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News: Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

More than half that total sold outside of Japan

Square Enix has revealed that its 3DS JRPG Bravely Default has sold one million copies worldwide across physical and digital distribution systems, with 600,000 of those occurring outside of Japan. The success of the game has had a dramatic effect on Square Enix's future plans; Bravely Default is a...

News: Chocobo Racing 3D Was Canned Because Square Enix Wasn't Happy With The Quality

Chocobo Racing 3D Was Canned Because Square Enix Wasn't Happy With The Quality

Spitting feathers

Remember Chocobo Racing 3D? It was announced for the 3DS some time ago, but Square Enix has shown nothing of the game for months, and last year Takashi Tokita — the creator of the original Chocobo Racing for the PlayStation — said that the project had been closed. We now have further confirmation of this fact from Square Enix...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Release Date and Special Editions Confirmed

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Release Date and Special Editions Confirmed

CDs! 3DS case! Cards!

We've been giving plenty of coverage to the Japanese version of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call here at Nintendo Life, though we were relieved recently to hear that the expanded version of the popular rhythm game was being localised for the West. In exciting news Square Enix has not only confirmed release dates, but...

News: Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

"There’s a sense of mass, which loses the image of a niche market"

Square Enix, a company with significant heritage both pre- and post-merger, has been working in recent times to try and broaden its appeal and sales worldwide. It's not been smooth sailing, however, as financial challenges have been a consistent feature in recent years as the...

Weirdness: Square Enix Reproduces Deadly Final Fantasy XIV Boss in 16-Bit Style

Square Enix Reproduces Deadly Final Fantasy XIV Boss in 16-Bit Style

We'd play a Super NES version any day

Final Fantasy XIV, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) for the franchise, has had a troubled history. The first version was such a disappointment that Square Enix eventually dropped it, reproducing the game and changing up the development team that eventually released the far-improved A...

Rumour: Square Enix Trademark For Luminaries Of The Legendary Line Could Be Related To Dragon Quest

Square Enix Trademark For Luminaries Of The Legendary Line Could Be Related To Dragon Quest

This company really does love alliteration in its titles

Square Enix has gone somewhat quiet about localising its Dragon Quest titles for the western market — leading some to suggest that the franchise is all but dead outside of its native Japan — but a recent trademark hints that something is afoot. A US trademark has been filed by Square Enix...

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...