendo DS and iOS ports. But if there’s one element of Chrono Trigger that’s truly...

News: New Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Release Hinted at in Trademark

New Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Release Hinted at in Trademark

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is listed

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is a gem in the 3DS library, and along with SEGA's Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure gave us a resurgence of rhythm music games, which continued with the eShop-exclusive HarmoKnight. While there are plenty of rhythmic gamers probably hoping that the Theatrhythm...

News: Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut For Wii U

Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut For Wii U

Where have we seen this before?

Square Enix has confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut will be making its way to Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, meaning the game will no longer be a Wii U exclusive. Executive game designer Jean Francois Dugas from Eidos Montreal — the developer behind the action title — revealed during...

News: Square Enix Will Be Livestreaming From The E3 Showfloor

Square Enix Will Be Livestreaming From The E3 Showfloor

Full schedule of titles to be announced soon

Square Enix has announced it will be livestreaming from the show floor throughout the entire three-days of E3. The livestream, which will be aired on YouTube, is called Square Enix Presents and has been set up to bring its designated E3 booth to the poor souls who unfortunately cannot attend. Square...

Rumour: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Trademarked in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake Trademarked in Japan

We'd bet it's for 3DS

One recent sales success for Square Enix on 3DS, in Japan in any case, was Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, a re-make of 1998 Game Boy Color title Dragon Warrior Monsters. Any thought of the title coming West, however, has somewhat faded with each passing month. Still, the Japanese sales of that remake appear to...

News: Square Enix Teases New Projects on Anniversary Website

Square Enix Teases New Projects on Anniversary Website

It's been ten years since the merger

Square Enix will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 1st April and to celebrate the company has launched a new website dedicated to the milestone. The site is open right now and upon entering you're met with the following message (translated from Japanese): As of April 1st we’ve reached our 10th...

News: Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village in Japan

Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village in Japan

Are we looking at another life-sim?

It's fair to say that life simulation games are fairly popular in Japan. The 3DS currently has two big hitters tearing up the sales charts with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fantasy Life - both of which sold out at a staggering rate. This success has no doubt piqued the interest of several publishers and...

News: Unannounced Square Enix Wii U Title To Be Revealed At PAX East

Unannounced Square Enix Wii U Title To Be Revealed At PAX East

What could it possibly be?

Square Enix will be attending PAX East this year, showcasing games for various platforms; this will apparently include a Wii U title. In an invitation sent to Gamezone, the company indicated that a previously unannounced title would be revealed for the console, although details were scarce. The convention will take place...

News: Square Enix Laments "Increasingly Difficult" Console Market

Square Enix Laments "Increasingly Difficult" Console Market

5.7 billion yen loss rocks Dragon Quest publisher

Japanese publisher Square Enix has recorded a 5.7 billion yen loss for the nine months ending 31st December 2012. This comes despite the news that sales have risen to 102.7 billion yen. The firm has placed the blame on the tricky nature of the console market, stating that poor game sales were to...

News: Copies of Bravely Default are Flying across Japan

Copies of Bravely Default are Flying across Japan

Accompanied by fairies, too

Since its release in October 2012 in Japan, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has been what can be considered a success, shipping 300,000 copies across Japan. Speaking with 4Gamer, Producer Tomoyo Asano revealed the figure, while saying he believes that at the end of the month the sales figures will equal those that shipped:...

News: Square Enix Working On 3DS Game Featuring Transforming Cars

Square Enix Working On 3DS Game Featuring Transforming Cars

Robots in disguise

Square Enix is working on a brand new 3DS title based on its shounen TV series, Gyrozetter. The game, titled Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross, is slated for a Spring 2013 release. The actual series itself features cars made from famous manufacturers - such as Toyota - transforming into robots. Sounds awful familiar, doesn't it?...

News: New Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Teaser Site Opens

New Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Teaser Site Opens

Possibility of a sequel?

Square Enix has mysteriously launched a new teaser site for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, promising visitors that something is "coming soon". What that something is, exactly, we don't know. The game was released in all regions this year - except South Korea - so could a sequel be in the works, or is it too early for one?...

News: Square Enix Trademark Reveals New Mana Game

Square Enix Trademark Reveals New Mana Game

Sequel to Secret of Mana on the way?

Square Enix has trademarked the name Circle of Mana, which would suggest that the company is planning a new entry in the popular series which started way back in 1993 with the localisation of Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known to western players as Secret of Mana. The franchise has since appeared on a wide range...