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  • News 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...

April2013

  • Rumour 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...

March2013

  • News 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

    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 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Leaked By Amazon

    Amazon spills details ahead of rumoured PAX East announcment

    At the start of the month we reported on the rumour that a modified version of Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution was coming to the Wii U. That rumour has now been given additional weight by the editor of a German website, who has claimed on a podcast that he's seen the game —...

  • News 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...

February2013

  • News 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...

January2013

  • News 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:...

December2012

  • News New Japanese Trailer for Dragon Quest VII 3DS Remake

    Slime-o-riffic

    Square Enix of Japan has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming 3DS remake of the PlayStation classic Dragon Quest VII. While the 3DS remake will remain largely true to its predecessor, we reported earlier this month that there will be visible encounters rather than random battles, which can be seen in the trailer. According to CVG

  • News 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

    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?...

September2012

August2012

  • News 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 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Japanese Box Art Revealed

    Title meaning also uncovered...

    The time is nigh for Japanese RPG fans, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be fluttering over to the 3DS console on 11th October. Square Enix has now revealed the official and finalised Japanese box art for the game, and incidentally uncovered a reasonably high age rating for an RPG on the 3DS - CERO C (15+). Since...

  • News 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

    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

    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...

July2012

  • News Bravely Default Demo Flutters onto the Japanese eShop

    Get a job

    Square Enix has announced that the next Bravely Default: Flying Fairy demo will be heading to the Japanese 3DS eShop on Wednesday. This will be the fourth playable demo available to the public, and is entitled 'Job and Ability Volume'. Those who download the demo will be able to sample five of the jobs on offer in the game: Knight, Mystic...

  • News 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

    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...

  • News Square Enix Presents the Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Collectors Pack

    Heaven-sent goodies

    The rather oddly named Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is heading to 3DS consoles all over Japan on 11th October, and to celebrate the release of one of the prettiest games on the system Square Enix has compiled a rather amazing Collectors Edition of the game. The pack includes a copy of the game, the original soundtrack, a 3DS...

  • Out Now Heroes of Ruin Lands in North America

    Yes, we're one day late

    On occasions when European and North American release dates are weeks apart, in this case a full month, then it's worth giving a quick reminder for anyone that hasn't kept track. This one is all about Heroes of Ruin, the action RPG developed by n-Space and published by Square Enix, and it's in North American stores now. It's...

  • News Check Out Kingdom Hearts 3D Worlds in the Latest Trailer

    A virtual Disney World

    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance hits EU stores this week, and at the end of the month in North America, so Square Enix is duly winding up the hype-generator. How does it do that? With a flashy trailer showing off cool bits of the game, of course. This latest trailer, below, shares a number of environments and areas,...

  • News Dragon Quest X Advert is a Call to Arms

    In Japanese

    Dragon Quest X will no doubt storm the Japanese charts with or without any advertising, but that hasn't stopped Square Enix putting together a cutesy trailer showing off the enemies and action in store. Japanese players can pick up the MMO from 2nd August, with a particularly snazzy black Wii Dragon Quest X bundle on sale too. The game...

  • News Square Enix: Nintendo Works With a 'Different Perspective'

    Going its own way

    One debate that has swirled around Wii U is its graphical power and grunt, with many debating whether it's on par, stronger or potentially weaker than its Microsoft and Sony counterparts. One thing we do know is that it produces HD visuals and that Mario and company have never looked so pretty, all while coming out with its...

June2012

  • News Nintendo and Square Enix Sign Kingdom Hearts Deal

    Sales ahoy

    Nintendo's signed an arrangement with Square Enix that means the Big N will handle sales, marketing and distribution for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. KH3D:DDD is released in PAL territories on 20th July, 11 days before North American players can sample its Disney delights. Nintendo has...

  • E3 2012 Get to the NA eShop for Some New 3DS Demos

    Try 'em out

    If you're hankering for some new 3DS demos, you're in luck. Last night Nintendo announced that there'll be several new third party demos coming to the North American eShop in the near future. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes should be available right now, but you'll soon also be able to get your paws on trials of The Amazing Spider-Man,...

  • News Kingdom Hearts 3D Gets New E3 Trailer

    DDDlightful

    Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is out next month, but the publisher doesn't want you to forget about it in the upcoming E3 rush, so it's put out a new trailer to keep it fresh in your mind. Mickey, Donald and friends reach Nintendo 3DS in late July, and you can get a taste for their upcoming adventure in the video...

May2012

  • News Heroes of Ruin Pushed to 17th July in North America

    Still on course for Europe

    Promising 3DS action adventure Heroes of Ruin's North American release date just took heavy damage, skulking off to 17th July. Developer n-Space didn't give any reason for the delay — which only affects North America — simply saying on its Facebook page: A note to our valued Heroes of Ruin fans and supporters... We...

  • News Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website

    Time to work on your Japanese

    The original NES Final Fantasy was released on the Famicom in Japan in December 1987, which means that this year will be a landmark 25 year anniversary for the series. Release in the west was substantially delayed, but Square Enix is starting the celebrations in Japan with an anniversary website to show off the legacy...

  • News Kingdom Hearts 3D Gets Mark of Mastery Special Edition

    Coming to (North) America

    Consider quantifying your excitement for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance into financial form. What number would it be? Square Enix hopes some of you will have come up with the number $54.99, as that's what it's asking for the game's special edition. The Mark of Mastery edition — so far only announced for North...

  • News 10 Minutes of English Kingdom Hearts 3D Footage

    Mouse click

    Three months ago we brought you a Japanese trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and now we bring you the same video in English. You've only got a few more months to wait until Sora and friends land in the West in 3D. Make the wait go quicker by watching the video repeatedly. And no, sadly that isn't Jeff Bridges' real...

  • News New Heroes of Ruin Trailer Heads into Battle

    It has online coop with voice chat, in case you'd forgotten

    As Heroes of Ruin gets closer to its release on 3DS, publisher Square Enix is making sure that we know all about it. It's a title that promises, ultimately, to set a new standard in online gaming on the handheld, with online coop, voice chat, daily challenges and StreetPass all in one...

April2012

  • News Pre-Order Kingdom Hearts 3D, Get Free AR Cards

    Eat your heart out

    Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ahead of its summer release and you'll get some augmented reality cards to use in-game. The AR cards unlock exclusive Dream Eaters, though retailers haven't specified whether the cards unlock evil Nightmare Dream Eaters to battle or helpful Spirit Dream Eaters to recruit and...

  • News Dragon Quest X Wii Lands in Japan on 2nd August

    Wii U version still a secret

    Square Enix will release its online RPG Dragon Quest X in Japan this August. The Wii game lands on 2nd August in two editions: the standard game costs ¥6,980, or you can buy it with a USB memory card for ¥8,980. If you buy the solus game, you'll need to provide your own USB memory stick with at least 16GB capacity,...

  • News Nintendo to Distribute Heroes of Ruin Across Europe

    Once more, to arms

    Nintendo's sales, marketing and distribution teams are getting a good run-out with third-party support on 3DS, having already lent their support to Resident Evil Revelations, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D and more. The platform-holder's just signed a similar deal with Square Enix to promote...

  • News Theatrhythm Shimmies to Europe on 6th July

    Going to be a busy day

    Nintendo fans with a penchant for rhythm-based gameplay, prepare for 6th July. Not only does Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise land on that day, Square Enix has just announced Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will hit Europe on 6th July too. Europeans also get the snazzy Theatrhythm pre-order bonus too, and all just three days behind...

  • News Heroes of Ruin is GAME-Exclusive in UK

    Table-turner

    It looks like the days of "GAME isn't stocking title X" are long behind us, as the retailer's announced Heroes of Ruin will be exclusively available through GAME and Gamestation in the UK. You can pre-order the game for £34.99 through

  • News It's a Heroes of Ruin Multiplayer Video

    Say no more

    Excited about Heroes of Ruin and its online multiplayer? This video is right up your alley, then. Square Enix has released a video showing the co-operative play in action, with a Gunslinger and Savage wading through the Frost Reaches to take down Ironfist, a giant Ghoul. It emphasises the drop-in nature of multiplayer, with support for...

  • News The World Ends With You Follow-up Teased by Square Enix

    Not quite the end

    The World Ends With You is one of those DS RPG titles that may not be well-known, but is critically acclaimed and loved by its fans. It's a gem of the DS library, which makes the recent tease of a sequel from Square Enix music to our ears. As reported by Andriasang, Tetsuya Nomura — a key figure in The World Ends With You and the...

  • News Pre-Order Theatrhythm, Get a Stylus and Stickers

    Hard to beat

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is out in North America in July, but if you're the kind of person who likes to get an order in early rather than wait and see, the game's pre-order bonus might be right up your alley. At the moment only available via Amazon but likely to reach our retailers soon, pre-order customers get a gripped stylus and a...

  • News Monsters Abound in Terry's Wonderland 3D Trailer

    When in Rome

    The very first Dragon Warrior Monsters is getting a full 3D makeover in the scaly form of Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D to give its full title. Square Enix just released a four minute trailer of the 3DS game, and boy is it full of monsters. Of course, being a Monsters title you're not just battling against the slimy...

  • News Heroes of Ruin Alchitect Trailer is 3DS Gold

    Fresh from PAX

    3DS online action RPG hybrid Heroes of Ruin got another trailer today detailing the magic-based class that is the Alchitect. The walkthrough video below talks you through the class's abilities and battle strategies, which could come in handy if you're planning to deal out some lightning-based damage come June. There's also a bad dude...

  • News 3DS Sales Jump in Japan Thanks to Kingdom Hearts

    Another big week

    Last week 3DS sales jumped 50% thanks to Kid Icarus: Uprising; this week it's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance bringing about the rise. Square Enix's Disney crossover RPG sold 213,579 units in its first week. By comparison, Kid Icarus shifted 132,526 copies in its first seven days on sale, but this week dropped to fourth place...

  • News Square Enix Pegs Heroes of Ruin for 26th June

    Casts level 2 Intrigue

    3DS's online action RPG Heroes of Ruin is due to land on 26th June, Square Enix has revealed. The title was originally promised for 'early' 2012 but has now seemingly slipped to the middle of the year. Hopefully that means its ambitious online multiplayer, including voice chat and regular new content via SpotPass, will make...

February2012

  • News Theatrhythm Gets the Nobuo Uematsu Tears of Approval

    Tracks of his tears

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is released in Japan tomorrow, combining rhythm action with — you guessed it — Final Fantasy. Long-time series composer Nobuo Uematsu just played the game for the first time, and it certainly seemed to strike a chord (sorry) with the legendary musician. Uematsu tweeted: I played Theatrhythm Final...

  • News Ten Minutes of Kingdom Hearts 3D Footage Inside

    Special trailer released

    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is still months away, but you can feast your eyes on ten whole minutes of in-game footage with Square Enix's new "special" trailer, embedded below. The trailer ticks all the right boxes, with a mixture of CGI footage, Japanese singing and a look at Tron world, featuring what's...

  • News Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC Confirmed for 3DS

    Can't stop the rhythm

    Way back in November last year we posted the news that Nintendo was promising 3DS DLC in 2012, though there were no further details. According to a report from Official Nintendo Magazine, the starting gun has now been fired for this extra content to go on sale. It's been confirmed that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, the music title...