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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...

News: No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

The end of the world?

A week ago we brought you the news that Square Enix had launched a teaser website that strongly suggested a project related to DS title The World Ends With You, which was enough to get some people rather excited about a potential sequel. As the countdown on the site continued a worrying story spread around the web that this was...

News: Take a Ride in the New Dragon Quest 'Slime Car'

Take a Ride in the New Dragon Quest 'Slime Car'

Nissan gets Slimey

Today Japanese automaker, Nissan, has announced its partnership with Square Enix in creating a special Dragon Quest themed car, the Serena S-Hybrid mini van 'Slime Car'. The collaboration was unveiled at the DQ-themed restaurant, Luida's Cafe in Roppongi. If you happen to be a Dragon Quest fanatic, then you might be out of luck...

News: Square Enix Takes Quarterly Earnings Hit

Square Enix Takes Quarterly Earnings Hit

Still plenty more hit points left, though

Japanese super-publisher Square Enix has made public its financial results for for the opening quarter of 2012, posting a net loss of 2,077 million yen. The figures — which take in the first three months of the financial year up to June 2012 — are attributed by the company to poor console sales. Dragon...

News: Square Enix Targets Ten Years of Support for Dragon Quest X

Square Enix Targets Ten Years of Support for Dragon Quest X

X marks the content

Dragon Quest X has now arrived on Wii in Japan, with a Wii U version also said to be on the way in the future, and publisher Square Enix will no doubt be hoping that the substantial online play will attract a lot of loyal gamers. Any title like this with a focus of online play needs consistent and new content to keep gamers...

News: Kingdom Hearts 3D Composers Praise 3DS

Kingdom Hearts 3D Composers Praise 3DS

Making dreamy music

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is already in stores in Japan and Europe, with North America joining in on 31st July. While the series is loved for many things, whether it's the Disney influences or the storylines, its music has played a big role in making it memorable to fans. In an interview with Destructoid, the three...

News: Dragon Quest X App Adventuring Onto 3DS

Dragon Quest X App Adventuring Onto 3DS

StreetPass and game updates included

Dragon Quest X, the Wii and Wii U exclusive with substantial online play, is currently only confirmed for Japan, which may bother those who got so engrossed in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on DS. To compound the anxious wait for news of localisation, it's being reported by Andriasang that a...