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News: Chrono Trigger is Coming to Virtual Console in Japan

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..

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

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..

News: My Life as a Darklord Coming to North America on Monday

My Life as a Darklord Coming to North America on Monday

Better get those Nintendo Points ready. Lots of them!

According to the official Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord web site, the game is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 20th for 1000 Nintendo Points. Below is a list of all the available downloadable content and you can also check out the official trailer for the game on the official web site..

News: FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord Coming to Europe July 17th

FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord Coming to Europe July 17th

The sequel to My Life as a King is headed to Europe soon.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King was one of the original launch titles for the WiiWare service and fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. Well the wait is almost over as the game has just been announced for release on the European WiiWare service on July 17th. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Dark..

News: Dragon Quest IX Hits Japan in July

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

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...

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

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..

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

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

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

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...

News: Square-Enix Announces Two New Final Fantasy WiiWare Titles

Square-Enix Announces Two New Final Fantasy WiiWare Titles

Final Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with the announcement today from Square-Enix that they have not one, but two new Final Fantasy titles headed to the WiiWare service later this year.

Below is the announcement from the official press release handed out at the Game Developers Conference. Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the..

First Impressions: Bubble Bobble Plus!

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: More Info and Screenshots for Bubble Bobble Wii

More Info and Screenshots for Bubble Bobble Wii

Famitsu have revealed fresh new screenshots and information about Bubble Bobble Wii this week. You can see a translation of their feature here.

So far it’s looking really good, the gameplay of the arcade classic appears to be retained and we are promised 100+ levels of fun. The game also offers four player support and special maps for high score...

News: More Square Enix Goodness on WiiWare - Crystal Defenders

More Square Enix Goodness on WiiWare - Crystal Defenders

If you've got one of the popular iPhones and have checked out the library of downloadable games for it, you might have noticed that last month, they released a game for it called Crystal Defenders. In this shameless Tower Defense copy, you put down various character classics from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS) and hope that they manage to kill all enemies before they can get to the end of the path.

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News: LostWinds Coming To Japanese WiiWare In December

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..

News: Square-Enix Gets Invaded!

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®..

News: Final Fantasy: My Life as a King Downloadable Content

Final Fantasy: My Life as a King Downloadable Content

Here’s some good news for those of you that are fond of pretending to be a monarch in a lush fantasy environment: lucky US Wii owners will be able to access additional content for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King this week.

Interested? Of course you are! The new content is as follows: • The Infinity Spire pack for 300 points, which contains two dungeons• Castle..

News: Yet More Amazing Final Fantasy WiiWare Screens

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..