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Video: Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

12 new jobs detailed

Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to Europe on February 26th, and Nintendo has published a new video which shows off some of the 12 new job classes included in the game. Highlights include the Catmancer, who can copy the abilities of monsters, and the Patissier, who "undermines foes with deadly desserts". Ahem. With these 12...

Music: Metal Gear Solid And Etrian Odyssey Composers Launch Snooze-Worthy Secret Of Mana Album

Metal Gear Solid And Etrian Odyssey Composers Launch Snooze-Worthy Secret Of Mana Album

Lullabies to paralyze, in a good way

Update: We'd just like to clarify that AYAKI was a piano performer on Etrian Odyssey and PersonaQ, and not the composer, as we originally indicated. Original story: The soundtrack to SNES RPG Secret of Mana is regarded as one of the finest of the 16-bit era, with Hiroki Kikuta's soothing compositions matching...

News: Square Enix Offers Black Friday Deals, Live Now, on Its Official North American Store

Square Enix Offers Black Friday Deals, Live Now, on Its Official North American Store

Deus Ex, Theatrhythm, Final Fantasy and much more included

With one of the most frantic shopping periods almost upon us, plenty are sure to be looking at whether they can simply grab all of their bargains online and avoid the madness of the shops. Square Enix fans in North America may just have that option, with the publisher's online store for the...

Video: This Is What An All-3D Version Of Chrono Trigger Could Look Like

This Is What An All-3D Version Of Chrono Trigger Could Look Like

Fan-made in Unreal Engine 4

Chrono Trigger is one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, but aside from DS and smartphone re-releases, Square Enix has been curiously reluctant to leverage the popularity of the game. The prospect of a totally remastered edition of the time-travelling fantasy epic will have most fans drooling with anticipation, and...

News: The Current Final Fantasy Director Would Like A Chance To Work With The Zelda Series

The Current Final Fantasy Director Would Like A Chance To Work With The Zelda Series

Clearly a fan of Nintendo

The conventions of The Legend of Zelda series have been re-imagined on numerous occasions in recent times, so how does a new game starring Link and drawing design elements from the latest Final Fantasy game sound? To celebrate the 600th issue of Japanese publication Dengeki PlayStation earlier this month, the magazine...

News: Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest X also confirmed for NX

Square Enix has confirmed that the next entry in the best-selling Dragon Quest series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX. The news was delivered at an ongoing special event in Japan. The Nintendo versions will be joined by a version for the Sony PS4. The game's full title is Dragon Quest XI: In...

News: Konami And Square Enix Post Positive Financials, Despite A Lack Of Major Console Releases

Konami And Square Enix Post Positive Financials, Despite A Lack Of Major Console Releases

A sign of the times?

Japanese publishers Konami and Square Enix have both reported positive financial results for the past year, despite the fact that neither company has released all that many AAA console titles during this period. Konami has reported a 147 percent increase in net profit for the year ending March. Profits reached 9.5bn Yen, which...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...

News: Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS Because Square Enix Won't

Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS Because Square Enix Won't

Taking matters into their own hands

Square Enix is asleep at the wheel - it isn't bringing amazing JRPGs like the 3DS update of Dragon Quest VII to the west. The company has previously stated that it is unsure there's enough demand in North America and Europe to justify the cost of localising the title, while the Wii U title Dragon Quest X is...

News: Bravely Default DLC Set to Play a Festive Tune in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Bravely Default DLC Set to Play a Festive Tune in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

12 tracks in total due on 24th December

While Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is an expanded and remixed version of its predecessor, it is nevertheless — arguably — one of the year's finest retail releases on the 3DS; we were certainly fans in our review. DLC is a pretty important part of the package beyond the extensive catalogue that's...

News: Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Still likes the Circle Pad Pro, though

If you're one of those people who likes to move that 3D slider up to "max" then you might want to stop reading now. Square Enix has confirmed that its upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Final Fantasy Exporers will not feature stereoscopic 3D graphics output. It's not all bad news, though — Final Fantasy Explorers...

News: The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

Owners of Final Fantasy Explorers will receive the game for free

While western gamers are still waiting on a possible announcement from Square Enix regarding the release of its latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers in both Europe and North America, Japanese gamers are currently bracing themselves for the title’s release towards the end of this...

Video: Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Tap and slide for GP and prizes

Anticipating Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's release later this month, Square Enix UK has released a video showcasing the game's new Quest Medley mode featuring a combination of classic Theathrythm gameplay and some new features such as the stage-hopping airship: Quest Medley mode features the classical...

News: Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Onion knight gear also available, chive knight is chuffed

Square Enix has just announced a limited edition of Final Fantasy Explorers, available though the company's own online e-STORE in Japan. The bundle features the 3DS game, the mini-soundtrack Final Fantasy Explorers Suppin Tracks, an art book with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, Gen...

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...