News Hironobu Sakaguchi to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2015
Creator of Final Fantasy didn't end there
The man behind what is arguably the most prolific videogame RPG series of all time will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers at the 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards next month. According to the tales, Hironobu Sakaguchi was at a crossroads when he created Final Fantasy at Square...
News Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes
Contest wants to see you performing the Final Fantasy Main Theme
Square Enix is celebrating its repertoire of Final Fantasy music and the upcoming release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by sending out its own open call to anyone willing to perform. The company is holding a contest to see who can submit the best rendition of the iconic...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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
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...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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
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...
News ESRB Update: Four New WiiWare Games on the Way
The ESRB has updated with a whopping four new WiiWare ratings! Three of these games have already been released in Japan, but have now gotten their first sign of a release elsewhere. The other's quite a surprise!
Crystal Defenders R1 and Crystal Defenders R2 are the first two parts of Square's Crystal Defenders. As you might remember, the game was...
First Impressions 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...
News Bubble Bobble Plus Out On WiiWare Next Week
...If you are in Japan of course! Yes that’s right, no sooner than Bubble Bobble Wii was announced now it is dated for release on Tuesday, 10th February on Nintendo of Japan’s website.
The game will have 200 maps, 100 for the original game and another 100 in the arrange mode. Taking into account the two difficulty settings this makes a mighty...
News 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
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.
Square Enix announced in the newest edition of the Japanese magazine Famitsu that the game will be heading to all three major console download services as well - WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade and Play...
News 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...
News 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.
News 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...
News 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...
News Final Fantasy CC: The Little King - Media Blowout
Square Enix’s latest upcoming Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles title is easily one of the most eagerly awaited titles for Nintendo’s new WiiWare service and with good reason; the game is looking particularly special as these latest screens and trailer will attest.
It is understood that the game takes place after the GameCube title that the...